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(Baltimore, Maryland – March 14, 2022) – Two decades into their venerable careers, Baltimore death metal savants MISERY INDEX are back with their new record, Complete Control, to be released worldwide via Century Media Records on May 13th. Today, MISERY INDEX are launching a first single off the forthcoming album, “The Eaters and the Eaten”. Watch the music video, which was directed, filmed and edited by J.T. Ibanez HERE.
““The Eaters and the Eaten” is the most straight-forward, blasting track on the album. It’s utterly relentless and hammers home the key themes of exploitation and drudgery that define life for so many on the planet in our current age,” states MISERY INDEX about the track.
Complete Control, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard. The album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.
Complete Control tracklisting:
- Administer the Dagger
- The Eaters and the Eaten
- Complete Control
- Necessary Suffering
- Rites of Cruelty
- Conspiracy of None
- Reciprocal Repulsion
- Now Defied!
Next to the jewelcase CD, LP and digital versions of the album, Complete Control will also be available as limited deluxe 2CD box set (see mock image below), containing the studio album as a jewelcase CD, an additional 5-track bonus EP entitled Strategies of Manipulation in a slimline case CD, a black tote bag with artwork print, a button set with 2 buttons and a double-sided mini poster.
Strategies of Manipulation Bonus EP tracklisting:
- Strategies of Manipulation
- Supposed to Rot (Entombed Cover)
- Infiltrators (Instrumental Version)
- The Eaters and the Eaten (Demo Version)
- Complete Control (Demo Version)
The album’s LP format will come on 180g vinyl and include a 4page LP-booklet as well as a poster in the A2 format. The available variants and limitations are listed below:
Black LP – Unlimited
Transp. Red LP – 1100x copies via all US outlets & Season Of Mist
Clear-Black Marbled LP – 500x copies via CM Distro and Evil Greed (European Bandshop)
Silver LP – 300x copies via EMP
White LP – 300x copies via Bandshops (IndieMerch / North America & Evil Greed / Europe)
The album’s pre-order starts today and can be found HERE.
MISERY INDEX Live:
12.03.2022 – Zürich (Switzerland) – Dynamo / Züri Gmätzlets Vol. 1
MISERY INDEX “The Space Control” Tour:
w/ Origin, Wolf King
May 6 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
May 8 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
May 9 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
May 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
May 11 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
May 12 – Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière
May 13 – Boston, MA – Sonia
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
May 15 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
May 16 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
May 18 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
May 20 – Houston, TX – Acadia
May 21 – Dallas, TX – Amplified
May 22 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
MISERY INDEX Festival Dates:
17.06.2022 – Oulu (Finland) – Metal Capital Festival
19.06.2022 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
30.07.2022 – Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
10.08.2022 – Jaroměř (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
12.08.2022 – Obermehler (Germany) – Party.San Festival Open Air
14.08.2022 – Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Metal Festival
18.08.2022 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
And many more dates to follow soon…
Since the early 2000’s, MISERY INDEX have performed over 1400 concerts in 44 countries, sharing stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Decapitated and EyeHateGod and making them one of the most intense and merciless live-acts of our time. Look out for many more dates across the globe to be announced soon for MISERY INDEX.
MISERY INDEX is (From left to right on photo by Ryan Philipps) Darin Morris (lead guitar), Adam Jarvis (drums), Mark Kloeppel (guitar and vocals) and Jason Netherton (bass and vocals).