ATRÆ BILIS: Aumicide LP, Produced By Cryptopsy’s Christian Donaldson, Now Streaming Ahead Of Its Release On 20 Buck Spin This Friday + Tour With Xoth And Atoll Nears

photo by Savannah Bagshaw

Aumicide, the riveting second album from the Vancouver-based technical death metal quartet ATRÆ BILIS, is today streaming in its entirety in advance of its release on 20 Buck Spin this Friday.

Like all bands that meld metal’s numerous disparate incarnations, ATRÆ BILIS are not easily pigeonholed. Death metal, atmospheric dissonance, tech brutality, and much more are all thrown into the ATRÆ BILIS meat grinder coalescing beautifully and disturbingly into their own signature fusion like a perfectly functioning innovative machine.

The follow-up to the 2021 Apexapien debut LP, on Aumicide, ATRÆ BILIS has taken axiomatic strides in expanding the scope of their elegantly perplexing mélange of incinerating invocations. Sounding both crushingly concrete and slickly organic, the band amputates all boundaries, injecting Cyberdyne slams, serrated inscrutability, and unfettered new magnitudes of vocal abuse. Conceptually as committed as it is musically, Aumicide tells of a test specimen subject to experiments in faith removal by intromitting simulations of Hell to sever the self from the multiverse, resulting in the genesis of a new era; an egregore engineered by an absolute godlessness.

Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy, the massive production on Aumicide utterly pulverizes, elevating the Canadian power to uncharted extremities of deadly heaviness. This manifestation results in one of the most singularly ambitious underground releases of 2024, propelling the often-backward-looking death metal genre unflinchingly into a far more terrifying future. The album is completed with cover art featuring a sculpture by Michael Perry and Angela Webber at Grayhouse Studios, photography by Rob Zawistowski and Savannah Bagshaw, and the layout and design by Marko Jerković at Wrathdesign.

ATRÆ BILISAumicide is a must-hear release for fans of Ulcerate, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, Beyond Creation, Gorguts, Afterbirth, Deeds Of Flesh, Dying Fetus, Decapitated, and Circle Of Dead Children.

Plug yourself into ATRÆ BILIS’ Aumicide matrix to brave the entire album at THIS LOCATION.

ATRÆ BILIS’ official video for “Inward to Abraxas” is playing HERE. The band also posted a guitar and bass playthrough video for “Salted In Stygia,” viewable HERE.

Aumicide will be released on LP, CD, MC, and digital platforms this Friday, April 19th. Find preorders for all formats and merch at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

The day after Aumicide’s release, ATRÆ BILIS will embark on the The Galactic Gore ‘24 tour with Xoth and Atoll, as well as Angelic Desolation on three shows. From April 20th through May 5th, the tour hits Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Texas, and the May 3rd date invades Sonoran Slam Fest in Scottsdale with Pathology, Necroticgorebeast, Atoll, Xoth, and more.

Immediately after the tour, ATRÆ BILIS will travel to Seattle to play at Northwest Terror Fest 2024 alongside Amenra, Forbidden, Repulsion, Weekend Nachos, Eternal Champion, Primitive Man, and many more including 20 Buck Spin labelmates Ascended Dead, Daeva, Immortal Bird, Ulthar, and Kommand, the fest running May 9th through 11th. Following NWTF, ATRÆ BILIS will play Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver May 17th with the likes of Dying Fetus, Full Of Hell, Decapitated. and more.

See all confirmed shows below and watch for additional live updates to post over the weeks ahead.

ATRÆ BILIS – Galactic Gore ‘24 w/ Xoth, Atoll:
4/20/2024 Black Bridge Brewery – Kingman, AZ
4/21/2024 Kucklehead Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2024 The Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
4/23/2024 Humdinger Brewing – San Luis Obispo, CA
4/25/2024 Twilight Cafe and Bar – Portland, OR
4/26/2024 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
4/27/2024 The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
4/28/2024 The Shredder – Boise, ID
4/29/2024 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
4/30/2024 Trailside Saloon – Denver, CO w/ Angelic Desolation
5/02/2024 Rockhouse Bar And Grill – El Paso, TX w/ Angelic Desolation
5/03/2024 Sonoran Slam Fest @ Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ w/ Pathology, Necroticgorebeast, Atoll, Xoth, Angelic Desolation
5/04/2024 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA (no Atoll)
5/05/2024 John Henry’s – Eugene, OR (no Atoll)
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5/09-11/2024 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumo’s & Barboza – Seattle, WA w/ Amenra, Forbidden, Repulsion, Weekend Nachos [info]
5/17/2024 Modified Ghost Fest @ The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Dying Fetus, Full Of Hell, Decapitated

“Extremely solid death metal, once again.” – Metal Injection

“You won’t find many sophomore leaps better than this one. ATRÆ BILIS have leveled up and delivered one of the most impressive albums of 2024 so far, taking the sound of their excellent debut and making it smarter, bigger, and nastier on every front. Aumicide is a frontrunner for best record of the year; don’t miss it.” – Noob Heavy

“The current set of five albums from Hulder’s Verses In Oath through ATRÆ BILIS’ Aumicide may yet prove to be one of the strongest in the label’s history.” – Nine Circles

“…whipping an incredible amount of detail up in order to deliver an aggro-psychedelic tech-death record driven by insane, mutant grooves. Their style reminds me of the high point of (at the time) tech-death propulsion and groove present by The Negation-era of Decapitated but with inspiration taken from peak Canadian tech-death otherwise.” – Mystification Zine