Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Starkill: premieres new track, "Whispers of Heresy," on Revolver Magazine.com
Chicagoland-based STARKILL has premiered a new track, "Whispers of Heresy," on Revolver Magazine.com! Taken from the band's upcoming full-length effort, Fires of Life, which is due out April 30th in North America and May 13th in Europe via Century Media Records, the track can be heard here.
For another preview of Fires of Life, fans can check out the following previously released tracks here:
"Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire"
"Fires of Life"
"New Infernal Rebirth"
Right after Fires of Life is released, STARKILL will head out on tour with HYPOCRISY, KRISIUN, ABORTED, and ARSIS. The band will also be playing a few headlining and supporting shows after their stint on the trek. See below for all upcoming tour dates:
STARKILL tour dates
5/1 Gramercy - New York, NY *
5/2 Palace - Stafford, CT *
5/3 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC *
5/4 WreckRoom - Toronto, ON *
5/5 The Foundry - Cleveland, OH *
5/6 Reggie's - Chicago, IL *
5/7 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN *
5/8 The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB *
5/9 The Exchange - Regina, SK *
5/10 Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB *
5/11 Republik - Calgary, AB *
5/12 Branding Iron Pub -- Armstrong, BC **
5/13 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC *
5/14 The Hop - Spokane, WA
5/15 The Red Room - Boise, ID
5/17 Rocky Mountain Sound Garden - Denver, CO
5/18 Black Star Tavern - Manhattan, KS
5/19 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO ***
5/20 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
5/21 Inferno - Madison, WI
*=with HYPOCRISY, KRISIUN, ABORTED, ARSIS
***=with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD
While most of their peers were listening to and playing to the "core" US-based bands, the members of STARKILL spent their days cutting their chops to European metal-- and the band makes no qualms about wearing their influences on their sleeves. Inspired by the likes of early CHILDREN OF BODOM à la the now classic Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper, in addition to NIGHTWISH, AMON AMARTH and DRAGONFORCE, STARKILL aims to pay homage to these acts, while also putting their own spin on Euro-metal-- and their new album, Fires of Life, does just that.
Produced by the band's own Jameson and mastered by death metal legend, James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), Fire of Life's concept, both lyrically and musically, is overlain in medieval fantasy-themed battles, mythology, and destruction. The artwork, created by renowned metal artist, Joshua Belanger, captures this perfectly.
Fires of Life track-listing
1. Whispers of Heresy
2. Fires of Life
3. Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire
4. Below the Darkest Depths
5. Immortal Hunt
6. New Infernal Rebirth
7. Strength in the Shadow
8. This is Our Battle; This is Our Day
9. Withdrawn From All Humanity
10. Wash Away the Blood With Rain
Parker Jameson: Lead guitar, vocals, keyboards and orchestral programming
Spencer Weidner: Drums
Charlie Federici: Guitar
Mike Buetsch: Bass