Legendary death metal pioneers Benediction from Birmingham, England have released the second single from their upcoming new album Scriptures in the shape of new track Stormcrow.

“In many cultures, the crow is seen as a harbinger of doom and a bad omen – this song deals with that“, band vocalist Dave Ingram comments.

The video was shot on abandoned wasteland somewhere in the outskirts of Sheffield, in the North of England, and directed by Dan Hart / Light Engine Films. Check out the video below!

Guitarist Darren Brookes says: “Stormcrow was a particularly difficult but enjoyable video to shoot. As anyone who’s done one will know, it’s take after take after take, and as you can see it was a blisteringly hot day too. We did have passers-by, joggers and dog walkers. They were stopping to check out what was going on and that’s the closest we’ve managed to a live gig this year!“

Scriptures is the band’s first new album since 2008’s Killing Music and was produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Monument, Vader) at Grindstone Studio in England. The album will be released on October 16, 2020, via Nuclear Blast.

Tracklist for Scriptures:
Iterations Of I
Scriptures In Scarlet
The Crooked Man
Progenitors Of A New Paradigm
Rabid Carnality
In Our Hands, The Scars
Tear Off These Wings
Embrace The Kill
The Blight At The End
We Are Legion

Formed in 1989 by Darren Brookes, Peter Rew, Barney Greenway, Ian Treacy and Paul Adams, and after many years doing the rounds under other names, Benediction, as we know it, was formed. The band was quickly picked up by German metal label Nuclear Blast Records, a partnership that lasts to this day. Their first album, Subconscious Terror, was released in 1990. In October 2001, they released Organised Chaos, the first album with Dave Hunt as vocalist. In 2019 the return of classic singer Dave Ingram was announced. Ingram was vocalist on some of Benediction’s classic early releases such as 1991’s The Grand Leveller, Grind Bastard (1998) and the ground breaking opus that is Transcend the Rubicon, released in 1993 and often classed as one of the most influential and important death metal releases to date. With the current line-up, Benediction are without doubt stronger than ever.

Band Members:
David Ingram – Vocals
Daz Brookes – Guitar
Peter (Rewy) Rew – Guitar
Dan Bate – Bass
Gio Durst – Drums