Work out this morning’s hangover with the absolute shredder from Düsseldorf, Germany’s thrash metal unit, Assassin. “Back From the Dead” has all the elements to make it an absolute fan-favorite and show-stopper: a great low end, speed, a killer pit-creating chorus, a solid breakdown, and just killer riffs all around.
Have a listen at RevolverMag.com, where the track has made its exclusive premiere.
“Back From the Dead” lives on Assassin’s upcoming release, Combat Cathedral, which will be released on May 20th. Pre-orders are available here.
About the song Jürgen “Scholli” Scholz guitarist commented:
‘Back From The Dead’ is the opener of the new Assassin studio album Combat Cathedral and it hits you right in the face. It shows that Assassin are really back, stronger than ever with our new singer.
The 12 songs were recorded at the Nemesis Studios in Essen with the support of experienced sound engineer Marc Görtz, guitarist and main songwriter with German metal core legend Caliban. Scholz:
Marc made sure that the typically earthy and consciously slightly old-school Assassin sound is ever-present on Combat Cathedral, enhancing it with a contemporary phat production. A perfect symbiosis!
The album’s powerful speed thrash metal blends in perfectly with the new sleeve design. The artwork was created by Brazilian graphic designer Marcelo Vasco, whose work features on albums by Slayer, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Borknagar, among others. “Our bassist Joachim Kremer is married to a Brazilian, that’s how our contact with Vasco came about,” the Assassin guitarist explains this minor sensation. “We’re naturally very proud and happy, particularly since the artwork, together with the new material, documents the band’s development.”
Rock Hard \m/