It didn't take long for Wisconsin's sons of thrash Lazarus A.D. to make their mark. Their self-released debut, 'The Onslaught,' turned heads quickly -- that's once in 2007 and again in 2009 when Metal Blade repackaged it. After a three-and-a-half-year absence from the studio, they have returned, embracing more groove without losing sight of the rapid-fire assault that put them on the map.

We here at Noisecreep are proud to premiere the title track off of the band's forthcoming sophomore album, 'Black Rivers Flow.' According to the band, the record was marked by coping with personal setbacks. In this track, a struggle against darkness bleeds through.

Listen to 'Black Rivers Flow'

"During the writing process for 'Black Rivers Flow,' we were dealing with great personal tragedies," bassist and vocalist Jeff Paulick said in statement. "We found a way to draw strength from those tragedies and use it as inspiration to write what we feel is an incredibly more sound record than the last.

"We are on a mission to show the world that we are a force to be reckoned with and aren't thinking about a trend, we're thinking long term," Paulick continued. "The energy and power this time around is undeniable, and we hope the reaction amongst the community reflects just that."

'Black Rivers Flow' comes out Feb. 1 via Metal Blade Records.