EXUMER reveals details for new album, ‘Hostile Defiance’

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Launches first video and single! European dates announced! On April 5th, legendary multinational Thrash Metallers EXUMER will release their fifth full-length, ‘Hostile Defiance‘, via Metal Blade Records. ‘Hostile Defiance‘ is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before.

“We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the first single, ‘Hostile Defiance’, can be heard at: metalblade.com/exumer – the video for the title track was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod a.o.) who was also in charge for the front art and the layout of ‘Hostile Defiance‘.

You can pre-order ‘Hostile Defiance‘ in the following formats at: metalblade.com/exumerexumer-bundle-eu.jpg

— ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks

–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)

–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)

–white / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 120 copies)

Hostile Defiance‘ marks EXUMER‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh), tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, and the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.”

The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

‘Hostile Defiance’ track-listing:

1. Hostile Defiance

2. Raptor

3. Carnage Rider

4. Dust Eater

5. King’s End

6. Descent

7. Trapper

8. The Order of Shadows

9. Vertical Violence

10. Splinter

11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; cd-bonustrack)

12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover, cd-bonustrack)

EXUMER will be touring Europe around album release and will present a whole bunch of new songs aside all their classics!

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EXUMER ‘European Hostilities 2019’

29/03/19 NL – Drachten – Iduna

30/03/19 DE – Hamburg – Bambi Galore

31/03/19 DE – Essen – Turock

02/04/19 FR – Montpellier – Secret Place

03/04/19 ES – Irun – Sala Tunk

04/04/19 ES – Valladolid – Porta Caeli

05/04/19 ES – Pamplona – Sala Totem

06/04/19 ES – Oviedo – Sir Laurens

07/04/19 ES – Madrid – We Rock

09/04/19 ES – Granada – Salal Planta Baja

10/04/19 ES – Sevilla – Sala Even

11/04/19 ES – Malaga – Sala Trinchera

12/04/19 ES – Murcia – Sala Gramma

13/04/19 ES – Castellon – Burbuja

14/04/19 ES – Barcelona – Sala Sidecar

EXUMER summer tour

07/06/19 DE – Mühlteich – Chronical Moshers Festival

08/06/19 DE – Berlin – BiNuu

09/06/19 DE – Oschersleben – Rock & Metal Dayz

21/06/19 DE – Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy

22/06/19 DE – Büssfeld – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019

09/08/19 PT – Lisboa Vagos – Metal Festival

10/08/19 CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault More t.b.a.

EXUMER line-up:

Mem V. Stein – vocals

Ray Mensh – guitars

T. Schiavo – bass

Matthias Kassner – drums

Marc B. – guitars

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Thomas Nielsen
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When my old buddy Kenn Jensen asked me if I wanted to contribute to the new site he had created, then called powermetal.dk, I didn't hesitate. My love for metal music was and is great. I wrote my first review during the summer of 2004 (Moonspell's 'Antidote' album). In 2015, I took over the editor-in-chief role.

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