Brazilian death-thrashers Torture Squad return with their crushing new album “Devilish” on September 22nd 2023 via Time To Kill Records.
Torture Squad shares the first single “Mabus” with an accompanying video.
The band comments:
“The lyrics were inspired by the prediction of the prophet Nostradamus about the arrival of Mabus, the third antichrist. It is a fast, powerful, and aggressive tune.”
“Devilish” is an album surrounded by a dark atmosphere, its lyrics show urges experienced in our century, such as the constant degradation of the Amazon rainforest and the population increasingly affected by psychological illnesses such as anxiety and depression. At the same time, it opens windows of escape for an imaginary world inspired by games, series and fiction books.
In their second album with the new lineup, Mayara Puertas (voice), Rene Simionato (guitar), Castor (bass) and Amilcar Christófaro (drums) transcend the sound of extreme metal with maturity, incorporating progressive metal, influences from Brazilian music and symphonic elements.
The album also honors Brazilian heroes with a participation of Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) in the track “Buried Alive”, and a tribute to Rickson Gracie the resilient fighter of Jiu Jitsu considered one of the greatest legends in this sport, the theme of the track “Warrior”. The band also mobilized several musicians related to indigenous causes in their country to collaborate on the song “Uatumã”, making an appeal for the preservation of the Amazon in a song that flows in an powerful way with the speeches of the indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire and tribal rhythms.