With the third LP from Vancouver death metal destroyers AUROCH nearing release through Profound Lore this October, Decibel Magazine is hosting the first public preview of Mute Books with an exclusive stream of the second track, “He Wreaths The Cross.”
Offers AUROCH‘s Sebastian Montesi on the new track, “’He Wreaths The Cross’ is the second part of the initial movement of Mute Books, titled ‘Trefoil Is The Grail Of Perdition.’ The first three songs comprise this movement, and borrow from each other thematically and musically. It has quickly become Zack’s (drums) favorite song to play live. One listen should indicate why.”
Proclaims Decibel with their premiere of the song, “’He Wreaths the Cross’ is a chaotic three minutes that shows AUROCH have no intention of slowing down on their third album.”
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Profound Lore Records will release Mute Books on CD, LP, cassette, and download on October 21st; preorders and additional previews of the album, as well as new tour dates, are pending announcement in the near, bleak future.
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Montesi (bassist/vocalist of Mitochondrion), vocalist/bassist Shawn Haché (vocalist/guitarist of Mitochondrion), and drummer Zack Chandler, AUROCH has slowly but steadily been gaining recognition from the international scene since their release of their 2012-released debut LP, From Forgotten Worlds, but it was their 2014-issued Taman Shud LP and the touring subsequent to its release that really began to showcase the band as one of Canada’s most active death metal bands. Since then the death metal power-trio has been active on the live circuit consistently, through playing various shows, tours and festivals in the US and Canada, including a recent US tour and an appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, and a European tour under their belt likewise with appearances at such festivals as Killtown and Incubate).
Enveloping shadows of ominous death metal chaos loom with AUROCH’s third full-length album, Mute Books, which will reveal itself as the band’s darkest, most brutal, complex, and musically virulent release to date. Carrying the innovative Canadian death metal tradition laid down by the likes of early-‘90s Gorguts, Cryptopsy and Kataklysm, and more recently through the likes of Mitochondrion and Chthe’ilist, the songwriting on Mute Books reaches a new plateau in technicality and over-the-top dynamics along with a new achievement in production and sound. Recorded at Raincity Recorders (Baptists, Japandroids, White Lung), Mute Books was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Prurient, Inquisition, Pissgrave, Black Twilight Circle, Power Trip), AUROCH has cast their most ferocious undertaking yet; one of the darkest, most violent, whirlwind-like bizarre monuments of alchemic death metal of the year. Mute Books features expansive cover art by Cold Poison Design; each format of the album will feature the artwork in different aspects.