CRIMINAL: New Song Posted Online

"21st Century Paranoia", a brand new track from Anglo-Chilean thrash masters CRIMINAL, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "White Hell", which will be released on February 27, 2009 via Massacre Records. The CD's cover artwork, which was created by Chilean designer / tattoo artist / drummer Fran Muñoz, can be viewed below.

"White Hell" track listing:

01. 21st Century Paranoia
02. Crime and Punishment
03. Incubus
04. Black Light
05. The Deluge
06. Strange Ways
07. Mobrule
08. The Infidel
09. Invasion
10. Eyes of Temptation
11. Bastardom
12. Sons of Cain

In Europe the album will be released in a limited edition including a bonus DVD, the contents of which will be announced shortly, while the South American version of the album will contain the bonus track "Hermanos Dementes".

Regarding the direction of the new songs, CRIMINAL guitarist/singer Anton Reisenegger previously said, "the material for the record is incredibly varied, ranging from really technical stuff with odd time signatures, to crushing groove monsters, to all-out death metal and everything in between, so be prepared for one hell of a rollercoaster ride!"

CRIMINAL has announced a Chilean tour for the month of January. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 11 - Santiago, Chile - Club Hípico, Cumbre del Rock Chileno
Jan. 13 - Buin, Chile - Buinlebar
Jan. 14 - Talca, Chile - Pub El Webeo
Jan. 15 - Concepción, Chile - Taberna Rock
Jan. 16 - Valparaíso, Chile - El Huevo
Jan. 17 - Santiago, Chile - Bar 89

Formed in the early '90s in Santiago, Chile by ex-PENTAGRAM mastermind Reisenegger and guitar virtuoso Rodrigo Contreras, CRIMINAL were combining elements of thrash, hardcore and death metal long before the term "metalcore" was even thought of. The band enjoyed a meteoric rise to the forefront of the South American metal scene, including five-digit album sales, shows with the likes of KREATOR, SEPULTURA and SLAYER and a nomination for Best Rock Video at the MTV Latino Video Music Awards, but was faced with severe personal and business problems around the turn of the decade. Reisenegger and Contreras then decided to relocate to the UK, regrouping in a half-Chilean, half-British lineup. Since then, the band has played on major European festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze, as well as support shows with bands such as CHIMAIRA, SIX FEET UNDER, BRUJERIA and LAMB OF GOD.

CRIMINAL's latest studio offering, "Sicario", was hailed by the press as one of the finest thrash metal releases of 2005 and was voted into the Top Ten Albums of the Year by the readers of Terrorizer magazine. At the same time, the band's status in their home country remains unbroken, as evidenced by a four-page feature in the Chilean edition of Rolling Stone magazine and a recent show supporting MEGADETH in front of over 14,000 metalheads.

CRIMINAL is:

Anton Reisenegger – vocals, guitar
Rodrigo Contreras – lead guitar
Zac O'Neil – drums
Dan Biggin – bass

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