Misery Index Release ‘The Choir Invisible’ drum play- through

Death Metal extremists MISERY INDEX have partnered up with DDrum to premiere drummer Adam Jarvis’ play-through video for their latest single, ‘The Choir Invisible’. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Rituals of Power’ which is due March 8 via Season of Mist.

The play-through can be seen here!

MISERY INDEX commented on the track:

“The ‘Choir Invisible’ is a euphemism for the dead, or those who have passed on. In the context of this song, it is an anthem of the dispossessed and the hopeless. Many across the world exist in an ‘in-between’ state that is often ignored and/or washed over because they lack the power and voice to plead their case as human beings. The song takes up this theme and tells it from the somber view of those who risk their lives, board ships and cross oceans in order to find a better life.”

Jarvis previously released a drum play-through for the title track, ‘Rituals of Power’, which can be seen HERE via Sick Drummer Mag.

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ddrum Artis Adam Jarvis plays ‘The Choir Invisible’

MISERY INDEX previously announced European and Japanese tour dates in the spring of 2019. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

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MISERY INDEX Japan+NAPALM DEATH +EYEHATEGOD

05 Mar 19 Osaka (JP) Umeda Club Quatro

06 Mar 19 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Club Quatro (+Napalm Death +Eyehategod)

MISERY INDEX+WORMROT + THE LION’S DAUGHTER + TRUTH CORRODED

23 Mar 19 Heidelberg (DE) Heidelberg Deathfest

24 Mar 19 Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau

25 Mar 19 Wien (AT) Escape Metalcorner

26 Mar 19 Brno (CZ) Melodka

27 Mar 19 Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik

28 Mar 19 Kassel (DE) Goldgrube

29 Mar 19 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia

30 Mar 19 Eindhoven (NL) Grindhoven

31 Mar 19 München (DE) Backstage

01 Apr 19 Zürich (CH) Werk21

02 Apr 19 Segrate MI (IT) Circolo Magnolia

03 Apr 19 Genf (CH) Usine

04 Apr 19 Paris (FR) Glazart

05 Apr 19 Sint Niklaas (BE) De Casino

06 Apr 19 Essen (DE) Turock

MISERY INDEX will be touring in support of their upcoming album ‘Rituals of Power’. The artwork, which is created by Raphael Gabrio, and track details can be viewed below.

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Track-list

1. Universal Untruths (2:35)

2. Decline and Fall (4:36)

3. The Choir Invisible (4:26)

4. New Salem (3:24)

5. Hammering the Nails (3:46)

6. Rituals of Power (5:20)

7. They Always Come Back (5:08)

8. I Disavow (4:21)

9. Naysayer (2:26)

The band comment on the album:

“‘Rituals of Power’ is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called ‘post-truth’ age. Each of the 9 songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own. As an album however, they are all brought to life as one ‘reanimated’ monster; it’s roughly 35 minutes of unhinged, yet cohesive, riff-driven aural ballistics. We were pissed off and on fire during both the writing and recording, and we think it shows in spades. We set out to write the best album we could, based on what we would want to hear first as fans of this music, and we could not be happier.”

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MISERY INDEX return furiously with their brand new album, ‘Rituals of Power’! With their sixth full-length, the American icons of hard hitting brutality display the strength of maturity grown out of the experience gained as a relentless touring machine. The general trend of their continuous evolution to incorporate less core elements and move towards classic death metal finds a new high water mark.

When their debut EP ‘Overthrow’ was recorded in 2001 by vocalist and bassist Jason Netherton (ex-DYING FETUS) together with (then) guitarist and vocalist Mike Harrison and drummer Kevin Talley (ex-DYING FETUS), MISERY INDEX immediately charted a course to explore and push the limits of Death Metal and Grindcore, drawing influence from bands like MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, BOLT THROWER and ENTOMBED. The erstwhile project shifted to a full time band when guitarist Sparky Voyles (ex-DYING FETUS) joined.In 2003, MISERY INDEX unleashed their first full-length ‘Retaliate’, to exceptional reviews and followed by numerous support tours and festivals in Europe and North America. After several line-up changes, second album ‘Discordia’ was released in 2006 with even more touring in its wake. Their third full-length, ‘Traitors’ (2008) reaped raving reactions from both critics and fans and saw the band on the road again until 2009. Then MISERY INDEX dropped ‘Heirs to Thievery’ (2010) like a bomb on the Death Metal masses, shattering all expectations. The album was both a commercial and critical success, elevating the band to headlining slots. During that year, long time guitarist Sparky Voyles was replaced by Darin Morris.

A string of shows and festivals around the globe followed and on the Munich date of ‘Full of Hate Tour’ alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, BEHEMOTH and LEGION OF THE DAMNED, the band recorded their first live album. Released early 2013, ‘Live in Munich’ perfectly epitomized the rawness and ferocity that MISERY INDEX elevated onto a new level with their fifth full length “The Killing Gods” in 2014. Now with “Rituals of Power”, revolving around the concept of “truth”, MISERY INDEX are back with nine crushing tracks which tackle how ‘truth’ has been constructed and molded throughout history as a means to uphold power, regimes and ideologies. Brace, hold tight and run for cover, the wrath of MISERY INDEX is upon us and they are more furious than they’ve ever been.

Album line-up:

Jason Netherton: bass, vocals

Adam Jarvis: drums

Mark Kloeppel: guitar, vocals

Darin Morris: lead guitar

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