Dutch extreme metallers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have parted ways with their guitarist of the last nine years, Martijn Moes, and have replaced him with session/touring axeman Ivo Hilgenkamp.
"Aslimu!!! - All Slain Those Who Brought Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth", a brand new song from THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT, can be streamed using the player below.
Commented guitarist/vocalist Michiel Dekker: "The lyrical theme of this track is mainly based on Lawrence Wright's book 'The Looming Tower'. Besides that I was inspired by the Dua-e-Sanam-e-Quraish curse and the events around the Muslim Brotherhood.
"This is a rare track which we recorded to let the people know what we are doing.
"Writing a THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT song costs a lot of time, because of all the lyrical research and musical fine-tuning. There is a huge change that the final album track will be totally different from this one, but that is how we work.
"The lyrics of this song were written during the summer/autumn of 2010 and vocals were recorded in the X-mass holiday of the same year. To our surprise, the subject became extremely relevant because of the turmoil in the Middle East region. Everybody who watched the speech of the Libyan Bedouin tent revolutionary on Al-Jazeera will understand that we MUST write a track about Muammar Gaddafi."
"Aslimu!!! - All Slain Those Who Brought Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth" will appear on THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT's next album, which is tentatively due before the end of the year.
THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT's reworked version of the band's 2005 album "The White Crematorium", dubbed "The White Crematorium 2.0 - The Revenge of the Failed", was released in Europe in February 19, 2010 through Twilight-Vertrieb and in the United States shortly thereafter via Epitomite Productions.
"Triumvirate" was released in February 2008 via Twilight-Vertrieb. The CD was recorded at Ground Zero studio with producer Pascal Altena. Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Guido Aalbers.