12" Into The Red #94171
Release Date: December 20, 2020
With 'Into The Red', we designed the LPs around the theme of the release, and have five spectacular looking colour variations for the same including a classic black one just for the die-hard old school fans. Not only does the gatefold LP sleeve feature the haunting three-tone artwork of Branca Studio, there's also UV embossing done on the logo and parts of the artwork. Without a doubt, as far as minimalist design to a horror theme goes, it doesn't get visually better than this! Please note that each of these variants are strictly limited to 80 nos. each and won't be repressed. The mockups are for representational purpose only and are likely to vary where the final product goes, for better or worse.
Death metal supergroup Heads For The Dead dropped a stunner of an album in 'Serpent's Curse' which sent shockwaves through the underground. The band's masterful blending of classic death metal with horror-inspired elements set them apart from the standard revivalist bands. The combination of Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Gods Forsaken, Henry Kane) behind the music and Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) on vocals proved to be extremely effective and both of them put in their experience of decades to create something marvellous. 'Into the Red' sees them take things to a different level and also recruiting the services of the legendary drummer Ed Warbie, known for his work in bands like Gorefest and Hail of Bullets, renders their sound flawless. They've honed it to make it more cohesive, the horror influence now being an intrinsic part of the music, and there's undeniable growth in the songwriting that makes them step out of the shadow of the old school death metal peers to carve an identity of their own. The artwork has once again been created by Branca Studio retaining the classic horror aesthetic and as expected there are guest appearances such as from members of Sentient Horror and Gods Forsaken. 'Into the Red' raises the bar for old school death metal circa 2020 and it's ironic how their horror theme fits eerily well into the real life horrors this era is witnessing. It's time to embrace it all the same.
Line up -
Ed Warbie (ex-Gorefest, ex-Hail of Bullets) - Drums
Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) - Vocals, concept
Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Gods Forsaken, Henry Kane) - Guitars, Bass, Keys, FX
Artwork by Branca Studio (Paradise Lost)
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