“…a quality banger that reflects the band’s influences (Grave, Bolt Thrower, and early Sepultura) as it seamlessly blends elements of black and thrash metal into a decidedly death-metal structure – giving CREEPING DEATH a solid edge in the new wave of OSDM bands to crop up over the past few years.” — Revolver on “Bloodlust Contamination”
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Texas death metal unit CREEPING DEATH will unleash their Wretched Illusions full-length debut worldwide via Entertainment One on September 27th.
Summoned forth from the fertile metal grounds of the Lone Star State, the DIY-subculture bred miscreants of CREEPING DEATH are staging their own sort of musical Alamo, entrenched with their fierce dedication to traditional death metal brutality and the fury of classic thrash.
Revolver Magazine declared CREEPING DEATH an Artist You Need To Know, celebrating the band’s 2018 Specter Of War EP as, “simple and brutal, much like a baseball bat to the face.” No Echo was among the first to shine a light on the Denton, Texas band, admiring the sludgy guitar tones and riffing style of old school death metal and swinging pit-friendly groove. A celebrated performance at Thrasher Magazine’s Death Match 2019 and a buzzed-about co-headlining tour with Fuming Mouth further demonstrated why MetalSucks encouraged readers to “Get Your Old-School Death Metal Fix With New School Band CREEPING DEATH.”
The band’s blistering new full-length platter, Wretched Illusions, raises the stakes with undeniable and unrelenting anthems like “Bloodlust Contamination,” “World Decay,” “Corroded From Within,” and album opener “Ripping Through Flesh.” Each of the record’s ten tracks is a certified ripper, keeping those baseball bat swings coming, over and over.
Devotees of influential death metal merchants like Blood Red Throne (Norway), Gorguts (Canada), and Grave (Sweden) have a new American band to champion. CREEPING DEATH draw liberally from the template set by those bands along with the speed of early Sepultura (Brazil) and the hammering epic crush of Bolt Thrower (England). All of these classic sounds are re-forged together and reflected through CREEPING DEATH‘s own fresh and unique prism.
Wretched Illusions is the kind of jaw-dropping, rifftastic debut that could only come from road hardened chemistry, a collaborative and improvisation heavy rehearsal space, and the lessons of two well received EPs and a tape trading era nostalgic demo. 2016’s Sacrament Of Death and the aforementioned Specter Of War were short bursts of aggressive pummeling that earned the band impressive festival slots and tours with Judiciary, Momentum, and Homewrecker.
Produced by close comrade Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by burgeoning tastemaker Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions is a confident missive of percussive bombast. It’s beyond CREEPING DEATH‘s already impressive early rumblings – it’s fast, challenging, and decisive.
In advance of the record’s release, CREEPING DEATH is pleased to unveil the official video for “Bloodlust Contamination.” Comments the band, “With this album, we really wanted to challenge ourselves and take our sound to the next level. Wretched Illusions is more in your face, more metal, but still 100% CREEPING DEATH. The track ‘Bloodlust Contamination’ and the video accompanying it should give you a good sense of the intensity of the new LP. We’re incredibly grateful and excited to make the most of all the opportunities presented to us as of late and we’ll see you on the road.”
View the clip, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
CREEPING DEATH’s Wretched Illusions will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.
Wretched Illusions Track Listing:
1. Ripping Through Flesh
3. Bloodlust Contamination
4. Sinner’s Torch
5. Corroded from Within
6. Peeled From Reality
7. World Decay
8. Wretched Illusions
9. Dawn Of Time
CREEPING DEATH will join Inter Arma for an eight-date East Coast tour later this summer. The trek — which will commence on August 30th in Washington, DC and run through September 7th in Harrisonburg, Virginia — will be followed by a handful of one-off dates including a performance on Slaughter Que 2019 featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more. CREEPING DEATH will close out the year supporting High On Fire and Power Trip on a massive North American tour. The journey will begin November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and rampage its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion December 7th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master. See all confirmed dates below.
8/28/2019 Vino’s Pizza-Pub Brewery – Little Rock, AR
w/ Inter Arma:
8/30/2019 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC
8/31/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/01/2019 RPM Fest – Northampton, MA
9/02/2019 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
9/03/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/04/2019 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/05/2019 Small’s – Hamtramck, MI
9/06/2019 Spinelli’s – Louisville, KY *CREEPING DEATH only
9/07/2019 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
9/19/2019 B-Side – Memphis, TN
9/20/2019 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL
9/21/2019 Slaughter Que 2019 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, more
w/ High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master:
11/07/2019 Levitation Festival @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/08/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/12/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/13/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/15/2019 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
11/16/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
11/17/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/19/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
11/20/2019 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
11/21/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/22/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/23/2019 Webster – Hartford, CT
11/24/2019 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/25/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/26/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/27/2019 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/29/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
11/30/2019 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
12/02/2019 Neumos – Seattle, WA
12/03/2019 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
12/04/2019 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/06/2019 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
12/07/2019 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
Eric Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums
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