FUNERAL CHANT: Oakland Black/Death Outfit To Release Dawn Of Annihilation Full-Length Via Carbonized Records November 1st; “Lucifuge Domain” Now Streaming

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Oakland, California-based black death outfit FUNERAL CHANT will release their Dawn Of Annihilation full-length debut via Carbonized Records November 1st, today unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, and first single, “Lucifuge Domain.”

FUNERAL CHANT was forged in 2014 with the aim of writing chaotic and horrifying death metal by combining the traditions of early black, death, and thrash metal with the wild and innovative spirit that dominated the early days of traditional heavy metal. Influenced by the likes of Necrovore, Darkthrone, and Morbid Angel, the project is fueled by a preoccupation with the many forces and concepts of death, darkness, and evil.

The band independently released a self-titled EP on cassette and digital formats in February 2017, which was released on LP and CD by Duplicate Records and Caverna Abismal Records later that year. Observed No Clean Singing of the band’s output, “The band walks a fine line between berserker chaos and the kind of intricate instrumental inventiveness and rhythmic dynamism that produces fascination. It’s a high-wire display of acrobatics, but FUNERAL CHANT is so nimble that they don’t lose their balance no matter how fast they’re flying along that thin cord.” Added Cvlt Nation, “FUNERAL CHANT‘s music… is not only made of speed and negativity. There is some serious musicianship shining through the slim crevices of tightly woven chaos they summon, with many passages materialized through insane tempo changes, ripping and unpredictable rhythms, and dueling guitars that design astonishing solos battling each other for complete domination – just as you’d see in bands like Mercyful Fate or Judas Priest.”

Recorded and produced by the band in 2020, mixed and mastered by Justin Divver at Santo Studio in Oakland, California and elsewhere in 2020, with artwork and layout by Voidbringer, FUNERAL CHANT‘s forthcoming Dawn Of Annihilation full-length contains eight tracks of brutal, unrelenting sonic madness; a cacophonous symphony of sublime sickness.

The record will be unleashed worldwide on CD, cassette, and digital formats on November 1st followed by a vinyl release in January of 2022. Preorders will be live this Friday, October 1st on the Carbonized Bandcamp page HERE and webstore HERE.

In the meantime, witness the auditory wrath of “Lucifuge Domain” via Bandcamp HERE or YouTube HERE.

Dawn Of Annihilation Track Listing:
1. Terrorspawn
2. Oneiric Perversion
3. Pernicious Rites
4. Xenophonic Transmission
5. Malefic Reign
6. Lucifuge Domain
7. Dawn Of Annihilation
8. Serpent Pact

Cruel Force – drums
Doom Of Old – guitar
Infernal Spectre – bass
Voidbringer – vocals, guitar