German metallic hardcore titans CREMATIONS premiere new massive track Nothing-min
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German metallic hardcore titans CREMATIONS premiere new massive track “Nothing”

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Hanover based metallic hardcore pack CREMATIONS (members of Empty Vision, Downfall Of Gaia, King Apathy) will release their debut album, Dissolution Of Balance, on Isolation Records on January 21st, and today they reveal the first powerful song called “Nothing”!

Isolation Rec. is releasing a vinyl pressing including three limited coloured variants, a CD version as well as digital on February 21st, 2019 with pre-orders being available now via Evil Greed in Europe and Deathwish Inc. in North America.

Cremations debut full length ‘Dissolution Of Balance‘ is an intense escapade of metallic hardcore on a number of levels. Formed in 2016 and featuring members of Empty Vision, Downfall of Gaia and King Apathy, the Hanover based band have consolidated their efforts into a hard hitting and concise body of work. Their first EP 1417 which was released in the Winter of 2017 provided close to 15 vigorous minutes of aggressive and atmospheric charm. This was merely a taste of what was to come. Heavier and more intense than their previous offering, this album is already a standout release of 2020. Taking a consistent approach musically, lyrically and visually has led to a unified opus and another step up for this colossal group.

From the outset you can tell that there is more on offer here than your standard hardcore record. It skilfully fuses punk sensibility with metal persuasion. The songs get straight to the point and are executed with the utmost fury. No intros or interludes, just 100% rage. Lyrically, a dark and misanthropic theme is established from the outset and built upon over the course of the album. The artwork is a clear visual representation of the lyrical content and these bleak sentiments are matched by the album title; describing an imbalance of a planet that is rapidly disintegrating. Appealing to fans of All Pigs Must Die, Rise And Fall, Trap Them and The Hope Conspiracy, this is a diverse release with potential to become a timeless classic due to the focused result and the ageless subject matter – the perennial destructive nature of society. Unfortunately it seems like there will never be a time when the exploitation of mankind and its environment will not be a relevant subject matter and this has clearly inspired and affected the band. David Deutsch/1408 Productions captured the sonic excellence at Waveland Studio in Hanover and mastering was performed by Alan Douches at West West Side in New York, USA (Baroness, Black Breath, Mastodon). The aforementioned album cover photo was taken by Maik Przyklenk and clearly communicates the subject matter at hand.


28.02. Münster @ Baracke – ‘Dissolution Of Balance’ Release Show
29.02. Hannover @ Stumpf – ‘Dissolution Of Balance’ Release Show
20.03. Kassel @ Skatehalle
21.03. Dresden @ Club Novitatis
03.04. Frankfurt a.M. @ Elfer
04.04. Göttingen @ T-Keller
02.05. Bamberg @ JUZ
15.05. Hof @ Filzfabrik
16.05. Halle @ Rockpool
29.05. Oldenburg @ Alhambra


We are born with nothing
And we’re doomed to fade away
While life nails down our coffins
We witness our decay
The cold hands of the reaper
Are wrapped around our throats
We are at his mercy
While we slowly choke

We came with nothing
We’ll leave with empty hands
We came with nothing and
We’ll be buried in oblivion

We are born with nothing
And abandoned to our fate
Once our shadows disappear
Nothing will remain

When the void spreads out
And inhales the pain
When all static dies away
Into the endless haze
When darkness caves in
Like vast black waves
When all lights fade
Nothing will remain

Nothing lasts
Nothing will
Nothing lasts
Nothing will remain

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