IMPENDING DOOM today unveils a lyric video for “New World Horror.” Now playing at HM Magazine, the violent track comes by way of the band’s Hellbent EP, released late last month via MNRK Heavy on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally.
Comments bassist David Sittig of the band’s latest single, “‘New World Horror’ is about a spiritual awakening to a sleeping generation and the dangers we face if we decide to passively and ignorantly give up our freedoms to those who seek tyranny.”
View IMPENDING DOOM’s “New World Horror” lyric video at THIS LOCATION.
Hellbent is a fierce five-song blast of readily identifiable IMPENDING DOOM brutality. The EP showcases the enduring trio who formed the creative core of the band in Riverside, California: Sittig, vocalist Brook Reeves, and guitarist Manny Contreras. “Satanic Panic,” “New World Horror,” “Culture of Death,” “I Must End,” and the title track are punishingly incisive entries into the band’s esteemed canon, which stretches back to their 2005 demo. As reliably as ever, the band warn of society’s inevitable destructive collapse through crushing heaviness, punishing death and grindcore riffing, impossibly guttural growls, and a steadfast reverence for Christ. Recorded with engineer Joseph Calleiro at Dungeon by the Sea in Los Angeles and mixed by longtime band collaborator Will Putney (Knocked Loose, The Ghost Inside, Thy Art Is Murder), Hellbent also comes adorned with the arresting cover art of Jim Pavelec, an illustrator specializing in the occult, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, including pieces for classic RPG Dungeons & Dragons.
Preview and purchase Hellbent today at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released video for “Satanic Panic” at THIS LOCATION.
IMPENDING DOOM will return to the stage with shows confirmed in California and Texas. More dates will be announced soon.
IMPENDING DOOM w/ Bury Your Dead, Ov Sulfur, Foreign Pain:
12/11/2021 The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
12/12/2021 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA
w/ Oh, Sleeper, War Of Ages:
1/19/2022 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
1/20/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
1/21/2022 Southside Music Hall – Dallas, TX
1/22/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
1/23/2022 Boozerz Rock Bar – Corpus Christi, TX
The Sin And Doom Of Godless Men, IMPENDING DOOM’s devastating 2005 demo, was shocking in its urgent immediacy and its unashamed outspokenness. But that demo was merely a step toward the total devastation that was their debut album, Nailed. Dead. Risen. (2007), which shook the proverbial Earth with its uncompromising vision of what they had transfigured with elements of death metal, grind, and hardcore.
The series of increasingly diverse and intense releases that followed never compromised, always challenging, and pushing the limits of the genre, with the likes of The Serpent Servant (2009), There Will Be Violence (2010), Baptized In Filth (2012), Death Will Reign (2013), and the back-to-basics bludgeoning of The Sin And Doom, Vol. II (2018) appealing to the faithful and faithless alike.
Over the years, the band built an international following and garnered critical acclaim over conquering stages as part of genre-staple tours like Vans Warped Tour, Thrash N Burn, and Metal Alliance. Even with the pandemic-related shutdown, and the period between the most recent album and new EP, IMPENDING DOOM has worked behind the scenes to finetune everything about the band’s operation.
“We’ve found our sweet spot with how we can pull this off for the long run, where it feeds our desire to play music and get the message out there,” says Sittig, noting the band runs their own website, designs their merchandise, and fulfills the orders themselves. “And we’ll be doing a lot more, starting in 2022.”
Brook Reeves – vocals
Manny Contreras – guitar
David Sittig – bass