Set for release on 4th February 2022, “Portal Tombs” is a terrifying but electrifying exploration of the gloomy depths of human nature: a monolithic manifestation of the sonic assault on the senses that is Mass Worship. The band spent a big part of 2020-2021 in their native Stockholm Sweden, locked inside, writing and recording new material and the result of those sessions is an album that draws inspiration from the likes of At The Gates, Mastodon and Meshuggah. They’ve chosen to premier a music video directed and produced by Miles Skarin of Crystal Spotlight that features guest vocals from Mark “Barney” Greenway of Napalm Death fame.
The band comments: “We as humans are approaching a state where we don’t believe in anything, and we can’t seem to envision any alternatives. Our elected leaders are merely there to sustain a seemingly perpetual status quo, and to grab whatever opportunity they can to shift our focus away from what’s important. What happens behind the scenes is a slow and steady collapse of our financial, political, ecological, spiritual and cultural world. We’re all perfectly aware of where we are heading, but we can’t seem to envision any alternative — it’s far too late, and far too terrifying to try to stop what has been started. ‘Portal Tombs’ symbolises that Death is the only true way forward. MASS WORSHIP is an attempt at putting the current state of humanity’s affairs and suppressed emotional state into music and words. We want to capture the fears, the pain, the uncertainty and the total disbelief in the future of mankind. As we spiral towards an abyss of our own making, MASS WORSHIP is the soundtrack that will resonate loudest of all.”