Italian brutal death metal band HOUR OF PENANCE will enter 16th Cellar Studios in Rome on December 18 to record a new three-song promotional CD. The group previously used 16th Cellar Studios to record its two albums, "Disturbance" and "Pageantry for Martyrs" (both available on Xtreem Music). The tentative track listing for the new promotional CD is as follows:
02. Slavery in a Deaf Decay
03. Hierarchy of the Fools
Currently unsigned, HOUR OF PENANCE will use the new recording to procure a new record deal.
The second album of Italy's most brutal band HOUR OF PENANCE if finished!! "Pageantry For Martyrs" is the sophomore release of this incredible outfit that already impressed the scene with their debut album "Disturbance" in 2003 which got nothing but excellent reviews everywhere. This new album has a superb production and shows a more intense, brutal and mature band that definitely stablish their name in the scene and will be specially appreciated by fans of bands like HATE ETERNAL, NILE and SUFFOCATION.
"Pageantry For Martyrs" includes the following tracks:
01. Towards Our Storm
02. Shreds Of Martyr
03. End Of Relief
04. Celebrating Collective Terror
05. Far Beyond Humiliation
06. Life In A Pain Amplifier
07. Exiled Innocence
08. Naked Knife Absolution
09. Deranged Parasite
This is what the band has recently declared about this album and some other happenings in their official website:
We're glad to announce that the mixing session of our 2nd full-length CD, entitled "Pageantry For Martyrs", is finished! We worked very hard in these last two months to bring you another DM merciless assault in the vein of what you've heard with our previous "Disturbance", and now we're glad to claim that "Pageantry For Martyrs" will definitively blow your stereo player away! 10 songs of twisted extreme music, more than 40 minutes of total Death Metal insanity, an intense mix of American and European brutality with killing production... you'll love this.
We also want to make official the new that Mike left the band before the beginning of the recording session. This decision was due to Mike's lack of time and interest regarding all H.O.P.'s activities, last but not least the making of this album. Mike was one of the founding members of the band, and sure this was not an easy decision to take. Anyway, we don't forget what Mike gave to H.O.P. in these five years, therefore we want to thank him and wish good luck to him for the future. On the other hand, we were really lucky to find immediately a new excellent vocalist in Alex (also singer of NECROTORTURE). His total commitment and his imaginative interpretation of our new songs are perhaps the main features of this H.O.P.'s new killing release. We'll soon make official also the new bass player's name".
The release date for HOUR PF PENANCE's "Pageantry For Martyrs" has been set for June 1st and you can actually download an exclusive advance mp3 song by entering the LABEL section of XTREEM MUSIC. More info can be found at the band's official website http://www.hourofpenance.com