Kansas City-based death/thrash metal band ARES KINGDOM will release its second album, "Incendiary", soon through Nuclear War Now! Productions. According to a press release, the album was recorded at the group's own Very Metal Sound studio and contains "nine new tracks of absolute armageddon."
With almost historical precision, ARES KINGDOM's music descends directly from the traditions of classic heavy metal, thrash and death metal, while at the same time transcending any such categorization. Theirs is a sound attributable to ARES KINGDOM alone, yet it remains a sound familiar to those that still remember SLAUGHTER LORD, MEFISTO and POISON today.
Although Chuck Keller — lead and rhythm guitars (ORDER FROM CHAOS, VULPECULA) is the architect behind ARES KINGDOM, their sound would not be possible without Mike Miller on drums (ORDER FROM CHAOS), Alex Blume on bass/vocals (NEPENTHE, BLASPHEMIC CRUELTY), and Doug Overbay on rhythm guitar, each of whose performance here clearly exhibits years of experience and rare chemistry with one another.
"Incendiary" was conceived, composed and executed with the kind of vision and effort characteristic of the creation of ancient monuments. Musically the band have once again proven themselves to be uncompromising defenders of the faith, and the album’s synthesis of several subjects and ideas becomes an inspiring declaration for the Individual against complacency, dogmatism and cloven-hoofed flock ignorance.
"Incendiary" track listing:
02. Descent of Man
03. The Destruction of Sennacherib
04. Silent Mortal Flesh (Convergence)
05. Ashen Glory
06. Beasts That Perish
07. Consigned to the Ages
08. Gathering the Eagles
09. Abandon in Place
ARES KINGDOM last year released "Firestorms and Chaos", a CD collection of early singles and demos, through NWN! Productions. Copies are available directly from the band through their official web site.
In June 2008, ARES KINGDOM played three California dates on the Blood of the Damned tour with ANGELCORPSE, GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, HOLOCAUST WOLVES OF THE APOCALYPSE, CEMETERY URN and SANGUIS IMPEREM.