BROKEN CROSS: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track To Militant Misanthrope LP By Swedish Metal/Hardcore Act

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As metal/hardcore act BROKEN CROSS prepares for the release of its second album, Militant Misanthrope, the LP’s title track has been revealed through a premiere at Decibel Magazine.

The act’s founder Niklas Holm issues, “When I released the first BROKEN CROSS album, Through Light To Night, in 2015, I was really into photomontage art and artist John Heartfield in particular. After years of admiring his art on Discharge and G.I.S.M. album covers, I decided to name the album after one of John’s pieces. I thought it was a clever take on history, art, and the state of the modern world. Of course, no one got the reference. This time I wanted a simple title that says it all. Militant Misanthrope is a pretty straightforward punk rock song, with ’80s hard rock/heavy metal influences, and some howling wolf sounds thrown in for good measure. It’s also the title of the new album. Hopefully it will appeal to the freaks and outcasts of the world. If not, at least the message should be clear.”

Decibel Magazine declares with their premiere of the new song, “Super moshable hardcore punk with a healthy dose of thrash metal is what you’ll get on Militant Misanthrope, which makes sense since Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind mastered the record. New song ‘Militant Misanthrope’ is essentially a masterclass on what BROKEN CROSS do best.”

Hear “Militant Misanthrope” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Recorded at Studio Underjord in Norrköping, Sweden (Vanhelgd, Year Of The Goat, Griftegård), and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), the sound tone and quality of BROKEN CROSSMilitant Misanthrope 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. The record is completed with drawings inspired by the 1980s/90s anime style and werewolf folklore, created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity).

Militant Misanthrope will see release on February 2nd, on LP through the band’s own Apocalyptic Visions label, on cassette via Judas Chair Collective, and on CD through Psychic Rebellion. Stream the track “C.O.T.E.” and find digital preorders HERE and find preorders for the LP HERE. Fans can also enter a contest to win a test pressing of the LP HERE.

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.

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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.

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