Six Feet Under Reveals “When the Moon Goes Down in Blood” Lyric Video

- May 10th, 2024 –

“Killing for Revenge” Full-Length Out Today On Metal Blade Records!

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Watch SIX FEET UNDER’s “When The Moon Goes Down In Blood” lyric video HERE

SIX FEET UNDER‘s Killing For Revenge, their fiery fourteenth studio album, is out today on Metal Blade Records!

In celebration of the record’s release, today the band drops a lyric video for “When The Moon Goes Down In Blood,” created by Reino Aedmäe who also produced visualizers for “Zodiac” and “Blood Of The Zombie” from SIX FEET UNDER‘s Nightmares Of The Decomposed offering.

Comments legendary frontman Chris Barnes of “When The Moon Goes Down In Blood,” “I think all of the songs on the album deal with revenge in one way or another. That’s why the album’s called Killing For Revenge. Each song has that as a theme in it, whether it be man against man, or nature against man. There’s a macabre core theme and it’s more straightforward as far as lyrics go and the tone of the storyline really being a lot more horror, and generally speaking, about killing people. My mood is always really just diving into my own imagination and kind of a meditative state of concentrating and listening to the music and letting it lead me into a storyline.”

Adds guitarist Jack Owen, “This was the last song written for the album. Chris suggested something ‘early 1990s.’ I created drum beats reminiscent of early Immolation or Suffocation, where the tempo was somewhere between a thrash beat and a blast beat. Back then we wrote guitar riffs that were simple diminished lines with tons of palm muting, just crunching along with the snare drum. The music was written pretty quickly and I sent it off to Chris and he replied. ‘I got this!’ Boy, did he! It turned out to be possibly the best song on the album. A brutal old-school vibe.”

Watch SIX FEET UNDER‘s “When The Moon Goes Down In Blood” lyric video HERE.

Watch the band’s previously released lyric videos for “Know-Nothing IngrateHERE and “AscensionHERE.

A gnarly beast of a record that’s not for the faint-hearted, Killing For Revenge dishes up nightmare-inducing imagery courtesy of Barnes via the vocalist’s trademark guttural vocals. Both the album title and darkly detailed red-hued album cover by artist Vince Locke are perfect containers for the brutality within.

Forged as a side project for Barnes during his final years with the band that he co-founded, Cannibal Corpse, SIX FEET UNDER became the frontman’s sole focus in 1995, coinciding with the release of their debut, Haunted. Only Barnes remains from SIX FEET UNDER‘s original incarnation, but the quality has remained remarkably consistent. The current lineup of Barnes, guitarists Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse) and Ray Suhy, bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Marco Pitruzzella make for a devastating unit.

Killing For Revenge marks the second album that Barnes and Owen have created together since reuniting for 2020′s Nightmares Of The Decomposed. Owen also produced the record. The chemistry between the five men is palpable. From the opening moments of “Know-Nothing Ingrate,” which kicks off the vile proceedings, it’s immediately clear that SIX FEET UNDER focused their energies into something that’s as brutal, lyrically visceral, and musically dazzling as one would hope for from the ground-breaking Tampa-bred death metal lineup. As a special bonus, SIX FEET UNDER also recorded a cover of Nazareth‘s “Hair Of The Dog,” which appears on all formats of Killing For Revenge with the exception of vinyl.

Killing For Revenge features a guest appearance by guitarist Jason Suecof on “Neanderthal” and was mixed and mastered by Chaz Najjar at Badlands Recording in Denver, Colorado. The record will be released on CD and digital formats as well as vinyl in the following color variants:

Clear w/ Red Bloodshot (US)
180g Black (EU)
Crusted Blood Marbled (EU)
Khaki Brown Marbled (EU – Ltd. 300)
Blood Red Splatter (EU – Ltd. 300)
Gold “Black Dust” (EU – Ltd. 200)

Find ordering options – including a new t-shirt design – at:

Now sounding more like a lethal and harmonious unit than they have for decades, they are plainly and undeniably back in peak, murderous form.” — Blabbermouth

In places the record sounds like early Cannibal Corpse, but with the broodingly aggressive ‘Hostility Against Mankind’ and the Obituary-like ‘Neanderthal’ there are also strong slow numbers again… a strong performance!” — Rock Hard Germany

Slow or fast doesn’t matter with SIX FEET UNDER, what counts is heaviness, brutal riffing, and a massive build-up of pressure, interspersed with skillful solos, and Killing For Revenge has more than enough of all of this to offer.” — Slam Germany

SIX FEET UNDER has found their way back to their own strengths and instead of focusing on speed or groove, the latest offering shows all aspects of the death metal pioneers from Tampa, Florida.” — Markus Heavy Music Blog

Chris Barnes – vocals
Jack Owen – rhythm guitar
Ray Suhy – lead guitar
Jeff Hughell – bass
Marco Pitruzzella – drums

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