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AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces North American Live Incursion To Close Out The Year; Housecore Debut With Producer Philip H. Anselmo At The Helm Underway + Video Footage Posted

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Following crushing performances at this year’s editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, master sound manipulator/one-man industarial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, will bring his sonic decompositions know as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets again for a final round of live invasions to close out the year. Set to commence on December 3rd in San Diego, California, Shone will level the stages of ten venues, with the audio punishment coming to a ceremonial conclusion on December 13th in Boise, Idaho.

Shone is in the midst of recording the follow-up to AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s critically-adored Women & Children full-length, released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, is being tracked at famed Nodferatu’s Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo with the tour serving as a short breather between sessions.

Comments Shone, “There are four reasons to come check out this AUTHOR & PUNISHER tour. First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. Third, I will have the double LP of the 2010 Drone Machines album [out on Seventh Rule] on hand with me in the flesh with the machines themselves for the first time. Finally, in what has become a staple of an AUTHOR & PUNISHER show, Cutmod [Will Michaelsen] will be flashing his visual wares in full high count lumens as he has with me for the last two years.”

Check out AUTHOR & PUNISHER studio clips below.

12/03/2014 Ths Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/04/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/05/2014 Lee Golde – San Luis Obispo, CA
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/09/2014 Tonic  Portland, OR
12/10/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
12/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/13/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID

AUTHOR & PUNISHER — made up of one Tristan Shone — owes much of his uniqueness to the marriage of art, tech and music. From the early stages of development up to the present there has always been the evil twin of underground metal and dark electronic to temper the straight lines from his design and engineering. With a start in hobbiest tech and robotics competitions early on, Shone found a passion for solving technical problems while at the same time being introduced to the backbone of his interest in music: Sepultura, Melvins, Neurosis, Godflesh and Ministry, bands that served as a soundtrack and palette throughout his life. In employing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines, speakers and various devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics, Shone – who boasts a BS in mechanical engineering and an MFA in visual arts — manages to replicate dejection, desperation and profound sorrow through his musical corrosion with curious poise and beauty. Shone’s fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. This interaction involves a certain level of continuous intimacy with material and mechanical motion, where a bond is formed enabling an honest incorporation into a sound device and performance; the core of AUTHOR & PUNISHER.
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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Tech Death Behemoths To Kick Off US Tour With Cannabis Corpse And Mammoth Grinder

Friday, November 21st, 2014

California technical death metal behemoths, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, will kick off a three-week bought of US live assaults next week supporting Richmond bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. The tour will kick off in the Southeast, with the first show in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 28th, and whip counter-clockwise through the country across the Gulf Coast, up through California then eastward through the Midwest and back down the East Coast, coming to a halt in Richmond on December 20th. Additional support will come from Austin-based hardcore/death crossover outfit, Mammoth Grinder.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE will be touring in support of their A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement full-length, released this past Summer via Unique Leader Records. Tracked by Max Zigman (Son Of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement finds INANIMATE EXISTENCE elevating their signature, outlandish compositions to an entirely new level of profundity. A conceptual offering centered on Tibetan folk, each movement marvels at its own innovative density as intricate guitar structures coil seamlessly around complex rhythms and venomous vocal assaults as female vocal accents, clarinet, bass flute, harp, bongos and other nuances add to the record’s already confounding depth. No Clean Singing crowns, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, “…a fascinating effort, a true journey for your ears and mind that’s well worth experiencing again and again,” Last Rites notes, “INANIMATE EXISTENCE may very well take the crown as the one tech album worth listening to in a calendar year. It’s tighter than my old man’s wallet… and interesting enough to stand away from a field already crowded beyond breathing capacity,” while MetalSucks concurs, “A Never-Ending Cycle… fulfills the face-fuckery I forecast in January, with percussive endurance that grinds like jackhammers.” Adds Sputnik Music in a near perfect score, “A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement is meta in the sense that it recognizes the never-ending cyclical nature of genre stereotypes – bands that regurgitate and rehash the same material without the slightest incentive of breaking new ground – and INANIMATE EXISTENCE offer penance for their contemporaries; a public display of atonement in a brutal 45-minute package.”

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder:
11/28/2014 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/29/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/02/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
12/03/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
12/04/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
12/06/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/08/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
12/09/2014 Strummers – Fresno, CA
12/10/2014 The Metro – Oakland, CA
12/11/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/12/2014 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
12/14/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/17/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/18/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
12/19/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/20/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Bass Play-Through Video From Italian Death Metal Unit Now Playing At Gear Gods + Cobra Verde Streaming In Its Entirety

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Cobre Verde is the latest long player from Italian death metal draftsmen, HIDEOUS DIVINITY. Released late last month via Unique Leader Records and appropriately dubbed, “an uber-brutal, churning platter of tech-y death metal” by Decibel Magazine, Cobre Verde is a concept record based around Werner Herzog’s 1987 film of the same name.

Tracked at 16th Cellar Studios (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vomit The Soul), Cobra Verde thrusts forth nine smoldering tracks of discontent, revulsion and unrelenting audio deviance and includes a guest vocal appearances by Nile’s Dallas Toler-Wade on “The Alonest Of The Alone” as well as a ravenous rendition of Ripping Corpse’s “The Last And Only Son,” which Covering The Scene commends for its “Opeth-meets-Maiden absinthe tainted riff,” “Death-inspired bass groove,” and, “ultra-technical Schuldinerish guitar progression.”

In celebration of its release, premier tech site, Gear Gods, is currently hosting a HIDEOUS DIVINITY bass play-through video noting, “Ever since HIDEOUS DIVINITY…utilized Stefano Franceschini for their dark purposes, the quality of their bass work has been godlike. I have no need to praise the band’s dark works myself; that’s what YouTube was invented for. So feast your gluttonous eyes and ears upon this playthrough of ‘Sinister And Demented,’ a track off of the HIDEOUS DIVINITY’s just-released Cobra Verde (it’s a bit less spicy than Cobra Rojo).”


And check out Cobra Verde in all its maniacal glory below.

Cobra Verde is out now on Unique Leader. Order your copy at THIS LOCATION.

“…without a doubt one of the best releases of 2014.” — Headbangorgtfo

“…a brutal death record that starts with progressive sensibilities but then moves at the speed of a grind album, minus the fact that every song is a five-minute demonstration of these guys being way better musicians than I could ever hope to be… Unique Leader knew damn well what they were doing when they grabbed these guys again for this album, as Cobra Verde is a great get. It’s well-produced and rings through super-clear, and that forty-three minutes of headbanging is enough to leave you with a bangover for days.” – No Clean Singing

The band sounds amazing and delivered a quality release that’s sure to impress death metal fans all over.” – Unhinged

Cobra Verde is an album upholding skillful songwriting, melancholy and ferocity, as well as glimpses of subtlety as key elements which present the album as an innovative and unique work endorsing the highly acclaimed values of HIDEOUS DIVINITY.” – Metal Wani

BARING TEETH: New Full-Length From Avant/Tech Death Metal Architects Streaming In Full At Revolver Magazine; Live Abrasions Confirmed

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

With the release of BARING TEETH’s blistering Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins full-length now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of the release in its entirety.

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, BARING TEETH spews forth an immersive, compelling, and wholly haunting brand of audio sickness fusing seemingly conflicting attributes — streamlined songwriting and dizzying technicality, ambience and brute force, density and angularity, order and chaos — into a fully realized, cohesive listening excursion. Recently designated one of the best metal bands in North Texas by The Dallas Observer, the band’s forthcoming Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins long player is a true genre-bending masterwork sure to floor metallers of all walks. No Clean Singing notes, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins does more than throw a fresh coat of paint on an old style; it seeks to question and re-define the depths and mission of death metal. In the process, the album submerges you in a haunting despair that brings a cold clinical chill to your bones and its mesmerizing effect lingers long after the music ends. Feeding you misanthropy that blooms kaleidoscopically, it teaches that walls exist only to be mutated and destroyed until the newly scarred forms resemble nothing the mind can grasp with comfort.” Gear Gods gushes, “BARING TEETH’s sophmore slump-defier is Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins. It builds upon the Gorguts-inspired fractured take on extreme metal that the trio executed on so well with their initial release, but adds to it a much more oppressive atmosphere not unlike Deathspell Omega’s busier moments. But in contrast with many of the band’s peers, BARING TEETH have been sonically captured with a big, roomy, natural tone that makes the haunting moments gel in a way that scares the bejesus out of me when I listen with the lights off. The sound is akin to what you’d get if a couple seasoned jazz cats struck up an impromptu jam, and were then promptly possessed by the tainted soul of Lucifer, the rebel king of Hell.”

Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Andrew Hawkins of the recording, “This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of [debut full-length] Atrophy as far as possible, and we’re really happy with the result.”

Hear for yourself, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

BARING TEETH will levy their sonic abrasions in the coming weeks on a string of live assaults through Texas and Louisiana with additional onstage debauchery in the plotting stages. Stay alert.

12/05/2014 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
1206/2014 The Scorpion’s Den – Midland, TX
12/13/2014 Liquid Lounge – Dallas, TX
12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
01/09/2015 TBA – New Orleans, LA
01/10/2015 Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA

Previously known as Soviet, BARING TEETH is an act formed by three musicians having collectively spent time playing in a plethora of acts including Cleric, Between The Buried And Me, Broadcast Sea and others. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins was captured by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans).

Willowtip Records will release Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins on November 25th, 2014. Preorder your copy RIGHT HERE.

DEAD IN THE MANGER: Insidious Black/Grind Entity Prepares To Lash Out With Debut Full-Length

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

20 Buck Spin begins confirming the label’s massive 2015 release schedule with the announcement of Cessation, the anticipated upcoming debut full-length from mysterious entity, DEAD IN THE MANGER.

In early 2014, a damaging new musical force made itself apparent, when DEAD IN THE MANGER appeared seemingly from out of nowhere with their debut EP, Transience, a six-movement EP which brandished a monstrous blend of extreme metal with elements born of black/war metal realms as well as standards of the grindcore movement in a seamless and endlessly destructive alloy. The Metal Observer issued an 8.5/10 review of Transience, offering that the band had, “released one of the most original pieces of metal this year and you would be hard pressed to find a better example of a band forging into new territory,” and No Clean Singing championed the act, stating that, “what they do on Transience is fascinating enough despite its brevity, a genre-crossing creation that’s well worth exploring.” In a crushing 9/10 review of the EP, American Aftermath posted, “For the next twenty minutes, your existence will be plummeted into an abysmal void marred by raw, blackened ferocity and depressive auras,” and Metal Insider issued in part, “the EP is full of an impressive mix of black metal and sludge and a tinge of post-rock. It’s enough to leave you wanting a proper full-length…” And now that time is upon us, with the impending release of Cessation.

DEAD IN THE MANGER follows up the Transience debut with six new stages in the grief process, resolved in their adherence to dispiriting melodic atmosphere and frenzied black carnage, ever reaching upward yet inevitably pulled down into the mire.  Whether grinding forth in a cascade of blinding black metal violence or cloaked in despondent post-rock gloom, Cessation leaves no space for hope, compelling the paradoxical embrace of suffering. As before, song titles, production credits, individual personalities and origins and all impertinent topical self-gratification remain trivial in service of the one true purpose for DEAD IN THE MANGER; internal disorder from external domination. The machinery of plutocratic slavery, churning and grinding the spirit of life until little remains but the last gasp of a doomed humanity, a cessation of the primal light in an absurdist nightmare.

On February 3rd, 2015, Cessation will hit on digital and vinyl release via 20 Buck Spin. The cover artwork, courtesy of Misanthropic Art (Secrets Of The Moon, Hooded Menace, Attic) has been issued alongside the virtually anonymous track listing in the meantime. Audio samples and further updates on the album will be released as the grim dawn of 2015 nears.

Cessation Track Listing:
1. Part I
2. Part II
3. Part III
4. Part IV
5. Part V
6. Part VI

XIBALBA Reveals Track Listing And Artwork For Tierra Y Libertad; Third Album Due In January Via Southern Lord

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

XIBALBA today reveals further details regarding their eagerly awaited third album, Tierra Y Libertad, set to be unleashed on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America through Southern Lord.

The Pomona California five-piece, infamous for their deliriously heavy hardcore death metal, are proving once again that their colossal clout outweighs the sum of their contemporaries. Tierra Y Libertad finds XIBALBA in their most threatening form yet, forcibly colliding elite ‘90s death metal with reckless down-tuned doom tones and their most fist-swinging beatdowns yet. The breakdown has become XIBALBA’s crippling modus operandi, refined over the course of their career and re-envisioned as a new terrifying beast, creating a nefarious intensity on Tierra Y Libertad usually only reserved for majestic black metal, transcendental doom and post-metal, but here hewn from furious violence.

Across forty-five minutes and eight tracks of brutality, XIBALBA claries their disregard for the recommended dosage of unholy stomp that a listener could possibly take, made all the more devastating by the returning hand of Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) behind the recording controls at The Pit in Van Nuys. Similarly, XIBALBA called upon Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) to create Tierra Y Libertad’s cover artwork, as with Hasta La Muerte.

The first audio insight into the album, savage new video material, tour updates and more are to be released in the coming weeks.

Tierra Y Libertad Track Listing:
1. Enemigo
2. Guerrilla
3. Invierno
4. Pausa
5. En Paz Descanse
6. Tierra Y Libertad
7. Si Dios Quiere
8. El Vacío

THE SHRINE: Japanese Tour Wrap-Up + “New” Tune Now Shredding The Airwaves Of Vice/Noisey; New 12″ Maxi Single Preorders Available

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Having recently returned from their independently booked tour of Japan, Venice Beach, California-based skate-rock punk hellions and self-described “Destroyers of Rock n Roll,” THE SHRINE, were recently queried by the investigators of all things rad at Vice’s internet music channel, Noisey. The ripping interrogation is matched by a stream of the opening track to the band’s forthcoming Waiting For The War 12” maxi single, set for release next month via Tankcrimes.

A surefire treasure for fans of The Stooges, Mc5, Black Flag and Annihilation Time, THE SHRINE fuses the hooks and debauchery of ‘70s rock and glam with the fuck-all energy and defiance of ‘80s hardcore and skate punk. The 12” maxi-single serves as the follow-up to the band’s stellar Tee Pee Records-released Bless Off full-length, which earned a spot on Spin Magazine’s Top 50 releases of 2014 list. On the maxi-single, THE SHRINE pay homage to 1980s French rock unit, Soggy (known for nailing the Motor City sound) with a slick rendition of “Waiting For The War” backed up by a sick original, “Rare Breed.”

Sample the Noisey interrogation alongside “Waiting For The War” at THIS LOCATION.

Waiting For The War 12” Maxi Single Track Listing:
1. Waiting For The War
2. Rare Breed
3. Waiting For The War (Instrumental)

THE SHRINE’s Waiting For The War 12” maxi single will be released on December 9th, 2014 via Tankcrimes and come available digitally and on vinyl in spiffy red/black/blue striped wax via mailorder (limited to 100 copies)/directly from the band and blue blob vinyl in stores with a download card included for digitally inclined listeners. Preorders are currently available HERE. Includes an instant download of “Waiting For The War” with purchase

And if you happen to reside in Eindhoven or Berlin, don’t miss THE SHRINE shred the stage of the following venues this weekend:

11/22/2014 Speedfest – Eindhoven, NL w/ Midnight, Turbonegro, Napalm Death, Kadavar, more… [info]
11/23/2014 Astra Kulturhaus - Berlin, DE w/ Kadavar

IDES OF GEMINI: Cryptic “Seer Of Circassia” Video Now Playing At Noisey; Old World New Wave Out Now Via Neurot Recordings

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Old World New Wave is the latest long player from West Coast shadowy sound conjurors, IDES OF GEMINI. Released in September via Neurot Recordings, the follow-up to the band’s critically-lauded Constantinople debut was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and offers up nine tracks of dark, mesmerizing soundscrapes.

In celebration of its release, today Vice’s music gateway, Noisey, reveals the occult conjurings of their erotic Daciana Birladeanu-directed “Seer Of Circassia” video. Elaborates singer/bassist Sera Timms, “The concept of the album traces the symbolic-psychological breakdown of a character over ten days [‘Seer Of Circassia’ takes place on day four]. We’re working within the structures of psycho-spiritual alchemical transformation, utilizing Carl Jung’s school of analytical psychology. Essentially we have a story of the psychological conflict of opposing forces — yin-yang, male/female/dark light, etc. — each driven by desire. The masculine archetype in this story desires control and structure, while the feminine archetype desires recognition and equality as it has been repressed in the ‘Old World.’ Our protagonist is the Emperor, based creatively on the last Emperor of Constantinople, who represents the ego, masculine, solar consciousness along with control, structure, domination, force and power.”

View the gorgeously shot “Seer Of Circassia” video along with an in-depth interview with guitarist J. Bennett at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out a detailed Old World New Wave track-by-track breakdown at Revolver Magazine HERE.

IDES OF GEMINI is Timms, also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare, alongside Bennett and drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson. The band will bring their sonic séance to the stage next month playing Intronaut’s tenth anniversary show with additional IDES ceremonies to be announced in the coming weeks.

12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]

Old World New Wave is out NOW on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records. For CD orders, point your browser HERE and for T-shirt bundles, point your browser to THIS LOCATION.

[IDES OF GEMINI] put out a new album called Old World New Wave and there’s enough droney doom on it to make you feel like you’re stuck in David Lynch’s dreams.” – Noisey

“…an enjoyable dream-doom filled sonic journey from start to finish.” – Bearded Gentlemen Music

IDES OF GEMINI has a knack for atmosphere, for creating a world of sound and inviting the listener in. Their music has the feel of a classic horror film: all psychology, no fake blood or cheap startles. If there’s a goth revival afoot in metal culture — and, given last year’s releases by In Solitude, Beastmilk and others, there’s certainly an argument to be made for that — then IDES OF GEMINI is among its most evocative front-runners.” – Invisible Oranges

WOLVHAMMER: Second Wave Of Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour Includes West Coast Dates With Black Cobra

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Fresh off of the first wave of their Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour in support of their third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, WOLVHAMMER will embark on the next subdivision of the trek at the end of this month, with West Coast devastation planned.

Having stormed the East Coast/Midwest US with support from Mortals in recent weeks on the first installment of the tour, Desanctifying North America 2014 Part II will run from November 30th through December 18th. With several headlining gigs planned on WOLVHAMMER’s way out to the West Coast and back to the Midwest, the bulk of the newly-confirmed run will feature headlining action on the West Coast gigs from San Francisco’s mighty Black Cobra duo. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

WOLVHAMMER Desanctifying North America 2014 Part II w/ Black Cobra:
11/30/2014 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN *
12/01/2014 Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT *
12/02/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA *
12/03/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
12/04/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/05/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/07/2014 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
12/08/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/10/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
12/11/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/12/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/13/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/15/2014 The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV *
12/16/2014 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT *
12/17/2014 Lost Lake – Denver, CO *
12/18/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS *

Released in July, on CD/digital via Profound Lore Records, and on vinyl via guitarist Jeff Wilson’s Disorder Recordings, the nearly fifty-minute Clawing Into Black Sun showcases WOLVHAMMER’s amalgamation of black metal and death rock surging with more self-infliction, abuse, regret, and debauchery than ever, the band uniting members of Shaidar Logoth, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday and other acts. Recorded by Dan Jensen at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, the bruising eight songs obviously displaying how the band’s songwriting and delivery skills have developed since their previous releases, which is not only proven in Clawing Into Black Sun’s overall production, but also in the incredible praise the album has reaped since its release. Orders for the CD can be placed HERE, the digital HERE, and the LP HERE.

DEIVOS: Fourth Album Nears Completion For 2015 Release Via Selfmadegod Records

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Leading Polish death metal band, DEIVOS, is currently putting the final touches to their fourth full-length album, which will see release in early 2015 via Selfmadegod Records.

The new DEIVOS album, entitled Theodicy, was recorded between July and November 2014 in Zed Studio (Black River, Rootwater, Frontside) with producer Tomek Zalewski, with the mastering and mixing duties scheduled to go down in December. The follow-up to 2011’s Demiurge Of The Void features the same recording lineup, with vocalist Hubert, guitarists Tomek and Mscislaw, bassist Kamil and drummer Krzysiek, and the album’s six songs include “Theodicy,” “El Shaddai,” “Ochlocracy,” “Mandatory Mayhem,” “Amor Sui” and “Parasite.”

Guitarist Tomek comments, “The songs on the material are definitely longer and more complex compared to its predecessor. The six-song album lasts for about thirty-five minutes. It’s gonna be fast, heavy, and technical. We have lower down guitar tones a bit and it gave our music much more power”.

The band’s first album for Selfmadegod Records, Theodicy is set for a February 15th, 2015 release date, The front cover, designed by Pastor Xisaq Graphics, has been revealed. Audio samples from the album will be released in the coming weeks as the album is finalized.

Boasting a technical and cruel style of death metal inspired by some of the best bands of this genre including Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Cryptopsy, DEIVOS originated in 1997, releasing their first demo, Praised By Generations, in 1999. In 2003, they released the Hostile Blood MCD through Butchery Music, the EP enthusiastically accepted by the underground death community. In 2004, the band started to write new material for their first record which was ultimately recorded in January and February 2006 at the famous Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader). The record, entitled Emanation From Below, was released in Poland by Empire Records in November 2006. Thanks to Metal Mind Production, in January 2008 the record was subsequently released in Europe and then in the US in 2008. At the end of 2008 the band once again entered Hertz studio to record their second album Gospel Of Maggots, the album gaining the attention of Unique Leader Records who released it in February 2010. Following lineup changes, the band revisited Hertz Studio in February 2011 to record their third full-length effort, Demiurge of the Void, which was also released by Unique Leader in September 2011.

More info on DEIVOS and the act’s pending new release will be announced in the months ahead.

DEIVOS Discography:
Praised By Generations (1999)
Hostile Blood (2003)
Emanation From Below (2006)
Gospel Of Maggots (2010)
Demiurge Of The Void (2011)
Theodicy (2015)