By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, October 26, 2014

Italian hardcore band Hierophant will release their new album Peste on November 25th via Bridge Nine Records. CVLTNation premiered the track “Inganno,” and you can now stream it below. It’s an intense song that doesn’t give you any time to breath, and seems to be taking just as much influence from death metal tonality as metallic hardcore. If this is a sign of what’s to come, this album is going to destroy everything in its path.

Listen to “Inganno”, the first track to surface from Hierophant’s forthcoming new album now over at This track appears on Peste, which will be available on November 25th on CD, LP and digital formats via Bridge Nine Records and is up for pre-order today via Pre-orders will include a limited edition 7″ that features “Inganno” as well as a cover of Nirvana’s “Negative Creep” – act fast before they’re all gone.

Peste was recorded in Italy (where Hierophant is headquartered) at MV Multimedia Studio. This 10-song album is the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed Great Mother : Holy Monster LP which was called “…a searing brand of no-holds-barred dark hardcore that’s characterized by bleak, unrelenting guitars and harsh, incomprehensible vocals” by Big Cheese Magazine.

It was hard to fathom Italy’s Hierophant harnessing the potential to create a record heavier and more malicious than its predecessor, an already pummeling whiplash of American D-beat-inflected metallic hardcore. Lo and behold: Peste manages just that as a superior, succinctly crushing assault, its tendencies largely erring on the side of European death metal. Hierophant spell out the desolation and desperation leveled by a war amid the id, ego and super-ego, all torturous, violent imagery and morbid, damning assertions that make it a pleasantly grim nightmare to suffer through.


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Peste track listing:

1) Inganno

2) Masochismo

3) Nostalgia

4) Sadismo

5) Apatia

6) Paranoia

7) Sottomissione

8) Alienazione

9) Egoismo

10) Inferno

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