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PROFANATICA reveal first track from forthcoming HELLS HEADBANGERS mini-album + more

Today, underground legends Profanatica reveal the new track “Prayer in Eclipse.” The track hails from the band’s forthcoming mini-album, Altar of the Virgin Whore, which will be released this coming November by Hells Headbangers on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats. The mini-album’s release coincides with a European tour alongside Watain and Rotting Christ (dates after the jump). Hear Profanatica’s “Prayer in Eclipse” in its entirety below.

Profanatica need no introduction: pioneers of American black metal, masters of barbaric minimalism, desecrators of all that’s pure and clean – and iconoclasts to the very end. Ever since the band’s reformation/reinvigoration with 2007’s Profanatitas de Domonatia, full-length albums have been the preferred format for Paul Ledney and crew. However, going back the band’s beyond-classic Weeping in Heaven in 1991, it could be argued that Profanatica are at their most potent when doing EPs. And that’s precisely what Altar of the Virgin Whore is: 20 minutes of cruel ‘n’ crushing sonic defilement that bears all the bulldozing trademarks of the band post-reformation. No need for further fancy words here; this is simply and totally Profanatica, distilled to its short/sharp/shocked essence and rendered in the rudest and rawest form.

The release of Altar of the Virgin Whore shall be joined by long-awaited vinyl reissues of Profanatica’s first two albums, the aforementioned Profanatitas de Domonatia and 2010’s Disgusting Blasphemies Against God.

In the meantime, hear the new track “Prayer in Eclipse” below via Hells Headbangers’ official YouTube channel. Release date and preorder info for Altar of the Virgin Whore to be announced shortly. Cover art, courtesy of underground legend Chris Moyen, and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Profanatica’s Altar of the Virgin Whore:

1. Conceived With Sin
2. Prayer in Eclipse
3. Altar of the Virgin Whore
4. Crucifixion Wounds
5. Thorn King
6. Sacred Code Broken
7. Fuck the Messiah
8. He Has Risen

November 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Byhaven Pumpehuset
November 3 – Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser
November 4 – Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
November 6 – Prague, Czech Republic @ MeetFactory
November 7 – Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest
November 9 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
November 10 – Zug, Switzerland @ Chollerhalle
November 11 – Trezzo sull’Adda, Italy @ Live Club
November 12 – Colmar, France @ Le Grillen
November 14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2
November 15 – Madrid, Spain @ Chang├│
November 16 – Limoges, France @ Centre Culturel John Lennon
November 17 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
November 18 – Oignies, France @ Tyrant Fest
November 20 – Saarbr├╝cken, Germany @ Garage
November 21 – Mannheim, Germany @ Ms Connexion Complex
November 22 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
November 23 – Borgerhout, Belgium @ TRIX Centrum voor Muziek
November 24 – Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
November 25 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje