Black Anvil have just debuted the title track to their soon-to-be-released new album, As Was. As Was is due out on January 13th, 2017 via Relapse Records and the 50-minute recording is the follow-up to 2014’s Hail Death.

More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before, As Was is a stellar representation of modern black metal, and of Black Anvil’s continuous progression and songcraft. As Was features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain).

As Was Track List:

01. On Forgotten Ways
02. May Her Wrath Be Just
03. As Was
04. Nothing
05. As An Elder Learned Anew
06. Two Keys-Heres The Lock
07. The Way Of All Flesh
08. Ultra

Tour Dates (w/ Mayhem, Inquisition):

01/20 – Montreal, QC – Club Solda
01/21 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
01/22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
01/23 – Chicago, IL – Metro
01/24 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
01/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
01/27 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
01/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/30 – Calgary, AB – Marquee
01/31 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
02/02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/03 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
02/04 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/06 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
02/07 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
02/08 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
02/10 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
02/11 – Dallas, TX – Trees
02/13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/14 – Wilmington, NC – Throne Theater
02/15 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theater
02/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
02/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
02/18 – Boston, MA – Royale
02/19 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

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