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AXIS OF DESPAIR SHARE NEW TRACKS FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, CONTEMPT FOR MAN, INCOMING VIA SOUTHERN LORD ON THE 27TH OF JULY

June 24, 2018

photo credit: Pia Gyllin

AXIS OF DESPAIR SHARE NEW TRACKS FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, CONTEMPT FOR MAN, INCOMING VIA SOUTHERN LORD ON THE 27TH OF JULY; PLUS PREORDERS ARE NOW LIVE.

BAND FEATURING MEMBERS OF NASUM, COLDWORKER, INFANTICIDE, AND MORE…

Swedish grindcore collective Axis Of Despair – formed by current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet Som Insats, Nervgift, Overtorture, and more – are preparing to release their debut full-length, Contempt For Man (27th July, Southern Lord). Two new tracks have been shared alongside preorders for the record.

Contempt For Man propels with twenty super-charged, raging songs, clocking in around the half-hour mark. The album surges with blasting percussion delivered with savage force, yet every hit finding its target with pinpoint accuracy. The blazing, hook-laden riffs leave charred scars in their path, while lyrically the band unloads their noncompliance with humanity’s declining ways. Contempt For Man was recorded by drummer Anders Jakobson at Soundlab Studios and in the band’s rehearsal room Summer 2017, mixed at Studio Ülgnor by Johan Berglund, and completed with artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Circle, Hate Eternal) – see below.
Axis Of Despair formed in late 2013 by former Coldworker members Joel Fornbrant (vocals), Oskar Pålsson (bass), and Anders Jakobson (drums). The lineup was completed by guitarist Kristofer Jankarls (also in Livet Som Insats) a few months later and the quartet focused on songwriting. The first recording took place in the spring of 2015 and the twelve tracks were released on the two 7” EPs — Time And Again,released via Selfmadegod Records, and Mankind Crawls, a co-release through Give Praise Records and Spela Snabbare Records. Following both EPs and several live shows, Axis Of Despair set to work on new material, striving to create a striking grindcore album with an aggressive, yet diverse selection of strong songs. The writing process was spread out over a year until the band went into the studio and begun the recordings in the summer of 2017, now set to arrive in the form of their debut album, Contempt For Man.
(artwork by Paul Romano)
TRACK LIST:
1. Värdelös
2. Demons and Angels
3. Pawn Sacrifice
4. The Wolven Law
5. Lockdown
6. The Punishment Begins
7. The Noose Tightens
8. Det går aldrig
9. Crush the Empire
10. Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike
11. A Life of Ceaseless Grind
12. Streams of Sludge
13. Into the Hard Earth
14. The Pain Maze
15. Vile Behaviour
16. Defeat
17. Dull Dead Future
18. To Smite
19. A Brutal Truth
20. Flytande död
Axis of Despair are playing Obscene Extreme 2018 in Czech Republic 19th July.
Pre orders for the record are live via Bandcamp and via the Southern Lord EU store.

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