Blood Command have announced the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming album Cult Drugs.
The band’s new work is their first in five years, while the eponymous single from the record has been recently premiered with Upset.
Talking about the first release from the album, the Norwegian four-piece said: “Cult Drugs is about the reasons you think you have to do or mean something.
“The eternal chase for acceptance and glory lurking behind your words and appearance. Everybody’s got a secret agenda. Trust no one!”
Despite widespread acclaim in the music press, Blood Command haven’t released any music for half a decade. Their previous album, Funeral Beach, received 5/5 in Kerrang! as well as 9/10 in Rock Sound and 9/10 in Metal Hammer UK.
“The title Cult Drugs comes from the realization that we’re all in some ways part of a cult that informs our way of being and our ways of thinking,” said producer Yngve Andersen.
“We’re programmed to perceive ourselves as the good guys, no matter what side we’re on. Most people live with a self-manipulation so extensive that it can compare to drug addiction,” he continued.
“It is easy to put a stigma on religious outcasts, but it’s time to admit that every human, to some extent, live in denial.” Although Andersen did finish on a note of optimism, concluding: “If it makes you happy and you don’t hurt anyone else, you can worship your cat as far as I’m concerned.”
The tracklist is as follows:
1. Ctrl + Art + Delete
2. Cult Drugs
3. Quitters Don´t Smoke
4. Nervous Laughter
5. Gang Signs
6. You Can’t Sit With Us
7. The Secret Impresses No One
8. White Skin // Tanned Teeth
9. Initiation Tape #1
10. (The World Covered In) Purple Shrouds