February 16, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Following months of anticipation and high critical praise, Austrian metal band Harakiri For The Sky
has released their 4th studio album, Arson
, today via AOP Records. Fans can purchase and stream the record now at the links below.
Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, Harakiri For The Sky has become widely known for their black metal meets post-rock style and unique mixture of melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, all which are wrapped in alternately manic/mellow songs. The band was initially begun as a studio project by Bifröst member M. S. and vocalist/lyricist J. J., and has since expanded to a live lineup, which has gone on to perform with the likes of A Forest of Stars, Ellende, Fäulnis, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, and Agrypnie among others, encompassing over 20 countries to date.
The forthcoming record, Arson, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Fellner and follows the band’s critically celebrated 2016 album III: Trauma. Their latest effort raises the intensity with massively epic tracks filled with anguish and rage and set to the tone of machine gun rhythm and crushing riffs.
, is easily the best thing they’ve ever done.” – Stereogum.com
“Dynamic, majestic music that justifies the subgenre’s existence” – Outburn
“On Arson, we’re confronted with an upheaval of the status quo” – Blocland.com “Harakiri For The Sky are masters of their craft and Arson is the proof.” – Avenoctum.com “There’s so much emotional force and power behind this music that it demands your attention” – ItDjents.com “Arson is full of strong and emotionally resonant material that’s easy to get wrapped up in.” – DeadRhetoric.com “an emotional album that seeps into listener’s hearts with blends of heartache and serenity.” – MetalInjection.net “(Arson) is surely a benchmark for the scene as its construction and presentation are near perfect.” – Overdrive-Mag.com
Harakiri for the Sky will continue their tour of Europe in support of Arson in March
Mar 2 – Essen, DE – Turock
Mar 3 – Vosselaar, BE – Biebob Concerts
Mar 5 – Nantes, FR – Le Ferrailleur – Café Concert
Mar 6 – Paris, FR – O’Sullivans Backstage
Mar 7 – Colmar, FR – Legrillen Grillen
Mar 8 – Aarau, CH – KIFF
Mar 9 – Pavia, IT – DAGDA Live Club
Mar 10 – San Donà di Piave, IT – Revolver Club
Mar 12 – Budapest, HU – A38 Hajó
Mar 13 – Kraków, PL – Klub Alchemia
Mar 14 – Magdeburg, DE – Factory
Mar 15 – Erfurt, DE – Club From Hell
Mar 16 – Berlin, DE – Roadrunners Rock & Motor Club
Mar 17 – Mannheim, DE _ MS Connexion Complex
Mar 18 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013