Photo by Scott Kinkade
Death metal icons INCANTATION will unleash their new album, Unholy Deification, via Relapse Records on August 25th, today revealing the record’s artwork, track listing, preorders, and first single/video!
INCANTATION frontman John McEntee comments, “I’m not interested in playing it safe. I think other people feel that there are limits to what we do. However, I don’t see it that way. If it feels right, then it’s INCANTATION. The songs we write are an honest expression of ourselves. When people hear the new album, I hope they think, ‘Why are these guys so pissed off?!’ Rage gives focus, which is why this album turned out the way it did.”
Watch INCANTATION’s “Concordat (The Pact) I” music video, directed by The C.O.I.N., at THIS LOCATION.
Artwork by Eliran Kantor
Unholy Deification Track Listing:
1. Offerings (The Swarm) IV
2. Concordat (The Pact) I
3. Chalice (Vessel Consanguineous) VIII
4. Homunculus (Spirit Made Flesh) IX
5. Invocation (Chthonic Merge) X
6. Megaron (Sunken Chamber) VI
7. Convulse (Words Of Power) III
8. Altar (Unify In Carnage) V
9. Exile (Defy The False) II
10. Circle (Eye of Ascension) VII
INCANTATION will be on tour throughout Europe and Australia this Summer. See all confirmed dates below.
6/30/2023 Pitfest – Emmen, NL
7/01/2023 Kavka Oudaan – Antwerp, BE
7/02/2023 Boston Music Room – London, UK
7/03/2023 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
7/04/2023 Exchange – Bristol, UK
7/06/2023 Le Belvédère – Namur, BE
7/07/2023 Bambi Galore – Hamburg, DE
7/08/2023 Metal Magic Festival – Fredericia, DK
7/09/2023 The Abyss – Gothenburg, SE
7/11/2023 Debaser – Stockholm, SE
7/14/2023 In Flammen Open Air – Torgau, DE
7/15/2023 Forest Fest – Chevenez, CH
7/16/2023 Slaughter Club – Milan, IT
7/17/2023 Bridge Klub – Ilirska Bistrica, SL
7/18/2023 Fuga – Bratislava, SK
7/20/2023 Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
7/21/2023 Injure Grind Attack Fest – Zawiercie, PL
7/22/2023 Enter The Eternal Fire – Volyně, CZ
7/25/2023 EL Barrio Club – Dubai, UAE
7/27/2023 Crown And Anchor Hotel – Adelaide, AU
7/28/2023 The Bridge Hotel – Sydney, AU
7/29/2023 Max Watts Vic – Melbourne, AU
7/30/2023 The Basement – Canberra, AU
Edified over three-plus decades of experience, Unholy Deification is INCANTATION’s thirteenth full-length album. Validated by peers seasoned and new, INCANTATION is more vital than ever. The lineup, featuring founding guitarist/vocalist John McEntee, drummer Kyle Severn, bassist Chuck Sherwood, and guitarist Luke Shively, displays death metal know-how and the power of determination.
Lyrically, Unholy Deification originates with Sherwood. An avid reader and occult logician, the INCANTATIONbassist wanted to capture a fully realized concept of evolution through enlightenment. Expect thought-provoking, historically derived intellection. The mortal-to-deity narrative interacts with the merciless musical conflagration of hard-hitting tracks such as “Concordat (The Pact) I,” “Homunculus (Spirit Made Flesh) IX,” and “Invocation (Chthonic Merge) X”. Make no mistake – the ferocious new album, featuring guests Jeff Beccera (Possessed), Henry Veggian (ex-Revenant), and Dan Vadim Von (Morbid Angel), is pure death metal.
INCANTATION’s sepulchral pandemonium is visually enhanced by award-winning artist and longstanding collaborator Eliran Kantor (Immolation, Kreator, Cavalera, and more.) The end result is an interpretation of Italian Renaissance masters but thrust into INCANTATION’s cauldron of chromatic malice.