British death metallers Abhorrent Decimation premiere their new video ‘Granted Indulgence’. The track is taken from their forthcoming album The Pardoner, which is perhaps their most inspired, charismatic and dominating material to date and is released worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records.
The 10 track, 50 minute opus was recorded, mixed and mastered by bassist David Archer at Audio Empire. The intricate artwork for The Pardoner was created by German illustrator Karmazid, based on a visual concept by Vocalist Ashley Scott.
Conceptually, the album is an in-depth exploration into “The Pardoner”, English poet Geoffrey Chaucer’s most depraved and deceitful character from The Canterbury Tales. “The Pardoner” is a religious fraud and hypocrite who preaches against the love of greed, yet whose own love of wealth enabled him to profit off the sins of others. He claimed to work on behalf of the clergy, selling spiritual forgiveness for one’s sins in the form of his pardons, which included forged “official letters” from high ranking church officials absolving one of their sins and bones and crystals blessed with healing powers. In Chaucer’s story, “The Pardoner” tells a harrowing tale of three men whose materialism becomes the death of them.
Vocalist Ashley Scott commented on the track and video: “We are really pleased with how this one came out. ‘Granted Indulgence’ is such a pivotal point in the story too, so it was really important to us that it stood out. In the story, ‘Granted Indulgence’ is the point at which our three men take to the woods in search of “Death”. A right horrible git, who has taken the lives of men, women and children in their village. Instead of finding “Death” in the deep dark woods, they find a sea of treasure. It is at this point, the three men, so overwhelmed at this life changing find, they begin to conspire against one another.”
Scott continues, “We were uncertain if the shanty-like rhythm of the chorus would actually work. But once we laid it down and mulled it over, it really stood out from some of the other choruses and gives this one a unique character. This is one of my favourites from the album, there are some really cool moments in this one. At times showing a bit of more of our atmospheric side that we were trying to bring into our new record.”
“The lyric video was created by Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art. Andy does a great job of creating lyric videos with sweet character. We are really happy with how it came out and what he did for us on this project.”
Abhorrent Decimation have added select dates and festivals across the UK to their touring schedule. See below for all confirmed dates:
28/07/17 READING The Facebar (OFFICIAL ALBUM LAUNCH)
29/07/17 LONDON The Unicorn (LAUNCH PARTY)
10/08/17 LONDON The Underworld (w/WHITECHAPEL)
12/08/17 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR
23/09/17 LEEDS Temple Of Boom UK SLAM FEST
07/10/17 BRIGHTON Mammothfest
20/10/17 GLASGOW TBA
21/10/17 MANCHESTER TBA
31/10/17 YORK The Fulford Arms
05/11/17 LONDON Boston Music Rooms
17/02/18 CARDIFF ChaosFestival