Stare Into Death And Be Still is the crushing sixth full-length from New Zealand-based death metal trio ULCERATE.
Set for release on April 24th, the unparalleled sound of ULCERATE finds its emotional apex on Stare Into Death And Be Still, as the band emerges from the claustrophobia and dissonance of their recent past to offer up a next-level exploration of melody, harmony, and power. The band’s signature, ultra-atmospheric blend of unorthodox death metal with the textures of futurist black metal is here pared down with the consummate hand of experience, giving stunning credence to the riff, the song, and the meaning. Thematically, the album explores the concept of “death reverence” – drawing on recent personal experience to confront the truism that death and tragedy aren’t always sudden or violent, that people are often passive observers trapped “in the silent horror of observing death calmly and cleanly.”
In advance of the release of Stare Into Death And Be Still, the band is pleased to unveil harrowing album closer, “Dissolved Orders.” At once traumatic and cathartic, the track writhes under the weight of its own sonic enormity.
Sample the band’s already critically lauded title track HERE.
Stare Into Death And Be Still is the deepest, purest, and most meticulous form of ULCERATE: a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.
The eight-track offering will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find preorder options below.
“On this new song, the title track from ULCERATE’s upcoming LP… Michael Hoggard’s guitars billow like noxious clouds, as bassist-vocalist Paul Kelland roars ominously over the top, and drummer Jamie Saint Merat expertly juggles crushing density and lean groove… the way the guitars and drums dance around one another makes it feel like time is warping… one of its grandest, most unsettling tracks to date…” — Rolling Stone
“ULCERATE promise another atmospheric and brutal offering with the texture of futuristic black metal and aural claustrophobia.” — Loudwire
“…their unique blend of death, black, sludge, and atmosphere sounds as killer as ever.” — Invisible Oranges
“…a relentless torrent of darkness that spreads like wildfire.” — Everything Is Noise