HUNTSMEN Gets Abrasive With "A Nameless Dread"
Huntsmen will release their new record Mandala of Fear on March 13, and their new song "A Nameless Dread" really ought to turn you on to what they're doing. Vocalist and guitarist Chris Kang said the new track is the most heavy song off A Mandala of Fear, though with all the atmosphere the band includes it's hard not to get sucked into it.
"'A Nameless Dread' is the heaviest and most abrasive song on Mandala of Fear. It tells of an elusive and shadowy cruelty that marauds the desert seeking only to single out, punish, and destroy the weak and wounded. It might be a man, or a memory of unimaginable pain, or both. Either way it was born of pain and was unable to escape its mire, so pain became its legacy – its gift to others. It is the memory of past terror projected outward into the future, wielding boundless power; eternally repleted by those enslaved to it."
The 2LP version of A Mandala of Fear also comes with a 32-page graphic novel. Grab a copy here and catch Huntsmen on tour at one of the dates below.
March 13 – Chicago, Il @ Garfield Park Conservatory (w/ Om & Wovenhand)
March 14 – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar (w/ Snow Burial)
March 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans Pub
March 21 – Romeoville, IL @ Metal Monkey (Huntsmen beer release show)
March 26 – Madison, WI @ Barley Pop Live (w/ Snow Burial)
March 27 – Dubuque, IA @ Blu Room (w/ Snow Burial)
March 28 – Minneapolis MN @ Part Wolf Upstairs (w/ Snow Burial & Livid)
May 3 – Desertfest, The Underworld, London, UK
September 11-13 Desertfest, New York, NY