Southern California’s dominating hardcore unit XIBALBA have confirmed the details of their highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore LP, Hasta La Muerte.
XIBALBA‘s debut LP Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias — released in 2011 via LP by A389 Records and later on CD by Southern Lord — combined with a relentless touring schedule for the past two years, have earned XIBALBA the utmost respect from hardcore and metal fans worldwide. After officially signing with Southern Lord late last year, the time for the band’s first official release for the label to be unleashed grows near.
Taking their down-tuned assault to iniquitous new dimensions, XIBALBA‘s ravenous breakdowns hit with the force of tsunamis and their riffs like mires of quicksand on Hasta La Muerte, showcasing more than ever how well the unit delivers such low-end savagery while remaining resilient, undeviating from their course of destruction. The album now confirmed for North American release on August 14th, the band recorded with Taylor Young (Nails), and outsourced the album’s powerful cover art concept to renowned death metal artist Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.).
Today, Pitchfork is streaming the first single released from Hasta La Muerte, in the form of the album’s fifth track, “Sentenced.” Be devastated RIGHT HERE.
After dominating local venues and festivals in multiple continents over the past two years, including a European trek, constant touring of North America, and recently their first tours of Australia and Southeast Asia, XIBALBA have returned to Europe for a new twenty-one date live assault, beginning in Frankfurt, Germany tonight! Upon their return the band will take part in this year’s The Power Of The Riff West in Los Angeles, alongsideOff!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrush, Eagle Twin and tons more, followed by a a full US tour alongside their brethren in Alpha & Omega this August and much more subsequent touring to be announced through the rest of the year.
Hasta La Muerte Track Listing:
1. No Serenity
3. Laid to Rest
6. The Flood
7. Hasta La Muerte
8. Mala Mujer
XIBALBA European Tour:
6/14/2012 11er – Frankfurt, Germany
6/15/2012 Willemeen – Arnheim, Netherlands
6/16/2012 Mair1 Festival – Montabaur, Germany
6/17/2012 Star & Gater – Manchester, UK
6/18/2012 Sea Breeze – Lowstoft, UK
6/19/2012 Trillians – Newcastle, UK w/ Integrity
6/20/2012 Le Pub – Newport, UK
6/21/2012 Cavern – Exeter, UK
6/22/2012 The Underground – London, UK
6/23/2012 Summeblast Festival – Trier, Germany
6/24/2012 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
6/25/2012 O’Bundies – Marseilles, France
6/27/2012 Voodoo Arci Club – Comacchio (Ferrara), Italy
6/28/2012 Aera – Wien, Austria
6/29/2012 Bogaloo – Pfarrkirchen, Germany
6/30/2012 Reset – Pozman, Poland w/ Malevolent Creation
7/01/2012 With Full Force Festival – Roitzschjora, Germany w/ Malevolent Creation
7/03/2012 Sonic Ballroom – Köln, Germany w/ Malevolent Creation
7/05/2012 JUHA – Stuttgart, Germany w/ Fallbrawl
7/06/2012 Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim Egelsee, Germany w/ Fallbrawl
7/07/2012 JH Nootuitgang – Edegem, Belgium w/ Fallbrawl
The Power Of The Riff West 2012:
8/11/2012 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
w/ Off!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrush, Xibalba, Eagle Twin, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Gaza, Dnf, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, Hordes [info]