20 Buck Spin has confirmed the first vinyl edition of From Forgotten Worlds, the pummeling debut album by Western Canadian death metal horde, AUROCH, this week issuing a March street date for the platter.
Looming over Vancouver, British Columbia is an invisible dark energy, trapped in shadow, that imbues the region’s death metal, with a most turbulent methodology. Blasting outside time and out of mind, reaching deep into the lowest places of the Earth, the inhuman entity called AUROCH encapsulates the distant thousand eyed doom of the cosmos, long hidden, frozen to the core and ripe to be awakened once more.
With the band sharing members with local throng Mitochondrian, AUROCH’s debut album, From Forgotten Worlds assails throughout its duration, summoning incongruous black symmetry, with onerous dark death metal chaos that extends a direct blood lineage began by Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Timeghoul, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy and other reapers of the whirlwind. Rites such as “Pathogenic Talisman (For Total Temporal Collapse),” “Fleshless Ascension (Paths Of Dawn)” and the opening title hymn rip across the skies rending flesh from sickly bones of the fallen. With the album now pulled from obscurity and issued for the first time on vinyl, featuring completely new and improved artwork via Cold Poison (Acherontas, Nightbringer, Dodsengel), From Forgotten Worlds will be issued on vinyl and distributed digital release via 20 Buck Spin on March 11th.
From Forgotten Worlds is currently streaming in its entirety RIGHT HERE. Stand by for label preorder info and more.
From Forgotten Worlds Track Listing:
1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths Of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Pathogenic Talisman (For Total Temporal Collapse)
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon
2016 begins an increased period of ferocity for AUROCH, with several US festival appearances and shows confirmed and additional releases to come. The band has been confirmed as one of several dozen acts to perform at Famine Fest III, the two-day slaughter set to take place on February 19th and 20th in Portland, Oregon, joining the likes of Sadistic Intent, Coffins, Unholy Death, Acephalix, Noothgrush, Mitochondrian and many more. May sees AUROCH with Mitochondrian and Phobocosm on an East Coast North American tour to Maryland Deathfest, with shows in Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Worcester, Richmond, Lynchburg and Philadelphia preceding the MDF festivities. Additional live dates are to be expected.
AUROCH Tour Dates:
2/19-20/2016 Famine Fest III – Portland, OR [info]
5/19/2016 Briefcase Fest – Toronto, ON w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/20/2016 La Vitorla – Montreal, QC w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/21/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/22/2016 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/23/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/24/2016 Iron And Blood – Lynchburg, VA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/25/2016 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/26-29/2016 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD