The King Is Blind second album is OUT NOW. Full info and all links here

TKIB We Are The Parasite We Are The Cancer Album Cover HI RES Full Size

The second The King Is Blind album, ‘We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer’ is out now,  on Friday 13th October via the band’s own Calva Records.

Stream via Spotify: Click here

To read reviews of ‘We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer’ click here

In addition to the striking artwork (above), once again created by the talented Kieran Wakeman of Divine Chaos Art, the full details of the band’s sophomore outing, including confirmation of a face-smashing guest vocal appearance from a British HEAVY music legend Karl Willetts of Memoriam (ex of Bolt Thrower), are below:

Tracklist:

  1. Patriarch
  2. Embers From A Dying Son (Plague: Gula)
  3. Like Gods Departed (Plague: Acedia)
  4. Mantra XIII (Plague: Avaritia) [feat. Karl Willetts]
  5. The Sky Is A Mirror (Plague: Luxuria)
  6. Idolatry Of Self (Plague: Superbia)
  7. As Vermin Swarm (Plague: Ira)
  8. GodFrost (Plague: Invidia)
  9. The Burden Of Their Scars

A layered concept album, ‘We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer’ is released digitally and for streaming via Calva Records on Friday 13th October. In addition, there will be a limited edition run of 150 handnumbered 100% recycled eco-friendly four panel digipack CD’s available via Bandcamp.

To order a limited edition CD via Bandcamp click here

To order digital download via Bandcamp click here

To order digital download via iTunes click here

To order digital download via Amazon click here

To stream via Spotify click here

 

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Speed Kills 7, including NEW The King Is Blind track, release / preorder details confirmed

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Legendary metal compilation series Speed Kills has been resurrected by seminal record label Music For Nations, and The King Is Blind are delighted to confirm they have contributed a track for the release.

Written specifically for, and with the heritage of the compilation in mind, ‘Throne of Skulls’ is a brand new track, exclusively available to Speed Kills 7, which is released on digital and vinyl on 2nd December 2016.

With the first edition of Speed Kills featuring Metallica, Slayer, Venom, Celtic Frost and Megadeth, and subsequent issues showcasing the mercurial talents of Bathory, Helloween, Anthrax and Death amongst many other thrash, death and HEAVY metal bands, The King Is Blind join a celebrated cast, past and present as this current volume showcases the best of British underground talent, including former TKIB tour partners Akercocke and Voices.

Guitarist Lee Appleton was in bullish mood:

“This savage joint demonstrates the wimp-crushing style we will deliver on our soon-to-be-recorded second album.”

while vocalist Steve Tovey waxed lyrical:

“Speed Kills is a celebrated and historic compilation series, a thing of actual and genuine legend, and it is a significant moment for us to not only be asked to contribute a track, but to kick matters off, sitting proudly as Side 1, track 1! MFN was such a huge label for us growing up, and many of our favourite bands throughout our teens released great albums on Music For Nations and it’s a humbling moment to sit amongst some of our absolute heroes.

In terms of concept, the song acts as a bridge from our first album (Our Father) and our second, linking the stories of the two, and bringing matters crashing through the firmament, and studded fistedly, out of the biblical into modern times.”

 

Speed Kills 7 is available to pre-order here.

The full tracklisting for Speed Kills 7 is:

1. The King is Blind – Throne of Skulls
2. Formicarius – Lake of the Dead
3. Acid Reign – Plan of the Damned
4. Amulet – Highwayman (demo version)
5. Divine Chaos – Ignorance Everlasting
6. Akercocke – Inner Sanctum
7. Dungeon – Death From Above
8. Voices – Petrograph
9. Desolator – Full Power
10. Nine Covens – Through Fires of Tyranny