This Is Hell Releasing Fourth Album ‘Black Mass’ October 11th

This Is Hell 'Black Mass'

has announced that its fourth studio album, ‘Black Mass’, will see an October 11th release on Rise Records, confirming the identity of the mysterious website, The teaser site has seen a complete update, including a YouTube stream of the brand new track, ‘Black Mass’.

“The new album takes the crossover and metal influences from last album to much greater extremes and the end product was Black Mass, by far the heaviest and thrashiest songs we’ve written and recorded,” guitarist Rick Jimenez said. “Lyrically this album touches on issues we haven’t dove into before. Social injustice as a whole is a recurring theme. Persistence and empowerment are familiar themes with us that I’ve revisited, but with an even more aggressive outlook than before.”

Black Mass, the follow-up to the 2010 release, Weight of the World, was recorded earlier this summer at Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, CA with producer, Tomas Costanza.

The track list for ‘Black Mass’:
1. Acid Rain
2. Black History
3. Salt the Earth
4. Black Mass
5. The Wars: Part I
6. Mi Nombre
7. The Last Outlaw
8. Demons
9. The Reckoning
10. The Wars: Part II

“The artwork was done by Will Blood, an amazing English illustrator/artist that we’ve worked with on shirts and designs before,” Jimenez added. “The concept came from some lyrics and underlying themes from the album and Will really took the ball and ran with it. Whether someone takes the art at sheer superficial face value, or really absorbs the details and subtleties of it, it’s an extremely powerful piece of artwork. I feel the same way about the music and especially the lyrics on this new record.”

This Is Hell will hit the road next month for a North American tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot. Check out tour dates below the cut. “We’re very excited for our upcoming tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot,” vocalist Travis Reilly said. “We’ve toured many times with Comeback Kid and we look forward to spending more time with them and meeting the other guys. It’s going to be great to play some new songs for a bunch of new faces.”

2011 tour with Underoath, Comback Kid and The Chariot:
Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Sept. 20 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Sept. 21 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Sept. 22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
Sept. 23 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon
Sept. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Sept. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Sept. 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Venue
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Avenue Theatre
Oct. 01 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway
Oct. 02 – Regina, SK, Canada – Riddell Centre
Oct. 03 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – The Garrick Centre
Oct. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Oct. 06 – Covington, KY – Radiodown
Oct. 07 – London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall
Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC, Canada – La Tulipe
Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC, Canada – Theatre Imperial
Oct. 11 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Oct. 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Oct. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Oct. 17 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
Oct. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre

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