Black Anvil to release new studio album “As Was” on January 13th 2017

Black Anvil As Was cover
New York City’s Black Anvil return with “As Was”, the staggering 50-minute follow-up to 2014’s “Hail Death”. Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity Black Anvil have always been known for, “As Was” seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art.

More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before, “As Was” is a stellar representation of modern black metal, and of Black Anvil’s continuous progression and songcraft.

“As Was” features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain).

January 13th, 2017, marks the worldwide release of “As Was” via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital.

Physical pre-orders and bundles are available here and digital downloads can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here.

Stream the band’s new song “May Her Wrath Be Just” below.

Tracklist:
1. On Forgotten Ways
2. May Her Wrath Be Just
3. As Was
4. Nothing
5. As An Elder Learned Anew
6. Two Keys-Heres The Lock
7. The Way Of All Flesh
8. Ultra

Black Anvil will tour January/February 2017 in support of their new album with black metal legends Mayhem and Inquisition. A full list of dates can be found below.

North American Tour 2017:
1/20/2017 Club Solda – Montreal, QC
1/21/2017 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON
1/22/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/23/2017 Metro – Chicago, IL
1/24/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
1/25/2017 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
1/27/2017 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/28/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/30/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
1/31/2017 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/03/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/04/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/06/2017 Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
2/10/2017 Alamo Music Hall –  San Antonio, TX
2/11/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/13/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/14/2017 Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC
2/15/2017 The Howard Theater – Washington, DC
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2/17/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
2/18/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

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