In the run-up to the release of their second album Dark Days Manchester metallers The Dead XIII have revealed the albums’ artwork and track-listing.

Dark Days Track Listing:

01. Bloodlines
02. Dark Days
03. Last Stand
04. Killers
05. The Fallen
06. Vigil
07. Angels
08. Play Hell
09. Insomnia
10. Redemption
11. Curtain Call
12. From Beyond

On the subject of Dark Days, The Dead XIII have this to say: “Dark Days is about the psychological horror that comes with life. The horrors everyone feels that hides in the pit of our minds. No one is alone, together we can find a way to get through the dark and into the light.”

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.