Exumer reveals details for new album, ‘Hostile Defiance’; launches video for title track; announces European tour dates
On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.
Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”
For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: http://metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.
Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at http://metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats: –ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks –180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) –orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies) –red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) –pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) –orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies) –white / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies) –clear/red&black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”
Hostile Defiance track-listing: 1. Hostile Defiance 2. Raptor 3. Carnage Rider 4. Dust Eater 5. King’s End 6. Descent 7. Trapper 8. The Order of Shadows 9. Vertical Violence 10. Splinter 11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track) 12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)
Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!
Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019 Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar
Exumer tour dates June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019 Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault More t.b.a.
Exumer line-up: Mem V. Stein – vocals Ray Mensh – guitars T. Schiavo – bass Matthias Kassner – drums Marc B. – guitars