Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first album trailer.
HEATHEN comments: “We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It’s been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes time! Everyone in the band worked their asses off on this record. Zeuss absolutely nailed it and more than realised our vision for the sound. Travis Smith perfectly captured the bleak atmosphere that we imagined for the artwork. It was a year in the making and we couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. The 1st single The Blight is just the beginning… behold the rising Empire!”
Empire of the Blind was for the most part engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris at Planet Z Studios. Additional details – rhythm guitars, etc. – were put to digital “tape” by Kragen Lum at SubLevel Studio in Little Rock, AR. The album features guest appearances by Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus) and Doug Piercy (ex-Heathen). The cover artwork Empire of the Blind was handled by renowned artist Travis Smith (Overkill, Exhorder).
Watch as they discuss the first single, The Blight below.
Check out the lyric video for The Blight below.
Empire Of the Blind will be available in the UK in the following formats:
CD Jewel Case
CD + Patch Bundle
Vinyl (Black) (Red – Limited Edition) (Orange w/ Red Splatter – Limited Edition)
Empire Of The Blind track listing
- This Rotting Sphere
- The Blight
- Empire Of The Blind
- Dead And Gone
- Sun In My Hand
- Blood To Be Let
- In Black
- Shrine Of Apathy
- A Fine Red Mist
- The Gods Divide
- Monument To Ruin