Lone Star blackened death oppressors, HOD, today offer up the first helping of their forthcoming Book Of The Worm full-length with smoldering new canticle of chaos.
Now streaming in all its bestial glory at Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog, “Through the Gates (They Come For Me)” is the sound of Hell incarnate! Proclaims the band, “The saying goes if you stare into the abyss the abyss will stare back at you. ‘Through the Gates (They Come for Me)’ summons the sounds of the abyss as it rips through the gates that can no longer hold it back. Prepare for total death and darkness done by real metalheads for real metalheads. No gimmicks! No core! No posers! No hipsters! This is fuckin’ metal that has come for your blood!”
Submit to the audio punishment of “Through The Gates (They Come For Me),” at THIS LOCATION.
Set for release this Fall, Book Of The Worm was produced by Dennis Munoz (Solstice), features the recording lineup of guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A. and former drummer Dennis Sanders and flaunts eight pile driving psalms of deviance, decadence and global suffering with artwork by the masterful Jon Zig (Averse Sefira, Deeds of Flesh, Pyrexia). In celebration of the record’s official decent, HOD will spread their sonic plague throughout their home state with a handful of live infiltrations with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.
8/23/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Spellcaster
8/30/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX w/ Absu, Midnight, Morbosidad, Morgengrau
9/19/2014 The Curtain Club @ Embrace the Darkness Fest #2 – Dallas, TX w Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Vesperian Sorrow, Steel Bearing Hand
9/20/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Morgengrau, more
11/15/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Imprecation, Weaponizer, Ritual Decay, Sardonic Witchery, Khringe, Preteen Deathfuck
Through a steady diet of live abrasions and a steadfast DIY ethic, HOD has become an underground institution of sorts reaping the acclaim of fans and critics globally for the fuck-all brand of sonic debauchery. Last Rites commends HOD‘s ultimately “lethal attack,” and “full-on badassery,” further championing their “commanding, ugly fucking blackened death slabs punctuated with micro-rending buzzsaw leads,” while No Clean Singing applauds their “thrashing charge of hybridized black and death metal that’s as dynamic and technically impressive as it is primally appealing.” Elsewhere, Sea Of Tranquility agrees, “the band pummels the listener with straight ahead death metal insanity,” while Dead Rhetoric laud’s their terminally apocalyptic brand of “prime American death metal, with the right amount of space between tech-y and brutal.”
Book Of The Worm will be unleashed on September 9th, 2014 via Arctic Music. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. Further HOD developments to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay alert.