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Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Modern Age Slavery announce new studio album “1901 | The First Mother”

Italy’s The Modern Age Slavery are in the final steps of completing their work on their fourth studio album, called “1901 | The First Mother”, which will be released on the new founded label Fireflash Records (Holy Moses, Mystic Circle. Mezzrow a.o.). Any fan of extreme metal will be blown away by their crushing mix. Praised by Metalsucks.com as “the most underappreciated metal band in all of Italy, and possibly all of Europe”, on “1901 | The First Mother” the five-piece lies somewhere on a vast spectrum of blackened deathcore and aggressive metal. Coming equipped with grinding blast beats, merciless brutal vocals and slaughtering rapid-fire double bass patterns their sound developed and became increasingly unique over time.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce our signing to Fireflash Records! Since my first meeting with Markus Wosgien back in July, I felt a sincere sense of familiarity and mutual respect. I truly admire the amazing work he has done in the past with Nuclear Blast and for what he is doing with Atomic Fire Records. So, I do believe that signing with his new Fireflash record label is, first of all, a great great honor for us and it will allow to push The Modern Age Slavery to a whole new level. We truly can’t wait to let you listen to our brand-new album due out in May”,

comments Giovanni Berselli, vocalist of The Modern Age Slavery.

“I met Giovanni this summer, along with a mutual friend, and heard about his band, his ambitions and their history. Afterwards I listened to this monster of a new album, which was full of darkness, aggression and deep emotions. The band is super tight and their development into a more black direction completely mesmerized me. I felt this is the perfect mix of current Behemoth and the dark side of Thy Art Is Murder – but totally unique and strong”,

says Markus Wosgien of Fireflash Records.

Since forming in 2007, The Modern Age Slavery have triumphed over their challenges. After the release of their demo, which was nominated “Demo of the Month” in Rock Hard Germany, they got signed to Napalm Records for the release of the debut album “Damned To Blindness” (2008). Thanks to significant acclaim from the metal world, The Modern Age Slavery extensively toured across Europe both as headliners and as support act, joining the “Evisceration Plague Tour” featuring Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus & Obscura and the “Doomsday X Tour” featuring Malevolent Creation and Vomitory. The band also played selected shows with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Sepultura, Decapitated, Suicide Silence and more.

The release of the second album “Requiem For Us All” (2013) pushed their death metal war machine one step forward again, and brought the band on the road along with Gorgoroth, Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, plus many gigs on national soil. Four years later The Modern Age Slavery released their third full-length “Stygian” after a line-up change, which signed a new chapter in the sound of the band, introducing black metal riffing, keyboards, atmospheres and orchestral elements. Released by Innerstrength Records, the album brought the band on tour around Europe, supporting Vader and Entombed A.D. in their “European Chaos Tour” 2018, as well as sharing stages with Jinjer, Decapitated, Incite, and recently they hit the road again, having played in big festivals with Slipknot, Sabaton and Behemoth.

The year of the corona-pandemic, when the music world was forced into a standstill, The Modern Age Slavery focused on the writing and recording of their new piece of art, “1901 | The First Mother” which will see the light of the day in May 2023 on Fireflash Records.