New Song Premiere: THESE ARE THEY's 'Steeple Of Blood'
"Steeple Of Blood", a brand new song from Chicago death metallers THESE ARE THEY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's third full-length album, "At The Feast Of Seven Funerals", which will be released on November 18 via The End Records/Unruly Sounds.
Recorded at Bell City Sound Studios in Racine, Wisconsin, the CD was once again engineered by Chris Djuricic, with mixing and mastering handled by Dan SwanÃ¶ of Sweden's Unisound Studios.
In addition to the core writing team of vocalist, Paul Kuhr (NOVEMBERS DOOM), guitarist Steve Nicholson (formerly of NOVEMBERS DOOM) and guitarist Justin Jurgevich (formerly of HURTLOCKER), THESE ARE THEY now includes bassist Mike Flaherty (formerly of LOUDMOUTH) and drummer Tony Bettenhausen (formerly of HURTLOCKER).
Said Nicholson: "'Steeple Of Blood' is the apex moment of the story of Lucius Mortimer, an unholy gunman bent on greed, who celebrates death... At The Feast Of Seven Funerals."
Added Flaherty: "When you hear this song, you'll start throwing tables!"
Encompassing a faster and more aggressive approach than previous efforts, "At The Feast Of Seven Funerals" pushes the band forward in its experimentation, musicianship and overall production.
"'Disposing Of Betrayers' was a big leap forward for us, defining our own sound," said Kuhr.
"With 'At The Feast Of Seven Funerals', we wanted to take a step further into the aggression, and to stand out among our peers. I believe we succeeded in this.
"Following a concept-driven album like the past releases, 'At The Feast Of Seven Funerals' deals with the American West in the 1800s, as the concept and story was conceived through the mind of Steven Nicholson.
"This is pure old-school Chicago death metal."
"At The Feast Of Seven Funerals" track listing:
01. Hell Rides At Dawn
02. Palace Of Sin
03. Sixth Shot For The Mortician
04. Gospel Of A Bullet
05. Penelope Dies
06. Steeple Of Blood
07. Feat Of Seven Funerals
08. Hangmanâs Knot
09. Buried Neath The Willows"At The Feast Of Seven Funerals" can be pre-ordered at this location.
DUFF MCKAGAN Says Kids Today Don't Listen To Full-Length Albums
Duff McKagan (WALKING PAPERS, LOADED, GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) was interviewed on episode 118 of the "Let There Be Talk" podcast with rock and roll comedian Dean Delray. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
Speaking about how people listened to full-length records during GUNS N' ROSES' early days in the '80s, before the invention of the compact disc, McKagan said: "People did records then. It's, like, what's missing now. We'd think about, 'How does this record go from beginning to end?' And, 'How's the middle part?' And when you flip over the record, what to start the second side with. How do you end the first side? People don't even think in those terms anymore. 'Cause we grew up through records. [We would think] How is the first side gonna sound? How is it gonna begin and end?
"Anybody who is probably under 45 listening to this is probably going, 'What? What are they talking about?'
"But, yeah, if you made a record [back in those days], you would think about the order on each side, and how the first side would end, and how you would open up the second side of the record, and how you would end the whole record, and all of the body of work in between that. You know, does this whole thing tell a story?"
"People don't listen... I don't wanna generalize, but I have two teenage kids. They listen to a song by one [artist], a song by somebody else, a song [by somebody else]. And [I go], 'Don't you wanna listen to the rest of the record?' They look at me, like, 'What's up, antique? What are you talking about?'
"I'm not saying one [way] is better or worse, but we just grew up in a different time when we got to enjoy that whole [experience of listening to albums from beginning to end]â¦ I got a [turntable] back at home now. I got one, like, a year and a half ago. And it's the bestâ¦. Going out and buying records and putting a record on, it's so killer."
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