KOMMAND: Los Angeles Death Metal Faction Issues “Global Death” Single As Second Album, Death Age, Nears Release On 20 Buck Spin

photos by Kris Kirk

Los Angeles, California savage death metal quintet KOMMAND today issues “Global Death,” the second single preceding their dehumanizing second album, Death Age. The album is approaching its global release late this month on 20 Buck Spin.

The follow-up to their debut LP Terrorscape, released in 2020 via Maggot Stomp, Death Age maintains the armed to the teeth savage militancy of earlier material from KOMMAND, now taken even further into enemy territory with more grisly wartorn brutality than ever. Like the coordinated bombardment of an entire continent, Death Age is an air raid siren for imminent cataclysm.

The ominous atmosphere on Death Age heralds the single-minded concentrated objective; to batter, demolish, and destroy with no quarter given. Death metal of this kind taps into the most primitive, untamed instincts, advancing like a convoy of tanks through occupied territory, heedless of whatever or whoever stands in its path. From opener “Final Virus” to closer “Collapse Metropolis,” KOMMAND’s vision of a dystopian hellscape, cities permanently scarred by heavy weaponry, and those unfortunates who survived the onslaught never relents or offers respite. Death Age thus renders a terminal epitaph on the bloody trash heap of near-future history.

Death Age was recorded by Mike Kriebel with additional recording by Andrew Oswald at Paradise Records, mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Dream Unending, Gravesend, Daeva), and completed with photography by Kris Kirk and artwork by Bharatadanu. Guaranteed to be one of the year’s most decimating releases, Death Age is detrimental listening for followers of Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Acephalix, Vastum, Hail Of Bullets, Stormcrow, Hellshock, and Sanctum.

With the release of the album’s title track, vocalist Jesse Sanes offers, “We chose this song because it’s slightly different than what we normally do. It’s about a parasitic elite gutting an entire planet.”

Be consumed by KOMMAND’s Death Age track “Global Death” at YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

20 Buck Spin will release Death Age March 31st on LP, CD, CS, and digitally. Preorders are available at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where prior single “Chimera Soldiers” is playing HERE.

KOMMAND is also confirmed to overthrow Gimme Metal with a Guest DJ Session on April 2nd. Tune in to gimmemetal.com.

Having toured Europe in 2022, including a set at Kill Town Death Fest, KOMMAND will return to the road in 2023. Stand by for live announcements and additional previews of Death Age to post over the weeks ahead.