Italian Brutal Death Metal purveyorsDevangelic return with their new highly anticipated 4th album, Xul, April 7 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Willowtip Records.
Listen to the first single“Sirius, Draconis, Capricornus”
The new full-length offers the band’s best material to date and reveals Devangelic performing death metal in its purest form, albeit, one with a different musical approach. The songwriting is mature and catchy without losing focus on the band’s primary aim: annihilating the listener!
“Xul” is originally a Sumerian word used to denote the “Evil” and this is the main topic of the new album’s concept. Basically an introspective journey in which the human being, since his appearance on Earth, is forced to face his own inner demons; evil seen as a representation of the “darkness” and the duality of man, who tries to exorcise his own negative emotions. But, as history teaches us, the negative almost always prevails in a battle against human weakness.
The album artwork is graced once again by renowned artist Nick Keller and will consist of 10 new studio tracks as follow:
1. Scribes Of Xul
2. Which Shall Be The Darkness Of The Heretic
3. Udug-Hul Incantation
4. Famine Of Nineveh
5. Sirius, Draconis, Capricornus
6. Worship Of The Black Flames
7. Ignominious Flesh Degradation
8. Hymn Of Savage Cannibalism
9. Shadows Of The Iniquitous
10.Sa Belet Ersetim Ki’Am Parsusa
Xul is available for preorder on CD/LP/Digital format:
Drums and Vocals recorded at Mk2 Recording Studio(Ivrea, Italy)
Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered at 16th Cellar Studios (Rome, Italy)
Concept, music, lyrics, samples and ethnic arrangements by Mario Di Giambattista
Classical guitars on “Hymn Of Savage Cannibalism” and “Worship Of The Black Flames” wrote and performed by Massimiliano Cirelli
Backing vocals on “Udug-Hul Incantation” by Davide Billia