THIS IS HELL Announces Details For Their Upcoming Album ‘Black Mass’

LONG ISLAND, NY – Long Island’s veteran hardcore metal group, This Is Hell, has announced that its fourth studio album, Black Mass, will see an October 11th release on Rise Records, confirming the identity of the mysterious website, AllRiseForTheBlackMass.com. The teaser site has seen a complete update, including a YouTube stream of the brand new track, “Black Mass.”

“The new album takes the crossover and metal influences from last album to much greater extremes and the end product was Black Mass, by far the heaviest and thrashiest songs we’ve written and recorded,” said guitarist, Rick Jimenez.

“Lyrically this album touches on issues we haven’t dove into before. Social injustice as a whole is a recurring theme. Persistence and empowerment are familiar themes with us that I’ve revisited, but with an even more aggressive outlook than before.”

Black Mass, the follow-up to the 2010 release, Weight of the World, was recorded earlier this summer at Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, CA with producer, Tomas Costanza. 

“The artwork was done by Will Blood, an amazing English illustrator/artist that we’ve worked with on shirts and designs before,” added Jimenez. “The concept came from some lyrics and underlying themes from the album and Will really took the ball and ran with it. Whether someone takes the art at sheer superficial face value, or really absorbs the details and subtleties of it, it’s an extremely powerful piece of artwork. I feel the same way about the music and especially the lyrics on this new record.”
This Is Hell will hit the road next month for a North American tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot.
“We’re very excited for our upcoming tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot,” said vocalist, Travis Reilly. “We’ve toured many times with Comeback Kid and we look forward to spending more time with them and meeting the other guys. It’s going to be great to play some new songs for a bunch of new faces.”
Stay tuned for more information on This Is Hell and Black Mass.

You can check out the tracklist below:

1. Acid Rain

2. Black History

3. Salt the Earth

4. Black Mass

5. The Wars: Part I

6. Mi Nombre

7. The Last Outlaw

8. Demons

9. The Reckoning

10. The Wars: Part II 

2011 tour w/ Underoath, Comback Kid and The Chariot:

Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue

Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock

Sept. 20 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club

Sept. 21 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

Sept. 22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre

Sept. 23 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon

Sept. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Sept. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

Sept. 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Venue

Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Avenue Theatre

Oct. 01 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway

Oct. 02 – Regina, SK, Canada – Riddell Centre

Oct. 03 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – The Garrick Centre

Oct. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock

Oct. 06 – Covington, KY – Radiodown

Oct. 07 – London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall

Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC, Canada – La Tulipe

Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC, Canada – Theatre Imperial

Oct. 11 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s

Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

Oct. 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

Oct. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx

Oct. 17 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Oct. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse

Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live

Oct. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre 

Check out This Is Hell on Facebook here: facebook.com/thisishellny

And on Myspace here: myspace.com/thisishell

www.riserecords.com

Article by Matthew Dickson

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