Artist: The Modern Age Slavery
Release Title: Stygian
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Record label: Innerstrength Records
Genre: Death Metal
Stygian, the highly anticipated new album from Italian Death Metal/Deathcore stalwarts THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY was released on November 24, 2017 on Innerstrength Records, almost four years after their previous critically acclaimed 2013 release.
The level-jumping blast of intensity on the band’s Innerstrength debut is the result of miles logged and the already dynamic songwriting honed to a fine point.
Thanks to the positive audience and press response, TMAS extensively toured around Europe both as headliners and as support act joining the “Evisceration Plague Tour” featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE, DYING FETUS, OBSCURA and the “Doomsday X Tour” featuring MALEVOLENT CREATION and VOMITORY. The band also appeared with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, SEPULTURA, DECAPITATED, SUICIDE SILENCE and many more.
The release of the second album Requiem For Us All via Pavement Entertainment in 2013 pushed their death metal war machine one step forward again, this time with a fierce mix of blazingly fast drumming, technical riffing, epic atmospheres, and crushing groove. Nominated best metal album of 2013 by metalsucks.net, it brought the band on tour again with bands as GORGOROTH, VITAL REMAINS, HYPOCRISY, plus many gigs on the national soil.
In the middle of 2016 a band line-up change occurred and one guitar player and the drummer were permanently substituted by already known names of the Italian underground metal scene. After some concerts testing the new band members, TMAS started writing material for a new album, yet never stopping the live activity as testified by the Ukrainian tour in February 2017 and the co-headlining gig with INGESTED at Metalcon Festival in The Hague in May. Two months later eight songs were ready and the band entered the studio for recordings in July with a planned release in the end of 2017.
The bands own statement about the new album:
“With this new album we tried to make another step forward in the evolution of our sound: what you’ll hear it’s a quite obscure atmosphere delivering a sullen and evil experience, yet keeping the heaviness of the death metal matrix that marked our music in the previous albums. The lyrics are all inspired by a common theme, from which the name “Stygian” and the correlated artwork comes from, discussing the questionable matter of the human evolution leading men to a slow but inevitable mutation into a being that lost his mind and compassion devoured by greediness and will to power. All the pieces of the puzzle are perfectly pondered to create an album made of passion, of anger, and real emotions. This is the The Modern Age’s album!”
“An epic drum-and guitar crushing orgie with vocals sounding it comes straight out of the pits of hell” – War Metal Sweden. Rating: 7/10
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BAND LINE UP
Cocco – Guitar
Ludo – Guitar
Mibbe – Bass
Fede – Drums