In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music, but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work — "The Depression Sessions". Those three bands were THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, and on August 12, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release the results of this experience both digitally and on limited-edition vinyl.
In regards to this achievement, the parties involved have released the following collective statement:
"After months of heavy touring, a cold New Jersey background set the tone for a dark, honest, and moody record. We gave some nods to the bands we grew up listening to and took some new risks in our own songs.
"More importantly, this record is a statement of community. We live in a very competitive and selfish world, and it this is proof it doesn't have to be like that. It's the friendships you make along the way, between the artists you share the stage with, that you'll take away with you long after the shows are over. Support your peers; the whole music scene will be better for it. Thank you for listening."
Check out the lyric video for the first single "They Will Know Another" by THY ART IS MURDER below. The song, as well as their cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Du Hast", are the last pieces of music the band recorded before the departure of vocalist of CJ McMahon. Receive the song as an instant download now when you pre-order the album digitally via iTunes and Amazon.
"The Depression Sessions" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney. All the bands tracked in December 2015 at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, New Jersey. Cover art was created by Dan Bradley with a layout by Forefathers.
"The Depression Sessions" track listing:
01. THY ART IS MURDER - They Will Know Another
02. THE ACACIA STRAIN - Sensory Deprivation
03. FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY - Flatlining
04. THY ART IS MURDER - Du Hast (RAMMSTEIN cover)
05. THE ACACIA STRAIN - Black Hole Sun (SOUNDGARDEN cover)
06. FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY - The Perfect Drug (NINE INCH NAILS cover)
Pre-order your limited-edition clear-with-red-splatter vinyl here or your digital version on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play.