Rome-based 5RAND are preparing for the September release their second studio full-length, “Dark Mother”, through Time To Kill Records. Today, the band announce a limited run on vinyl on transparent bloody red. More information and pre-orders are available HERE.
The new single “Black Ocean” is also streaming at Metal UndergroundHERE, while the official video for the “Old Angel Midnight” is still available via Pure Grain Audio.
“Dark Mother” is set for a release on 6th September 2019 with powerhouse label Time To Kill Records.
“Dark Mother” has been produced by longtime collaborator Marco Mastrobuono (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE) at Kick Recording Studio and Bloom Recording Studios, while mastering has been handled by famous Swedish producer Jens Bogren (KREATOR, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS) at Fascination Street Studios. The epic album artwork has been designed by the talented Hans Trasid with layout by Roberto Toderico (SODOM, ASPHYX, PESTILENCE).
Watch a short video trailer with a closer look at the artwork HERE!
“Dark Mother” shows the band staying true to their diverse and catchy style, taking elements from melodic death metal and industrial throughout the album’s 11 tracks. The song “Silent Spring” features arrangements by Francesco Ferrini, keyboardist and songwriter of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.
“Dark Mother” tracklist:
01. Collapsing Theory
02. Embrace the Fury
03. Several Injuries
04. The Awakening
05. Black Ocean
06. Cold Deception
07. Feel the End
08. Old Angel Midnight
09. Blind Addiction
10. Before the Flood
11. Silent Spring
5RAND is a metal band from Italy: their sound combines Julia Elenoir‘s clean and growling vocals, melodic, ethereal elements and the aggressive riffing of extreme metal, evoking a dark, disturbing violent, and yet captivating, atmosphere, often conjuring comparisons to acts such as Slipknot, Fear Factory and Dark Tranquillity.
Following on the heels of the widely hailed debut album “Sacred/Scared” (2017), 5RAND toured Italy and Europe supporting Vader and Immolation and openened for bands such as Behemoth and Sepultura in several occasions. In 2018 the band toured Europe supporting Dark Tranquillity and Equilibrium and played many more headlining shows all over Italy.
The second album “Dark Mother” will be released worldwide on 6th September 2019 via Time To Kill Records. The release will be once again followed by an intense live activity.
Julia Elenoir – Vocals
Pierluigi Carocci – Guitar
Riccardo Zito – Bass
Andrea De Carolis– Drums