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CHRISTIAN MISTRESS: Release New Track "Stronger Than Blood" Single

Added 31 July 2015, 3:07 AM
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On September 18th, Christian Mistress will release their new 8-song excursion in pure American heavy metal - their LP titled To Your Death.  Marked by the powerful vocals of Christine Davis and the rich harmonies of guitar duo Oscar Sparbel and Tim Diedrich, Christian Mistress is simultaneously relevant and anachronistic.  Formed in Olympia, Washington in 2008, the band quickly distinguished themselves through their tasteful treatment of the grit and style pioneered by early 80’s NWOBHM as well as through the unique, raspy vocal presence of Christine Davis. After releasing a demo and a single in 2009, the following year saw Christian Mistress partner with Olympia label 20 Buck Spin to release their debut full-length Agony & Opium, an album that led Spin to claim that “Christian Mistress might rule the world.”

Agony & Opium eventually caught the attention of Relapse Records, who signed Christian Mistress in 2011. Shortly thereafter, the band recorded their second full-length album, Possession; a 41-minute slab of traditional heavy metal mixed with classic rock sensibilities. Released in February 2012, Possession netted the band widespread recognition, and was covered by publications as disparate as Cvlt Nation, MSN, and the New York Times. Time Out NY called Possession  “a record that reinjects the mystery and majesty into a tired style,” and the New York Times praised the album’s subtlety and depth, stating that “at first you think you know exactly what the record is giving you; on the third listen you’re still discovering it.”

After relocating to Portland, OR, Christian Mistress has now returned with their new full-length To Your Death, an album that serves the song, the art, and the listener, while ignoring the line drawn between past, present and future.  By now, it’s clear that Christian Mistress are deeply passionate about what they do, and aren’t simply following the latest trends – Terrorizer stated, “seriously; fuck a bandwagon, Christian Mistress feel like a one-band revival machine.”

To Your Death will be available on CD, LP and Digital formats September 18th from Relapse.  More track premieres, video, and info coming soon.  Until then, see the band on tour across North America in September and Europe/UK in October.

**European Tour with Magister Templi**

Oct 02 Tilburg, NL Little Devil
Oct 06 Innsbruck, AT P.M.K.
Oct 07 Berlin, DE Cassiopeia
Oct 08 Erfurt, DE Tyrants Club
Oct 09 Olten, CH Coq d’Or
Oct 10 Milan, IT Lo Fi
Oct 11 Bologna, IT Freakout
Oct 12 Vienna, AT Arena
Oct 13 Leipzig, DE Zoro
Oct 14 Hamburg, DE Rote Flora
Oct 15 Copenhagen, DK Beta
Oct 16 Gothenburg, SE Truckstop Alaska
Oct 17 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
Oct 21 London, UK Black Heart
Oct 24 Leeuwarden, NL Into the Void
 
Tracklist:

1. Neon
2. Stronger Than Blood
3. No Place
4. Walkin’ Around
5. Open Road
6. Ultimate Freedom
7. Lone Wild
8. Ill
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