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'HOUR OF PENANCE', New album 'Cast the First Stone' on January 27,2017


Italian death metal,'HOUR OF PENANCE' is ready to release their seventh full length album, "Cast the First Stone", through PROSTHETIC RECORDS on January 27, 2017. The follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed effort "Regicide".   "Cast the First Stone" was recorded at Kick Recording Studio by bassist, Marco Mastrobuono. While, the Artwork for the album was completed by Gyula Havancsak.


Giulio Moschini (lead guitarist) gives the statements for the album detail, "Sonically speaking , this is the best sounding album we've ever recorded. We really worked hard on this, listening to the album countless times before finally delivering the masters to Prosthetic Records. It was definitely worth the wait and we're 100% satisfied by the great work Marco has done behind the mixing desk. We've literally spent weeks trying different mic techniques, hardware and preamps; all trying to avoid plug-in technologies as much as we could. We wanted our album to sound more dynamic and I think that we've achieved that 100%."

Regarding the concept of the album, vocalist Paolo Pieri says it revolves around the idea that the injustices suffered during the Crusades and Colonialism do not justify the chain of hate that propagandizes the destruction of the West. Pieri expands on this, “I believe that the political situation in recent years has brought to light again a millennial conflict between West and East. Events like the terrorist attack at the Bataclan, where we only played a few months before the massacre, have influenced the lyrics on this record very much. It does not matter who has thrown the first stone, but who first evolved his ideology to seek peace and coexistence instead of war to the bitter end."

The official track listing is as follows:
1. XXI Century Imperial Crusade
2. Cast the First Stone
3. Burning Bright
4. Iron Fist
5. The Chains of Misdeed
6. Horn of Flies
7. Shroud of Ashes
8. Wall of Cohorts
9. Damnatio Memoriae

HOUR OF PENANCE has annihilated fans worldwide with its fiery exuberance, playing well over 200 gigs alongside such acts as Behemoth, Skeletonwitch, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Psycroptic, Misery Index, Deicide, Belphegor, Nile and Krisiun.

HOUR OF PENANCE is:
Giulio Moschini - Guitars
Paolo Pieri - Vocals / Guitars
Marco Mastrobuono - Bass
Davide Billia – Drums

Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/11 Athens, GR - Kyttaro Live (with Dark Funeral, Carach Angren)
2/11 Skopje, MK - Младински Културен Центар
2/25 Bergen, NO - Blastfest
3/11 Romania - Death Metal Supremacy V 
4/07 Stockholm, SE - Dark Days of Stockholm 
4/16 Bristol, UK - Bristol Deathfest


Prosthetic Records. Hour of Penance
Edit by LILI

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