Sometimes, it's perfectly OK to wear your influences proudly. Case and point, Attic who welcome their new LP, The Invocation, via Van Records this week. The German band love the riffy falsetto stylings of King Diamond/Mercyful Fate and aren't afraid to borrow the hidden pop-sensiblity that lay beneath those classics either. Stream all of The Invocation below.

So far the only live dates are scheduled for the band's home country. Those are listed below along with the album stream.


Saturday, March 9, 2013 German Swordbrothers 2013 Lünen, Germany
Friday, April 19, 2013 Keep It True XVI 2013 Lauda-Königshofen

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