LIK have announced a new album!
Titled Misanthropic Breed, the upcoming album from the Swedish death metal is their third full-length album and is scheduled to be released in September, via Metal Blade Records.
With the upcoming album – produced, mixed and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory (Obey Mastering) – LIK only add fuel to this fire. “The title of the record is Misanthropic Breed, because it describes the world today and the generations that are emerging,” states vocalist/guitarist Tomas Åkvik. “In a way, it’s more applicable than ever with the quote ‘It’s every man for himself’ being so suitable, and it’s also a ‘hidden’ homage to both DISMEMBER and ENTOMBED.”
Far darker in tone and with fewer jokes than included on their previous releases, when it came to lyrical subject matter, the band were influenced partially by movies and books, but most of their inspiration came from looking back at their own catalogue. “The songs are inspired by older LIK songs, and where we could take a new direction from that. Of course there are other bands that we love involved as well, but for example, Female Fatal to the Flesh is an evolved take on The Deranged from Carnage mixed with Skin Necrosis from Mass Funeral Evocation (2015) while The Weird is an even more brutal Ghoul from the same record. Then there’s Corrosive Survival, which was inspired by the disaster of Chernobyl, and Morbid Fascination is like a METALLICA/ENTOMBED/DISMEMBER track which turned out really cool. I think the main inspiration is still drawn from old school death metal, which we think is how death metal should be played.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new music video for a new song lifted from the upcoming album; Decay.