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Cannibal Corpse Drops “Vengeful Invasion” Video

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North American Tour With Amon Amarth Draws Near

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s “Vengeful Invasion” video HERE

Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE are pleased to unleash a video for “Vengeful Invasion.” The track comes by way of the band’s critically-adored Chaos Horrific full-length, released last Fall via Metal Blade Records.

The video was directed and edited by Zev Deans and shot by Brendan McGowan with SFX makeup by Nina Carelli, AI footage manipulation by KingCon2k11, and stars Actually Huizenga from the band Patriarchy. With “Vengeful Invasion,” a human trafficking revenge tale spirals into grotesque phantasmagoria in the spirit of Japanese horror classics.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s “Vengeful Invasion” video HERE.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previously released videos for “Chaos HorrificHERE, “Blood BlindHERE, and “Summoned For SacrificeHERE.

Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with their Violence Unimagined full-length. In 2023 they returned with its successor, the equally monstrous Chaos Horrific, consequently beginning the next chapter in their legacy. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question, a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.

Chaos Horrific slaughtered Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #7 position on the Billboard Album Sales chart, #2 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Rock Albums chart, #5 on the Independent Label Albums chart, and more!

The record is available on digipak CD, cassette, and digital formats as well as vinyl in multiple limited color variants.

Secure your copy today at the CANNIBAL CORPSEstore at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

This April, CANNIBAL CORPSE will join labelmates Amon Amarth on the Metal Crushes All Tour. The journey runs from April 21st through May 25th and includes performances at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Additional support will be provided by Obituary and Frozen Soul. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Amon Amarth, Obituary, Frozen Soul:
4/21/2024 Revel Entertainment Center – Albuquerque, NM
4/22/2024 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
4/24/2024 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/26/2024 Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds – Portland, OR *
4/27/2024 PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC *
4/29/2024 Edmonton Convention Center – Edmonton, AB
4/30/2024 Grey Eagle Event Center – Calgary, AB
5/03/2024 Steelhouse – Omaha, NE
5/04/2024 The Sylvee – Madison, WI
5/05/2024 GLC Live At 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
5/07/2024 Rose Music Center At The Heights – Huber Heights, OH
5/09/2024 The Wellmont – Montclair, NJ
5/10/2024 Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
5/11/2024 Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC *
5/13/2024 The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2024 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/16/2024 ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NC *
5/17/2024 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
5/18/2024 Yuengling Center – Tampa, FL *
5/20/2024 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
5/21/2024 Boeing Center At Tech Port – San Antonio, TX
5/23/2024 Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2024 Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV
5/25/2024 Honda Center – Anaheim, CA *
* arena show

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Portland Death Metal Outfit DRIPPING DECAY Premieres Wormridden Piety From Ripping Remains EP To Be Released Next Month Via Satanik Royalty Records

Photo by Rhea DeCaro

Listen to Wormridden Piety” from Portland deathgrind quartet DRIPPING DECAY. The ravaging new single comes by way of the band’s forthcoming Ripping Remains EP, set for release on January 26th, 2024 via Satanik Royalty Records

Unwilling to rest on their laurels while waiting for Festering Grotesqueries to be released, vocalist Eric Stucke, guitarist “Maniac” Neil Smith, bassist Jackson Jordan, and drummer Jason “The Machine” Borton spent the Summer of 2023 composing Ripping Remains. The six-song concatenation of casket-crushing brutality sees the band mesh their trademark blend of Repulsion, Autopsy, and Terrorizer with facets of thrash and grindcore both new and old. The result is a fast and furious yet well-rounded listen, proving the band’s technical prowess without sacrificing mosh-worthy hooks and moments of crawling, ominous dirge.

Latest single, “Wormridden Piety,” consists of every element that makes the band memorable: furious blasting, a grinding d-beat edge, hooking, moshable riffs, and a mid-section that will make you want to fight a house. Throw in a manic solo and lyrics describing the gastrointestinal pyrotechnics created in the intestines of Benedictine monks riddled with tapeworms, and you’ve got yourself a bonafide death metal classic!

LISTEN TO WORMRIDDEN PIETY HERE

Tracked in the familiar confines of Portland’s legendary Falcon Studios, Ripping Remains was put to tape by DRIPPING DECAY’s unofficial fifth member Derek Leisy, who also assumes mixing duties after the retirement of Festering Grotesqueries mixing engineer Vincent Detto. Leisy lends a more vicious, grind-centric edge to the proceedings, contrasting the grotesque, gut-punch production of the full-length with a sharp slice of the metal-phoric scalpel, proving himself more than worthy of the producer’s role. Mastering engineer extraordinaire Dan Lowndes, alumnus of both previous DRIPPING DECAY releases, returns to round out the recording, which also features a guest vocal appearance by August “Gurge” Ivanoff (Lord Gore) and a rightfully “ripping” cover of “Trick Or Treat,” originally penned by Detroit speed metal legends Halloween for their 1985 debut Don’t Metal With Evil.

Ripping Remains will be released on all streaming services as well as CD, cassette, and vinyl in Black, Orange/Green, and Yellow w/ Lime Splatter.

Find preorders at the Satanik Royalty webshop HERE or Bandcamp HERE where the band’s cover of “Trick Or Treat” can be streamed.

1.Ripping Remains
2.Emanating Necrosis
3.Lead to Kill
4.Wormridden Piety
5.Oppressive Repulsive
6.Trick or Treat (Halloween Cover)

DRIPPING DECAY ONLINE:

FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM

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Domination Campaigns New Album ‘A Storm of Steel’, Out January 12, 2024

DOMINATION CAMPAIGN is:
Jason Peppiatt – Vocals, guitar, bass
Joe Haley – Drums, recording, mixing and mastering

Album Artwork By Jason Peppiatt

The returning Australian death metal duo, comprised of Psycroptic’s Jason Peppiatt and Joe Haley, are in fine (and punishingly heavy) form on their sophomore full-length. Domination Campaign has retained the thematic core of their debut album, ‘Onward to Glory‘, with tales of the real world tragedy of warfare and conflict, rejecting sensationalist narratives and focusing on the devastating human cost involved.

The second DOMINATION CAMPAIGN album picks up where their debut left off – in fact, the writing and recording for A Storm of Steel was largely complete by the time 2021’s Onward To Glory was released. The brainchild of Psycroptic vocalist, Jason Peppiatt, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN are back and flying the flag for Tasmanian death metal once again.

Having enlisted Psycroptic bandmate Joe Haley for Onward To Glory, the winning formula was retained when work began on A Storm of Steel. Jason laid down vocals, bass and guitar tracks, whilst Joe took care of drums, recording, mixing and mastering. Whilst they’ve not strayed too far from the core death metal sensibilities of their first ride out, A Storm of Steel is a more melodic affair featuring guitar harmonies (and even a guitar solo), whilst simultaneously being heavier overall.

Lyrically the album is inspired by tales of war, but unlike other bombastic war-themed albums out there, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN don’t seek to glorify battle. Instead they depict the atrocities experienced – both on a grand scale and the more personal, intimate terror of conflict. The artwork by Jason continues this theme, bringing a visual element to the dirty, gritty reality of life in the trenches.

Uniting old school death metal values with modern production, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN have crafted an eight-track heavy metal odyssey that follows in the footsteps of the likes of Bolt Thrower, Sinister and Deicide. With more than two decades of experience under their belts, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN have refined the art of bringing fetid tales to life in the great tradition of death metal.

PREORDER DOMINATION CAMPAIGN’s A Storm of Steel via Prosthetic Records HERE

Track Listing:

1.Time To Die
2.The Iron Beast
3.Winds Of Death
4.D-Day
5.Storm The Lines
6.Pit Of Disease
7.141 Days Of Terror
8.Death Landing

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SUFFOCATION Hymms From The Apocrypha Out Now Plus Reveal 3D Lyric Video For ‘Delusions Of Morality’

Photo credit: Jason Carlson

SUFFOCATION line-up:
Terrence Hobbs | Guitar
Derrek Boyer | Bass
Eric Morotti | Drums
Charlie Errigo | Guitar
Ricky Myers | Vocals

Ricky Myers’ studio debut is a work that really does its job and will blow heads. No Death Metal fan should miss this work.
The Dark Melody (Latin America)

With this album, I strongly believe in the relevance of this new version of Suffocation that could have simply decided to roll on the catalog of the past on tour but decided to give us a damn good cake!
ARS Media (Canada)

The wait is over! New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION unleash their ninth full-length album Hymns From The Apocrypha via Nuclear Blast.

The band offers fans the third track ‘Delusions of Mortality’ which combines progressive melodies and Ricky Myers‘ monstrous vocals. Check out the 3D lyric video created by Tamara of Aimed & Framed.

SUFFOCATION‘s Ricky Myers comments,“‘Delusions of Mortality’ is the third single off our new album HYMNS FROM THE APOCRYPHA. The lyrical content pertains to these dimensional beings granting us ancient scriptures scribed of our true origin, purpose, and the reason why humanity was created. Revealing knowledge that is too much for man to comprehend but at the same time, it allows mankind to remove the veil and see the truth. This existence is nothing but a delusion.”

Purchase Hymns From The Apocrypha on various formats and stream now.
https://suffocation.bfan.link/hftaa
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Watch the 3D lyrics video for ‘Delusions of Mortality’, here:
https://youtu.be/YvZitf55tJc

Next week, SUFFOCATION kicks off their 26-date trek alongside INCANTATION on November 7th in Baltimore. The ‘Ancient Unholy Uprising’tour will make its way across North America with performances in Montreal, Seattle, and Houston before its conclusion in Greensboro on December 4th. Joining the band each night are SKELETAL REMAINS and STABBING.

Purchase tickets here:
www.suffocationofficial.com/tour

Confirmed dates for SUFFOCATION’s ‘Ancient Unholy Uprising’ tour 2023 with co-headliners INCANTATION and support SKELETAL REMAINS and STABBING are:

11.07.2023 US Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11.08.2023 US Reading, PA – Reverb
11.09.2023 US Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11.10.2023 US Providence, RI – Alchemy
11.11.2023 CA Trois-Rivières, QC – Amphithéâtre Cogeco
11.12.2023 CA Montreal, QC – Studio TO
11.13.2023 CA Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11.14.2023 US Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
11.15.2023 US Chicago, IL – Reggies
11.16.2023 US Madison, WI – The Annex
11.17.2023 US Lawrence, KS – The Granada
11.18.2023 US Denver, CO – HQ
11.20.2023 US Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
11.21.2023 US Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11.22.2023 US Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11.24.2023 US San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
11.25.2023 US San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11.26.2023 US Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11.27.2023 US Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
11.28.2023 US Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11.29.2023 US Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
11.30.2023 US Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
12.01.2023 US Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12.02.2023 US San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
12.03.2023 US New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
12.04.2023 US Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819

SUFFOCATION took about a month and a half to record Hymns from the Apocrypha. They holed up at Hobbs and Boyer’s InLine Studio in Long Island. The duo engineered and co-produced with Christian Donaldson (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INGESTED), who was also re-enlisted to mix and master, with Dominic Grimard (CRYPTOPSY, SHADOW OF INTENT) assisting. With stunning cover art by Greek illustrator Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design (VOMITORY, THE CROWN), Hymns from the Apocrypha is characteristically SUFFOCATION. It’s uncompromisingly brutal, artistically gutsy, and aurally heavy. Clearly, SUFFOCATION, as they head into their 35th Anniversary, are at the peak of their potential. Death metal or die!

Hymns from the Apocrypha will be available digitally and in the following formats:

CD Jewel
Vinyl
Brown w/ White Splatter
White w/ Brown Corona (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 600)
Cassette
Smoky Tint (Band exclusive, limited to 200)
Gold (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 500)

SUFFOCATION has exclusive Hymns from the Apocrypha merch available at www.nightshiftmerch.com/collections/suffocation.

Hymns From The Apocrypha is out now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Track Listing:
1. Hymns From The Apocrypha
2. Perpetual Deception
3. Dim Veil Of Obscurity
4. Immortal Execration
5. Serpahim Enslavement
6. Descendants
7. Embrace The Suffering
8. Delusions Of Mortality
9. Ignorant Deprivation

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    WATCH: ‘Perpetual Deception’ video visualizer

    WATCH: ‘Seraphim Enslavement’ music video

    More Information:
    www.facebook.com/suffocation
    www.instagram.com/suffocationofficial
    www.twitter.com/suffocation
    www.tiktok.com/@suffocationofficial
    www.youtube.com/suffocationofficial
    open.spotify.com/user/suffocation_official?si=617347e88d9e423c
    www.twitch.tv/suffocationofficial

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    Official CANNIBAL CORPSE Coloring Book Coming In December

    U.K. independent publisher Rock N’ Roll Colouring has unveiled the first official coloring book from CANNIBAL CORPSE, death metal’s most notorious, explicit and successful band.

    Featuring iconic artwork and instantly recognizable images all printed on high quality paper in a square format officially licensed and fully endorsed by both CANNIBAL CORPSEand artist Vince Locke, these amazing designs have the potential for hours of satisfying coloring in. The book encourages you to revel in every horrific detail of Vince Locke‘s unhinged imagery, letting your imagination run riot as you create your own personalized versions of your favorite nightmarish CANNIBAL CORPSE designs.

    The book contains painstakingly created renderings of each image with detailed outlines ready for you to unleash your artistic skills using pens, pencils or paint. Including artwork from genre classics such as “Tomb Of The Mutilated”, “Butchered At Birth” and “Eaten Back To Life”, right up to the band’s latest album “Chaos Horrific”, the book contains some of the nastiest, sickest, gore-filled and blood-drenched designs ever. Working closely with artist Vince Locke, who personally curated the book, these images are not for the faint hearted, but are perfect for fans of graphic horror fantasy art, coupled with devotees of the most deranged death metal in history.

    Celebrating the release of his first coloring book, Vince enthuses: “Going over art for the book, it was surprising to see just how much 30 years of collaboration yielded. It’s rare that I see it all compiled together. There are a few pieces that had to be included, some that were favorites of myself or the band, and some that just lent themselves well to coloring. I’m always playing, trying different materials and techniques. Hope you do the same with these coloring pages. Try watercolor markers, crayons, and colored pencils, adding your own details. You’ll probably go through a lot of red, but be creative, have fun, make it your own.”

    Reflecting on his band’s unlikely entry into the world of coloring books, CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster says; “This book is a great new way for CANNIBAL CORPSE fans to enjoy the incredible artwork of Vincent Locke.”

    Devised and created by two lifelong rock and heavy metal devotees and coloring book fans, Rock N’ Roll Colouring was formed by fans for fans. Every effort has gone into making sure this book does justice to the legacy of CANNIBAL CORPSE and their sensationally graphic art, courtesy of the incredible Vince Locke, painstakingly re-creating some of the most controversial death metal images of all time to ensure that fans everywhere get the most shocking creative experience possible.

    Coloring has proven significant mental health benefits including mindfulness, relaxation and increased focus and can be enjoyed by any age group. These books provide hours of creative and restful activity that combines the love of the music with the love of the art.

    The CANNIBAL CORPSE book follows on from the previous Rock N’ Roll Colouring releases from heavy music icons such as IRON MAIDEN, ALICE COOPER, MOTÖRHEAD, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY and MEGADETH.

    The book is published on December 1, 2023, available for worldwide shipping* (*except Germany, where the book is not available),and can be exclusively pre-ordered via Eyesore Merch. A limited number of the books will be available with an exclusive postcard hand signed by Vince Locke.

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    DRIPPING DECAY: Portland Death Metallers To Unleash Ripping Remains EP January 26th, 2024 Via Satanik Royalty Records. Cover Of Halloween’s “Trick Or Treat” Now Playing. Preorders Available

    Photo by Rhea DeCaro

    Stream DRIPPING DECAY’s cover of Halloween’s “Trick Or Treat” HERE.

    Hot on the heels of blistering debut album, Festering Grotesqueries, Portland deathgrind quartet DRIPPING DECAY spews forth the Ripping Remains EP, a six-song concatenation of casket-crushing brutality.

    Unwilling to rest on their laurels while waiting for Festering Grotesqueries to be released, vocalist Eric Stucke, guitarist “Maniac” Neil Smith, bassist Jackson Jordan, and drummer Jason “The Machine” Borton spent the Summer of 2023 crafting Ripping Remains, which sees the band mesh their trademark blend of Repulsion, Autopsy, and Terrorizer with facets of thrash and grindcore both new and old. The result is a fast and furious yet well-rounded listen, proving the band’s technical prowess without sacrificing mosh-worthy hooks and moments of crawling, ominous dirge.

    Tracked in the familiar confines of Portland’s legendary Falcon Studios, Ripping Remains was put to tape by DRIPPING DECAY’s unofficial fifth member Derek Leisy, who also assumes mixing duties after the retirement of Festering Grotesqueriesmixing engineer Vincent Detto. Leisy lends a more vicious, grind-centric edge to the proceedings, contrasting the grotesque, gut-punch production of the full-length with a sharp slice of the metal-phoric scalpel, proving himself more than worthy of the producer’s role. Mastering engineer extraordinaire Dan Lowndes, alumnus of both previous DRIPPING DECAYreleases, returns to round out the recording, which also features a guest vocal appearance by August “Gurge” Ivanoff (Lord Gore) and a rightfully “ripping” cover of “Trick Or Treat,” originally penned by Detroit speed metal legends Halloween for their 1985 debut Don’t Metal With Evil.

    With their rendition of “Trick Or Treat,” DRIPPING DECAYshows not only their subgenre-ranging playing ability but also an appreciation for the underground. The band pays homage to Halloween’s unjustly overlooked blend of shock rock and speed metal on this truly ripping cover that puts a deathly edge on this classic metal track!

    Stream DRIPPING DECAY’s rendition of “Trick Or Treat” at THIS LOCATION.

    Ripping Remains will be released on January 26th via Satanik Royalty Records on all streaming services as well as CD, cassette, and vinyl in Black, Orange/Green, and Yellow w/ Lime Splatter.

    Find preorders at the Satanik Royalty webshop HERE or Bandcamp HERE.

    Ripping Remains Track Listing:
    1. Ripping Remains
    2. Emanating Necrosis
    3. Lead To Kill
    4. Wormridden Piety
    5. Oppressive Repulsive
    6. Trick Or Treat (Halloween Cover)

    DRIPPING DECAY ONLINE:

    FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM BANDCAMP SPOTIFY

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    ULCERATE: New Zealand Death Metal Trio To Return To North American Stages Next Month

    Purchase tickets for ULCERATE’s Stare Into Death North America MMXXIII Tour HERE.

    In less than three weeks, New Zealand unorthodox death metal trio ULCERATE will return to North American stages for a Fall headlining run. The fifteen-date Stare Into Death North America MMXXIII Tour, which will commence on November 7th in North Hollywood, California and close November 25th in Brooklyn, New York, includes a newly added date in Mexico City. Support will be provided by Altars. The journey marks the band’s first North American appearance since 2016.

    Tickets are on sale now at ulcerate-official.com. See all confirmed dates below.

    ULCERATE w/ Altars – Stare Into Death North America MMXXIII Tour:
    11/07/2023 Knitting Factory – North Hollywood, CA
    11/08/2023 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA
    11/10/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
    11/11/2023 Substation – Tacoma, WA
    11/12/2023 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
    11/14/2023 HDX Circus Bar – Mexico City, MX
    11/16/2023 Reggies – Chicago, IL
    11/17/2023 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
    11/18/2023 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
    11/19/2023 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
    11/20/2023 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
    11/21/2023 Middle East – Boston, MA
    11/22/2023 Warehouse On Watts – Philadelphia, PA
    11/24/2023 Metro – Baltimore, MD
    11/25/2023 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

    ULCERATE released their critically lauded full-length, Stare Into Death And Be Still, in the Spring of 2020 via Debemur Morti Productions. A next-level exploration of melody, harmony, and power, the band’s signature, ultra-atmospheric blend of unorthodox death metal with the textures of futurist black metal is here pared-down with the consummate hand of experience, giving stunning credence to the riff, the song, and the meaning.

    Thematically, the album explores the concept of “death reverence” – drawing on personal experience to confront the truism that death and tragedy aren’t always sudden or violent, that people are often passive observers trapped “in the silent horror of observing death calmly and cleanly.”

    Stare Into Death And Be Still is the deepest, purest, and most meticulous form ofULCERATE: a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.

    Stare Into Death And Be Still is available on CD, LP, and digital formats at THIS LOCATION.

    “… Michael Hoggard’s guitars billow like noxious clouds, as bassist-vocalist Paul Kelland roars ominously over the top, and drummer Jamie Saint Merat expertly juggles crushing density and lean groove… the way the guitars and drums dance around one another makes it feel like time is warping… one of its grandest, most unsettling tracks to date…” – Rolling Stone on Stare Into Death And Be Still’s title track

    “It’s as if everything the band recorded through 2016’s Shrine Of Paralysis is made of Legos, and Stare Into Death And Be Still is a fucking universe: brand-new, raw, seething and festering with possibilities redolent of life as much as death — but first and foremost cosmic.” – Decibel

    “ULCERATE have spearheaded a singular sound and vision: seasick and disharmonic, chaotic and otherworldly, Lovecraftian in its cosmic horror. The group’s latest LP continues ULCERATE‘s fearless exploration of atmosphere and aggression while, thematically, delving into the concept of ‘death reverence.’” – Revolver

    “Their core sound always showed insane promise, wedding the experimental edge of Immolation’s best records to the wilder side of Deathspell Omega and Gorguts, then polishing it to an industrial shine… Here the songs breathe, edging away from the airless aggression of the older records. Melody creeps in, and with it a thin shaft of light.. it’s really no less punishing. The melody just helps it go down. This is how I relax now…” – Stereogum

    “…a truly intense musical expression, but not in the typical sense… Stare Into Death And Be Still isn’t an easy release to consume, but it’s rewarding on the deepest and most profound levels for those who are patient enough to allow ULCERATE to work their magic.” – Blabbermouth

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    FUMING MOUTH EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN LATE OCTOBER

    Photo Credit: @blackcardfilms

    FUMING MOUTH is:
    Mark Whelan – Guitar, Vocals
    Andrew Budwey – Guitar
    Pat Merson – Bass
    James Davis – Drums

    New England death metal band FUMING MOUTH will embark on a month long-tour with DEVIL MASTER and FINAL GASP later this month in support of their highly-anticipated album, Last Day of Sun, that’s out November 3rd from Nuclear Blast Records. Tickets are on sale now for the excursion, which kicks off Halloween night, October 31st in Brooklyn, NY and wraps on December 3rd in Philadelphia, PA.

    Purchase Tickets: https://fumingmouth.com/

    Commenting on the tour, vocalist/guitarist Mark Whelan says:

    “We set forth on tour once again with our friends in Devil Master and Final Gasp. Creatures of the night, demons of the world, and every other walk of life, come join us.

    Out in two weeks, Last Day of Sun was recorded and produced by CONVERGE guitarist and Grammy Award winner Kurt Ballou and marks the band’s awaited return following Whelan’s near-death battle with cancer last year. Adorned by artwork from Stefan Todorovic, the album features standout singles like ‘The Silence Beyond Life‘ and the newly released track ‘I’ll Find You,’ which draw inspiration from Whelan’s own recent life-threatening obstacles.

    Pre-order Last Day of Sun: https://fumingmouth.bfan.link/ldos.ema

    FUMING MOUTH Tour Dates:
    w/DEVIL MASTER & FINAL GASP

    Oct 31 = Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
    Nov 1 – Troy, NY – El Dorado Bar
    Nov 2 – Boston, MA – The Middle East
    Nov 3 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
    Nov 4 – Toronto, ON – Nineteen Seventy Eight
    Nov 6 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Bar
    Nov 7 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
    Nov 9 – Denver, CO – High Dive
    Nov 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High
    Nov 13 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
    Nov 14 – Seattle, WA – Substation
    Nov 15 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
    Nov 17 – Berkeley, CA – Thee Stork Room
    Nov 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Midnight Hour
    Nov 19 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
    Nov 20 – Mesa, AZ – Pub Rock
    Nov 21 – Albuquerque, AZ – Moonlight
    Nov 24 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
    Nov 25 – Dallas, TX – Cheap Steaks
    Nov 28 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
    Nov 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
    Nov 30 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
    Dec 1 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
    Dec 2 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
    Dec 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

    LISTEN TO “THE SILENCE BEYOND LIFE”

    LISTEN TO “I’LL FIND YOU

    Last Day of Sun Track List:
    1. Out of Time
    2. Respect and Blasphemy
    3. The Silence Beyond Life
    4. The Sign of Pain
    5. Leaving Euphoria
    6. I’ll Find You
    7. Disgusterlude
    8. Kill the Disease
    9. Last Day of Sun
    10. R.I.P. (Rest in Piss)
    11. Burial Practices
    12. Postfigurement

    Follow FUMING MOUTH:

    FUMINGMOUTH.COM FACEBOOK X INSTAGRAM

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    SUFFOCATION RELEASE VIDEO VISUALIZER FOR SECOND SINGLE ‘PERPETUAL DECEPTION’

    Photo credit: Jason Carlson

    SUFFOCATION line-up:
    Terrence Hobbs | Guitar
    Derrek Boyer | Bass
    Eric Morotti | Drums
    Charlie Errigo | Guitar
    Ricky Myers | Vocals

    New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION unleash their ninth full-length album Hymns From The Apocrypha on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to …of the Dark Light (2017) and the first release featuring the new vocalist Ricky Myers, pushes the band to the very edges of extremity and is arguably the group’s strongest-sounding, most sonically punishing album yet. SUFFOCATION have achieved death metal perfection.

    Check out the second single from the album entitled, ‘Perpetual Deception‘. The track revisits the Son of Man (Jesus) and his continuous deceit, a nod to the classic SUFFOCATION track, ‘Jesus Wept.’

    Stream the new single ‘Perpetual Deception’, here:
    https://suffocation.bfan.link/pdsg

    Watch the video visualizer for ‘Perpetual Deception’, here:
    https://youtu.be/UQwwsXgsOVQ

    Pre-order/pre-save Hymns From The Apocrypha here:
    https://suffocation.bfan.link/hftaa

    SUFFOCATION took about a month and a half to record Hymns from the Apocrypha. They holed up at Hobbs and Boyer’s InLine Studio in Long Island. The duo engineered and co-produced with Christian Donaldson (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INGESTED), who was also re-enlisted to mix and master, with Dominic Grimard (CRYPTOPSY, SHADOW OF INTENT) assisting. With stunning cover art by Greek illustrator Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design (VOMITORY, THE CROWN), Hymns from the Apocrypha is characteristically SUFFOCATION. It’s uncompromisingly brutal, artistically gutsy, and aurally heavy. Clearly, SUFFOCATION, as they head into their 35th Anniversary, are at the peak of their potential. Death metal or die!

    Hymns from the Apocrypha will be available digitally and in the following formats:

    • CD Jewel
    • Vinyl
      • Brown w/ White Splatter
      • White w/ Brown Corona (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 600)
    • Cassette
      • Smoky Tint (Band exclusive, limited to 200)
      • Gold (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 500)

    SUFFOCATION has exclusive Hymns from the Apocrypha merch available at www.nightshiftmerch.com/collections/suffocation.SUFFOCATION are staying busy this fall with their 6-date ‘Darkness Within Mexico Tour 2023’ followed by their ‘Ancient Unholy Rising Tour 2023‘ with co-headliners legendary death metal band INCANTATION. The 26-date trek will kick off on November 7th in Baltimore and makes its way across North America with performances in Montreal, Seattle, and Houston before its conclusion in Greensboro on December 4th. Joining the bands as openers are SKELETAL REMAINS and STABBING.

    Purchase tickets here: www.suffocationofficial.com/tour

    ‘Darkness Within Mexico Tour 2023’
    10.14.2023 MX Aguascalientes – Korobba
    10.15.2023 MX Queretaro – Chihuahuas Bar
    10.18.2023 MX Merida
    10.19.2023 MX Monterrey – Cafe Iguana
    10.21.2023 MX Hermosillo
    10.22.2023 MX Mexico City

    ‘Ancient Unholy Uprising’ Tour 2023
    with co-headliners INCANTATION and support SKELETAL REMAINS and STABBING

    11.07.2023 US Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
    11.08.2023 US Reading, PA – Reverb
    11.09.2023 US Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
    11.10.2023 US Providence, RI – Alchemy
    11.11.2023 CA Trois-Rivières, QC – Amphithéâtre Cogeco
    11.12.2023 CA Montreal, QC – Studio TO
    11.13.2023 CA Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
    11.14.2023 US Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
    11.15.2023 US Chicago, IL – Reggies
    11.16.2023 US Madison, WI – The Annex
    11.17.2023 US Lawrence, KS – The Granada
    11.18.2023 US Denver, CO – HQ
    11.20.2023 US Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
    11.21.2023 US Seattle, WA – El Corazon
    11.22.2023 US Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
    11.24.2023 US San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
    11.25.2023 US San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
    11.26.2023 US Los Angeles, CA – 1720
    11.27.2023 US Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
    11.28.2023 US Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
    11.29.2023 US Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
    11.30.2023 US Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
    12.01.2023 US Houston, TX – Scout Bar
    12.02.2023 US San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
    12.03.2023 US New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
    12.04.2023 US Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819

    More Information:
    www.facebook.com/suffocation
    www.instagram.com/suffocationofficial
    www.twitter.com/suffocation
    www.tiktok.com/@suffocationofficial
    www.youtube.com/suffocationofficial
    open.spotify.com/user/suffocation_official?si=617347e88d9e423c
    www.twitch.tv/suffocationofficial

    WATCH: ‘Perpetual Deception’ video visualizer

    WATCH: ‘Seraphim Enslavement’ music video

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    Chaos Horrific: Cannibal Corpse’s Brutal Return to the Death Metal Throne Album Review

    Photo by Alex Morgan

    CANNIBAL CORPSE:
    George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher – vocals
    Erik Rutan – guitar
    Rob Barrett – guitar
    Alex Webster – bass
    Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums


    Cannibal Corpse, a revered name in death metal, unleashes their sixteenth studio album, “Chaos Horrific,” via Metal Blade Records. This band needs no introduction, but what about their latest offering? Well, it’s exactly what you’d expect from these veterans of brutality.

    “Chaos Horrific” delivers the classic Cannibal Corpse experience, with unrelenting speed, brutality, and the unmistakable growls of George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher. The album kicks off with the thunderous “Overlords of Violence,” setting the tone for a fast-paced, riff-packed onslaught that rarely lets up. Clocking in at a tight 39 minutes, it’s refreshingly concise in an era of overstuffed albums.

    Erik Rutan’s influence on guitar, alongside Rob Barrett, injects new life into the band’s sound. The solos add melodic nuance to the chaos, as seen in tracks like “Frenzied Feeding” and “Summoned for Sacrifice.” There are moments of monotony, but the album finishes strong with “Pestilential Rictus” and “Drain You Empty.”

    The production packs a punch, although the mastering is a bit loud, but death metal is supposed to be experienced loud. George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher’s vocals remain a force to be reckoned with, and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz provides a rock-solid foundation.

    “Chaos Horrific” doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s a testament to Cannibal Corpse’s consistency and vitality. For long-time fans, it’s a solid addition to their discography, while newcomers will find it a brutal introduction to the band’s world.

    Vince Locke’s gruesome artwork perfectly complements the carnage within. When Cannibal Corpse releases an album, you know you’re in for a blood-soaked ride. “Chaos Horrific” lives up to the legacy, proving that these death metal pioneers still reign supreme. Don’t miss their upcoming tour with The True Mayhem, where these songs are bound to ignite mosh pits and headbanging galore. “Chaos Horrific” is out now, so prepare for a relentless onslaught of death metal fury.

    Chaos Horrific track listing:
    1. Overlords Of Violence
    2. Frenzied Feeding
    3. Summoned For Sacrifice
    4. Blood Blind
    5. Vengeful Invasion
    6. Chaos Horrific
    7. Fracture And Refracture
    8. Pitchfork Impalement
    9. Pestilential Rictus
    10. Drain You Empty

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    Coinciding with the release of Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE will embark on a month-long North American co-headlining tour with Mayhem. The journey begins September 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee and runs through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, Gorguts and Blood Incantation! See all confirmed dates below.

    CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
    9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall – Nashville, TN
    9/23/2023 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
    9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
    9/26/2023 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
    9/27/2023 Rebel – Toronto, ON
    9/28/2023 L’Olympia – Montreal, QC
    9/29/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
    9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
    10/02/2023 The Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
    10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live – Gary, IN
    10/04/2023 The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
    10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
    10/07/2023 The Depot – Lake City, UT
    10/09/2023 Temple Theatre – Tacoma, WA
    10/10/2023 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
    10/11/2023 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
    10/13/2023 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
    10/14/2023 SOMA – San Diego, CA
    10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
    10/18/2023 The Factory – Dallas, TX
    10/20/2023 The Eastern – Atlanta, GA
    10/21/2023 Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY

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    Alkaloid Bend the Laws of Death Metal on ‘Numen’

    Line-up
    Morean – guitars, vocals
    Christian Münzner – guitars
    Linus Klausenitzer – bass
    Hannes Grossmann – drums

    Alkaloid are metal’s maddest scientists. The Bavarian band have crafted songs about what lies beneath the Arctic crust, on top of an ongoing, multi-part saga about a galactic civilization that ascends to god-like levels of domination.

    ‘Numen’ is their most intricate, thought-provoking and batshit insane album yet. Alkaloid are still bonded together by their love of extreme metal. After all, they are a super group that’s assembled from foundational members of Obscura, Dark Fortress, Triptykon and other genre heavyweights. The fiery, finger-tapped solo that squiggles loose halfway through lead single “Clusterfuck” is crushed like an ant between colliding moons. But their new album finds the band playing around with all kinds of experiments. “The Cambrian Explosion” flips death metal on its horned head with seductive flurries of jazz and flamenco, while the title track is a dizzying seven-minute yarn of how a supermassive black hole came to burp up an unheard-of cosmic artifact that gives both the song – and the album – its name.

    “We proudly present our third album ‘Numen’, says Alkaloid. “Where ‘The Malkuth Grimoire’ dealt with the rearrangement of existing particles into new forms, and ‘Liquid Anatomy’ with the creation of new particles, this album looks at the universe from the perspective of imaginary deities detached altogether from the cycle of life and death of incarnated organisms. This hypothetical viewpoint is reflected on the scales of both biological and cosmological processes. If one could shape and manipulate life and the cosmos itself, how would one go about it, and what would it mean for everything in that cosmos?

    Tracklist

    Disc 1
    1. Qliphosis (7:48)
    2. The Cambrian Explosion (3:58)
    3. Clusterfuck (6:00)
    4. Shades of Shub-Niggurath (6:11)
    5. A Fool’s Desire (8:10)
    6. The Fungi From Yuggoth (6:06)

    Disc2
    1. The Black Siren (Instrumental) (1:39)
    2. Numen (Dyson VII) (7:03)
    3. Recursion (Dyson VIII) (3:29)
    4. The Folding (Dyson IX) (6:54)
    5. Alpha Aur (13:23)

    Progressive extreme metallers Alkaloid prepare to unfurl their new many-tentacled full-length, Numen via Season of Mist. Featuring members of Triptykon, Obscura, Dark Fortress, and Obsidious, the Germany-based quartet of Morean (vocals, guitars, concepts), Hannes Grossmann (drums), Christian Münzner (guitars), and Linus Klausenitzer (bass) construct upon, expand away from, and journey between previous full-lengths The Malkuth Grimoire (2015) and Liquid Anatomy (2018) on Numen. In every respect, Alkaloid recommence the purposeful warp of various metallic genres they dimensionally blur. Tracks like the video single for “Clusterfuck,” “The Cambrian Explosion,” and “Numen” posit heavy cosmological/Lovecraftian theoretic themes on top of musically-adept songs that are accessible yet undeniably intricate.

    “We’ve all been around the block a few times by now as metal musicians,” says songsmith Morean. “The feeling that we’ve outgrown the narrow niche of pure extreme metal was a main motivator to start this band in the first place, ten years ago. The ‘prog’ tag is handy for us because, per definition, it already encompasses a wider range of possible styles and influences we can get away with than any one specific metal genre. This means we could ensure from the beginning that we’ll always be able to write whatever we want, no matter how crazy our ideas become. The heart of this band is always the songwriting, and we all like complex and virtuosic music in all its diverse manifestations. However, we do share a love for death metal as the smallest common denominator in the band, and we wanted to make sure no one thinks that just because we include melodies, clean guitars, and influences from other genres, we’d automatically sacrifice the brutality and relentless esthetic of extreme metal.”

    Alkaloid formed in Bavaria in 2013. While the members, starting with Morean, were already ensconced or had partaken in activities with Necrophagist, Dark Fortress, and Obscura, they saw the band as an outlet of limitless expression, a vehicle for traversing miasmal worlds host to ancient squamous things residing in Cyclopean architecture. Indeed, Morean’s lyrical hard sci-fi subjects are as critical to the totality of Alkaloid as the music. Tracks like “Cthulhu” and “Carbon Phrases” (both from The Malkuth Grimoire), as well as video single “Azagthoth” and “Kernel Panic” (both from Liquid Anatomy), found critical acclaim not just with extreme metal enthusiasts the world over, but also the press, with Metal Hammer Germany calling Liquid Anatomy a “work of art” and Metal Injection enthusiastically stating the album was a “phenomenal juggernaut.” New album, Numen, will undoubtedly rise above its predecessors with its ubiquitous, thought-provoking sophistication.

    “Every new Alkaloid album builds on the previous ones,” Morean says. “As we have different songwriters, we also have different stories and styles on every album, which develop in parallel and are picked up again on the next album. We didn’t know this yet back when we started out, but three albums in, we see different song cycles being created across albums; apparently, many of the stories we tell don’t want to end but lead us to new chapters that want to be written. Examples are: the sequence of ‘Funeral for a Continent’ from the first album, which asks the question of what’s under the Antarctic ice sheet, leading in a direct line to Cephalopods becoming the next dominant species on the planet on the second album, and turning into a space-faring race in this installment; the growing ‘portrait’ gallery of the Lovecraftian pantheon, where each of his deities is linked to real-world phenomena in cosmology and biology; and of course, the ever-growing Dyson saga that sketches a path how a galactic civilization is born and climbs to god-like levels.”

    Numen was written during the pandemic, but it was planned long before the scourge of disease wracked humanity. As a result, the songwriting sessions were predictably not “in the room” but over the Internet after the band members had isolated and worked on their constituent parts. Demos flew back and forth. Then, Tunker left amicably for personal reasons. Alkaloid could’ve folded, but the close-knit group
    soldiered on. They intensely relied on the professionalism and dependability of the collective to drive Numen to completion. The complications of the two years it took to sonically inscribe the album into aeonic vastness didn’t fragment the end result. Instead, the process accelerated Alkaloid’s lambent, eldritch explorations. “Clusterfuck,” “The Cambrian Explosion,” “Numen,” and “A Fool’s Desire” expertly bridge the past to the future, where Alkaloid’s originative, daedal storytelling captures (and holds hostage) the imagination.

    “‘Clusterfuck’ is a rather moderate track for us,” says Morean. “It’s mid-tempo, not too long, pretty straightforward, has its brutal moments and a catchy chorus, and is the one track where the lyric is more philosophical and less based on imagery. ‘The Cambrian Explosion’ is a nod to tech death, even if we always work hard to escape that niche. Danny conceived it as a less cheerful cousin to ‘Alter Magnitudes,’ another hyper-condensed grenade of excessive shredding; Hannes and I then added elements you’d never find in tech death. ‘Numen’ then shines a light on how the ever-growing Dyson saga continues. Musically, it explores polyrhythms, extended sound design for the guitars, and a unique combination of ingredients that tell a gargantuan story of galactic architecture that needed to be reflected in the many complex layers of the music. ‘A Fool’s Desire’ offers yet another of our personalities, starting as a ballad that becomes an epic rock song before being inevitably ground up in blastbeats towards the end. It’s a perfect example of how Hannes’ songwriting focus these days is happy to sacrifice instrumental virtuosity in favor of an epic character, unashamedly embracing traditional metal without becoming banal in it or denying the other aspects of this band.”

    The title, Numen, got its start at the dawning of Alkaloid. It’s a word that Morean fell in love with immediately, and he knew it had a place in his creative endeavors. Whereas The Malkuth Grimoire talked about combining existing elements into new structures, and Liquid Anatomy dealt with the creation of new elements, Numen tries to look at the universe from a kind of meta-perspective from an imaginary god, as if the space that everything happens in was given a voice and a role as observer and shaper of everything that happens. In it, sentient panspermic mycelia are swathed in Lovecraftian nastiness—like Shub-Niggurath and the Fungi from Yuggoth—while the new Dyson chapters interpret the aspiration to reach divinity rather literally, reshaping the entire galaxy by manipulating spacetime itself. Desperate to escape their doom, the Cephalopods from previous songs have returned, too. Numen is dense but not impenetrable. In fact, from the first moments of opener, “Qliphosis,” to the final contemplation of closer “Alpha Aur,” Alkaloid prove to be more charismatic than ever.

    “I’m always most interested in the big picture,” Morean says. “Considering the size and depth of our universe, it is preposterous for dumb little ape-descendants like us to really get there, but I prefer to fail spectacularly in the attempt than to not try at all. You have to reach for the stars to reach the branches. I’d also presume that the only division between the physical and the spiritual world is in our knowledge and perception of it since I’m convinced it’s all part of the same world. Where science offers a wealth of objective understanding of the physical world, we’re still in the dark as far as the mind and soul are concerned. As an artist, I take my poetic license to fill in the blank spots at the edges of both domains and connect them in hopefully original and unexpected futuristic analogies. One development in the album concept is that I’m starting to be able to connect all those different story strands (which I started without much consideration for the future on the first album) with each other on this album, so finally, it’s all coming together in the same universe. And I see a plethora of grand new stories to be told in the future.”

    Alkaloid technically recorded Numen individually, each member tracking their songs/parts at their respective homes. Getting everyone into Grossmann’s Mordor Sounds (Eternity’s End, Hannes Grossmann) simultaneously was logistically (and sometimes legally) impossible. So, the able-bodied drummer/producer took the pieces of Numen, stitching them together to form a cohesive, tenebrous whole. Grossman then invited Morean between government-mandated lockdowns to track his vocals. Numen was mixed at Mordor Sounds. What ostensibly started in 2021 finally concluded on the eve of 2022, with American mastering cognoscente Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Death) reprising his Liquid
    Anatomy role. “Clusterfuck,” “The Cambrian Explosion,” “Numen,” and “The Fungi from Yuggoth” not only sound intense and pyramided but also dynamically awesome.

    “How it goes is you wake up, have a coffee, stand before the mike, and scream your guts out for sometimes 8-10 hours in a row until you forget even your name,” says Morean. “Make no mistake, though: we love the absolute concentration of the task at hand, and if we didn’t push ourselves to the absolute limit in everything we do with almost monk-like dedication, we wouldn’t feel we did our job. And we live for this, of course, so I hope we’ll still be doing this when we’re senile in wheelchairs wearing diapers and losing our dentures between takes. No money in the world can buy you the satisfaction of hearing an awesome finished mix of something you worked on for years in the privacy of your own head.”

    Alkaloid’s next steps are to release Numen to an eagerly-anticipating world. From there, the Germans aim for traditional tours and unorthodox venues alike. In fact, Alkaloid are already booked to play at a science conference in Germany, as well as the Netherlands Bach Society, which orchestrates a weekend of festivals celebrating the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. The latter might come as a surprise, but not for Morean, whose off-Alkaloid profession is a classical composer for the likes of Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO), the Ricciotti Ensemble, the DoelenEnsemble, and others. He won the Paul Jacobs Memorial Award (2002) and was nominated for the Unesco International Rostrum of Composers (2010). Clearly, the backdrop of Alkaloid’s accomplished membership translates to the piquant, transformative qualities of Numen.

    The Qliphoth stir!

    Recording Studio: Mordor Sounds, Nürnberg, Germany.

    Producer: Hannes Grossmann & Alkaloid.

    Recording & mixing: Hannes Grossmann

    Mastering: Alan Douches at West West Side Music studio in Hudson Valley, NY.

    Guest musicians
    Adam Wallis, Cydney McQuillan-Grace, John Schaffer, Lauren Gill, Sara Robalo, Shannon Bedford

    Additional choir tracks on “The Cambrian Explosion” and “Shades of Shub-Niggurath”

    Former Alkaloid guitarist Danny Tunker contributed to “The Cambrian Explosion”

    Artwork & photos: Christian Martin Weiss

    Biography: Chris Dick

    Pre-order: https://shop.season-of-mist.com/list/alkaloid-numen

    Pre-save: https://orcd.co/numenpresave


    Format
    CD Digipak
    Coloured Vinyl (Gatefold)

    Links
    https://alkaloid-band.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/alkaloid.metal
    https://twitter.com/AlkaloidBand
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Alkaloidbandmetal
    https://alkaloid-band.bandcamp.com
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4KMQDFaAsPEKcqKzdvkYKc

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    FUMING MOUTH ANNOUNCE LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM, LAST DAY OF SUN, OUT NOV 3RD

    Photo Credit: @blackcardfilms

    FUMING MOUTH is:
    Mark Whelan – Guitar, Vocals
    Andrew Budwey – Guitar
    Pat Merson – Bass
    James Davis – Drums

    The musical ensemble known as Fuming Mouth, hailing from the New England has cultivated a auditory panorama that resides at the nebulous crossroads between the realms of death metal and hardcore. Their inaugural offering, “The Grand Descent,” unleashed upon the world in 2019, stood as a monolithic behemoth, followed swiftly by the 2020 EP, “Beyond The Tomb.”

    In the annals of time, Fuming Mouth graced the stage of the America’s Hardcore festival last year, and now, they stand on the precipice of releasing their eagerly anticipated sophomore album. Aptly titled “Last Day Of Sun,” this album was meticulously crafted in collaboration with Converge’s own Kurt Ballou. A concept album that delves headfirst into the enigma of mortality, the inspiration for this was birthed during the trials of battling cancer. In a poignant statement, Whelan, reflects, “What started as a fictional concept album became incredibly real. I was facing certain death, but as I kept writing the album it’s theme became clear. You could die tomorrow. The album’s thematic essence crystallized with uncanny clarity: Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so seize today.”

    The offering from this forthcoming masterpiece, titled “The Silence Beyond Life,” resounds with an ethos distinct from Fuming Mouth’s prior compositions. The guitar riffs, dense and weighty as an anchor in the abyss, envelop the listener in an atmosphere shrouded with foreboding. Within the shadows, hints of triumphant melodies emerge, evoking memories of the nineties’ golden age of Swedish death metal. It is a marvel, an embodiment of the profound significance woven into its creation—an anthem that resonates with the fragility of existence.


    FUMING MOUTH is back! After years of uncertainty and dire circumstances, the revered and critically praised New England death metal perpetrators have overcome overwhelming obstacles to return this fall for the long-awaited release of their second, full-length album, Last Day of Sun, that’s due out November 3rd from Nuclear Blast.

    Following a devastating diagnosis of leukemia in late 2021, vocalist/guitarist Mark Whelan spent nearly a year battling cancer through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, and emerged in remission in 2022. Now cancer free, the beloved frontman returns rejuvenated with renewed determination, perspective and creativity in a new lease on life and the band’s most crucial and ferocious record yet. Commenting on the incoming record, Whelan says:

    What started as a fictional concept album became incredibly real. I was facing certain death, but as I kept writing the album it’s theme became clear. You could die tomorrow. Seize the day.

    Today, FUMING MOUTH has revealed the record’s first single, ‘The Silence Beyond Life,’ and coinciding video. Adding about the song, Whelan states:

    ‘The Silence Beyond Life’ is our most melodic and heaviest song to date drawing influence from God Macabre, Gorement, and other melodic Swedish death metal acts of the time like Therion and Cemetary. It’s a song about trying to live while longing to die and overcoming that.

    Stream ‘The Silence Beyond’: https://fumingmouth.bfan.link/tsby.ema

    Pre-order Last Day of Sun: https://fumingmouth.bfan.link/ldos.ema

    ‘The Silence Beyond Life’ Music Video:

    Last Day of Sun Track List:
    1. Out of Time
    2. Respect and Blasphemy
    3. The Silence Beyond Life
    4. The Sign of Pain
    5. Leaving Euphoria
    6. I’ll Find You
    7. Disgusterlude
    8. Kill the Disease
    9. Last Day of Sun
    10. R.I.P. (Rest in Piss)
    11. Burial Practices
    12. Postfigurement

    About FUMING MOUTH:

    A fiery, resurrected rage barrels its way out of hell’s erupting chasms with blistering fury; Fuming Mouth has returned. Lead singer, guitarist, and founder Mark Whelan emerges triumphant after a life-threatening battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, rekindling the inferno of their music with Fuming Mouth’s second full-length album, Last Day of Sun.

    What initially began as a full-on, fictional concept album underwent a profound transformation into a concept-reality hybrid, largely influenced by Whelan’s harrowing conflict with his health and anear brush with death. Just three weeks away from recording the album, Whelan was struck with a devastating cancer diagnosis. While bravely fighting the illness, he rewrote melodies, drum sections, and lyrics, infusing the music with his personal journey of struggle and hope.

    The recording sessions began in October 2022, with Grammy Award winning Kurt Ballou of Converge at his studio, God City, inSalem, Massachusetts. Ballou reached out to Whelan after his battle with cancer and encouraged him to get back to their previously scheduled recording session.Working closely with Ballou in both engineering and production, the band found a wonderful and collaborative experience, as Ballou invested himself wholeheartedly in shaping their sound and vision. Salem itself also helped shape the album, as the Halloween Season had begun. Droves of tourists and residents mixing with people in costume made the streets of Salem seem like Last Day of Sun had come to life. The city where the Witch Trials took place presented the perfect setting for the album to be recorded.

    At the genesis of this record, there was no other artist that could have captured the album’s essence better than Mariusz Lewandowski, with whom the band had already established a creative relationship through his work on the cover art of The Grand Descent. Tragically, Mariusz passed away while working on the album artwork, presenting the band with an immense obstacle to overcome. In tribute to his spirit and legacy, they joined forces with the talented artist Stefan Todorovic who crafted an evocative album cover depicting a Faustian city crumbling amidst the gray and sandy storms of the apocalypse. A colossal monster blocks the sun and hovers above the city as it burns, smoky buildings topple to the ground; all a visual representation of the chaos and darkness that permeates the album.

    Fuming Mouth stands resilient, a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Amidst the carnage and depression lies a flicker of hope – a beacon of light that emanates from within. But as the last rays of the sun cast their shadow, the question remains. Will the people in Last Day of Sun survive? Will their worst inhibitions play out, will they rip each other to shreds, will they give up? Will everything they’ve built have been for not? Will they find a way to overcome, or will their panic lead to failure?

    FUMING MOUTH ONLINE:

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