In the last decade or so, the state of Colorado has gifted the world with uncommonly exceptional, heavy bands. The Denver based act, Vale of Pnath is one of these young groups that have brought a fantastically particular Death Metal sound to the scene. With two full-length albums under their belt, the band is going back to the EP format for their newest release, Accursed (Willowtip Records). It’s been three years since their last record and this genre-dodging ensemble is finally bringing more of their innovative work to light.
Hailing from the unsuspecting state of New Jersey, Hath is a young Metal act that is blossoming. The band stunned the scene in 2015 when they released their EP, Hive with its modern, Blackened Metal excellence. Now, this budding band is getting ready to release their first full-length record, Of Rot and Ruin (Willowtip Records) and is taking their vibrant heaviness to a whole new level. Continue reading
The band will enter the studio in June to record their fourth album and first for Willowtip Records.
Cutting edge Kiwi death metal outfit Ulcerate has announced a run of Spring and early Summer dates across Australia and New Zealand for their Australasia MMXV headlining tour .
Ulcerate Australasia MMXV:
Apr 18: Cabana – Napier, NZ
May 08: Whammy – Auckland, NZ
May 09: Dux Live – Christchurch, NZ
May 22: San Fran – Wellington, NZ
Jun 25: Beetle Bar – Brisbane, AU
Jun 26: Bald Faced Stag – Sydney, AU
Jun 27: Bendigo Hotel – Melbourne, AU
Displaying a forward-thinking death metal style citing Hate Eternal, Gorguts and Immolation which collides head-on into the dissonant and blackened influences of Deathspell Omega and Portal, Ulcerate’s destructive methodology is in a class of its own. Following their debut album on Neurotic Records, and two subsequent LPs through Willowtip, Ulcerate signed with Relapse Records for the September 2013 release of their fourth full-length, Vermis, the album delivering the band’s relentlessly destructive methodology in its most ominous and technical form to date. While Vermis is an incredibly extreme, cerebral and devastatingly creative body of work in its own right, the mere three-piece lineup performs the new songs with astonishing strength and seamless professionalism, simultaneously mesmerizing and devastating audiences with a relentless tsunami of revolutionary death metal supremacy.
Ulcerate followed the release of the Vermis LP with waves of brutal touring through Australasia, Europe and North America throughout 2013 and 2014, which continues into 2015 with Australasia MMXV. Stand by for further engagements in the months ahead.
Captured at Dreaming Studios UK by drummer Leon Macey (Contrarian, Mithras, The Senseless et al) and centered on the abysmal consequence of religious warfare, the latest offering from the atmospheric blackened death metal collective is corrosive in its delivery spewing forth a delectably diseased fusion of traditional death metal, blackened riff assaults, twisted atmospheres and an alluring brand of controlled chaos that can only come from the technical prowess of its creators.
Named in part after Babylonian mother goddess, Sarpanit, meaning “the shining one,” companion of the chief god, Marduk, SARPANITUM – who feature within their rants current and former affiliates of Mithras, Lantlos and Tenebrous Aeon – has maintained a maniacal DIY ethos, crumbling stages throughout Europe supporting the likes of Insision, Visceral Bleeding, Desecration, The Monolith Death Cult and Macabre since their formation in 2003. Based on Babolyanian folklore, the band’s Galactic Records-released debut full-length, Despoilment Of Origin (2007) was an eloquently guttural performance of mythological blackened death metal that reaped the praise of underground listeners and media outlets in the proverbial “know.” The band’s Fidelium EP, independently-released four years later, reaffirmed their inexorable brutality both sonically and conceptually.
Sarpanitum is releasing Blessed Be My Brothers on February 17, 2015 via Willowtip Records, and is streaming “By Virtuous Reclamation” here, and “Glorification Upon The Powdered Bones Of The Sundered Dead” here.
Captured at Dreaming Studios UK by drummer Leon Macey (Contrarian, Mithras, The Senseless et al) and centered on the abysmal consequence of religious warfare, SARPANITUM’s Blessed Be My Brothers heaves with a deliciously diseased synthesis of traditional death metal, blackened riff onslaughts, perverse melodic atmospheres and an alluring brand of controlled chaos that can only come from the technical prowess of its creators.
Blackened death metallers Sarpanitum is streaming “Glorification Upon The Powdered Bones Of The Sundered Dead”, off their new album Blessed Be My Brothers, out February 17, 2015 via Willowtop Records, here. The band features feature current and former affiliates of Mithras, Lantlos and Tenebrous Aeon.
Dallas based tech/death trio Baring Teeth is streaming their sessions at Civil Audio in Denton, TX, recording a live studio set, as part of The Violitionist Sessions, here.
They released Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins through Willowtip Records at the end of November, which was recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). The record unloads thirty-seven minutes of the band’s most compelling, battering, slickly-executed technical death yet, with spacious atmospheres, frantic percussion and dissonant, angular riffwork. The bandhas been touring regionally in support of the album, and continues to do so through the Winter months, with shows booked this week, in early January, and more on the way.
Stream the album here.
BARING TEETH Tour Dates:
Dec 20: Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
Jan 09: Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
Jan 10: Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA
Sarpanitum will release their second full length album Blessed Be My Brothers, out February 17, 2015 via Willowtip Records. The record was tracked at Dreaming Studios UK by drummer Leon Macey (Contrarian, Mithras, The Senseless et al).
Blessed Be My Brothers Track Listing:
2. By Virtuous Reclamation
4. Glorification Upon The Powdered Bones Of The Sundered Dead
5. Immortalised As Golden Spires
6. Thy Sermon Lies Forever Tarnished
7. I Defy For I Am Free
9. Malek Al-Inkitar
10. Blessed Be My Brothers
Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins was captured by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans).
Guitarist/vocalist Andrew Hawkins of the recording,
“This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of [debut full-length] Atrophy as far as possible, and we’re really happy with the result.”
The band has booked these upcoming shows:
Dec 05: The Lost Well – Austin, TX
Dec 06: The Scorpion’s Den – Midland, TX
Dec 13: Liquid Lounge – Dallas, TX
Dec 20: Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
Jan 09: TBA – New Orleans, LA
Jan 10: Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA