FUNERELIC: MetalSucks Premieres “Tomb Of The Necrolith;” Abyssal Synodality Split EP With BESOTTEN To See Release March 8th On Satanik Royalty Records

Two of Portland, Oregon’s vilest entities unite to unleash Abyssal Synodality: a joint voyage through the realm of the dead to unlock the secrets of spiritual enlightenment – or eternal torment – set for release on March 8th via Satanik Royalty Records.

These four ruinous tracks drag the listener to the depths for a ritual of self-sacrifice and inner understanding. BESOTTEN opens this exploration with two slabs of ripping death and ethereal doom that embrace the call of the void within. FUNERELIC leads the synodality onward with a heavy dose of chaos and equally atmospheric hymns of iniquitous death worship. Abyssal Synodality takes your soul on a cryptic journey like none before as these two emerging acts join forces to traverse the unknown – bringing forth a monumental record of Total Northwest Death!

As a precursor to the EP’s release, today MetalSucks debuts FUNERELIC’s Tomb Of The Necrolith.” The band elaborates, “The Necrolith is the ultimate monument to the keeper of the dead. Buried deep within its walls are ancient and lost secrets guarded by a maelstrom of malefic energy. ‘Tomb Of The Necrolith’ takes you on this journey below. The song starts off with a punch and goes into a section that perfectly emulates this descent. The next passage is as chaotic as the screams about ‘black storms’ suggest, only for it to abruptly end in slow, doom-evoking devastation. The building dark harmony preludes the song’s gloomy guitar solo. Then, as if returning back up the steps of the tomb, the chaotic whirlwind crashes back in and ends with the riff that enthralled you at the beginning.”

Adds MetalSucks, “From the near constant barrage of blast beats and fury found throughout most of the song, to the drag down doomy segment almost smack dab in the middle, the whole song has a sort of oppressive feel that you’d expect from a modern black/death band that’s lived in a part of the US that sees clouds and rain for most of the year.”

Stream FUNERELIC’s “Tomb Of The Necrolith” at THIS LOCATION.  

Abyssal Synodality will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats. Find preorders at the Satanik Royalty Records webshop HERE or Bandcamp HERE where BESOTTEN’s “Anothered” can be streamed.   

Abyssal Synodality Track Listing:

  1. BESOTTEN – Anothered
  2. BESOTTEN – Subterranean Realms Of Excutiation
  3. FUNERELIC – Tomb Of The Necrolith
  4. FUNERELIC – Devoured In Obsidian Flame

United by a journey towards undeath, FUNERELIC coalesced within the freshly dug graves of Portland in 2020. They contrast sinister riffs and unrelenting blasts with slower, atmospheric sections amplified by the putrefied screams of the summoned dead. Inspired by bands like Sadistic Intent, Morbid Angel, and Dead Congregation, their 2021 demo acts as a proclamation to the conquest of the living.

Birthed in 2020, BESOTTEN offers up grim aural emanations of psychic death and existential doom. Their sound weaves bestial blasts of necrosis with crushing passages of ethereal gloom as they open the crypt of the subconscious and unearth the horrors that lurk inside our minds. Evolving from their 2021 demo In Filth It Will Be Found and inspired by the likes of diSEMBOWELMENT, Vastum, and Demilich, BESOTTEN ushers in a desolating new era of death-doom that leaves its listeners utterly rotten and forgotten.

FUNERELIC photo by Liana Rakijian

BESOTTEN photo by Bri Mecanorma