TODAY KARRAS SHARE “NEGATIVE LIFE” UPON NEW ALBUM’S RELEASE DATE
Paris-based extreme trio KARRAS release their anticipated second album, ‘We Poison Their Young,’ today on CD, Digital and limited-edition colored vinyl editions. The new album is already receiving great critical attention including Angry Metal Guy who cites “this strikes the face and/or buttocks region with an open-palm swipe…these songs either groove, punish, bulldoze, or all of the above in the scant timeframes they’re allotted” or “Good Lord!! From ‘Prelude to the Depths’ to ‘Negative Life,’ this is the aural equivalent of a brick to the face” claims Metal Epidemic.
To further celebrate the French-based grind/old-school death metal trio’s new offering, the guys issue a music video for the track “Negative Life,” which takes a unique spin to a standard formula.
“The idea of the clip was to bring the lyrics of the song to the center of attention by having them transcribed throughout the clip by Romain Pareja, JD Mendoza, and Angéline, three tattoo artists from Hand In Glove Tattoo shop in Paris, as well as a calligrapher, Leeloo, and a writer of out of service Parisian metro stations, renamed Father Karras to preserve his anonymity,” explains singer/bassist Diego Janson regarding the concept. “The scenes all take place in a closed space, parallel to the claustrophobic exorcism sessions that young Roland Doe undergoes throughout the album. They show through images and text all the suffering and the despair of a teenager imbued with a black and negative life. This is the last song of the album, hope and light will not close it.”
Check out “Negative Life” now HERE
The video follows up three other clips for the album including the 8-second assault “Demons Got Rhythm” or the hammering “Roland Doe,” whose music video was shot in the catacombs of Paris, and the essence of a KARRAS live performance in “Lutheran Blade."
‘We Poison Their Young’ was produced, engineered and mixed by drummer Etienne Sarthou at Hemlig Studio – France, while Cult of Luna guitarist Magnus Lindberg mastered the record in Sweden at Redmount Studio.
Visit your local retailer or purchase physical editions, including an exclusive black and bone vinyl variant, or stream/download ‘We Poison Their Young’ HERE
KARRAS formed in 2017 and were named as an ode to the life and death of Father Damian Karras from the cult horror film, The Exorcist. The trio are as equally compelling, sinister and evolving as the popular movie delivering a mix of punk-crust, grindcore and old-school death metal. KARRAS made quite an impression on the European scene with 2020’s debut, ‘None More Heretic’ (Verycords). That and the forthcoming follow-up are intense displays of the band’s effort to resurrect Father Karras’ legacy and to give him a second chance but moreso to deliver a deafening way of reasoning.
Upcoming Live Show
10/21 - Tyrant Fest - Chemin du Tordoir, France
GOD FORBID’s Landmark Conceptual Album To Receive
Deluxe Reissue Treatment
IV: Constitution of Treason out Oct. 20th on Limited 2LP Gatefold Colored Vinyl
Pre-orders now available; Upcoming touring in Oct.
Seminal New Wave of American Heavy Metal act GOD FORBID have announced a vinyl reissue of their 2005 groundbreaking conceptual album IV: Constitution of Treason on Oct. 20th. Anticipated and requested by fans M-Theory Audio is pleased to announce a proper vinyl release of this landmark and critically praised album. Housed in a gatefold jacket this 2LP set is further expanded with a 4-panel insert with liner notes from singer Byron Davis and personal pics, flyers, etc. reworked by original designer and A+R man Tom Bejgrowicz (Misfits, Beastie Boys, Bad Brains), plus the bonus track, “We are No More.”
While the album is available from retailers worldwide Oct. 20th, pre-orders are available now HERE
IV: Constitution of Treason comes available as the retail 700 copy run on Ashes of Liberty splatter, or the mail-order/band direct variant format in a limited 300 copies on Dead, White and Blue colored vinyl.
"We are very proud to announce the release of God Forbid's IV: Constitution of Treason on vinyl. Although there was a small picture disc pressing released almost 20 years ago, the fan's demand for vinyl is so much more passionate now,” states guitarist Doc Coyle. “Many consider Constitution the best God Forbid album, and I couldn't be happier to give everyone a chance to re-experience this classic album in the best way possible."
The concept behind the IV: Constitution of Treason album told the story of a futuristic society that destroys itself, reforms many years later, and eventually destroys itself again in the same way as originally. Produced by Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel), Eric Rachel (Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, Symphony X), and guitarists Doc and Dallas Coyle the album was a significant undertaking. The statement was further visualized by the wraparound artwork of Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Overkill, Nevermore). GOD FORBID’S fourth full-length was the first to chart on the Billboard 200, and the band toured relentlessly in Europe and the US in support of this album with bands such as The Haunted, God Dethroned, Meshuggah, Mnemic, Full Blown Chaos, and more.
While God Forbid disbanded in 2013 a recent slate of reissues in recent years of Determination and Gone Forever prompted renewed interest in the band, as well as guitarist Doc Coyle’s success in BAD WOLVES, leading to an invitation to reform for the Blue Ridge Festival, in addition to some headliners in the northeast. Next month GOD FORBID have announced a special run of shows in support of former labelmates LACUNA COIL, as well as their participation on the Headbangers Boat alongside names like Lamb of God, Mastodon, Testament, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, GWAR and more.
10/26 - Chelsea’s Live - Baton Rouge, LA
10/28 - Club LA - Destin, FL
10/29 - Janus Live - St. Petersburg, FL
10/31-11/4/23 Headbangers Boat – Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas
GOD FORBID signed with Century Media Records shortly after the release of their 2000 self-released debut, Reject the Sickness. GOD FORBID would go on to release four albums in cooperation with the label including Determination, Gone Forever, IV: Constitution of Treason, and Earthsblood, before recording Equilibrium at Victory Records. Watch for the M-Theory Audio reissue of Earthblood in early 2024, while copies are still available of Determination and Gone Forever in stores or direct via Bandcamp or our webstore