California death metal engineers, FLESH CONSUMED, are readying the release of their third full-length, Hymn For The Leeches. Set for official detonation later this year via Unique Leader Records, the offering is being recorded in several locales and boasts the smoldering lineup of Corey Athos on vocals, Shaune Kelley (Dim Mak, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Ripping Corpse) on guitars, Andrew Guthrie (ex-Monstrosity) on bass, and Shane Elwell (Images Of Violence, Oppressive Force, VBT) on drums with guest vocal slots by Matti Way (Pathology, Abominable Putridity etc), Steve Tucker (ex- Morbid Angel, Warfather etc), Mallika Sundaramurthy (Parasitic Extirpation, Castrator, Abnormality etc.) and more. Hymn For The Leeches serves as the follow-up to 2010’s traumatizing Ecliptic Dimensions Of Suffering, which Sputnik Music commended for slaying “in a way only classic death metal has the capacity to slay.”
“I am so grateful to be working with this team,” comments Athos, “I came to Andrew in the conception of Hymn For The Leeches knowing his previous work. Shane blew me away when I saw him play… a beast! And Shaune is the mastermind behind the music of this album. With every release, FLESH CONSUMED evolves. I think no one record sounds the same from the next and this new record will be no exception, musically and lyrically. The music is heavy, powerful, with dark/evil melodies and searing solos. The lyrics I wrote in a very dark time in my life and it shows. Subjects about power, hate, and dominance are interwoven with beautiful evil music.”
Stay tuned for further Hymn For The Leeches details, including cover art and release dates, in the coming weeks.