Los Angeles-based extreme metal trio Athanasia — featuring former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach and Murderdolls — will release its debut album The Order of the Silver Compass, on March 15 via Seeing Red Records.
In anticipation, the band is premiering their debut single, "The Order of the Silver Compass," in the form of a pretty killer video directed by Society 1 mastermind and former porn director Matt Zane (who is behind such titles as Ass Lovers, Cherry Poppers and plenty of other ridiculously named classics).
The band's debut is heavy, dark and pretty melodic, but that seems a given as guitarist Caleb Bingham was an early member of Five Finger Death Punch.
According to a press release, Bingham was able to secure a spot with the newly-formed LA band after passing around Athanasia's early demo on the Sunset Strip. He was too young to tour, so the guys let him go, and you know the rest.
The band also consists of bassist Brandon Miller and veteran drummer Jason "Shakes" West, a former touring member of Murderdolls, Wednesday 13, Sebastian Bach, The Union Underground, etc.
Guitarist/vocalist Caleb Andrew Bingham says of the video, "Max out your volume knobs people… Without further ado, here’s the title track from our upcoming LP The Order of the Silver Compass!"