ACEPHALIX: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Godheads” Single From Bay Area Death Metal Quintet; Theothanatology LP Nears Release Through 20 Buck Spin

photos by Adam Houmam

Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of “Godheads,” the second single from San Francisco-based death/crust metal act ACEPHALIX’ fourth LP, Theothanatology, nearing September release through 20 Buck Spin

ACEPHALIX wakes from five years in morbid repose with a new offering upon the glistening altar of flesh, a devastatingly tormented study on Theothanatology, the idea or belief that God is dead. Within this cerebrum shattering inquiry lies, as always, a primal spewing forth of vicious death metal malignity and bomb-raid hardcore dispersions.

Across a decade-and-a-half lifespan, the evolution of ACEPHALIX into the bludgeoning instrument of discord and dead faith displayed on Theothanatology has never felt so urgent. The crumbling siege-like mentality of modern life leaves no doubt God has left the building and ACEPHALIX adeptly soundtracks the contradictions, atrocity, and inner turmoil of such massive loss and decay.

Theothanatology sees ACEPHALIX returning to a quintet for the first time since their debut LP Aporia, the current lineup enlisting vocalist Daniel Butler (Vastum), drummer David Benson (Lawless, Said Sara), bassist Erika Osterhout (Chthonic Deity, Scolex), and guitarists Adam Camara (Ensepulcher, Battleshök) and Adam Walker (Kata Sarka, ex-Fog, ex-Graves Of The Endless Fall). ACEPHALIX is razor-focused on its greatest strengths, commanding the unambiguous sonic pulverizing of a bulldozer over the decimated skull pile of a once thriving civilization on Theothanatology, simultaneously more musically complex and savagely barbaric, heralding a collapse already in motion.

Created with Grammy Award-winning producer Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer (Fetid, Vastum, Ulthar, Undergang), Theothanatology‘s cover features the painting Girolamus Trasfiguratio by Ettore Aldo Del Vigo, completed with photos by Adam Houmam and layout by Dan Fried. ACEPHALIX is mandatory listening for fans of Vastum, Necrot, Entombed, Discharge, Undergang, Grave, Ossuarium, Slayer, Depravity, and Adramalech.

With the new “Godheads” track, Decibel Magazine has included a preview of their impending print feature on ACEPHALIX.

Stream ACEPHALIX’ Theothanatology track “Godheads” first at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin will release Theothanatology on LP, CD, cassette, and digital platforms on September 30th. Find digital preorders HERE and watch for physical preorders to post at the label webshop HERE tomorrow.

ACEPHALIX has been confirmed to host an upcoming Gimme Metal Guest DJ slot on Friday, October 14th.

ACEPHALIX is also confirmed to perform at Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2nd, the four-day festival also including sets from Asphyx, Dead Congregation, Mortiferum, Morta Skuld, Interment, Cerebral Rot, Witch Vomit, Encoffination, and many more. Watch for additional live excursions to be announced over the months ahead.

9/02/2022 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK @ Kill-Town Death Fest [info]