DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen reveals why this is one of his favorite tracks: â€œ’Thrown To The Lions’ is one we all knew right away would become a good addition for our new live set. This song is viciously straightforward and comes with some pretty wicked guitar riffing. Lyrically, the edge was to portray the truly barbaric bloodlust in ancient times at gladiator fights and the brutality of the so-called â€˜damnatio ad bestias.’ Thatâ€™s some of the most extreme punishment in history, especially since it was turned into such a public celebration ritual! Itâ€™s definitely a gruesome topic that effortlessly supports the heaviness of the song, and the subliminal tortured screams on the second lead guitar part are quite intense too!â€
The brand new DEW-SCENTED album â€œIcarusâ€, which Hails and Horns praises for its â€œblood-pumping thrash beats,” will be out in North America on July 31. You can pre-order the album now on the Prosthetic Indie Merch store here for only $10.00!
You can check out the band live (and get a chance to hear more of the new material) while they tear up several of the major European festival dates, as well as select dates with Six Feet Under listed below.
See DEW-SCENTED live here:
7/20 â€“ Rotenburg/WÃ¼mme, Germany â€“ Metalsplash Festival V
7/21 â€“ Steinbach-Langenbach, Germany â€“ Queens Of Metal Open Air 2012
8/11 â€“ Leewaurden, Netherlands â€” Into The Grave Festival
8/12 â€“ Berlin, Germany â€“ Postbahnhof *
8/13 â€“ MÃ¼nchen, Germany â€“ Backstage *
8/14 â€“ Pratteln, Switzerland â€“ Galerie *
8/15 â€“ Essen, Germany â€“ Turock *
8/16 â€“ Kerkrade, Netherlands â€“ Rock Temple *
8/17 â€“ Dinkelsbuhl, Germany â€“ Summer Breeze Open Air
8/18 â€“ Hamburg, Germany â€“ GrÃ¼nspan *
* w/ Six Feet Under
Press release provided by Prosthetic Records.