English doom metallers, Electric Wizard recently announced the title of their forthcoming eighth studio album and revealed the amazing cover art.
The new album, entitled Time to Die, focusses on death, and through death, rebirth. Let’s let founding Jus Oborn explain in his own words:
All of our albums in the past have had a theme — revenge, drugs, black magick — and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle — it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.
The cover art, which is amazing and, if you ask me, looks a lot like the Frankenstein monster, was created by Oborn, who has designed previous album covers. The gatefold will be revealed soon, which is supposed extend upon the theme and image of the cover we’re showing you today.
Electric Wizard, having just played Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:
July 3 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival (Arena Stage)
July 4 – Knebworth Park, UK – Sonisphere (Stage headline)
August 16 – London, UK – Jabberwocky (The Excel Centre)
September 12 – Valada, Portugal – Reverence Valada (headline w/Hawkwind)
October 10-12 – Antwerp, Belgium – Desert Fest
Rock Hard \m/