No Clean Singing is now hosting an exclusive advance stream of Covenant Death, the scathing third album from Ohio black metal outfit PLAGUEWIELDER, which sees release through Disorder Recordings this Friday.
Covenant Death was engineered, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves), who also joins vocalist/guitarist Bryce Seditz and drummer Tim Roberts on the record, providing bass, additional guitars, and synth, along with Steve Lehocky (Doctor Smoke, Infestuous) who provides additional guitars. The cover art was painted by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice) and the layout handled by Wilson.
PLAGUEWIELDER’s Bryce Seditz notes, “This is the first album I engineered myself. We scratched the album three different times recording wise. At first, we took some approaches that didn’t work out in our favor, but with the help of Jeff Wilson it came together perfectly. This is an amalgamation of everything I’ve felt over the past year, from being isolated for months to intrusive thoughts and depression. Covenant Death is a piece of me I can give to everyone else.”
Writes No Clean Singing in part of their clinical track-by-track review accompanying their exclusive stream of the record, “In its creative evolution PLAGUEWIELDER has reached an apotheosis in Covenant Death, the album that we’re proud to premiere in full today. Undeniably the band’s best work yet, it’s also one of the most striking and memorable works yet to emerge in this still young and still wretched second year of the plague.”
Listen to PLAGUEWIELDER’s entire Covenant Death early now only through No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.
Covenant Death will see release on CD and digital via Disorder Recordings this Friday, April 2nd. Find preorders HERE.
Hailing from the economic wasteland in the Southeastern sector of Ohio, PLAGUEWIELDER is an extreme metal power duo. With a sound that embodies the misery of our times, the band has been an underground force that has taken them all over the East Coast spreading filth and grime to anyone brave enough to bear witness.
Released in 2015, the debut LP Succumb To The Ash captures the bleakness and grime of the decaying mill towns they hail from. Their second album Surrender To The Void was released three years later on Fragile Branch Records. Departing from the doom-laden influences, PLAGUEWIELDER took the self-destructiveness and self-harming behavior to another level. In June 2019, the band released the Suffering From Self Inflicted Wounds EP, easily their most visceral, pummeling, and pissed off release.
Now, 2021 sees PLAGUEWIELDER delivering their third full-length album, Covenant Death. Expanding on the sounds captured on previous releases, the album blends black metal, post-rock, goth, and death metal into an original and pulverizing force not to be fucked with. Covenant Death is the expressions of sadness through suffering and the anger that follows closely behind.