With the official release of their upcoming full-length now less than a month away, today Revolver Magazine offers up the official premiere of “Those Whose Skin Was Gold” from Tasmanian technical death metal derelicts, MEPHISTOPHELES. The latest canticle of chaos is the sixth track off Sounds of the End. Called “vicious, artful, and sonically different” by Decibel Magazine, Sounds of the End was recorded at Red Planet Studio with Jake Long and expels some of the band’s most brutal, intricately arranged, and psychologically deranged work to date.
Comments vocalist Matthew “Chalky” Chalk (formerly of Psycroptic): “Two people are about to fight in an alley, one has a sword, the other a portable music device and a broken bottle. The device has MEPHISTOPHELES‘ Sounds of the End on it. Who wins the fight? Neither. They leave the alley, each with one earbud in, moshing furiously. If one of them had been deaf, it could’ve been a very different result.”
Lose the earbuds and break some glass, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, AT THIS LOCATION.
Gluttons for audio punishment can still sample “Silver Doors,” courtesy of Decibel Magazine HERE as well as “The End of All Light” HERE.
Featuring former members of Spawn of Possession, Psycroptic and Space Raven among others, MEPHISTOPHELES is a four-piece technical metal band from Hobart, Tasmania drawing inspiration from the likes of Athiest, Deeds of Flesh, Opeth, Cynic, Deicide and the very bowels of Hell. Originally formed by four high school friends in 2004, MEPHISTOPHELES fuses black and death metal with occasional jazz elements, with a focus on composing challenging but memorable music. The band has continually thrived on fashioning fresh sounds that purposely step well beyond conventional genre structures, but have also maintained a firm footing within traditional death metal realms.
Sounds of the End will ravage North America on October 1, 2013 via Willowtip Records. For preorder, point your browser HERE.
“While Tasmania is known for scary shit like poisonous snakes, Tasmanian cave spiders, and Jack Jumper ants, it’s time they put their best foot forward with MEPHISTOPHELES. At the very least, MEPHISTOPHELES can make you deaf.” – Decibel