As Sweden’s rogue metal/hardcore faction BROKEN CROSS prepares for the release of its second full-length album, Militant Misanthrope, the LP’s first single has been deployed through an exclusive premiere of “C.O.T.E.” at No Echo.
Recorded at Studio Underjord in Norrköping, Sweden (Vanhelgd, Year Of The Goat, Griftegård), and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Militant Misanthrope is completed with drawings inspired by the 1980s/90s anime style and werewolf folklore, created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity).
The creator of BROKEN CROSS offers with the new track debut.”, “’C.O.T.E.’ is an abbreviation for Cancer of the Earth, which is a metaphor for humankind. The lyrics deal with the cognitive dissonance that occurs when a person faces the mental battle between intuition and logic. The song is the second track off the new album, which I believe represents a new chapter for BROKEN CROSS in terms of both production and performance.”
Hear “C.O.T.E.” only at No Echo RIGHT HERE.
Militant Misanthrope will see release on February 2nd, on LP with Apocalyptic Visions, on cassette via Judas Chair Collective, and on CD through Psychic Rebellion. Preorders for the LP can be found HERE.
Watch for additional audio samples from Militant Misanthrope to be released in the weeks ahead.
Following the release of Militant Misanthrope, BROKEN CROSS will perform its first live show ever at the Judas Chair Collective Festival 2018 in Helsinki, Finland March 16th through 18th, joining the likes of Circling The Drain, Remissions, Hail Conjurer, Sick World, Slave Hands, Dredged, Long Gone, Usko, Corroder, and more.
BROKEN CROSS Live:
3/16-18/2018 Oranssi Ry – Helsinki, FI @ Judas Chair Collective Festival [info]
The brainchild of one Niklas Holm, also the creator of death metal outfit Extermination Temple, BROKEN CROSS has issued a wealth of singles and EPs since 2011, but it was the 2015-released Through Light To Night debut LP which saw the outfit’s tentacles writhe into the masses, surging with heavy inspiration from dark hardcore and punk influences, citing the likes of G.I.S.M. and Integrity. Following the path of the material found on the outfit’s recently-issued split 7” with V.E.G.A.S., BROKEN CROSS delivers its most searing material yet with Militant Misanthrope. The sound tone and quality of the new LP yields a heavily enriched sound which bears a vast difference to the earlier lo-fi recordings, with blazing elements of thrash metal heritage seeping its way into the boldly-produced album’s nine new anthems.