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Candlelight Records today reveals artwork and track listing for VISION OF DISORDER’s forthcoming new album, The Cursed Remain Cursed. Set for release September 18, it is the first new album from the New York-based hardcore band in over ten years. A working collaboration between VISION OF DISORDER, producer Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence), and mixer Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion), The Cursed Remains Cursed is eagerly anticipated, with the album’s lead single “Loveless” already Top 20 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Album chart.

Several artists were considered for The Cursed Remain Cursed; the band looking for images that would reflect the near four years of intense work that comprised the making of the album. It was the vision of East Anglia-based illustrator Tom Bates that struck the right chord with the band in making the final selection. Guitarist Mike Kennedy says, “some of the best album covers, like Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger and Faith No More’s Angel Dust, say everything and nothing at the same time. We felt like Tom’s art really impacted us profoundly in that way. None of us were thinking in that direction yet as soon as we saw it, the band unanimously wanted it on the cover.”

Lyrical inspiration for The Cursed Remain Cursed, as detailed by vocalist Tim Williams, came from a personal place. “There was a lot going on in my life at the time we began writing songs for the record and I had a lot to reflect upon,” he reveals. “Looking back over the past few years, I have had to make some difficult decisions. There were things that needed to change. Some things die quietly, while other things take years to pass.. Your life is what you make of it, to live is to learn.” Continuing he notes, “some songs came very easy, like ‘Skullz Out.’ Songs like ‘Loveless’ and Set To Fail’ took a little bit more effort because they were already saying something musically, so I had to work extra hard to push the vocal over the top.”

With creative detail now complete, the band are preparing for the album’s early autumn release and upcoming live appearances. Reflecting the extensive process, guitarist Matt Baumbach says, “in my opinion The Cursed Remain Cursed is our band’s finest achievement. We are proud to have written something that represents the next level of VOD. It is never easy to make one of our records; it’s long, arduous, and at times maniacal. This record bleeds from the band’s heart and it survived hell and back to get here. Roll the dice one more time because we are all in with this one.” Kennedy adds, “we feel we accomplished a very unique, vicious and exciting record without compromising the VOD brand of hardcore.”

The Cursed Remain Cursed Track Listing:
1. Loveless
2. Set to Fail
3. Blood Red Sun
4. Hard Times
5. Annihilator
6. Skullz Out (Rot In Pieces)
7. The Enemy
8. The Seventh Circle
9. New Order of Ages
10. Be Up On It
11. Heart And Soul

Innovative and widely-admired, VISION OF DISORDER pioneered the collision between hardcore and metal. Since their formation in 1992, VISION OF DISORDER has sold over 250,000 albums in the United States. “When it comes to 90’s hardcore bands who were years (if not a decade) ahead of the curve, predating a whole generation of bands who took their style and ran with it, and never got the credit they deserved for it, VOD is right up there,” said Sergeant D from MetalSucks earlier this year. Lambgoat editor Alex Arnold notes, “when I discovered VISION OF DISORDER in 1997, it was a true revelation. For me, they were the perfect combination of heaviness, technicality, and melody.” Shai Hulud guitarist Matt Fox adds, “there is clearly an inherent musical groove rooted within the fiber of the Long Island underground. I’m convinced VISION OF DISORDER rooted it.”

Stream “Loveless” RIGHT HERE.

Upcoming VISION OF DISORDER live dates include:
9/14/2012 The Underworld – London, UK
9/15/2012 Mojo Live – Mancheste, UK
10/19/12 Club Revolution – Long Island, NY
11/24/12 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

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Press release provided by Candlelight Records via Earsplit PR.