South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters has announced a July 22nd release date for sophomore album “Rotting Empire,” coming via Dead Truth Recordings.
Today, the band has released first single and opening track, “Summoning Spirits,” in the form of a lyric video created by acclaimed animator/music video director Scott Rudd (Fear Factory, Thy Art is Murder, Job for a Cowboy).
Forty Winters vocalist Xavier Vicuna comments: “Welcome to the year of Rot! With each release we got more comfortable in our own skin and more willing to take chances, which leads us to Rotting Empire. You can expect the signature FW sound with more of a modern approach, better song structure, as well as more grit and tenacity. It’s pissed, and it’s real. Some unexpected and unplanned touring pushed the release back quite a bit, but we were able to play new songs and hype the impending album so it was well worth it. We always had a vision for our sophomore album, this is it.”
With regards to the first track, he adds: “‘Summoning Spirits’ is a great representation of what people can expect from Rotting Empire. It’s the first single and the opening track of the album. We recorded the album in the order of the track list, it all just felt right.”
Pre-order “Rotting Empire” through the Dead Truth web-store here. The full track listing is:
1. Summoning Spirits
3. Profit Hostage
4. Empty Tombs
5. Human Sacrifice
6. Looming Serpent
7. Snuff out the Light
8. Disease of Time