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Veteran Death Metal unit Misery Index are pleased to unveil their new video for Naysayer. The track comes by way of their sixth full-length ‘Rituals of Power,’ recently released via Season of Mist, and comes in advance of the band’s European headlining tour set to commence this weekend.
Offers vocalist / bassist Jason Netherton of the track, “In order to celebrate the launch of our first tour for the new album, we offer a video for the track Naysayer. The video was filmed several weeks ago at our rehearsal space in Baltimore and is intended to capture the band / us in our most primal creative setting. The idea was to bring to life and visually animate what is perhaps the most ferocious, unrelenting song on the album. Naysayer is to the point; it pulls the hoods off those who seek to hide behind walls (either material or digital) and calls them out for their inveracity and inhumanity. I am sure we all know a few ‘naysayers.’ Turn it up, let it rip and sing along.”
Stream ‘Rituals of Power’ in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.
‘Rituals of Power’ is out now on CD, digital, limited LP, limited cassette, and limited deluxe digibox formats. The deluxe edition included two bonus cover tracks – Nailbomb‘s Wasting Away and M.O.D.‘s Man of Your Dreams – as well as a carabiner with key strap and bottle opener, a patch, and three vinyl stickers. Ordering options available HERE!
View the band’s previously-released videos for “The Choir Invisible,” “New Salem,” and the record’s title track at THIS LOCATION.
Misery Index will head to Europe this weekend for a two-week headlining tour with Wormrot, The Lion’s Daughter, and Truth Corroded. The Rituals of Power: Phase 1 tour sees the band travelling through eight countries with a final curtain at the Turock in Essen, Germany. See all confirmed dates below.
MISERY INDEX w/ Wormrot, The Lion’s Daughter, Truth Corroded:
3/23/2019 Heidelberg Deathfest – Heidelberg, DE
3/24/2019 Z-Bau – Nürnberg, DE
3/25/2019 Escape Metalcorner – Wien, AT
3/26/2019 Melodka – Brno, CZ
3/27/2019 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
3/28/2019 Goldgrube – Kassel, DE
3/29/2019 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
3/30/2019 Grindhoven – Eindhoven, NL
3/31/2019 Backstage – München, DE
4/01/2019 Werk21 – Zürich, CH
4/02/2019 Circolo Magnolia – Segrate MI, IT
4/03/2019 Usine – Genf, CH
4/04/2019 Glazart – Paris, FR
4/05/2019 De Casino – Sint Niklaas, BE
4/06/2019 Turock – Essen, DE
When their debut EP ‘Overthrow’ was recorded in 2001 by vocalist and bassist Jason Netherton (ex-Dying Fetus), Misery Index immediately charted a course to explore and push the limits of Death Metal and Grindcore, drawing influence from bands like Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Bolt Thrower, and Entombed. By 2003, Misery Index released their debut full-length ‘Retaliate’ to exceptional reviews followed by numerous support tours and festivals through North America and Europe. After several lineup changes, second album ‘Discordia’ was released in 2006 with even more touring in its wake. Their third full-length ‘Traitors’ (2008) reaped raving reactions from both critics and fans and saw the band on the road again until 2009. Misery Index dropped 2010’s ‘Heirs to Thievery’ like a bomb on the Death Metal masses, shattering all expectations. The album was both a commercial and critical success, elevating the band to headlining slots. During that year, guitarist Darin Morris joined the fold. A string of shows and festivals around the globe followed and on the Munich date of the Full of Hate Tour alongside Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth, the band recorded their first live album. Released early 2013, ‘Live In Munich’ perfectly epitomised the rawness and ferocity that Misery Index elevated onto a whole new level with their fifth full-length ‘The Killing Gods’ in 2014.
And 2019 ushers in the sonic onslaught of ‘Rituals of Power.’ Delivering nine pummelling tracks centred around the concept of “truth” and its use throughout history as a means to uphold power, regimes, and ideologies, with Rituals of Power Misery Index is more furious than ever before. “‘Rituals of Power’ is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called ‘post-truth’ age,” issues the band. “Each of the nine songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own. As an album however, they are all brought to life as one ‘reanimated’ monster; it’s roughly 35 minutes of unhinged, yet cohesive, riff-driven aural ballistics. We were pissed off and on fire during both the writing and recording, and we think it shows in spades. We set out to write the best album we could, based on what we would want to hear first as fans of this music, and we could not be happier.”