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BLACK ANVIL has shared a full stream of the 'As Was' full-length prior to
release this Friday. Listen to over 50 minutes of thought-provoking, modern
black metal, alongside an exclusive interview with Paul Delaney, via Noisey at this location.
"I wanted it to have something to do with what comes
after death," said vocalist/bassist Paul Delany about the album title
meaning. "Raeph [drums] just busted it out: As Was. And I was like,
"Sold." It made a lot of sense to me. Even though it sounds bigger
than anything we've ever done, it sounds more organic and primal. It's a return
to primordial chaos. So it's a very different approach and mindset and yet also
a continuation of the last record."
January 13th, 2017 will see the worldwide release of As Was
via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital. Physical pre-orders and bundles are
available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be pre-ordered via
Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION.
BLACK ANVIL will tour North America
throughout late January/February in support of their new album with black metal
legends Mayhem and Inquisition. A full list of dates is included below.