St. Louis, Missouri-based thrash upstarts Black Fast are gearing up to drop Spectre of Ruin, the follow-up to 2015's critically-acclaimed Terms of Surrender, later this summer. The tracks they've revealed off the forthcoming effort thus far, "Cloak of Lies" and "Silhouette Usurper," frame it as a runaway death-train powered by sharp, aggressive riffs, a no-holds-barred approach abetted by producer Erik Rutan (the ex-Morbid Angel axeman and Hate Eternal frontman who also manned the boards for the Terms of Surrender sessions).
Third single "Husk," which doubles as the album's closer, finds the band going even further off the rails, leavening their Cannibal Corpse-inspired rhythms with outlaw-country slide riffs, a genre-swapping epilogue to an otherwise straight-ahead metal epic. "It's a little different from the rest of the songs, and we knew right away it had to be the closer," the band tell Revolver of the track. "Plus, it has a fucking slide solo." Say no more, we're sold — and after giving this ripper a spin, we're pretty sure you'll be, as well.
Black Fast will release Spectre of Ruin on July 13 via eOne. You can pre-order it here, and read on for the album artwork and track listing. The band will embark on a North American tour behind the record later this summer; that trek comprises a slew of opening dates for Exmortus' Summer of Steel tour, as well as a run of shows with Cleveland hardcore band Ringworm. Find a full itinerary below.
Black Fast - Spectre of Ruin track listing:
01. "Cloak of Lies"
02. "Silhouette Usurper"
03. "Scarecrow and Spectre"
04. "Phantom I Am"
05. "Mist of Ruin"
06. "Temple of Leviathan"
07. "Famine Angel"
08. "Crescent Aberration"
Black Fast tour dates:
Jul. 05 – Tampa, FL — Crowbar !
Jul. 06 — Atlanta, GA — 529
Jul. 07 — Spartanburg, SC — Ground Zero !
Jul. 08 — Raleigh, NC — The Bunker
Jul. 09 — Clifton, NJ — Dingbatz !
Jul. 13 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place @
Jul. 14 — Manchester, NH — The Shaskeen @
Jul. 15 – Providenced, RI — Alchemy @
Jul. 16 – Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus @
Jul. 17 – Philadelphia, PA — The Fire @
Jul. 18 — Baltimore, MD — Metro Gallery @
Jul. 19 — Richmond, VA — The Camel @
Jul. 20 — Kent, OH — Outpost Concert Club @
Jul. 21 — Cincinatti, OH — Transplant Fest @
Aug. 17 — St. Louis, MO — FUBAR %
! W/ Exmortus
@ w/ Ringworm, Cemetery Piss
% Album release party