Hull, UK based sludge/hardcore band Battalions presents their fourth full-length album, »King Of A Dead World«, which just dropped yesterday, October 21st, 2022 via APF Records.
01. Green Boots
02. Coughing Nails
03. Diagnosis Fucked
04. Bones To Dust
05. No Safe Place
07. Light A Fire
08. King Of A Dead World
Recorded and mixed by Joe Clayton at No Studio.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Album artwork by James Fenwick.
“»King Of A Dead World« is out now!! Available on all streaming sites, and to buy from our Bandcamp page.
This has been a very long time coming, and we are so super proud to get this album out into the world. Check out what the press are saying, then go and check it out yourself. Let us know what you think!
Thanks so much to APF Records for their unwaivering support. Nø Studio for the incredible production job. James Fenwick Illustration for the insanely good artwork. For The Lost PR for helping push this out to the world. And finally to all of YOU who support this band.
Now, go get some!” says the band.
Courtesy of For The Lost PR:
UK sludge metal juggernaut Battalions return with their new album »King Of A Dead World« on 21st October via APF Records (Video Nasties, Desert Storm, Corrupt Moral Altar). The follow up to 2018’s »Forever Marching Backwards«, this album is 8 tracks of colossal, towering, hook filled riffs, born out of a crumbling world.
Bassist Matt Dennett sheds more light on the meaning behind the album’s title, “I was reading an article online about the decline of humanity, the battering of Earth’s resources, the financial and human cost of war, global warming etc, and how the world’s leaders are partly to blame. The article ended with “who wants to be the king of a dead world?”. I read that and it was a light bulb moment, I thought that’s a great song/album title, everyone agreed and it stuck straight away.”
Starting out way back in 2010 in the depths of Kingston upon Hull, Battalions have gradually become veterans of the ever growing underground UK metal scene with their own brand of groove riddled sludge metal. At its the core this is harsh and heavy music, packed with razor sharp guttural vocals and yet it’s hard not to find yourself nodding along addictively to each track on this record.
»King Of A Dead World« is also an album of change for Battalions in band members, with production and artwork too. Vocalist Phil Wilkinson explains, “During the covid lockdowns, we underwent a personnel change, namely welcoming drummer Simon into the Battalions fold, so with this we wanted to go for a whole new production process. We chose a brand new studio to us, Nø Studio in Manchester with producer Joe Clayton (Pijn), as we wanted a new sound after using Chris Fielding (Conan) for all our previous efforts. »King Of A Dead World« is us returning to our roots, big groove rooted in a dirty DIY sludge and hardcore sound. In addition to this, we also chose a brand new artist for the album artwork – James Fenwick – to complete the ‘new start’ mentality we have all taken into the writing and recording of our 4th album.”
Order your copy here:
28th October – O’Rileys, Hull (album launch)
11th November – Dive, Hull w/ Row Of Ashes
12th November – Packhorse, Leeds w/ Row Of Ashes
Phil Wilkinson – Vocals
Pete Cross – Guitar
Matthew Dennett – Bass
Simon Harrison – Drums
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