Dutch metallic hardcore heroes BORN FROM PAIN have completed recording their new album, "Survival", for a late October/early November release via Metal Blade Records. The CD, which is currently being mixed and mastered, is said to be "musically [as] uncompromising as ever with an own twist in groove, melody, heaviness and harshness. Lyrically, [it is] more than ever making a critical and uncompromising stand concerning the state of the world today."
Regarding the new album's lyrical theme, the band writes, "In the year 2008 the world is more than ever in a state of disarray and chaos. The powers that be do not seem to care about the people they claim responsibility for or feed their wealth. Nature is raped. People are misled. Constantly pounding into us with a sense of uncontrollable greed. Crisis after crisis, year after year, day after day. Chaos unleashed on humanity to create new order and give a false sense of security in a world that is slowly turned into a prison. Semi-fascist laws are passed under the veil of terrorism and world peace to legally control what needs to be controlled: the power of the people. This world is turning into a battleground…in many ways. People are pushed to survival in a world that is structurally getting more grim and vicious. Where will this end? The signs of times to come... The writings on the wall... Look for truth... Survival state of mind!"
"Survival" track listing:
01. Sound Of Survival
02. State Of Mind
03. Sons Of A Dying World
04. The Wolves Are Loose
05. Never Die
06. Final Collapse
09. The Hydra
10. Zero Hour
11. Under False Flag
In other news, BORN FROM PAIN has announced the addition of bassist Andries Beckers (THE SETUP) to the group's ranks. Regarding the band's drummer situation, BORN FROM PAIN states, "Roy Moonen (formerly of 37 STABWOUNDZ) had been helping out until Roel's [Klomp] injury would be better and he'd be ready to come back again. Sadly, his condition didn't get better over the last 8 months and was advised by doctors not to go back to the intense drumming schedule in fear of permanent damage to his arm. Obviously, Roel thought it was better for the band to continue without him. Roel is currently back on his physiotherapy schedule and might have to be operated. We wish him all the luck in the world and for his arm to get better soon. Roel will permanently be replaced by Roy."
BORN FROM PAIN's third album, "War", was released in 2006 through Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Tue Madsen (CATARACT, SICK OF IT ALL, KATAKLYSM, HIMSA, HATESPHERE) at Antfarm studio in Denmark and features guest appearances by Jan-Chris de Joeijer (GOREFEST), Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL) and HATESPHERE guitarist Peter "Pepe" Lyse Hansen.
BORN FROM PAIN performing at Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 20, 2008 (clip uploaded by "bulldozer72"):