A Pale Horse Named Death, the doom metal band led by founding Type O Negative and Life of Agony member Sal Abruscato, has released the new single “Shards of Glass.” It’s the second single from the upcoming album “Infernum In Terra,” out Sept. 24, 2021, via Long Branch Records/SPV.
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“This song refers to the mental and emotional abuse that happens in a family setting,” Abruscato said. “Tiptoeing around a family member that causes only emotional damage to you and your family, whatever they touch they destroy, whatever they say about your character is a lie and no one trusts what you are saying is true. You get this feeling that the broken glass you walk on is what lies in their wake of destruction.”
“Infernum In Terra” is the fourth studio album from A Pale Horse Named Death, and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf, Yes, Sepultura, Rob Halford, etc.) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, while the artwork was done by Kelvin Doran of Serpent Tusk Studios.
“The album to me represents a new beginning, turning a new leaf shall we say with the same vibe from past albums but with a fresh open minded approach,” Abruscato said. “There is no real concrete specific concept, it touches on some personal topics in my life long, my interest in the dark arts, that to have light you must have darkness to balance everything. With daylight comes nightfall, with heaven there is hell and at this moment the world seems to be in a very dark place hence the title of the album ‘Infernum In Terra’. This is a very dark album, but what else is new I always write dark music to sooth a dark soul!”
Abruscato was born in Brooklyn, New York, and started playing drums at age 10. He was the co-founder of Type O Negative with Peter Steele and performed on “Slow, Deep & Hard,” “Origin of the Feces,” “Bloody Kisses” and various compilations and soundtracks. Abruscato was the drummer for Life of Agony and performed on the albums “River Runs Red,” “Ugly,” “River Runs Again,” “Broken Valley” and “A Place Where There’s No More Pain.” Additional projects include Supermassiv and My Mortality. He now is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for A Pale Horse Named Death.