This Friday, Profound Lore Records will release The Ailing Facade, the debut LP from New York City-based avant death metal quartet AEVITERNE, the new act formed from the ashes of Flourishing. Preceding its release, Invisible Oranges is currently streaming the entire album alongside an interview with the band.
On The Ailing Facade, AEVITERNE looks beyond the destruction of flesh or the punishment of the spirit, instead turning inward to focus on the abyss of consciousness itself: the curse of sentience; the futility of productivity; the breakdown of consensus reality; humanity’s twin drives to propagate and destroy itself, locked in permanent perverse competition.
The Ailing Facade was engineered and mixed by Ian Jacyszyn, with drum engineering and mastering by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), and the album was completed with artwork and layout by Mark McCoy (Full Of Hell, Pig Destroyer).
Within their feature on the band, Invisible Oranges writes in part, “AEVITERNE‘s first full-length album, The Ailing Facade, is a soundtrack for crumbling foundations. The record is a timely meditation on humankinds’ inability to escape Sisyphean cycles of violence and irrationality. It embodies, both in its content and its musical approach, the very breakdown of social order we’re witnessing in real time in 2022. This is death metal by way of Camus.”
Stream AEVITERNE’s The Ailing Facade first through Invisible Oranges now at THIS LOCATION.
The Ailing Facade will see release on CD and all digital services through Profound Lore this Friday, March 18th with a vinyl edition to follow this Summer. Find CD/digital preorders HERE.
Watch for vinyl updates to post shortly.
AEVITERNE formed in 2015 as a vehicle for guitarist/vocalist Garett Bussanick to continue exploring some of the musical ideas his previous band Flourishing pursued, particularly the fusion of death metal with rhythms and textures inspired by harsh post-punk and industrial music. Bussanick was joined by bassist Eric Rizk, who also played in Flourishing, as well as and drummer Ian Jacyszyn (Miasmatic Necrosis), and the band unveiled the Sireless EP in 2018. The years since that brief but powerful introductory statement were spent not in dormancy, but in painstaking composition and relentless experimentation in pursuit of the densely textured, multifaceted sound of their maiden LP, The Ailing Facade. The band’s lineup has also expanded during this period to include guitarist Samuel Smith (Artificial Brain, Luminous Vault).
The result is an album that plunges listeners into hellish headspaces of dread, anxiety, and unease through dynamic songwriting and deliberate, nearly narrative sequencing rather than effects pedal abuse, made even queasier and more disorienting through subtle electronics and additional layers of percussion, culminating in the instrumental title track and epic closer “Dream In Lies.” Immolation’s harsh technicality and the psychedelic menace of Godflesh can serve as reference points, but don’t fully capture the all-devouring alchemy of The Ailing Facade.