Colorado blackened thrash unit Necropanther will release their long-awaited new record Betrayal on March 3, and is now streaming the destructive new single "Into Danger." Prepare to break your own neck trying to furiously windmill to this one, and then your fingers to all the killer leads.
"Into Danger evokes the bedlam of the escape from Cyrus's assassination and the dissolution of the great plan and truce. It's the moment that the group realizes they're stranded in enemy territory," said guitarist Joe Johnson.
Drummer Haakon Sjogren explains "We used the harmonic complexity of the rhythm guitars in the verse and the four different drumbeats in the chorus to represent the chaos different factions moving in different directions."
"The release of this track is the first time the world has heard me solo with Necropanther. It's a different style of guitar playing than people may be used to hearing from me, and it was fun bring that facet of my creativity to the song," said guitarist Paul Anop.
"This song is a strong hook-driven example of our melodic sensibilities and the world building we strove for lyrically in composing this album, blending multiple stories like The Warriors and Anabasis," adds bassist Marcus Corich.
Betrayal was mixed by David Castillo (Carcass, Kreator, Katatonia) of Ghost Ward Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. "I loved working with these guys. Their music and performances are so pure and raw in a very good way," added Castillo. "You can hear that each one of them put their heart into the music and the delivery is outstanding. They need the cred that they deserve, and I wish them the best of luck!"
Pre-orders for Betrayal are available here.