HOUR OF PENANCE Premieres New Lyric Video

Italian tech-death ensemble HOUR OF PENANCE premieres lyric video for the closing track off the band’s new album “Devotion”, released in April on Agonia Records. The title of the song is “Spiralling Into Decline”. Video below.

“The next song we picked for this video is «Spiralling into Decline», because of both the brutality of the song and the themes of the lyrics seemed appropriate for this moment in history when war and violence are bringing us closer to a world conflict,” comments HOUR OF PENANCE. “This song describes the callousness of world leaders and how they willfully lead people into a spiral of destruction just to set their plans in motion. And because of their scientifically planned lies and disinformation, we willfully throw ourselves into this spiral, too.”

The new album “Devotion” features long-standing members Giulio Moschini (guitars), Paolo Pieri (vocals & guitars) and Marco Mastrobuono (bass), alongside new drummer, Giacomo Torti. Recordings took place at Bloom Studio and Kick Studio in Italy, with mixing and mastering handled by Hertz Studio (VaderDecapitatedBehemoth) in Poland. New band photos were shot by Massimiliano Rocchi.

On “Devotion”, the band reflects: “This album is is our anthem to the futility of war, with no light at the end of the tunnel.T he main theme of the album is the misguided devotion which we, the people, give to our leaders, who mercilessly send us to our deaths under the pretense of democracy; while being guided only by imperialist ambitions and greed. The faceless crowd of the artwork stands in worship of these deformed statues of false deities. Musically, the album builds on the 20-year-old, fast-paced trademark style of Hour of Penance, and enhances it with more technicality and catchiness, interspersed with epic landscapes.”

HOUR OF PENANCE is a blackened technical & brutal death metal outfit formed in 1999, widely considered as one of the most intense and talented representatives of the genre to emerge from Italy. The band needed three albums to surpass its local character and transform humble beginnings into international following, which triggered massive touring across Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia, with heavyweights such as Cannibal CorpseThe Black Dahlia MurderDevildriverDeicideNile or Behemoth. The band has been consistent in crafting their sonic identity through a complex, crushing and surgical brand of death metal. Whilst tailored for hyper speeds and untamed brutality, the group doesn’t shy away from perceptive social metaphors in their dark imaginary and lyrics.

1. Devotion for Tyranny
2. Parasitic Chain of Command
3. Birthright Abolished
4. Retaliate
5. Breathe the Dust of their Dead
6. The Morality of Warfare
7. Severance
8. The Ravenous Heralds
9. A Desert Called Peace
10. Spiralling into Decline

Album formats:
– Jewelcase CD
– Digibook CD
– Black LP
– Cloudy LP
– Gold nugget LP
– Red smoke LP
– Clear splatter LP
– Gold metallic MC
– Smoky tint MC

– T-shirt
– Zipped HSW

Upcoming shows:
30/10/2024: Barcelona – Sala Upload, ES
31/10/2024: Zaragoza – Sala Utopia, ES
01/11/2024: Portugalete – Estudios Groove. ES
02/11/2024: Oviedo – Sala Gong Galaxy, ES
03/11/2024: Madrid – Sala Silikona, ES
13/12/2024: Eindhoven Metal Meeting, NL

Photo credit: Massimiliano Rocchi

Giulio Moschini – guitars
Paolo Pieri – guitars and vocals
Marco Mastrobuono  – bass
Giacomo Torti – drums

Official “Devotion” webpage:

HOUR OF PENANCE on-line:Website: http://www.hourofpenance.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hourofpenance
X: https://twitter.com/HourofPenance
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/hourofpenanceofficial
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Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
X: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec


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