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Tue, May 31 2016: BAPTISM

Latest release: "V: The Devil's Fire"

Release date: Fri, Jul 22 2016, US Fri, Jul 22 2016

BAPTISM are now unleashing the first track from their forthcoming full-length 'V: The Devil's Fire', which can be pre-ordered here (out July 22nd). The song "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash" featuring Mikko Kotamäki from SWALLOW THE SUN as guest-vocalist is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Metal.de (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Inferno (FI)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Kvlt (PL)
Loud (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Terrorizer (UK)

Frontman Lord S. comments on behalf of BAPTISM regarding "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash": "Simply put, in order to rise above we must overcome our lesser and mundane self. If we succeed in this act, time and time again, the blood of this offering will water the roots of the tree which is known as our spiritual development. The lyrics for this song were written based on my ideas by Gorath Moonthorn. Three more long-time friends are featured on this album as well and we are joined for this first preview by our brother Mikko Kotamäki from SWALLOW THE SUN, whose voice fits the chorus perfectly."

The clip for "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash" has been created by renowned Romanian and Roadburn resident artist Costin Chioreanu (MAYHEM, VULTURE INDUSTRIES, CARACH ANGREN, and many more).

On further news, BAPTISM are simultaneously revealing artwork and track-list of 'V: The Devil's Fire'. Both can be viewed below.

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  1. Natus Ex Ignis
  2. Satananda
  3. The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash
  4. Devil’s Fire
  5. Abyss
  6. Cold Eternity
  7. Malignant Shadows
  8. Buried With Him

BAPTISM have already announced several festival shows this summer and are currently working on tour-plans. See below for a list of confirmed dates.

17 Jun 16 Tampere (FI) Ratinanniemi (Tampere Metal Meeting)
01 Jul 16 Brno (CZ) Hell Fast Attack Festival
09 Jul 16 Torgau (DE) In Flammen Open Air
19 Aug 16 Barth (DE) Barther Metal Open Air

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Line-up
Lord S.: vocals, guitar, songwriting
SG.7: guitar
TG: lead guitar
Syphon: bass
LRH: drums

Guest appearances
Antti Boman (DEMILICH) on "Buried With Him"
Mikko Kotamäki (SWALLOW THE SUN) on "The Sacrament Of Blood And Ash"
Mynni Luukkainen (HORNA) on "Satananda"

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