Spain’s leading thrash metal band Angelus Apatrida released yesterday their 7th, self-titled album today worldwide via Century Media Records. The band comments about the album as follows: “This new album is the culmination of one year working nonstop during a global pandemic. We’ve been able to get all the bad feelings and emotions lived during 2020 and transform them into something good with positive attitude; no doubt this is the best bunch of songs that we’ve ever created, full of creativity and incredible sound and production, back to the roots. If you’re with us for a long time, we’re pretty sure you’re gonna enjoy this like the first time, and if you’re new in the office, this is the best card invitation for your first contact. It’s pure power and raw energy, the most aggressive, angry and violent songs together in one straight-to-your-face album. This is hostile music for hostile times. Watch out your neck and enjoy the double AA!”.
In order to further support the street date, the band has released a new visualizer video for the track “We Stand Alone”. Angelus Apatrida added the following comment about “We Stand Alone”: “The art of speed metal together with groove and strength! Catchy but ferocious, “We Stand Alone” sends a message of unity, of taking care of your close family and friends and stand for them. No doubt it’s gonna be a great anthem on tour singing out loud with one fist in the air and a cold beer (or soda) in the other hand! The video is a cool visualizer made by Josep Caballero from RCV Visual Studio using the piece of art that Gyula Havancsák created as the cover of the album. It’s been a pleasure working with these two great artists…hope you enjoy it!”.
“Angelus Apatrida” ("/ˈan-je-lus - a-ˈpa-tri-da/") was produced by the band, recorded with Juanan López in September/October at Baboon Records, in Albacete, Spain and then mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Overkill, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall) at Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA, USA. The album features 10 songs, sounding more determined, versatile and ferocious than ever before, on the verge of the group’s 20th anniversary of existence.
“Angelus Apatrida” once again comes with artwork by Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Destruction, Stratovarius) and is available as limited CD Jewelcase in O-Card or as 180g. vinyl LP with the album on CD as bonus, on either black vinyl or in limited edition coloured runs (Creamy White vinyl: 100x copies from CM Webshop, Yellow vinyl: 200x copies from CM Distro and Red vinyl: 300x copies for Spain). And here is the album’s tracklisting:
1. Indoctrinate (05:39)
2. Bleed The Crown (04:26)
3. The Age Of Disinformation (04:42)
4. Rise Or Fall (03:36)
5. Childhood's End (03:49)
6. Disposable Liberty (04:21)
7. We Stand Alone (04:11)
8. Through The Glass (05:41)
9. Empire Of Shame (04:17)
10. Into The Well (05:47)