SINSAENUM, the extreme death metal project featuring DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq and former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, has released the official lyric video for a new song called "Sacred Martyr". The powerful, bone-shattering roars of Lauren Hart (ONCE HUMAN) merge perfectly with Sean Zatorsky's angry performance and the over the rooftop guitar solos, picking up the song's lyrics: "The thrill of the game is to drive you insane."
"Sacred Martyr" is the second track to be released from SINSAENUM's forthcoming album, "Repulsion For Humanity", out August 10 via earMUSIC.
Attila Csihar (MAYHEM) is absent from SINSAENUM's video for the song "Final Resolve". Due to scheduling conflicts, the distinctive black metal vocalist could not partake in the album recording process as much as he wanted to. "Attila is still a member of SINSAENUM," explains Leclercq. "He contributed to some backing vocals and lyrics but basically had to step out of this album/tour cycle. Nevertheless, he is still one of us. We have his full 'blessings' on the new recordings — we were in constant communication during the recording of 'Repulsion'... and Sean did an amazing job on vocals."
"Ave Sin-Bloods!," said Attila himself. "Because of my duties with my other bands, I could not take part as much as I wanted in the latest SINSAENUM recordings. But that does not mean that I stopped playing with the band — it is just temporary. Check out our new album because it will shave your goosebumps, it's a frightmare!! We will never stop to open the depths of hell in your souls. Stay tuned and raise your demons!"
With the help of Francis Caste on mixing duties, SINSAENUM sharpened their own sonic identity, far from the typical death or modern metal sound.
The cover artwork, created by none other than Travis Smith, matches the radical, violent and angry approach of the album.
This autumn, SINSAENUM will be touring Europe for the first time since its formation. U.S. tour plans remain to be determined.
Last November, SINSAENUM released the EP "Ashes", with Metal Hammer Germany declaring it to be a "rad sign of life" and Metal Hammer U.K. taking it one step further, saying, "Take that form into the studio for the second full-length and we could have a classic on our hands."
"Echoes Of The Tortured", SINSAENUM's first album, was nominated as "Best Debut" by Metal Hammer Germany and was praised worldwide as one of the freshest and finest approaches to death metal.
With these impressive credentials, it is hard not to label SINSAENUM a supergroup, since it embodies the joint venture of Leclercq and Jordison. The rest of the band is of no less importance and credibility — Sean Zatorsky (DÅÅTH, vocals), Stephane Buriez (LOUDBLAST, guitar), Heimoth (SETH, bass) and Csihar (MAYHEM, vocals) – all of which are well respected in their fields – complete the ensemble, making SINSAENUM the epitome of premium-level heavy metal.