Criminal premieres new track, “Shock Doctrine”, via NoCleanSinging.com

- February 9th, 2016 –

Set to release their new full-length, Fear Itself, on March 11th worldwide via Metal Blade Records, Anglo-Chilean thrashers Criminal are now premiering the album’s second single, “Shock Doctrine“, via NoCleanSinging.com.

Criminal vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger comments: “I think this track encompasses everything that defines Criminal: the groove, the speed, the melody and the aggression. The lyrics deal with the way politicians use certain events to instill fear in the population, be it a terrorist attack, an economic crisis, or just lately the refugee crisis, in order to be able to put new policies in place and tighten the grip on the very people they are supposed to be protecting.

For another preview of Fear Itself- and to pre-order the album in various formats! – please visit metalblade.com/criminal to stream the first single, “Down Driven“.

Recorded at Criminal bassist Danny Biggin’s HVR Studios in Suffolk, UK, with a “no bullshit” approach to recording, the band purposely avoided the vices of modern metal production such as samples, quantizing and amp simulators. The striking artwork by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Mayhem, etc.) perfectly represents the bleak, dystopian atmosphere of the lyrics, which denounce warmongering, misinformation, exploitation and other ills of modern society. A metal band with a hardcore attitude, Criminal‘s longevity is a testament to their honesty and passion; they’re in it for all the right reasons.

Fear Itself track-listing
1. Intro
2. Down Driven
3. False Flag Attack
4. Shock Doctrine
5. The Needle and Knife
6. Scream of Consciousness
7. Summoning the Apocalypse
8. The One Who Speaks at Night
9. Animals to Gods
10. Deep in the Rot
11. Wasted Youth
12. Carne Molida

Criminal line-up:
Anton Reisenegger – vocals/guitars
Sergio Klein – guitars
Dan Biggin – bass
Zac O’Neil – drums

Criminal online:
https://www.facebook.com/Criminal.Band
http://www.criminal1.com/home
https://www.youtube.com/user/criminalchile

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