UMBRA VITAE: Hear CONVERGE, TWITCHING TONGUES supergroup's thrashy new song | Revolver

UMBRA VITAE: Hear CONVERGE, TWITCHING TONGUES supergroup's thrashy new song

"Anti-Spirit Machine" is latest taste off 'Light of Death'

Extreme-metal supergroup Umbra Vitae are gearing up to drop their first album in four years, Light of Death, and today (May 21st), they offered up a thrashy, D-beat new rager "Anti-Spirit Machine." The song follows up two previous singles, the doomy "Velvet Black" and the old-school death-metal "Belief Is Obsolete."

The quintet is comprised of vocalist-lyricist Jacob Bannon (Converge), guitarists Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed) and Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord), bassist Greg Weeks (The Red Chord) and drummer Jon Rice (Uncle Acid, Tsjuder).

"This started as another incredible Sean Martin demo," Bannon commented. "Aside from a few tweaks by the band, the song is near identical to the original version. It is a traditional Thrash ripper that has us going through a gauntlet of infectious riffs. It also has some of my favorite solos by Mike and Sean on the record.

"Lyrically, it reads as an open letter. The phrase 'Anti-Spirit Machine' refers to social processes that devalue and derail the independent spirit in all of us."

Light of Death will be released through Deathwish Inc. on June 7th. You can pre-order the album here.