“The band intentionally hearken back to the evil, thrashy, proto-death metal sounds of early Sepultura (and to Sepultura’s own influences from back then, like Celtic Frost), and [they] do it with extreme conviction.” — BrooklynVegan
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming The Rise Of Heresy from pummeling Brazilian death metal unit THE TROOPS OF DOOM. The premiere comes on the eve of the EP’s official release day this Friday, October 9th via Nuclear Blast’s digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution.
THE TROOPS OF DOOM features guitarist Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz, a current member of The Mist as well as a former member of Sepultura’s original lineup playing author and co-author to the band’s classic albums Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions. He also collaborated on some of the compositions that appear on Schizophrenia. Joining Guedz is bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis, acclaimed graphic artist for the legendary likes of Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed). THE TROOPS OF DOOM’s goal is to revisit the essence of ‘80s style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh and genuine.
Comments Guedz, “I don’t speak only for myself, but on behalf of the band, when I say that this moment of this first EP release is one of the most anticipated of our lives. It’s something really special for us and the result of a lot of dedication and sweat, especially when it comes to this critical and unusual moment for the entire world, when THE TROOPS OF DOOM was born. It was something I’ve dreamed to do for many years and now, the project is finally a reality, concrete and wonderful, where I can dedicate myself entirely. We hope everyone enjoys the record and I can say that this debut EP is just a small sample of what is to come. We are incredibly excited about this work and all the awesome feedback we got, even beyond of what we excepted, with thousands of great reviews and support, that gave us a killer boost. We are already working on new songs for the full-length album, scheduled for the second half of next year 2021. Stay tuned! For now, listen the EP loud and I hope we can see on the road soon!”
Adds BrooklynVegan, “The band intentionally hearken back to the evil, thrashy, proto-death metal sounds of early Sepultura (and to Sepultura’s own influences from back then, like Celtic Frost), and [they] do it with extreme conviction.”
Stream THE TROOPS OF DOOM’s The Rise Of Heresy, courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released lyric video for first single, “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea,” at THIS LOCATION.
The Rise Of Heresy, which features four original songs and two cover versions of Sepultura classics, “Bestial Devastation” and “Troops of Doom,” was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) at Crosound Studio in Norway.
The Rise Of Heresy will be released digitally. For preorders, visit THIS LOCATION. The record will also be released on limited-edition CD. For orders in Brazil, visit THIS LOCATION. For Mexico/world wide orders, go HERE.
“Guedz and fellow guitarist Marcelo Vasco dole out mean, mid-paced death metal that cycles between foreboding and downright groovy, making sure things continue to move along; the rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer and drummer Alexandre Oliveira really drives the point home—when the grooves hit, it’s hard not to bang your head.” — Decibel Magazine
“…fast and furious old-school death/thrash that takes no prisoners…Words cannot do this EP justice, so hear them out for yourself.” — The Metal Crypt
“Behold fans of early Sepultura! The gods of metal are watching your whinings and sent you a relief.” – Metal Addicts
“a hugely enjoyable listening experience that serves as an appealing precursor to (hopefully) a full-length release and make old school Sepultura fans veritably weep with joy.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“…viciously powerful and instantly enjoyable…” – The Razor’s Edge