Pretoria, South Africa: from a city which has long enjoyed a solid tradition in good old fashioned Death Metal, Maximum Carnage has been forging it’s path since 2009 and steadily gaining momentum through tours and releases. Today, the band has released it’s album version of the first single and the title track from it’s next full length, Blackened Sun.
As portrayed in the coming album’s artwork, created by friend of the band, Cobus Muller:
“‘Blackened Sun’, the title track, is basically a reminder that when the earth has had enough of us it will set Armageddon in motion. Volcanoes, floods, earthquakes; these will then cleanse the earth. ‘Blackened Sun’ describes a scenario where the sun is eclipsed and ashes cover the sky, removing all traces of light. Light equals life.” ~ Wouter Botha (guitars, Maximum Carnage)
Wouter tells us that there is a significant change coming with the band’s new album, in particular with regard to it’s lyrical approach and a departure from the typical “guts and gore” often attached to the genre of Death Metal. He empathizes that the music remains focused on grave topics, but those which shift away from fantasy and into real life.
“We decided to take on real concepts and ideas which exist around us, and that have a lot more meaning to our lives. When it’s real, it’s a lot more scary.” ~ Wouter Botha
With ‘Blackened Sun’ now out for sampling, Wouter has not offered us a final release date for the Blackened Sun album suffice to say that a date in May will be announced soon. However, he has also promised that a new single will appear in approximately two weeks time and, in the meantime, pre-orders can be placed for Blackened Sun which will also be available as a hard copy.