Two decades into their venerable careers, Baltimore Death Metal savants MISERY INDEX are back with the forthcoming release of their new record, Complete Control, which will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on May 13th.
Complete Control was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren / Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard, which can be seen above.
MISERY INDEX bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton states about “Complete Control”: "We are super stoked to present our new album ‘Complete Control’ - a pandemic-spawned 9-track opus of vitriolic death metal which draws heavily on our enduring brutal hardcore and grindcore influences. We tracked the album in September and October of 2021, and it was subsequently mixed by Will Putney prior to being mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios. The cover features the visceral, uncanny work of visual artist Matt Lombard, which to us hammers home the contradictory forces of control and chaos which define our modern age. The album's central lyrical themes focus on these competing forces of control and chaos; they interrogate ‘power’ as something that is not always wielded with brute force in the modern age (through violence), but moreso as a control-society where it manifests on a self-governing, individual level. ALSO, we are looking very much forward to hitting the road again this year! Starting with a run of dates with our old friends Origin and Wolf King in North America, leading into festival appearances, a West Coast US tour and an EU headliner coming later this year. Until then, see you all soon and keep hammering the nails!".
Complete Control, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed. Check out the tracklisting for Complete Control below.
Complete Control tracklisting:
1. Administer the Dagger
2. The Eaters and the Eaten
3. Complete Control
4. Necessary Suffering
5. Rites of Cruelty
6. Conspiracy of None
8. Reciprocal Repulsion
9. Now Defied!
The first single and video off Complete Control will launch on Friday, March 11th, 2022 to support the start of the album’s pre-order campaign. Mark your calendars and look out for further details about available album formats and much more coming soon!
In other news, MISERY INDEX’s new song “Strategies of Manipulation” is debuting as part of the Decibel Flexi Series, which will be featured with the next issue of Decibel Magazine (USA). For more details, visit Decibel’s website, HERE.
Most recently, MISERY INDEX announced their first tour across North America starting May 2022 to support the upcoming new album. Dubbed “The Space Control Tour 2022”, the run will feature MISERY INDEX teaming up with Origin with support by Wolf King and with additional special guests. Below are all of the upcoming MISERY INDEX live dates.
THE SPACE CONTROL TOUR DATES
May 6 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
May 7 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
May 8 - Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary
May 9 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
May 10 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 11 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
May 12 - Quebec City, QC - La Source de la Martinière
May 13 - Boston, MA - Sonia
May 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
May 15 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
May 16 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
May 17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell)
May 18 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
May 20 - Houston, TX - Acadia
May 21 - Dallas, TX - Amplified
May 22 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
MISERY INDEX FESTIVAL DATES
17.06.2022 - Oulu (Finland) - Metal Capital Festival
19.06.2022 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest
30.07.2022 - Steenwijk (The Netherlands) - Stonehenge Festival
10.08.2022 - Jaroměř (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival
12.08.2022 - Obermehler (Germany) - Party.San Festival Open Air
14.08.2022 - Kortrijk (Belgium) - Alcatraz Metal Festival
18.08.2022 - Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
Since the early 2000’s, MISERY INDEX have performed over 1400 concerts in 44 countries, sharing stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Decapitated and EyeHateGod and making them one of the most intense and merciless live-acts of our time. Look out for many more dates across the globe to be announced soon for MISERY INDEX.
In the meantime, feel free to re-visit footage of MISERY INDEX appearing at the Backstage venue in Munich, Germany on March 6th, 2020 as part of the “Campaign for Musical Destruction” alongside labelmates Napalm Death and Eyehategod, HERE.
MISERY INDEX is (From left to right on photo by Ryan Philipps) Darin Morris (lead guitar), Adam Jarvis (drums), Mark Kloeppel (guitar and vocals) and Jason Netherton (bass and vocals).
MISERY INDEX Discography:
Retaliate - 2003
Dissent EP - 2004
Discordia - 2006
Traitors - 2008
Pulling Out the Nails (Compilation) - 2009
Heirs to Thievery - 2010
Live in Munich - 2013
The Killing Gods - 2014
Rituals of Power - 2019
Coffin Up the Nails (Compilation) - 2021
Complete Control - 2022
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