Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL have already given fans a first glimpse of their upcoming album “Hegemony” in the form of a music video premiere for the track “Angel of Wrath”.
“Hegemony” is not only an exceptional addition to the SAMEL discography alongside albums such as "Passage" and "Eternal" the album will also mark the band’s 30th anniversary!
The band states:
“The creative process that leads to the completion of « Hegemony » took over 4 years. Throughout that time we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally became.
« Hegemony » is an album that acknowledges the world we're living in, and emphasized on the effort to take control of that world. It's all about change and evolution.
It's a strong statement, a testament of our time and a call for revolution.”
Founded in 1987 as an old school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of Bathory, fellow countrymen Celtic Frost, and Venom, the brothers Vorph and Xy later developed the band's style further, leaning toward a more industrial dark metal sound. The highly anticipated album "Hegemony" will be released on October 13, 2017 via Napalm Records! Find the full album track listing and cover artwork below:
“Hegemony” full track listing:
Angel of Wrath
Rite of Renewal
Murder or Suicide
Against All Enemies
Land of the Living
Dictate of Transparency
Storm of Fire (Bonus Track)
“Hegemony” will be available as Digipak, Digital Download and Vinyl and in the following formats:
2LP Gatefold black
2LP Gatefold gold (via Napalm Records Online Store only)
2LP Gatefold red (via Napalm Records Online Store only)
Deluxe Box DELUXE BOX incl. 1CD 4 Page Digipack, Flag, 10x10cm Logo Patch and Pendant
Vorph: Guitars, Vocals
Xy: Keyboards and Programming