Pomona, California-based metallic hardcore powerhouse XIBALBA prepares for their anxiously anticipated fourth LP, Años En Infierno. As the album nears its release through Southern Lord Recordings late this month, the title track to the album has been premiered through an exclusive at Revolver Magazine.
Años En Infierno was produced by Arthur Rizk (Cro-Mags Power Trip, Inquisition) and completed with artwork by longtime collaborator Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation).
Offers vocalist Nathan Rebolledo,
“‘Años En Infierno,’ as a song and record, is the embodiment of the past decade of my life. All that is good and bad in my life is thanks to this band. A selfish way of life where dreams and opportunities have come true at the cost of something or someone one. I have caused hardship and pain, something I can’t take back, but I need to change. XIBALBA as a band has decided to slow down, what the future holds I don’t know but I do know I need to slow down and appreciate.”
“For the past thirteen years, Pomona, California’s XIBALBA have spearheaded a hellaciously heavy amalgamation of hardcore and death metal full of mosh-driving grooves and instilled with a deep respect for the band members’ cultural heritage,” referring to ‘the track “Años En Infierno” as, “a pulverizing, intensely personal example of the trio’s ferocious talents.”
Años En Infierno will see release on CD, LP and digital platforms on May 29th. Preorders go live tomorrow for Cinco De Mayo at the Southern Lord Bandcamp HERE, the label webshop in the US HERE and Europe webshop, and color vinyl + shirt packages at Closed Casket Activities HERE.
For the past thirteen years, XIBALBA has been dedicated to carving a sound which combines unadulterated aggression booming out of the vocals, an ultra-heavy low-end frequency, colossal death metal riffs, brutal hardcore breakdowns, and a trademark groove now synonymous with the group.
Showing no mercy and keeping their cultural message intact with their fourth full-length, Años En Infierno takes these conventions and finds a new way of expression that the band defines as, “more harsh, brutal, and creative in a metaphorical sense.” The eight new movements onAños En Infierno culminate into XIBALBA’s most brutalizing material to date.