"Veto", the new album from German death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 2. The CD is being released in North America on April 30 via Century Media Records.
While "Veto" was mixed by Tue Madsen, there is an alternative mix available for all of the die-hard HEAVEN SHALL BURN fans out there. Guitarist Maik Weichert explains: "The vinyl version and the limited-edition three-CD box set of the record will feature an alternative mix, called 'Blizzard Over England Mix' by nobody less than Colin Richardson."
He continues: "The story behind the strange name for the mix: We were ready to fly over to England and mix the record, but there was a huge snow chaos in the U.K. — no planes, no trains, roads blocked — no way to get there. Colin was even snowed in and could not get out of the studio at all. So he mixed in almost absolute isolation and brought in a lot of interesting thoughts — without us sitting on the couch in the back and giving our 'valuable' advices... We really like the result and thought you should also listen to it. Most people might find that the mixes aren't very different, but those who are interested in sounds and tweaking can discover lots of different details. The vinyl will come with a CD that has the entire album in the Tue Madsen mix, while Colin Richardson's mix will be added as additional and third CD to the limited-edition three-CD box set that is only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland."
The cover of "Veto" shows the John Collier painting of Lady Godiva (c.1898). Weichert comments as to why this piece of art works perfectly with the underlying concept of the album: "It as an icon regarding the fight for social justice. The image also represents a contemporary issue: i.e. today's leading class being isolated from the people and the conflicts arising from that. It is also a great way to show our fans how current problems and topics can be reflected and derived from historical artworks."
"Veto" track listing:
02. Land Of The Upright Ones
03. Die Stürme Rufen Dich
05. Hunters Will Be Hunted
06. You Will Be Godless
09. Like Gods Among Mortals
10. 53 Nations
11. Beyond Redemption
"Godiva" lyric video:
"Hunters Will Be Hunted" video: