All the pieces are in place. Italy's Hierophant have enlisted Paolo Girardi to handle the artwork and Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) to record their new LP, Mass Grave, due November 4 via Season of Mist. While that should be enough to prick up your ears, wait 'til you hear the bloody, rotting, hate-filled songs. Hierophant dip their hooves further into the cesspool of black metal and sludge, creating their fist-clenching take on what bands like Cursed and Integrity did so well long ago. Stream the entirety of their new LP above, but say three Hail Marys first.