Sicarius detail new effort Serenade Of Slitting Throats, premiere title track

Band: Sicarius
Song: “Serenade Of Slitting Throats”
Directed by: David Thelen
Album: Serenade Of Slitting Throats
Produced by: Mick Kenney
Recorded at: Barracks Studio
Artwork by: Misanthropic Art
Release Date: October 13th, 2017
Label: M-Theory Audio

Guitarist Argyris said of the song:

“This is probably my favorite track on the album. It just has everything in it — power, speed, violence, and atmosphere. It’s a very well-rounded hitter that I’m very proud of both on a musical standpoint and a lyrical one. It just flowed together on its own when I composed it. It made perfect sense to make it the flagship track of the album, and unleash it first as an appropriate means of showcasing where Sicarius is at first glance. It swallows you up in a wave of violence and grabs you by the throat and only relents at the end, which symbolizes the death of the quarry.

The lyric video was directed by David Thelen. I saw his work for the German band Attic and thought it was fantastic. His lyric videos are gritty yet well composed. We were kind of in a pinch and he was very kind to fit us into his schedule and delivered a great piece. He captured the vision that myself and album artist/designer Misanthropic Art had for the visual aspect. We couldn’t be happier.”

Regarding the cover art Argyris said:

“I’m excited to finally be able to reveal the album artwork, as I’m sure Misanthropic Art is as well, as he’s been waiting patiently for the work he’s done for this album to come out. I love working with Chris there because his visual conceptions are very dark and atmospheric, and he’s one of the easiest people to work with. When it came time to design the album I pretty much gave him free reign. I told him that I wanted the album art to FEEL like those classic 2nd wave black metal albums I grew up admiring. I think he nailed it. He listened to a few songs off the album and what he envisioned, he put ink to paper and we were honored by the end result.”

Pre-order:

  • M-Theory Audio
  • Bandcamp
  • Serenade Of Slitting Throats track listing:

    1. “Flatline Noxiphiliac”
    2. “Ferox Impetum”
    3. “Serenade of Slitting Throats”
    4. “Torture Trials”
    5. “Marshaling the Garroted”
    6. “The Onyx Void”
    7. “The Beast in your Head”
    8. “Serpent Soul”
    9. “Forceful Bleed”
    10. “Wamypr”

    [via Invisible Oranges]