ELITIST: Copenhagen-Based Corrosive Death Metal Quartet Issues “Funneled Into Oblivion” Single; Debut LP, A Mirage Of Grandeur; Nears November Release On Indisciplinarian

photo by Niklas Jørgensen

Copenhagen, Denmark based technical/corrosive death metal unit ELITIST today unveils “Funneled Into Oblivion,” the second single from their impending debut album, A Mirage Of Grandeur, nearing November release on Indisciplinarian

Conceived in 2018 by current and former members of underground acts such as Piss Vortex, Dysgnostic, and UxDxS, ELITIST is a forward-thinking death metal monstrosity. After years of preparation, the band is now proud to present A Mirage Of Grandeur.

With vocalist/bassist Thomas Fischer, vocalist/guitarist Simon Stenbæk Christensen, guitarist Rasmus Moesby Sørensen, and drummer Niclas Sauffaus, ELITIST brings something different to the table within the booming Danish death metal scene, effortlessly melding jagged, angular riffs and leads with relentless blast beats and frenetic, dexterous basswork. At the center of the chaos, everything is held together by a dual vocal attack ranging from cavernous bellows to desperate shrieks. The result is a musical expression that stays true to its death metal roots, while simultaneously drawing inspiration from the punishing brutality of grindcore and the industrial clamor of noise rock. This unorthodox approach and willingness to experiment is what sets ELITIST apart from their immediate peers.

Thematically, A Mirage Of Grandeur is a scathing critique of social, political, and cultural elitism and superiority. In the words of the band themselves, “It is the central thesis of the album that boundless arrogance and contempt for perceived lessers is customary among the self-satisfied decision-makers and gatekeepers of our time. Therefore, A Mirage Of Grandeur is dedicated to those who are utterly convinced of their own magnificence and therefore have nothing to spare for the undeserving; those who believe that their status makes them untouchable; those who would simply prefer to shrug at the oncoming catastrophes facing humanity. This album is for you.”

A Mirage Of Grandeur was recorded and mixed by engineer Lars Mayland, mastered by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), and completed with artwork by Tobias Holmbeck (Narcosatanicos, Ashenspire, Telos).

The ominous “Funneled Into Oblivion” illustrates ELITIST’s unique version of death metal which as heard on the record in general deals thematically with the perverse and lethal delusions of the elites, the rich and powerful.

Listen to ELITIST’s rancorous “Funneled Into Oblivion” single now at THIS LOCATION.

A Mirage Of Grandeur will be released on November 17th on CD and digital via Indisciplinarian, while Copenhagen death metal label Extremely Rotten Productions will release the cassette version the same day. Indisciplinarian will release a limited vinyl version in 300 gold copies on January 13th, 2024.

 Find preorders for the vinyl HERE and CD HERE, and find digital preorders/presaves HERE, and stream the prior single “Vacuous Magnificence” HERE.

ELITIST will play a hometown show alongside Undergang, Gorephilia, and Malformed on January 13th hosted by Extremely Rotten Productions. Watch for additional shows to post over the weeks ahead.

1/13/2024 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK w/ Undergang, Gorephilia, Malformed [tickets]