Swiss death metal horde, OMOPHAGIA, is the latest addition to Unique Leader Records’ expanding roster of extreme metal.
Comments the band in a collective statement, “We couldn’t be happier about the fact that we just signed a label contract with Unique Leader Records for the next few OMOPHAGIA album. It’s an absolute dream come true and we feel honored to be part of that specific label which brought out so many bands we love. It’s been our absolute first choice and we are very glad that Unique Leader is putting enough trust in us to sign us. We are looking forward to a great cooperation over the next few years.”
OMOPHAGIA, a name relating to the consumption of raw flesh, will unleash their eleven-track, sophomore release In The Name Of Chaos on April 15th. The record was tracked at the band’s own studio in Switzerland, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland (Decapitated, Vader, Behemoth, Hate etc.) and promises to be their fastest, heaviest and most brutal output to date.
In The Name Of Chaos Track Listing:
- Willing Whore
- Man Machine
- Until The Sky Turns Red
- The Leader
- The Dominant
- Love Song
- Down We Fall
- Wheel In The Engine
In conjunction with its release, OMOPHAGIA will bring their sonic savagery to the stage on a near-two-week run of European live abrasions supporting Morgoth, Incantation and DarkRise. See confirmed dates below.
OMOPHAGIA w/ Morgoth, Incantation, DarkRise:
4/12/2016 Viper Room – Vienna, AU
4/13/2016 Blue Note – Poznan, PL
4/14/2016 Brrack Club – Ostrava, CZ
4/15/2016 Club From Hell – Erfurt, DE
4/16/2016 Hypothalamus – Rheine, DE
4/17/2016 Iduna – Drachten, NL
4/18/2016 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
4/19/2016 Maison Du Peuple – Chappelle-Lez Ht, BE
4/20/2016 Nambucca – London, UK
4/21/2016 Audio – Glasgow, UK
4/22/2016 Talking Heads – Southampton, UK
4/23/2016 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE
OMOPHAGIA came into existence in December 2006 and self-released their Devouring Raw Flesh demo one year later. The recording reaped the critical acclaim of the extreme metal underground and led to various live club shows as well as festival spots nation-wide and abroad opening for the likes of Morbid Angel, Kataklysm and Keep Of Kalessin. Of their appearance at Metal Fest 2008 Gryphonmetal.ch reported, “what impressed me was the big intensity and force of the music and the nervous guitars. Hammering, flexible and violent enough to warm up the fest,” while Metalunderground.at gushed of their performance at Metal Camp 2009, “OMOPHAGIA played the most brutal death metal with surprisingly lot of melodies. It’s a great thing considering the big competition in this genre. These guys don’t have to hide at all.”
At the close of 2009, OMOPHAGIA recorded their Guilt By Nescience debut. Mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland and released in 2011, the record earned the approval of Metal Hammer Magazine who awarded the offering “Demo Of the Month” status hailing, “brutal blasting drums meets massive, buzzing riffs, framed by soulful leads, rounded off by classic deep-growled vocals. Rhythmical variability and a well-balanced sound make Guilt By Nescience a record for friends of brutal sounds on a technical high level.” Elsewhere Metal Factory called it, “a real revelation,” further elaborating, “That’s how the album sounds: uncompromising, heavy but warm-hearted in some way. …solid, brutal, and awesome!” OMOPHAGIA continued to pillage European stages before the resurrection of their own studio for the ease and comfort of forging follow-up releases.
In The Name Of Chaos will be released April 15th via Unique Leader with track teasers to be unveiled in the coming weeks.