At Rockefeller will include footage of the band’s performance at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway, on June 17th, 2012, as the support act for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The setlist sees the band performing all the songs from their debut album, Xes And Strokes, as well as new ones, which are set to appear on their forthcoming second effort.
According to the band the DVD will include the entire show, unedited and uncut, so that fans can experience the raw energy of Beaten To Death’s live shows.
Commented guitarist Tommy Hjelm: "The only rule we have is that we're not going to follow the set trends. So the idea to make a live album came up and we figured "why not?" Record the whole thing from beginning to end, without brushing out all the mistakes? Why not? With new songs not yet released? Why not? And really! Why not? We are so tired of the perfect pitch, soulless stuff that overruns the market these days. This is the exact opposite of that. It's gritty, dirty, it follows no metronome, it hides no evidence and it abides by no rules. The mixing should reflect that, and I think it does."
A brief teaser for the DVD release can be seen below:
The band’s setlist for the Rockfeller show was as follows:
'3-2-1, It's On'
'Obliteration Of Nekromantheon'
'A Word To The Wise'
'Xes And Strokes'
'Erik Og Skrik'
In addition, an audio version of At Rockefeller will also available for download via Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, WiMP, etc.
Meanwhile, the band has started working on their yet-untitled second album, arriving some time later this year.
On the topic of the musical direction of the new album, bassist Mika Martinussen said: "We already have, like, 15 songs, but the next album will probably be more or less just as short and intense as the last one. It looks like the songs will be more varied on this release than on “Xes”, with weird ideas, stronger elements of other genres than grind/death metal, more melodic stuff, arrangements that are both simpler and more complex"
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