Los Angeles-based heavy metallers HOLY GRAIL have joined forces with independent video game designers Nocturnal Studio in the brand new, addictive, arcade-style game Death Goat, now available via Microsoft’s Xbox Live Indie Games service.
The game has been described as “a bloody twin-stick shooter featuring hordes of brutal enemies and eardrum-destroying heavy metal.” You can view a trailer for the game – which features the title track from Holy Grail’s new album, Ride The Void – below:
For more information on Death Goat, visit their official site at this location.
“Fast Loud Death” will be released on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM).
The album’s first single, “Trash All Over You” — a song that perfectly captures what LOST SOCIETY are all about: speed, toughness and huge fun — is available to stream and download below.
Comments LOST SOCIETY vocalist/guitarist Samy Elbanna: “Many people have asked us why we misspelled the song title. We always give the same answer: It’s not about the thrash genre, but depicts how the whole world is collapsing on you. All the problems in the world seem to pile up and you get trashed all over. The song carries the feeling of being mad at everything and everyone at the same time — it’s something we all can relate to.”
Regarding the album artwork, Elbanna said: “When we heard that the one and only Ed Repka would be responsible for the album art, we were thrilled, as he created some of the most killer album covers of all times! The result looks absolutely amazing and truly captures the album’s theme — a bus full of crazy people who blew it up big time!”
Added Repka: “This was a lot of work but a fun project, since both the band and the label were great to work with and very receptive to my input. LOST SOCIETY‘s comical concept of their tour bus leaving a town destroyed was cool, but to make it even more crazy, I added the pop-culture ‘monster in car’ aspect, giving the whole image a distinct, aggressive presence. Another tongue-in-cheek metal masterpiece is born!”
“Fast Loud Death” will be available as a limited digipak, deluxe digital download via iTunes and black vinyl in gatefold, all of them including two bonus tracks. Moreover, a limited digipak plus a t-shirt bundle as well as a limited blue-transparent 2LP in gatefold will be exclusively available via the Nuclear Blast mail order. Pre-order your copy now at this location.
“Fast Loud Death” track listing:
02. Trash All Over You
04. KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)
05. Bitch, Out’ My Way
06. Fast Loud Death
07. Lead Through The Head
08. Diary Of A Thrashman
09. Toxic Avenger
10. This Is Me
11. Braindead Metalhead
12. Piss Out My Ass
13. Fatal Anoxia
14. Escape From Delirium
15. I Stole Your Love (KISS cover song)
Founded in early 2010 by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna in the Finnish town of Jyväskylä, LOST SOCIETY played a number of gigs around Finland before taking part in the world-renowned GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands). After winning the preliminary round in their hometown, they were invited to the finals held in Helsinki, where they prevailed over 13 other contestants. The grand finals of GBOB 2012 took place at The Scala in London on December 9, 2012 and featured 18 bands from all over the world, including LOST SOCIETY.
LOST SOCIETY is:
Samy Elbanna – Vocals, Guitar
Arttu Lesonen – Guitar
Mirko Lehtinen – Bass
Ossi Paananen – Drums