ACRASSICAUDA - New Single Online2015-01-03
US-based Iraqi Thrash metallers ACRASSICAUDA have released a new single titled "Rise", taken from their upcoming album "Gilgamesh". It will be the band's first full length album, which takes the band's signature Thrash and Metal into new territory, diggint into their Middle Eastern roots.
You can listen to "Rise" clicking HERE
"Gilgamesh" follows up the band's EP from 2010 "Only The Dead See The End Of The War". The new album pays homage to the ancient Mesopotamian civilization using the Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient poem written in the Acadian language in the 3rd millennium BC, originally inscribed on 12 tablets in cuneiform script. Delving into themes of exotic journeys, life and death, love, the divine, success and failure, the Epic of Gilgamesh has much in common with the experiences of the band —it is a humble yet honest comparison. The LP is an ode to the modern Iraq, a home from which they are exiled today.
“The whole album’s concept is about journeys, life and death, love, the divine, success and failure, and the eternal struggle for immortality. Acrassicauda immortalizes the legacy of this character and his struggles through music, thousands of years later…”, commented drummer Marwan Hussein.
Due to timing issues, ACRASSICAUDA's new album couldn't be recorded and produced by Al Jorgensen (MINISTRY) as it was previously announced. The band announced that they will work again with Nik Chinboukas and Alex Skolnick at Spin Studio, as they did for their previous EP.
A recent interview with the band by Humanitarian Bazaar's Daniel J. Gerstle was recently posted in JorZine. You can check it out HERE