Viral Black Ltd. Edition

Viral Black Limited Edition -  the second brand new album release from the Blood Red Viral Black sessions exclusively at

Viral Black presents a collection of all new material produced by George Williams whose credits also include the recently released sister album - Blood Red.

Viral Black Limited Edition was recorded in Liverpool and Wales between January and February 2017 and mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, London.

Viral Black Limited Edition is available to order now exclusively at The Alarm Store

NB: No copies will be made available via streaming, digital download or other retail outlets until 2018.


Viral Black track listing is as follows:

Two Rivers
Thirteen Dead Reindeers
Peace Now
Hellfire (CD Only) / Amnesty Criteria (Vinyl LP only)
Armageddon In The Morning


LP with Die Cut Gatefold sleeve.

Die Cut Gatefold CD Pressing with Inner Sleeve and 12 page lyric booklet.
10 songs including exclusive to CD track ‘Hellfire".

Two Rivers 10″ VINYL EP
Extended Play 10″ Vinyl EP featuring live versions of 'Peace Now', 'Cenotaph', 'Neutral' and ‘Two Rivers
Live Versions taken from the BBC Television Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Gathering 2017

Heroine Promo CD
Features an edited version of Heroine and an exclusive unreleased live version performed by Mike Peters on the B-side.
The 'Heroine' on stage version is taken from the BBC Television Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Gathering 2017

"Viral Black presents a very different perspective to the one listeners would have experienced with Blood Redsays Mike Peters. "With Viral Black the outlook is directed away from the heart, and documents what I see around me as I go about my daily life. The world I inhabit today is obviously very different from the place myself and The Alarm were born into, and with these songs I wanted to explore the world shaped in particular, by all that has happened to me and my family in recent times".

"Outside and inside the home, there's almost no escape from the graphic images and angry voices that appear beyond the firewalls of our computer defences and into our very own sphere of life, continues Mike. "Like almost everyone I meet these days,  I feel the uncertainty of the world at large encroaching upon all we know and understand. It is a reaction to all of this, that has driven the writing and recording of Viral Black. Some of the songs are fuelled with rage and sensitivity, some simply ask why? Some of the words have come from bittersweet experience and from the way life deals the cards. It's been a cathartic experience to write as openly as I have tried to be with these songs, and I have already felt the thrill of sharing them with audiences in both the USA and UK".

Like it's sister record Blood RedViral Black will display the full spectrum of inspirations that have driven the project including some of which will take form outside of the music itself and spill over and onto the pages of the record sleeve.


Viral Black will be shipped from September 22nd onwards and only available exclusively at the

NB: No copies will be made available via streaming, digital download or other retail outlets until 2018.

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