Black Mass (album)

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Black Mass
This Is Hell - Black Mass.jpg
Studio album by This Is Hell
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Recorded Mid 2011 at Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, California
Genre Crossover thrash
Length 34:43
Label Rise (RR145)
Producer Tomas Costanza
This Is Hell chronology
Weight of the World
Black Mass
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (71%)[1]
Big Cheese (4/5)[2] (7.5)[3]
Metal Blast (4/5)[4]

Black Mass is the fourth studio album by the American rock band This Is Hell. The album was released on October 11, 2011 through Rise Records.[5]

Marketing and promotion[edit]

In early August 2011, a viral marketing website titled was created.[6] The website, described as a "mysterious teaser" site for an "unknown event" in a press release, featured nothing but a countdown timer set to go off on October 11, 2011.[7] About three weeks later on August 28, the website was revealed to be a promotion for a new album by This Is Hell titled Black Mass.[8] The album's title track was made available for streaming online on August 31,[9] and "Salt the Earth" was available on September 15.[10]

This Is Hell's first tour in support of Black Mass will be a late 2011 North American tour opening for Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by This is Hell.

  1. "Acid Rain"
  2. "Black History"
  3. "Salt the Earth"
  4. "Black Mass"
  5. "The Wars: Part One"
  6. "Mi Nombre"
  7. "The Last Outlaw"
  8. "Demons"
  9. "The Reckoning"
  10. "The Wars: Part Two"



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  2. ^ Mann, Nick. "Review: Black Mass". Big Cheese. Newstrade MMC. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "Review: Black Mass". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Amendola, Anthony. "Review: This Is Hell – Black Mass". Metal Blast. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kraus, Brian (August 28, 2011). "This Is Hell announce album details". Alternative Press. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ Beringer, Drew (August 14, 2011). "What Is The Black Mass?". AbsolutePunk. Buzz Media. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Harris, Chris (August 11, 2011). "This is Hell Releasing New Album In October". Gun Shy Assassin. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Harris, Chris (August 28, 2011). "Sometimes It's Hard Being Right All The Time". Gun Shy Assassin. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Ramirez, Carlos (August 31, 2011). "This is Hell Announce Album Release Date, Release Teaser Track". Noisecreep. AOL. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ "jlemiere" (September 15, 2011). "Exclusive: This Is Hell Premiere New Track 'Salt the Earth'". Revolver. Future US. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Black Mass – Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 28, 2011.