High Command set to release a new EP, Everlasting Torment, out on December 4th via Southern Lord
Crossover thrash metal/punk/hardcore group High Command has announced a new two-track EP, Everlasting Torment, which will be released digitally on December 4th via Southern Lord, with the 7″ to follow early next year on Triple B Records. In keeping with their fantasy storytelling style, the band offers, “in an age of mystery where knowledge is shared through steel, Everlasting Torment offers two fables of esoteric savagery. Gaze upon the sanguine dawn where ancient lands were carved by ice & stone. Scream for mercy as you bare witness to an arcane god’s unquenchable thirst for bloodshed. Ride the frost winds north to the fantastical lands of Secartha. See where the madness began…”. On an additional note, Everlasting Torment was engineered and produced by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets in September, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in October. Seth Manchester and Bill Shaner also play synth with additional guitar playing from Matt Marcel.
The brainchild of guitarist Ryan McArdle and vocalist Kevin Fitzgerald, High Command originally began as a way to deal with the endless winter boredom that plagues Massachusetts for half of the year. Quickly evolving into the perfect opportunity for these friends to pay homage to bands they cherished, and present their song lyrics as a cohesive original sword and sorcery story, drawing inspiration from their love of authors like Robert E Howard and Michael Moorcock. Following the crushing Secartha Demo and The Primordial Void 7″ – both released via Haftvad Records -, High Command released their debut full length, Beyond The Wall Of Desolation, via Southern Lord in 2019. The group recently performed live as a Samhain special broadcast by CVLT Nation, a streaming event which fans can revisit here, and also another Halloween special broadcast with Triple B, which can be viewed here.