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Dead In The Manger Streaming “IV”

Photo by McShane Photography

Photo by McShane Photography

Dead In The Manger is streaming “IV”, off Cessation, out February 3, 2015 via 20 Buck Spin, here.

In early 2014, a damaging new musical force made itself apparent, when DEAD IN THE MANGER appeared seemingly from out of nowhere with their debut EP, Transience, a six-movement EP which brandished a monstrous blend of extreme metal with elements born of black/war metal realms as well as standards of the grindcore movement in a seamless and endlessly destructive alloy. DEAD IN THE MANGER follows up the Transience debut with six new stages in the grief process, resolved in their adherence to dispiriting melodic atmosphere and frenzied black carnage, ever reaching upward yet inevitably pulled down into the mire. Whether grinding forth in a cascade of blinding black metal violence or cloaked in despondent post-rock gloom, Cessation leaves no space for hope, compelling the paradoxical embrace of suffering, the album shrouded in appropriately bleak artwork courtesy of Misanthropic Art (Secrets Of The Moon, Hooded Menace, Attic). The machinery of plutocratic slavery, churning and grinding the spirit of life until little remains but the last gasp of a doomed humanity, a cessation of the primal light in an absurdist nightmare.

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Dead In The Manger Releasing Cessation in February via 20 Buck Spin

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Dead In The Manger is releasing their new full length Cessation on February 3, 2015 via 20 Buck Spin. The cover artwork, courtesy of Misanthropic Art (Secrets Of The Moon, Hooded Menace, Attic) has been issued alongside the virtually anonymous track listing in the meantime.

Cessation Track Listing:
1. Part I
2. Part II
3. Part III
4. Part IV
5. Part V
6. Part VI

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