Another New ‘Miseration’ Song ‘Waylayer’ Available For Streaming


Theory tells that tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in listening. Miseration‘s newest album, Tragedy Has Spoken, follows this path musically and lyrically.

The theme of the third album of these Scandinavians can be described as sum of the major tragedies of mankind’s history. Lyrics for Tragedy Has Spoken have been written by Pär Johansson [Satariel, Torchbearer, The Few Against Many] and band’s lead singer Christian Älvestam [Solution 45, Torchbearer,  ex-Scar Symmetry], and address the diversity of tragedies.Some of which have taken the guise of accidents or natural disasters, while others were carried out with human hands and intent. Behind all this there is to find an imaginary architect, a fictive entity — something powerful, aware, far above the manmade concepts of good or evil: the nature of tragedy itself.

Musically, Miseration expand their view on forward-thinking, vicious death metal by integrating new instruments to the mix. There still is to find what caused the quality and sustainability of Your Demons, Their Angels [2008] and The Mirroring Shadow [2009], but in 2012 there is more than technical, intricate death metal with a good dose of melody. Tragedy Has Spoken was recorded using 8-string guitars, which gives the wall of distortion a certain distinctive flair. In addition Miseration are incorporating folk instruments such as the Indian harp Esraj, the Persian hammered dulcimer Santur, sawblade, organ, mandolin and piano, as well as Mongolian throatsinging. Music and lyrics are globally and far beyond standard practice, so there is a lot to discover!

The cover artwork for Tragedy Has Spoken was created by acclaimed artist Pär Olofsson [Immortal, Abysmal Dawn, Immolation and The Faceless] can be seen below.

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August 24th 2012 w/ Entombed @ Skövde, O’Learys Sportsbar, Sweden

01. Stepping Stone Agenda
02. Children Of The Flames
03. Ghost Barrier
04. Ciniphes
05. Hill Of The Poison Tree
06. Disaster Cage
07. On Wings Of Brimstone
08. White Light / Black Rain
09. Tomb Of Tephra
10. Waylayer


“Tragedy Has Spoken” is set to be released on the following dates
and will be available on CD Digipak and Digital:

June 29th, 2012 (D/ AT/ CH + Digital)
July 2nd, 2012 (Europe)
July 3rd, 2012 (North America)
July 4th, 2012 (Scandinavia)

Miseration previously described The Mirroring Shadow as “a step up, intensity- and aggression-wise,” and “more technical than its predecessor.” The band added, “This progression both came and felt very natural to us, once the new material started to take shape. Sound-wise, producer Tomas ‘Plec’ Johansson has really outdone himself on this one, giving the music a productional enviroment to die for! Crushingly pounding, yet crystal clear!”

Miseration‘s debut album, Your Demons, Their Angels, was released in September 2008.

Miseration is:
Christian Älvestam – Vocals
Marcus “Skägget” Bertilsson – Guitar
Jani Stefanovic – Guitar
Oscar Nilsson – Drums
Christian Lundgren – Bass

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Related articles:
Miseration Post Update On New Album [Nov. 2011]
Miseration To Record Third Album [Aug. 2011]
New ‘Miseration’ Music Video Released [Jan. 2012]
‘Christian Älvestam ‘ Solo EP Pushed Back To The Fall [March 2012]
New ‘Miseration’ Bassist Announced [March 2012]
‘Miseration’ Update On The New Album Posted [March 2012]
‘Miseration’ New Song Available ‘Stepping Stone Agenda’ [Pre Order Now] [June 2012]

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