Guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE makes a guest appearance on vocals on the song "Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)" from Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based death/thrash metallers NERVECELL. The track will appear on NERVECELL's new album, "Psychogenocide", which is scheduled for release on March 31 in the Middle East via Spellbind Records; on April 29 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland; and on May 2 in the rest of Europe through Lifeforce Records.
Commented NERVECELL: "This particular song is special to the band as it will mark the first extreme metal track ever to include both Arabic lyrics mixed in with English lyrics, and who better else to have come on board and collaborate on this theme with us than the legendary Karl Sanders!
"The word 'Shunq' in Arabic has two meanings: to choke or to be hung by the neck. The song consists mainly of ideas and knowledge gathered from sources that speak about Lucifer and the demons that serve him. The song 'Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)' speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice."
The "Psychogenocide" cover artwork was designed by Björn Goosses of Killustrations (ABORTED, SEVERE TORTURE, ZYKLON) and is a concept which NERVECELL has been working on for quite a while. The band is said to be "extremely proud of how it has turned out" as it "perfectly matches the aggression and musical direction of the new album."
"Psychogenocide" track listing:
01. Anemic Assurgency
02. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
03. All Eyes On Them
04. Amok Doctrine
07. Shunq (To The Despaired… King Of Darkness)
08. The Taste Of Betrayal
09. Driven By Nescience
10. Nation's Plague
Released in April 2008 in the Middle East (via Spellbind Records), "Preaching Venom" featured PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. The CD was mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE) in Poland by Wieslawscy Bros. and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York.
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