“’Complete Control’ draws equally on our hardcore punk and old school death metal influences. The lyrics describe the awakening of a protagonist; one who becomes acutely aware of the totalizing power structures in everyday society that work not just from “above” – but from within as well,” states MISERY INDEX about the new track.
Complete Control, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard. The album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.
Complete Control tracklisting:
1. Administer the Dagger
2. The Eaters and the Eaten
3. Complete Control
4. Necessary Suffering
5. Rites of Cruelty
6. Conspiracy of None
8. Reciprocal Repulsion
9. Now Defied!
Next to the jewelcase CD, LP and digital versions of the album, Complete Control will also be available as limited deluxe 2CD box set (see mock image below), containing the studio album as a jewelcase CD, an additional 5-track bonus EP entitled Strategies of Manipulation in a slimline case CD, a black tote bag with artwork print, a button set with 2 buttons and a double-sided mini poster.
Strategies of Manipulation Bonus EP tracklisting:
1. Strategies of Manipulation
2. Supposed to Rot (Entombed Cover)
3. Infiltrators (Instrumental Version)
4. The Eaters and the Eaten (Demo Version)
5. Complete Control (Demo Version)
The album’s LP format will come on 180g vinyl and include a 4page LP-booklet as well as a poster in the A2 format. The available variants and limitations are listed below:
Black LP – Unlimited
Transp. Red LP – 1100x copies via all US outlets & Season Of Mist
Clear-Black Marbled LP – 500x copies via CM Distro and Evil Greed (European Bandshop)
Silver LP – 300x copies via EMP
White LP – 300x copies via Bandshops (IndieMerch / North America & Evil Greed / Europe)
The album’s pre-order starts today and can be found HERE.
A new MISERY INDEX (bonus) track “Strategies of Manipulation” is available in an alternate mix version via the Decibel Magazine flexi series. Check out the single, HERE, and order the Decibel issue and flexi single, HERE.
MISERY INDEX “The Space Control” Tour:
w/ Origin, Wolf King
05.05.2022 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note (Misery Index & Origin only!)
06.05.2022 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
07.05.2022 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08.05.2022 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
09.05.2022 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
10.05.2022 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
11.05.2022 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
12.05.2022 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière
13.05.2022 Boston, MA – Sonia
14.05.2022 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
15.05.2022 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
16.05.2022 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
17.05.2022 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
18.05.2022 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
20.05.2022 Houston, TX – Acadia
21.05.2022 Dallas, TX – Amplified
22.05.2022 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
MISERY INDEX Festival Dates:
17.06.2022 – Oulu (Finland) – Metal Capital Festival
18.06.2022 – Fehrbellin (Germany) – Protzen Open Air
19.06.2022 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
30.07.2022 – Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
07.08.2022 – St Maurice de Gourdans (France) – Sylak Open Air
T10.08.2022 – Jaroměř (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
11.08.2022 – Berlin (Germany) – SO36 *
12.08.2022 – Obermehler (Germany) – Party.San Festival Open Air
14.08.2022 – Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Metal Festival
16.08.2022 – Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff *
18.08.2022 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
Since the early 2000’s, MISERY INDEX have performed over 1400 concerts in 44 countries, sharing stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Decapitated and EyeHateGod and making them one of the most intense and merciless live-acts of our time. Look out for many more dates across the globe to be announced soon for MISERY INDEX.
MISERY INDEX is (From left to right on photo by Ryan Philipps) Darin Morris (lead guitar), Adam Jarvis (drums),Mark Kloeppel (guitar and vocals) and Jason Netherton (bass and vocals).