Ohio natives PLAGUEWIELDER will issue their third album, Covenant Death, through Disorder Recordings in April. Advancing its release, Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive steam of its lead single, “A Death That Knows No End,” as preorders and more are issued.
Expanding on the sounds captured on previous releases, PLAGUEWIELDER has formed into a pulverizing force on Covenant Death. The album was engineered, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves), who also joins vocalist/guitarist Bryce Seditz and drummer Tim Roberts on the record, providing bass, additional guitars, and synth, along with Steve Lehocky (Doctor Smoke, Infestuous) who provides additional guitars. The cover art was painted by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice) and the layout handled by Wilson.
PLAGUEWIELDER‘s Bryce Seditz writes with the new single, “‘A Death That Knows No End’ is one of the more poppy songs on Covenant Death. This was written on the spot in an hour in my bedroom; simple riffs, which are very effective. It came together quickly, and I knew I was onto something special. Inadvertently This was a huge step forward for me songwriting wise. combining different elements of black metal, goth rock, and post rock. It laid out a new path for me to explore musically. Also, there is a sick solo by my good friend Steve Lehocky.”
Metal Injection writes with the song’s premiere, “If you’re looking for unsettling melodies, tortured vocals, and pounding drums, then this one is for you!”
Stream PLAGUEWIELDER’s “A Death That Knows No End” first at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
Covenant Death will see release on CD and digital via Disorder Recordings on April 2nd. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Stand by for additional audio premieres to be issued over the weeks ahead.
Hailing from the economic wasteland in the Southeastern sector of Ohio, PLAGUEWIELDER is an extreme metal power duo. With a sound that embodies the misery of our times, the band has been an underground force that has taken them all over the East Coast spreading filth and grime to anyone brave enough to bear witness.
Released in 2015, the debut LP Succumb To The Ash captures the bleakness and grime of the decaying mill towns they hail from. Their second album Surrender To The Void was released three years later on Fragile Branch Records. Departing from the doom-laden influences, PLAGUEWIELDER took the self-destructiveness and self-harming behavior to another level. In June 2019, the band released the Suffering From Self Inflicted Wounds EP, easily their most visceral, pummeling, and pissed off release.
Now, 2021 sees PLAGUEWIELDER delivering their third full-length album, Covenant Death. Expanding on the sounds captured on previous releases, the album blends black metal, post-rock, goth, and death metal into an original and pulverizing force not to be fucked with. Covenant Death is the expressions of sadness through suffering and the anger that follows closely behind.