IMMOLATION Announces Release Date For New Album

Improving upon the foundation of technical, neck-snapping death metal they helped build beginning in the late 1980s, IMMOLATION unleashes the seventh chapter in their legendary career, "Shadows in the Light". The stunning new effort was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino and is set for a May 8 release via Century Media Records. A new track, "World Agony", is now available on the band's official MySpace page.

Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, "Harnessing Ruin", dubbed "the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin' career" by Revolver magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Ross Dolan (vocals, bass) and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group's most consistently punishing lineup yet.

Robert Vigna (guitars) further describes the new album: "It's aggressive, emotional and haunting. The disc delivers all of IMMOLATION's attributes, as it's catchy as hell, very direct and to the point. The album devastates on all levels, from blasting madness and militant charges to sorrow-filled doom and depression. It is a very complete record with soulful solos, thunderous raging drums and vocals that lash right out at you!"

Along with bands like SUFFOCATION, INCANTATION and MORTICIAN, IMMOLATION are one of the all important forefathers of New York death metal. Over the years, IMMOLATION has always increased the stakes on each release and this new effort is no exception. It encompasses all the band's growth over the years and offers some of their most devastating material yet. Not only has the band developed their musical capabilities over the years, but they've also become one of the most intense live acts in the industry. Powerful, yet emotional, IMMOLATION are a force to be reckoned with.

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