The California-based SICARIUS – whose sonic nihilism has been praised by Metal Hammer as “USBM with serious forward thrust” – have unveiled a lyric video for “A Practiced Hand,” the first taste of the group’s forthcoming second album “God Of Dead Roots.” The clip – which was designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions, can be seen at this location:
“A Practiced Hand” is also now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. The song is an ominous sign of things to come on “God Of Dead Roots,” which – like the group’s 2017 acclaimed full-length debut “Serenade of Slitting Throats” – was produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Benediction, Empyrean Throne). Due out via M-Theory Audio in early 2020, the album marks the recording debut of new guitarist Travis “Grimnir” Whiting (Carnifex, Ruines Ov Abaddon), who was hand-picked by SICARIUS’ founding guitarist Argyris to be his successor last year. Additional information on the release will be revealed in the coming weeks.