Black metal legends Immortal have finished working on their upcoming new studio album War Against All, which will be out on May 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. War Against All will be Immortal’s 10th studio album. The band have also released their title track from the album. The song will satisfy the loyal fans of the band as they have been waiting for a taste of classic black metal again.
Watch the lyric video for “War Against All” on YouTube:
The band ́s founder Demonaz talks about the title track:
“’War Against All’ was the first track I wrote for this album. It’s a fast one where the riffs are mostly inspired by my riffs from ‘Battles in the North.’ The lyrics are in the true Blashyrkh battle feel and mood for an opening track, too. The frosty, raw, and fast battle songs in this style mean everything to me. I will never forget the early years or disappoint the fans with slowing down the pace.”
Demonaz offers some more background on the process of making War Against All:
“Even though the studio work is necessary to get an ultimate recording, the writing process is obviously my favorite. I still write all the guitar riffs/music at home with the same old vibe, and the lyrics as well. The early days of black metal inspire me the most. Cold nights in the woods, on the mountains under the winter moon. That’s what keeps the spirit alive, and the foundation to all our music.
“It’s actually the same studio where I recorded the guitars and vocals for ‘Northern Chaos Gods.’ They also did a great job with the new album, and it was a pleasure to go back and work there again. I am especially pleased with the outcome on this one. It’s got that cold-biting guitar sound, yet powerful production.
“Immortal have never compromised on the original vision, which is taking fans on a journey through Blashyrkh with our most grim and dark music, with every new release. These songs are no exception to this. I am proud of the final result; it’s got a distinct expression, and I can ́t wait to let the fans hear it!”
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