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Friday, January 22, 2016

Accuser are releasing new album 'The Forlorn Divide' March, 11th


On the 11th of March Geman Thrashers Accuser will release their new album 'The Forlorn Divide' via Metal Blade Records, it's the first album for their new label Metal Blade Records.

Accuser have now launched the landing page where you can listen to the brand new song 'Tribulation'. Click here to stream the song, have a look at the front art and check out the pre-order section. 'The Forlorn Divide' will be released on CD and LP! Through the landing page you can also order a bundle with an exclusive T-Shirt.

From 1986 to 1996, Accuser are a mainstay within the national and international metal scenes. Especially albums such as 'Who Dominates Who' (1989) or 'Repent' (1992) are an impressive display of the Siegen, Germany-based group's technical and compositional abilities.

Musically Accuser find their own niche somewhere between Bay Area Thrash Metal and the German sound of bands such as Kreator or Destruction. Collaborations with Alex Perialas (producer of Testament, Anthrax, etc.) or German Industrial pioneers Die Krupps speak for themselves.

The band plays countless tours and concerts, e.g. with Motörhead, Paradise Lost and Overkill. In this way, they earn a great standing and become a reliable force known for their energetic, breathtaking live shows.

After several line-up changes, the band eventually splits up in 1996. That is, until 2008: Accuser have returned. Although they have never truly been gone, to be exact. Under the name of Scartribe, they have been writing songs all the time and played countless concerts.

By the end of 2008, the band returns to their familiar name and has been firing on all cylinders ever since. In May 2010, 'Agitation' is released, an album featuring all their trademarks. Classical Thrash tiffs, melodic leads and nifty soli fall together with Frank Thoms' inimitable voice and soulful lyrics about social issues.

The band has already been working on new material since 2013. The addition of new guitarist Dennis Rybakowski, the re-recorded version of their classic 'Who Dominates Who' to celebrate their 25th birthday in 2013 and several very successful festival shows were whiffs of fresh air for the group. Quickly, it became apparent that the new stuff was going to be more progressive and complex, so the band took their time in order to work meticulously with a focus on detail. Slowly but steadily, 'The Forlorn Divide' took shape in their tried-and-tested Gernhart Studio. It contains everything you know and love about Accuser: involved, powerful thrash metal with virtuoso guitar work, thought-out drum patterns and last but not least aggressive, at times desperate vocals, perfectly highlighting the dark recesses of human psyche that are described in the lyrics.

'The Forlorn Divide' tracklist:
01 Predawn
02 Lust For Vengeance
03 Unreal Perception
04 Arbitrary Law
05 Impending Doom
06 Tribulation
07 Perish By Oblivion
08 Fifth Column
09 Sulfur Rain
10 Flow Of Dying

Accuser:
Frank Thoms - vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski - guitars
Frank Kimpel - bass
Olli Fechner - drums

Accuser live:
12/03/16 DE - Siegen - Vortex (CD-Releaseshow)
16/04/16 DE - Dettelbach - Metal Franconia Festival
13-15/05/16 DE - Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
30/09/16 DE - Dresden - Skullcrusher (Metal Gegen Krebs Festival)

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