As Toronto death henchmen TOMB MOLD ready for the gore of their bizarre Manor Of Infinite Forms LP to spew forth via 20 Buck Spin this Friday, the album has been disentombed through an early stream at Decibel Magazine. The album strikes as the horde prepares to head out on tour with Of Feather And Bone.
Tracked with Sean Pearson at Boxcar Sound Recording in Toronto, then mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Pissgrave, Code Orange) at Solomon’s Gate in Philadelphia to achieve its organically huge mix, TOMB MOLD’s Manor Of Infinite Forms is draped in appropriately weird artwork by Brad Moore (Morpheus Descends, Organic Infest).
TOMB MOLD states with the album stream, “This record marks the first full-length TOMB MOLD has recorded as a quartet. It definitely shows through in the sound, but this record isn’t nearly as good without the contributions of Sean Pearson at Boxcar studios and Arthur Rizk. They helped push our vision into territories unknown. Brad Moore and Lucas Korte helped visualize the subterranean horrors of these songs and turned it into something cosmic. We set out to create something that was labyrinthian and maze like to help the listener be absorbed into a world of ancient creatures, but this record is also about creation from destruction, including destruction of the self. Free your mind, prepare to die.”
Decibel Magazine declares of the LP’s bizarre brutality, “The first album TOMB MOLD recorded as a quartet instead of a duo, Manor Of Infinite Forms checks in at seven songs, each murkier and darker than the track before. Thick, murky riffs assail the listener from the first seconds of the album, backed by a rhythm section hell bent on sonically pulverizing all who press play. Add drummer/vocalist Max Klebanoff’s cavernous vocals to the mix and TOMB MOLD have made one of the best death metal albums this year.”
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TOMB MOLD is preparing to tour their way across the North American plate alongside their brethren in death, Of Feather And Bone. The tour hits Austin Terror Fest on June 15th alongside Yob, 40 Watt Sun, Bell Witch, Pinkish Black, Sixes, and more, then rips through the Southern region and up the East Coast into Canada, ending in their hometown on June 26th. July will see TOMB MOLD taking part in Migration Festival in Pittsburgh, alongside Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Khemmis, Deadbird, and more. A set at Quebec Deathfest in October is confirmed, and additional tour dates are to be expected.
TOMB MOLD Tour Dates:
6/14/2018 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/15/2018 The Lost Well – Austin TX @ Austin Terror Fest [info]
6/16/2018 Stick’s Place – Wichita Falls, TX w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/17/2018 Santo’s – New Orleans, LA w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/18/2018 Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/19/2018 Basement – Atlanta, GA w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/20/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/21/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/22/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/23/2018 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/24/2018 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/25/2018 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC w/ Of Feather And Bone
6/26/2018 Coalition – Toronto, ON w/ Of Feather And Bone
7/27/2018 Mr. Small’s Theater – Pittsburgh, PA @ Migration Fest
TOMB MOLD’s anxiously awaited Manor Of Infinite Forms arrives like a bizarre insectoid of mutant genotype, constructing monumental towers of obscure shape, jarring yet coherent. The band’s compositions evoke a distorted world alongside our own where all manner of oddity and peculiarity are permitted. The band’s prior LP, Primordial Malignity, was named in Spin’s 25 Best Metal Songs Of 2017, and Manor Of Infinite Forms itself was included in Decibel Magazine’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018.
Songs on Manor Of Infinite Forms move in strange ways, recklessly contorting into cohesion until suddenly they’re proceeding with a force and purpose in perfect synchronicity to the universe that contains them. Disharmoniously melding the pulverizing heaviness of Finnish death metal with a never overbearing striking technicality, TOMB MOLD careens through world after world of alien landscape with formidable singularity. Fans of Demilich, Cthellist, Demigod, Timeghoul, Gorguts, Adramlech, Blood Incantation, Convulse, and the like, tune in. A remarkable puzzle of an album, Manor Of Infinite Forms constitutes a creative high point for 2018’s many strong death metal releases.