The album, a follow-up to 2007's critically acclaimed Threads of Life, will be released on the band's own label, Everblack Industries, which was created in conjunction with Warner Music Group's ILG, Ferret Music, and ChannelZERO Entertainment.
Singer Brian Fair commented on the band's venture: "We learned everything from the ground up. We've gone through the independent metal world to the major label world, and have come to realize that, given the way things are now, it's all about the band re-taking control of everything: music, business, ownership, publishing. Everything."
The blistering new album was produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Municipal Waste), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Alter Bridge).
Retribution track list:
1. The Path to Imminent Ruin
2. My Demise
3. Still I Rise
5. King Of Nothing
6. The Taste Of Fear
7. Embrace Annihilation
8. Picture Perfect
9. A Public Execution
10. Dead And Gone
"With each album we've gotten a little more confidence to really let all of our influences show," Fair added. "We're unapologetic about the old-school metal and the 80s influence, as well as the thrash and the melodic death metal. There's really no holding back when it comes to our songwriting. Once the floodgates open, we go all the way."
The result is Retribution - a collection of songs that showcase the versatility and vision of this band that only seems to get better over time.
Upcoming SHADOWS FALL show dates:
6/25/09 - Anchorage, AK - Chilkkoot Charlies
6/26/09 - Anchorage, AK - Club Millennium
7/03/09 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues