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 releases the second album trailer. Watch as the band discussed their origin as well as the current line-up, here: youtu.be/oauGHRL_lkc HEATHEN recently released the lyric video for the first single, "The Blight", here: https://youtu.be/cX1TbhGIBdc
The band 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 realized our vision for the sound. Travis Smith perfectlycaptured 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 art to Empire of the Blind was once again handled by renowned artist Travis Smith (OVERKILL, EXHORDER).
Empire Of the Blind will be available in the following formats:
CD Jewel Case
Red with Black Splatter
Red with Black Swirl
Yellow with Red Splatter
T-Shirt + CD Bundle
T-Shirt + Red with Black Splatter Vinyl Bundle
CD + Patch Bundle
Pre-order your copy of Empire Of the Blind in the format of your choice here: nuclearblast.com/heathen-eotb
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer here: geni.us/HeathenEOTB
Below is the Empire Of The Blind track listing:
1. This Rotting Sphere 2. The Blight 3. Empire Of The Blind 4. Dead And Gone 5. Sun In My Hand 6. Blood To Be Let 7. In Black 8. Shrine Of Apathy 9. Devour 10. A Fine Red Mist 11. The Gods Divide 12. Monument To Ruin
HEATHEN is: David White | Vocals Lee Altus | Guitar Kragen Lum | Guitar Jason Mirza | Bass Jim DeMaria | Drums