Texas death metal goliaths CREEPING DEATH today unleash the scorching fruit of their The Edge Of Existence EP via MNRK Heavy!
CREEPING DEATH is the ultimate fan service for death metal disciples serving up the best elements of the brutal subgenre’s past, present, and future, with neck-breaking intensity. It’s an unrelenting sonic celebration of the style, played with blissful mayhem by people who truly love it. Legendary bands like Bolt Thrower, Gorguts, Obituary, and Grave are part of the band’s subcultural DNA but it’s all blended and alchemized by each member’s unique life experience and musical point of view. A nod to crossover masters Iron Age, a bit of the tech-death of Cryptopsy, a foundation of forebearers Death, CREEPING DEATH summons a vibrant sound somehow both familiar and fresh. The Edge Of Existence EP further demonstrates the power, fury, and outright revelry at the heart of the band’s identity.
Captured at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona and produced and mixed by Ryan Bram (Gatecreeper, Bitter Rivals, Sex Prisoner), the six-song EP introduces three new certified hellraisers – “Relics From The Past,” “Humanity Transcends,” and the title track – alongside remade and revitalized versions of the three songs from the band’s 2016 debut EP – “Sacrament Of Death,” “Doused In Flames,” and “Skinned Alive.”
Comments drummer Lincoln Mullins, “The Edge Of Existence is a small grip of songs that accurately show the past, present, and future of CREEPING DEATH. All the new songs were written in the same sessions as the next release that we are beginning to plan. It’s just a small taste of what the future holds for us.”
The Edge Of Existence EP is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released video for the EP’s title track HERE and a visualizer for “Humanity Transcends” HERE.
In celebration of the release of The Edge Of Existence, CREEPING DEATH will return to the stage on a US trek supporting gore metal veterans Exhumed. The twenty-nine-date Worming Through America Fall tour begins October 22nd in Costa Mesa, California and runs through November 20th in Oakland, California. Additional support will be provided by Bewitcher and Enforced. See all confirmed dates below.
CREEPING DEATH w/ Exhumed, Bewitcher, Enforced:
10/22/2021 The Commissary – Costa Mesa, CA
10/23/2021 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/24/2021 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
10/25/2021 Yucca North – Flagstaff, AZ
10/26/2021 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
10/27/2021 The Rock House – El Paso, TX
10/28/2021 Cactus House – Odessa, TX
10/29/2021 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/30/2021 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
10/31/2021 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
11/02/2021 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN
11/03/2021 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
11/04/2021 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
11/05/2021 Taphouse – Norfolk, VA
11/06/2021 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11/07/2021 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/08/2021 Sonia – Boston, MA
11/09/2021 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
11/10/2021 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
11/11/2021 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/12/2021 Crucible – Madison, WI
11/13/2021 Racoon Motel – Davenport, IA
11/14/2021 Slowdown – Omaha, NE *
11/15/2021 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO *
11/16/2021 Ace’s High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/17/2021 The Shredder – Boise, ID *
11/18/2021 El Corazon – Seattle, WA *
11/19/2021 Dante’s – Portland, OR *
11/20/2021 Oakland Metro OperaHouse – Oakland, CA *
* No Enforced
Originally hailing from Denton, Texas and now situated in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, “CREEPING DEATH is on an undying ascent” (Dallas Observer). The international death and thrash metal audience quickly took notice of CREEPING DEATH after the band’s initial 2016 outburst, the pulverizing three-song Sacrament Of Death. Revolver declared them an Artist You Need To Know with the release of 2018’s Specter Of War EP. By the time the band delivered their debut full-length, 2019’s Wretched Illusions, Kerrang! hailed them as, “an underground juggernaut… channeling all the raddest aspects of metal without getting shoehorned into any clichés.”
High profile tours with the likes of High On Fire, The Acacia Strain, Rotting Out, Terror, The Warriors, and Power Trip helped spread the CREEPING DEATH message. Crowds succumbed to the group’s combination of endlessly catchy riffage, precise percussion, and storytelling lyrics, many inspired by the online RPG RuneScape.
Guitarist Trey Pemberton, Iranian-American singer Reese Alavi (whose pronouns are they/them), bassist Eric “Rico” Mejia, drummer Lincoln Mullins, and guitarist A.J. Ross III comprises the group Revolver called the, “Power Trip-endorsed band leading the next wave of Texas metal.” They refused to let the 2020 pandemic destroy their momentum, even after COVID sidelined two of them for several weeks. The group emerged from lockdown with a punishing array of their most crushing material yet. Ross (also of Kombat and Torture Tomb, with Cole Crutchfield of Knocked Loose) made his recorded debut with CREEPING DEATH, adding another heavy dimension to their massive bellow on The Edge Of Existence.
“The butt-ugly vocals, gurgling guitar tones and straightforward, almost instinctual thrust provides a legible map for the moshers, but there’s enough happening on top to please OSDM addicts.” — Revolver – 7 Best Songs Of The Week 8/20
“The newly-released title track sounds even heavier and less hardcore-tinged than Wretched Illusions, and it shakes things up with a proggy atmospheric side too.” — BrooklynVegan on the title track
“…heavy AF…” — New Noise Magazine
“Unsurprising given CREEPING DEATH‘s budding reputation as worshippers at the altar of old school Swedish death metal, the new tune does just that. Also unsurprising given CREEPING DEATH‘s budding reputation as destroyers of everything in their path, it also does that!” — MetalSucks on the title track
“‘Guttural’ does not begin to describe the vocals. ‘Heavy’ cannot capture the guitars. There are no words for drums this fast and assaulting. CREEPING DEATH serves up cold, sonic violence…” — Metal Injection
“…a slick six-song EP that is straight to the point. With not a frill in sight, The Edge Of Existence is further proof that OSDM is here to stay.” — Everything Is Noise
Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
A.J. Ross, III – guitar
Eric “Rico” Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums