Video footage of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones laying down guest vocals on the new BELIEVER track "The Brave" can be viewed below.
"The Brave" comes off the reactivated late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash metallers' highly anticipated fourth album, "Gabriel", which will be released on the following dates:
March 17 - U.S., Canada
April 9 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain
April 14 - U.K., France, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Czech Rep., Hungary, Portugal, Greece
April 15 - Sweden, Finland
The LP will be issued through Howard Jones' new imprint label Cesspool Records via Metal Blade. The CD will feature additional guest appearances by Joe Rico (SACRIFICE), CKY/WORLD UNDER BLOOD guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller and Rocky Gray (EVANESCENCE, SOUL EMBRACED, LIVING SACRIFICE).
"Gabriel" track listing:
02. A Moment In Prime
05. History Of Decline
06. The Need For Conflict
07. Focused Lethality
08. Shut Out The Sun
09. The Brave
10. Nonsense Mediated Decay
Check out the song "Focused Lethality" on the band's MySpace page.
Commented guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman: "'Focused Lethality' was really a return to our straight-ahead thrash style. We had a great time writing this one and playing it live really brings the energy level up a notch. We think fans of our early work will sink their teeth into this one."
Regarding the musical direction of the upcoming album, Kurt Bachman recently told Decibel magazine, "We think that fans will hear some of each record but the writing is a bit different. It's still BELIEVER but we wanted to offer something new as we have in the past. Some people would like us to put out another 'Sanity Obscure' or 'Dimensions' but we didn't want to rehash the past. Those close to us have said that the new material sounds like a natural progression from 'Dimensions'. We wanted to have fun with this and get back to our emotional metal roots. Getting together to write and record was exciting. It's when the creativity and insanity was let loose."