Anaal Nathrakh have been hard at work on a new album for some time now. This is intended to serve as a follow up to 2016’s “The Whole of the Law”. They’ve been at it for 20 years consistently putting out quality content so it should be interesting to see where they go next.
On that note, Anaal Nathrakh have just announced their new album with the intention of pushing the boundaries behind symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore. It will be known as “A New Kind Of Horror” and comes strapped with a September 28th release date via Metal Blade Records.
Here’s the official word from the announcement itself:
Our Tenth full length album ‘A New Kind Of Horror’ will be released through Metal Blade Records on 28th September.
When writing about A New Kind Of Horror in the record’s liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.” Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band’s tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion. With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. “There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for A New Kind of Horror we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”