Brazil’s rebellious Death Metallers REBAELLIUN re-emerge with their first album in seven years, third in this millennium and fourth since the band’s formation in 1998. “Under The Sign Of Rebellion” will be released on on September 22nd through Agonia Records.
“Under The Sign Of Rebellion” is a Death Metal manifest of anger and defiance, rage and resistance, sparked by the falsehood and corruption that have plagued Brazil in recent years. The album’s intense cannonade of brutal riffing, battering drumming and hard-charging rhythms mirrors the many adversities the three-piece was forced to overcome en route to its completion.
The band comments: “When we started the compositions for the next album, we didn’t imagine that we would go through a global pandemic, along with it, a retrograde and conservative uprising here in Brazil; in addition to, over time, a government that proved to be spurious and corrupt. When we started recording, we didn’t have lyrics, because the pandemic had messed up and delayed everyone’s lives, so, in a moment of pure anger for everything that was happening around us, we decided to start recording even without rehearsals. The indignation was so big, that we wanted to vent everything we were feeling. The lyrics were written in opposition to what we here call ‘cidadão de bem’ or ‘good people’, exposing the fallacy that is the life of these abject beings. ‘Under The Sign Of Rebellion’ is an album that tries to demonstrate – through Death Metal – the insanities of life.”
“Under The Sign Of Rebellion” is the last album of REBAELLIUN to feature the late bassist/vocalist Lohy Fabiano (1978-2022), who played on all of the band’s albums except for the debut, “Burn The Promised Land”, from 1999.
Until REBAELLIUN’s dissolution in 2002, the trio celebrated its most potent period, having released two studio albums via Hammerheart Records. They also played several tours – most of which took place in Europe – and shared the stage with CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, VADER and BEHEMOTH. In 2015 the original line-up decided to reunite and released its third installment “The Hell’s Decrees” (2016). The record was followed by a European co-headlining tour with PESTILENCE, alongside festival shows at Party San Open Air and Brutal Assault Open Air. In 2022, Bruno Añaña has been announced as the band’s new vocalist and bassist.
“Under The Sign Of Rebellion” was recorded during summer 2021 at RR44 Studio by Rafael Siqueira and mastered by Jander Antunes. The cover artwork was created by Sebastian Suarez and the layout and booklet by Alcides Burn (NERVOSA).
“Under The Sign Of Rebellion” track listing:
- All Hail The Regicide
- The Gods Manace
- Fear The Infidel
- Insurgent Fire
- Light Eater
- The Decimating Opposition
- In Heresy We Trust
- Hostile Presence
- The Ultimate War