This is Hell Announce Album Release Date, Unveil Teaser Track
Long Island hardcore heroes This is Hell has announced that its fourth studio album, 'Black Mass,' will see an October 11th release on Rise Records.
"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
This is Hell have set up a teaser site which includes pre-order information for 'Black Mass' and will be updated regularly by the band in the coming weeks. Check out the title track of the new album under the cut.
'Black Mass,' the follow-up to the 2010 release, 'Weight of the World,' was recorded earlier this summer at Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, Calif. with producer, Tomas Costanza.
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."
2011 tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot:
Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Sept. 20 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre
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. 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