Earthless Announce New Album “Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons”, Preview New Track “Death To The Red Sun”


Earthless‘ brand new album “Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons” has been scheduled for a January 28th release through Nuclear Blast. The record will consist of two songs: the 41-minute title track and the 20-minute “Death To The Red Sun“. A 3-minute clip of the latter is available to stream below.

According to an official press release, the album and its title were inspired by an ancient Japanese legend:

‘The album and its title were inspired by an ancient Japanese legend in which a horde of demons, ghosts and other terrifying ghouls descend upon sleeping villages at night, once a year. Known as Hyakki Yagyo, or the “Night Parade of One Hundred Demons,” one version of the tale states that anyone who witnesses this otherworldly procession will die instantly—or be carried off by the creatures of the night. As a result, the villagers hide in their homes, lest they become victims of these supernatural invaders.’

The band’s bassist Mike Eginton explained:

“My son and I came across the ‘Night Parade of One Hundred Demons’ in a book of traditional Japanese ghost stories. I like the idea of people hiding and being able to hear the madness but not see it. It’s the fear of the unknown.”

Drummer Mario Rubalcaba added:

“It definitely has a darker, almost evil kind of vibe compared to stuff we’ve done in the past. There’s more paranoia and noise, and some of Isaiah’s whammy-bar stuff kind of reminds me of these Jeff Hanneman moments in ‘Reign In Blood‘, where it just seems like everything is going to hell. It’s pretty fun.”

In other news, the album will find the band returning back to their traditional instrumental configuration after admitting that their past outing “Black Heaven” was “outside our comfort zone.”

Pre-orders for the record are up now at this location. The group will also be touring around the album’s release with the following shows booked:

01/27 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
01/28 San Diego, CA – Casbah
01/29 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
01/30 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
02/01 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
02/02 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
02/04 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/05 Denver, CO – HQ
02/06 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
02/08 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

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