DEVOURMENT: Kerrang! Premieres “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation” NSFW Video From Brutal Death Metal Pioneers; Obscene Majesty Nears Release Via Relapse

Photo by Paul Moseley

“While other artists spend their whole careers trying to find themselves, DEVOURMENT already have — in the body-filled cesspool beneath a serial killer’s love shack.” — Kerrang!

Kerrang! is pleased to unveil the visual companion to “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation,” from brutal death metal pioneers DEVOURMENT. The vicious track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length Obscene Majesty, set for release next month via Relapse Records.

Issues the band, “This is a vision inside a mind utterly consumed with bloody revenge. Where the only possible outcome is annihilation of the enemy and the terrible cost that demands: ‘I will have such revenges… I will do such things… what they are, yet I know not, but they shall be the terrors of the earth.’ – King Lear (Shakespeare)”

Adds Kerrang! “This video has it all — blood! Human agony! Screwdriver mutilation! A snake slithering its way over a naked human body! What might raise some eyebrows, though, is that the video takes a sort of thoughtful approach to the horror depicted therein, from the band’s opening quote from Confucius (yeah — DEVOURMENT, quoting Confucius) to the strange and ominous ending. It’s good to know that the band are broadening their horizons while still steeping their work in sadistic carnage.”

View the NSFW (violence, gore) video — directed by Michael Panduro (Napalm Death, Nasum, Dead Cross etc.) — via Kerrang! at THIS LOCATION.

Stream previously released tracks “Cognitive Sedation Butchery” and “Narcissistic Paraphilia” below.

After six long years, DEVOURMENT returns to raw form, embodying brutality with Obscene Majesty. Clubbing blows from tracks like “Cognitive Sedation Butchery,” “Narcissistic Paraphilia,” and “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation” see the veterans as imposing and menacing as ever. Buzzsaw guitars shred through limbs against head-caving, hammering drums. Deathly, blood-soaked vocals personify pain and torture. Obscene Majesty is the epitome of uncontrollable destruction from beginning to end, as DEVOURMENT crushes through breakneck speeds, deafening ears and melting faces along the way. Focusing on the very elements of gore, death, and mutilation that have crowned the band as kings of the scene for over two decades, DEVOURMENT forces you to bear witness to the Obscene Majesty!

Obscene Majesty will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats August 16th. Physical packages are available for preorder via Relapse.com HERE. Digital downloads/streaming services are available HERE.

DEVOURMENT will play Chicago Domination Fest next month as well as a pair home state shows in October with additional live appearances to be announced in the weeks to come. Stay alert.

DEVOURMENT Live:
8/08-10/2019 Chicago Domination Fest – Chicago, IL
10/03/2019 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
10/04/2019 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Throughout DEVOURMENT’s twenty-four years of extreme existence, one thing has remained constant: unyielding brutality. Formed in 1995 and hailing from Dallas, Texas, DEVOURMENT has remained consistent and powerful throughout several reformations, leading many to celebrate them as the heaviest death metal band in the world due to their influential blend of vicious slam elements with an old-school death metal sound.

DEVOURMENT took the underground by storm with 1999’s landmark Molesting The Decapitated, released on United Guttural. After dissolving in the early 2000s, they reformed and returned with Butcher The Weak (self-released in 2005; re-recorded and reissued by Brutal Bands in 2006). Unleash The Carnivore was released by Brutal Bands in 2009. On the power of these LPs, and the band’s explosive live shows, DEVOURMENT soon became one of the most infamous acts in the death metal underground throughout the last decade.

In 2010, DEVOURMENT signed to Relapse Records for the eventual release of their fourth album Conceived In Sewage in 2013. The band teamed with masterful producer Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal and Morbid Angel for the album. Throughout the coming years, DEVOURMENT performed at major extreme metal festivals like Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, and Obscene Extreme, and toured throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia.

For Obscene Majesty, DEVOURMENT reunited with producer D. Braxton Henry, who played in the band on their infamous track “Babykiller” and helped craft the sound of the band’s first three albums. The record also sees founding member Brad Fincher back on drums, Ruben Rosas returning to lead vocals (a formation previously only heard on the legendary Molesting The Decapitated), bassist Chris Andrews handling eight-string guitar, and Dave Spencer taking over bass. The pioneers of brutal death metal have sharpened their blades once again and are unleashing some of the most disgustingly heavy slam ever!

DEVOURMENT:
Brad Fincher – drums
Ruben Rosas – vocals
Dave Spencer – bass
Chris Andrews – guitar, vocals

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