|BLACK FAST released Spectre of Ruin today, Friday, July 13, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Like its predecessor, Black Fast’s Spectre of Ruin was summoned into sharp focus at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Erik Rutan, the Hate Eternal frontman and ex-Morbid Angel guitarist who has produced albums by genre titans like Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, and Six Feet Under. It’s all killer, no filler, demonstrating the destructive force of focused neo-thrash and progressive death-infused heavy metal at its finest.
“One of the greatest parts of my job as a producer is working with bands and watching them learn and grow from their experience every album recording and touring cycle,” says Rutan. “I have watched Black Fast mature and excel in their playing, songwriting and their music in every facet.”
“For ‘Spectre of Ruin’ they came in super focused and prepared, like a well–oiled machine and together we captured amazing performances with integrity, bringing the soul of these songs to life. Black Fast has once again delivered an incredibly unique and advanced album that sheds all genre specific stereotypes, putting them in my estimation at the upper echelon of metal bands in 2018 and beyond!”
Black Fast follow the roadmap laid down by the great bands with “Angel” and “Death” in their names, swearing off the trappings of the mainstream with a steadfast dedication to their chosen craft. As vocalist/guitarist, Aaron Akin once summarized, “We’ve pushed our chips all-in since the beginning. We threw caution to the wind. We’re playing metal. We don’t really give a shit about ‘making it.’”
This music is a vibrant soundtrack to society’s collapse and a celebration of defiant resolution. The Black Fast mission is ruthlessly simple: champion musical aggression, bark at the moon, raise a fist and headbang like there’s no tomorrow.