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CRONOS COMPULSION: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Sacred Butchery” From Denver Death Metal Trio; Malicious Regression EP Nears May Release On Caligari Records

“Death metal is at its finest when the songs are about cutting shit into bits and pieces.” – Decibel Magazine

Stream CRONOS COMPULSION’s “Sacred Butchery” HERE.

Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Sacred Butchery,” the turbulent new track from Denver, Colorado death metal trio, CRONOS COMPULSION. The song is the newest preview of the band’s Malicious Regression EP, nearing release in May through Caligari Records.

Photo by Julius Garrido

CRONOS COMPULSION was formed in Denver in October 2021 by drummer/synth player Jon Linksey and guitarist/vocalist Wil Wilson who were subsequently joined by bassist/backing vocalist Addison Herron-Wheeler following a one-off live performance. That year saw the release of their Reject Humanity demo, followed by their debut EP, Cursed And Decaying, released through Caligari Records. 2022 saw the band performing regularly in their hometown and regionally, including playing at Decibel Magazine’s Denver Metal & Beer pre-fest, as well as touring the West Coast and Southwest, and saw the release of a split with hometown act Seed Of The Sorcerer Womb Of The Witch through Alchemical Annihilation Records.

Having since honed their brutal delivery, CRONOS COMPULSION keeps things as heavy as possible on their new EP, Malicious Regression. With five new movements, the band incorporates jagged riffage and elements of ambient noise and other dissonant sounds into their low-end doom-shrouded death metal assault. Malicious Regression was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Austin Minney at All Aces Studios, and completed with artwork by Lucas Valtenbergs (Rusted Winds), photography by Julius Garrido, and layout by Ignacio Brown.

With the unveiling of “Sacred Butchery,” Wilson states, “Life cannot be sustained without continuous death. Death feeds life in nature often literally, and the ability to extract energy from a corpse using tools is one of our most important human traits. This one is a lot of fun to play live, and Austin made this track sound super heavy on the recording.”

Decibel writes, “Death metal is at its finest when the songs are about cutting shit into bits and pieces. Such is the case with ‘Sacred Butchery,’ the latest offering from Denver trio CRONOS COMPULSION. At a lean 3:16, CRONOS COMPULSION keeps things moving briskly. There are traces of death/doom found on ‘Sacred Butchery’ and on the Malicious Regression EP at large, but it’s mostly an old-school death metal affair with hints of brutal death metal in the song’s latter half.”

CRONOS COMPULSION’s “Sacred Butchery” is now playing at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Caligari Records will release Malicious Regression on cassette and digital on May 12th. Find preorders for the CD which contains the band’s Cursed And Decaying debut and the cassette through the label HERE and digital preorders through the band HERE.

CRONOS COMPULSION continues to perform regularly with several hometown shows booked for May and more widespread touring plans in the works. See confirmed dates below and stand by for updates.


5/02/2023 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ THRA, Noctambulist, Limbwrecker. 5/13/2023 Seventh Circle Music Collective – Denver, CO w/ Vacha, Intersect, Burn Unit

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