Abrasive Swedish industral metallers Rave the Reqviem will release their new LP, The Gospel of Nil, on October 07 via DWA. To celebrate, the band are now streaming the track “Azalea” – listen above.

Initially founded as a one-man project, Rave the Reqviem is now a 5-person behemoth, including the dual mother-son vocal team of Carola and frontman Filip Lönnqvist. The first album as a full group, The Gospel of Nil treads the fine line between industrial metal, heavy electronica and mainstream rock. Besides the album-opener “Azalea” unveiled above and the single “Mono Heart”, The Gospel Of Nil features a further seven full-length industrial-metal masterpieces sandwiched between the album’s atmospheric intro and outro – endpieces.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.