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Hour Of Penance announce new album 'Devotion' and release first single "Devotion for Tyranny"

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Italian technical/blackened death metal outfit Hour Of Penance have announced their new album, Devotion, will release April 5th via Agonia Records. The group has also shared the first single off the new album, "Devotion for Tyranny," along with the official music video.

Hour Of Penance had this to say about the new album:

It has been almost five years since Misotheism [last studio album], but we are finally ready to unveil our new opus. Devotion is our anthem to the futility of war, with no light at the end of the tunnel. The main theme of the album is the misguided devotion which we, the people, give to our leaders, who mercilessly send us to our deaths under the pretense of democracy; while being guided only by imperialist ambitions and greed. The faceless crowd of the artwork stands in worship of these deformed statues of false deities. Musically, the album builds on the 20-year-old, fast-paced trademark style of Hour of Penance, and enhances it with more technicality and catchiness, interspersed with epic landscapes.

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The band shared the following on the first single:

We chose 'Devotion for Tyranny' as the first single because it's probably the most straightforward and uncompromising song on the album, and it perfectly represents the main themes of the album. This animated video is heavily inspired by the mysterious atmospheres of Soulslike games and the hooded man represents the revolutionary vanguard that overthrows the established order based on wealth and oppression, that has left the Earth a barren and sterile land for a deformed and enslaved humanity to live in. The visual references to the elements of the alchemical process are a metaphor for the transformative power of the human will. It's a dystopic vision of a not-so-distant future and a warning.

Devotion tracklist:

1. Devotion for Tyranny
2. Parasitic Chain of Command
3. Birthright Abolished
4. Retaliate
5. Breathe the Dust of their Dead
6. The Morality of Warfare
7. Severance
8. The Ravenous Heralds
9. A Desert Called Peace
10. Spiralling into Decline

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