California-based black metal act SICARIUS have released an all new lyric video for their track, “A Practiced Hand.” The song is first on the band’s forthcoming sophomoric album, God Of Dead Roots. This new album was produced by Mick Kenney, who also produced the band’s debut effort, Serenade of Slitting Throats.
Check out the video clip (designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions) below, then read on for all the details!
From The SICARIUS Press Release
“In preparation of the upcoming album ‘God Of Dead Roots’, the dagger cult presents to you our chosen spearhead for this release. ‘A Practiced Hand’ is the first staunch and discordant representation of what’s to come,” explains guitarist Travis “Grimnir” Whiting. “While staying familiar with the band’s philosophy and crushing sound, new extremes within this adrenaline pumping formula have been reached. This track extends its meaning to those dedicated within their craft. Strictly adherent to the refinement of their chosen pursuit and fervently loyal to its principles. To the unsung and faceless assassins; once devoted in purpose, and unflinching to the temptations of glory.”
Founded five years ago, SICARIUS – whose moniker means contract killer or assassin in Latin – draw influence from and pay homage to classic black metal bands, yet also inject a modern, high-velocity sense of immediacy into their bludgeoning and bloodthirsty extreme metal assault. The group has performed extensively in the Western U.S. alongside such genre heavyweights as Carach Angren, Uada, 1349, Goatwhore, Vader, Helheim, Sadistic Intent, Skeletal Remains, Wolvhammer, Sixes, Witch Casket and Tombs.
“A Practiced Hand” is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
God of Dead Roots will be released in early 2020. In the meantime, be sure to check out Serenade of Slitting Throats on Amazon.
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