Australian death/doom quintet INVERLOCH is set to release its highly-anticipated full-length debut Distance | Collapsed in just over two weeks via Relapse Records.
The band harnesses the crushing, atmospheric spirit of its predecessor Disembowelment on latest track “From The Eventide Pool,” which can be streamed now via Invisible Oranges HERE.
Issues Invisible Oranges of the track, “Our favorite song from that album… scrapes the abyssal depths of doomed misery. With this song, Inverloch carries a great weight and deep sadness – the great giant has awoken and is despondent. Sandwiched between two of Distance | Collapsed‘s more rabid, death metally moments, ‘From The Eventide Pool’ acts as a bit of a respite, but only superficially. The raw emotion carried throughout this glacial track sets it in a different category of heaviness: the impenetrable, inescapable darkness of depression.”
Recently, INVERLOCH premiered the single “The Empyrean Torment” via indie music portal Stereogum, which can be streamed now at THIS LOCATION. The album’s title track, “Distance Collapsed (In Rubble),” also premiered this past January courtesy of Decibel Magazine and can be streamed at THIS LOCATION.
Distance | Collapsed will see a global release on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on March 4th, 2016. Physical preorders, including limited edition bundles, can be purchased via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION, and digital preorders are available via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE.
Additionally, INVERLOCH has just announced a run of European dates this coming April with labelmates Usnea! In addition, the band has been confirmed for the legendary Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands this coming April alongside Neurosis, Tau Cross, and many others, and will also be performing at SWR Barroselas Metal Fest in Portugal this coming April. Check out confirmed locations below.
INVERLOCH w/ Usnea:
4/14/2016 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL *
4/15/2016 Bruxelles, BE
4/17/2016 Regensburg, DE
4/18/2016 Bologna, IT
4/19/2016 Trieste, IT
4/20/2016 Karlsruhe, DE
4/22/2016 Oviedo, ES
4/23/2016 SWR Festival – Barroselas, PT
Since the demise of Australia’s Disembowelment in 1993, a void has developed for the many fans of the band’s epic blend of slow atmospherics and blasting brutality. Few have succeeded in channeling this legacy, until Melbourne’s INVERLOCH – featuring half of the legendary Disembowelment – took the global stage in the late 2000s. In 2012, INVERLOCH released their debut EP Dusk | Subside, a crushing offering featuring bursts of pounding blast beats that erupt out of tranquil soundscapes. INVERLOCH deftly follows up on the sound and feel that Disembowelment first trademarked in the early 1990s and take it into 2016 with their own, cold, brutal sound and style. The band played their first-ever show at the legendary Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands, and has been lauded worldwide by renowned publications such as Decibel and Terrorizer, the latter of which stated that INVERLOCH, “[push] the boundaries of heaviness beyond their breaking point.”
Now INVERLOCH returns with one of the most anticipated full-length debuts the metal underground has seen in years. With the five-track Distance | Collapsed, the band has crafted another masterpiece boasting forty minutes of absolutely crushing death/doom. Buzzsaw death metal riffs and bowel splitting vocals mix alongside earth shaking dirges and blasting percussion, all wrapped together in a haunting yet beautifully dreadful atmosphere. With Distance | Collapsed, INVERLOCH proves they are one of the finest bands making extreme music today.
“Distance | Collapsed is the sound of some sort of gigantic beast. While its repose is noble, elegant even, when you awaken the rage all hell breaks loose and you feel the world melting around you. The devastating crush and funereal might of the faster songs on this record are a perfect counterpoint to that which comes before – standing for something far greater and proving that death metal isn’t just a question of speed, but also primitive skullfucking brutality.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews
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