Italian Death/Black Metal Masters HISS FROM THE MOAT To Release New Album, “The Way Out Of Hell,” On Oct 28th
First Single, “The Killing Of Innocence,” Out Now!
Italian death/black metal beasts HISS FROM THE MOAT will make their post-pandemic return this fall with a new album, “The Way Out Of Hell,” that’s due out October 28th from Distortion Music Group. Today, the band has revealed the album’s first single, “The Killing of Innocence.” Stream it now at https://youtu.be/gaCdXOJhSrI.
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Following 2019’s acclaimed record, “The Harrier,” the band’s impending, monstrous third full-length is an extension of their signature, menacing sound while it carves out a unique place in the the blackened underground as they search for the light amidst the darkness.
Commenting on the over arching theme of the record, drummer James Payne states:
“The idea behind The Way Out Of Hell came from how we feel that life is: a very difficult thing to go through with a lot of pain and challenges to deal with, from which not everyone makes it all the way to the end, and especially free of a lot of the misery that occur to anyone during this journey.
The artwork represent the struggle of a human being trying to breath through plastic, and that was the best way to represent the feel we had while writing the songs and the lyrics. Musically it’s one of the most extreme works we have ever done.
When we were having a conversation about what did we want to communicate with our music, before starting the writing session, we realized that we didn’t really relate to the very satanic and black metal type of scenography that is very popular in metal nowadays, we actually felt the opposite way, we felt that all of us, in our lives, all we were doing was finding a way out of hell, not a way to worship it. So, we flipped the coin.
This album is our way to express the feelings about how life is a hard, complicated and confusing way out of hell, there are many things, emotions and people that get in your way, but that’s what life is: getting out of it going through as less suffering as possible.“
“The Way Out Of Hell” Tracklisting:
1. The Way Out Of Hell
2. I Am The Deceived
3. Staring At The Abyss
4. Generation Of Cowardice
5. The Killing Of Innocence
6. Bury Me
7. All I Have
8. A Gallows Of Mirrors
9. The Magnificent Vision
About HISS FROM THE MOAT:
HISS FROM THE MOAT is an Italian death/black metal band formed in 2006 by James Payne (ex-HOUR OF PENANCE and ex-VITAL REMAINS), Carlo Cremascoli (ex-TASTERS), Giacomo Poli and Max Cirelli (joining in 2016). Since their conception, the band is now located between the United States, UK and Italy.
The band started out defining its sound before recording an EP titled “The Carved Flesh Message” which captured the bands aim of combining elements of both death and black metal. Soon after, HISS FROM THE MOAT were performing alongside high profile death metal acts such as PSYCROPTIC, SKELETONWITCH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER at shows and festivals across Europe.
In 2012 HISS FROM THE MOAT entered the studio to record the band’s first full-length album,
“Misanthropy,” which was released in 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records (digital) and Lacerated Enemy Records (physical). The band’s intense use of both extremes of death and black metal produced an album that stood alongside the delivery of acts such as BEHEMOTH, BELPHEGOR and ROTTING CHRIST. The album also featured guest appearances by members of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.
Following the release of the album HISS FROM THE MOAT embarked on an extensive tour across Russia, Europe and Asia, showcasing the band’s intense and visually engaging performance backed by the blackened intensity of their new material. During this period, Payne left legendary US death metal act VITAL REMAINS to focus on HISS FROM THE MOAT, and the band extended from a three to four piece act with the addition of Max Cirelli.
In 2018 the band returned to the studio to record their second full-length, “The Harrier,” which was released in February 2019 through M-Theory.
In 2020 and 2021 the band wrote and recorded their eagerly awaited follow-up album, “The Way Out Of Hell,” that will debut in October 2022 through Distortion Music Group.