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KRUELTY announce new album 'Untopia' + share lead single

Hard-hitting Japanese hardcore returns with a Sindre Foss Skancke cover apt for its rage.

Photograph by Seijiro Nishimi

On March 17th, Profound Lore Records will give way to what is expected to be one of this year's most elite hardcore records, that being Kruelty's Untopia, properly illustrated by Sindre Foss Skancke. Skancke's work, which is known for being an exquisite array of cover illustrations for Norway's Obliteration, fits well here as a enticing introduction to an explosive combo of venue leveling breakdowns and razor sharp riffs. The Japanese unit have honed in on their blend of hardcore and Swedish death metal and craft a monstrous result ready to level venues worldwide. With production by Taylor Young (Nails, Xibalba, Section H8), mastering by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Terminal Nation, Mindforce), and features artwork by Skancke, Untopia is one well rounded beast ready for the taking.

Guitarist Zuma comments:


“Musically, I put massive Swedish death vibes on it, as I don’t think we had any of those songs before, but it’s still Kruelty for sure. I wrote the lyrics on this song too, and the theme is how working-class people like us live every day. So basically, we chose this song for the first single to reveal how we improved from the last album. Hope you guys will enjoy some new Kruelty. Thank you!”


Stream Burn The System below and pre-order Untopia.


Cover Artwork by Sindre Foss Skancke

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