MISERY INDEX - Launches New Single and Video for Title Track "Complete Control" off Upcoming Album 'Complete Control'

Two decades into their venerable careers, Baltimore death metal savants MISERY INDEX are back with their new record, Complete Control, set for release worldwide via Century Media Records on May 13th, 2022. Today, MISERY INDEX is launching the next single and title track. Check out the music video for “Complete Control”, directed, filmed and edited by J.T. Ibanez, below!

“’Complete Control’ draws equally on our hardcore punk and old school death metal influences. The lyrics describe the awakening of a protagonist; one who becomes acutely aware of the totalizing power structures in everyday society that work not just from “above” - but from within as well,” states MISERY INDEX about the new track.

“Complete Control” follows the release of the band’s previous singles and music videos for “The Eaters and the Eaten” and “Infiltrators”.

Complete Control, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard. The album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.

Complete Control tracklisting:

1. Administer the Dagger 
2. The Eaters and the Eaten 
3. Complete Control 
4. Necessary Suffering 
5. Rites of Cruelty 
6. Conspiracy of None 
7. Infiltrators 
8. Reciprocal Repulsion 
9. Now Defied!

Next to the jewelcase CD, LP and digital versions of the album, Complete Control will also be available as limited deluxe 2CD box set (see mock image below), containing the studio album as a jewelcase CD, an additional 5-track bonus EP entitled Strategies of Manipulation in a slimline case CD, a black tote bag with artwork print, a button set with 2 buttons and a double-sided mini poster.

Strategies of Manipulation Bonus EP tracklisting:

1. Strategies of Manipulation 
2. Supposed to Rot (Entombed Cover) 
 3. Infiltrators (Instrumental Version) 
4. The Eaters and the Eaten (Demo Version) 
 5. Complete Control (Demo Version)

A new MISERY INDEX (bonus) track “Strategies of Manipulation” is available in an alternate mix version via the Decibel Magazine flexi series. Check out the single, HERE, and order the Decibel issue and flexi single, HERE.

MISERY INDEX “The Space Control” Tour:

w/ Origin, Wolf King

05.05.2022 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note (Misery Index & Origin only!) 
06.05.2022 Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge 
07.05.2022 Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater 
08.05.2022 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary 
09.05.2022 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground 
10.05.2022 Ottawa, ON - The Brass Monkey 
11.05.2022 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques 
12.05.2022 Quebec City, QC - La Source de la Martinière 
13.05.2022 Boston, MA - Sonia 
14.05.2022 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar 
15.05.2022 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz 
16.05.2022 Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger 
17.05.2022 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell) 
18.05.2022 Tampa, FL - Brass Mug 
20.05.2022 Houston, TX - Acadia 
21.05.2022 Dallas, TX - Amplified 
22.05.2022 Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live

MISERY INDEX Festival Dates:

17.06.2022 - Oulu (Finland) - Metal Capital Festival 
18.06.2022 - Fehrbellin (Germany) - Protzen Open Air 
19.06.2022 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest 
30.07.2022 - Steenwijk (The Netherlands) - Stonehenge Festival 
31.07.2022 - Leer (Germany) - Zollhaus * 
01.08.2022 - Dortmund (Germany) - Junkyard *
02.08.2022 - Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof * 
03.08.2022 - München (Germany) - Backstage / Free & Easy * 
07.08.2022 - St Maurice de Gourdans (France) - Sylak Open Air T
10.08.2022 - Jaroměř (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival 
11.08.2022 - Berlin (Germany) - SO36 * 
12.08.2022 - Obermehler (Germany) - Party.San Festival Open Air 
14.08.2022 - Kortrijk (Belgium) - Alcatraz Metal Festival 
16.08.2022 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff * 
18.08.2022 - Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air

Since the early 2000’s, MISERY INDEX have performed over 1400 concerts in 44 countries, sharing stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Decapitated and EyeHateGod and making them one of the most intense and merciless live-acts of our time. Look out for many more dates across the globe to be announced soon for MISERY INDEX.