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SAMAEL Issue Live Performance Video For ‘Rite Of Renewal’ Track
January 17th, 2018

Sion, Switzerland-based metal band Samael have released a live performance music video for the track ‘Rite Of Renewal’, which can be viewed below.

The band issued the following statement about the clip: “This is the first song from Hegemony that we presented live and it became an instant classic. The video was shot in Les Docks in Lausanne [on November 3rd, 2017] during the first show that followed the release of Hegemony, it was later edited by Sergey Ulyanov who previously worked on other visuals for us. The song itself is a mid/up tempo track that shows a more technical side of our music. The dynamic is kept by altering fast and dense parts with open and heavy ones until the grand final with super heavy riffs and apocalyptic keyboard parts. What better title for a song than ‘Rite Of Renewal’ to start a new year? 2018 here we go!”

Samael issued tenth full-length studio album Hegemony on October 13th, 2017 through Napalm Records.

The band commented: “The creative process that leads to the completion of Hegemony took over four years. Throughout that time we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally became.

Hegemony is an album that acknowledges the world we’re living in, and emphasized on the effort to take control of that world. It’s all about change and evolution. It’s a strong statement, a testament of our time and a call for revolution.”

Hegemony marks the band’s first album to be released through Napalm Records. Details of Samael’s worldwide deal with the Austrian record company were revealed on January 23rd.

The track listing is as follows;

01. ‘Hegemony’
02. ‘Samael’
03. ‘Angel Of Wrath’
04. ‘Rite Of Renewal’
05. ‘Red Planet’
06. ‘Black Supremacy’
07. ‘Murder Or Suicide’
08. ‘This World’
09. ‘Against All Enemies’
10. ‘Land Of The Living’
11. ‘Dictate of Transparency’
12. ‘Helter Skelter’
13. ‘Storm Of Fire’ (bonus track)

Samael’s line-up is as follows:

Vorph (vocals and guitar)
Makro (guitar)
Drop (bass)
Xy (keyboards and programming)

Hegemony was also made available as a limited edition box set. Limited to 500 copies, the set included; a four-page digipack CD, a flag, a 10x10cm logo patch and logo pendant.

A music video was filmed for the track ‘Black Supremacy’. In addition, an official 360º animated video was created for the title track. And as well, official lyric videos were created for the songs ‘Angel Of Wrath’ and ‘Red Planet’. All four clips can be viewed below.

Ninth studio record Lux Mundi was released in April 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Promotional photograph by Aline Fournier.

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