Long-running UK extreme metallers BENEDICTION have posted a new song, "Immaculate Faade", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Killing Music", due on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mick Kenney and features several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER), Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST), Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), The Fog (FROST), Markus Staiger (Nuclear Blast Records owner) and Thorsten Zahn from Metal Hammer Germany. A limited-edition version of the album will include two bonus tracks and a DVD.
"Killing Music" track listing:
02. The Grey Man
03. Controlopolis (Rats In The Mask)
04. Killing Music
05. They Must Die Screaming
06. Dripping With Disgust
07. Wrath And Regret
08. As Her Skin Weeps
09. Cold, Deathless, Unrepentant
10. Immaculate Faade
11. Burying The Hatchet
12. Beg, You Dogs
13. Betrayer (bonus track)*
14. They Bleed (bonus track)*
15. Seeing Through My Eyes (BROKEN BONES cover song)
16. Largactyl (AMEBIX cover song)
* Only available on the limited edition
Commented bass player Frank Healy: "Sound-wise we aimed for something nice and rough. We got a bit sick of all these 'polished'-sounding albums."
The cover artwork was created by Smoking Beagle Designs.
Video footage of BENEDICTION performing the song "Killing Music" at last year's Up From The Ground festival which took place August 24-25, 2007 in Gemnden, Germany can be viewed below.