German thrash legends ACCUSER will release their new album The Mastery January 26th via Metal Blade Records! As of today, fans can watch the brand new video for “Catacombs” at metalblade.com/accuser.
ACCUSER comments on the new video: “‘Catacombs’ describes the attempt to escape a psychological dead end. Imprinting, education and religion are the possible causes of this dark aberration, so the lyrics of this tune are quite gloomy and kinda fit into the present time where a lot of people have to deal with depression, fear or mental problems. Musically, ‘Catacombs’ is a classical Accu§er thrash anthem with taughtly riffs, a chorus you can scream your lungs out to and some really intense solos.”
The Mastery is available in the following formats:
–180g black vinyl
–Aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Black purple splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Pastel pink/violet marbled vinyl (US exclusive limited to 160 copies)
2. The Real World
3. Solace in Sorrow
4. Time for Silence
5. My Skin
9. Into the Black
10. The Mastery
ACCUSER has been in a constant songwriting mode all over last year. Combined with the energy and spontaneity from several live shows the songs came together very quickly. Together with long time producer Martin Buchwalter they put together the record in the summer of 2017 at well-known Gernhart Studio (Destruction, Tankard and many more). For the band The Mastery, is some kind of missing link between the technical virtuosity of an album like Who dominates Who and the more basic, heavy approach of Repent. Best of both worlds so to say and not only for the band the best album since their comeback in 2008. The Mastery contains all of the elements that define the ACCUSER sound: heavy, chunky thrash riffs, aggressive vocals with a touch of melody – in addition to the high class guitar solos by youngster Dennis Rybakowski. When it comes to the lyrical side of their songs, ACCUSER still raises their voices to denounce social grievances.