PULCHRA MORTE: Death/Doom Unit Issues “IX” Guitar Playthrough; Band To Play Two Rare Shows This Weekend + Divina Autem Et Aniles Debut Out Now And Streaming

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Death/doom unit PULCHRA MORTE – featuring current and former members of Wolvhammer, Eulogy, Harkonin, Withered, and more – has unleashed a guitar playthrough for “IX.” The tune comes by way of the band’s Divina Autem Et Aniles full-length, released earlier this year via Ceremonial Records.

Recorded by PULCHRA MORTE guitarist/producer/engineer Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer, Gruesome, Exhumed, Brutality, etc.) at his own New Constellation Studios and mastered by Chris Common (Tribulation, Primordial, Exhumed, Gruesome), Divina Autem Et Aniles includes the vocal talents of Heather Dykstra (ex-Eulogy) and cellist Naarah Strokosch as well as additional backing vocals by Tor Stavenes, (AKA Seidemann of 1349 and Svart Lotus) and the striking cover art of Jordan Barlow (Goatwhore, Haarp, Psychon Vex).

Visit the PULCHRA MORTE YouTube channel to view some gear talk and the “IX” guitar playthrough as well as the band’s previously released videos for “Thrown To The Wolves” and “Soulstench” at THIS LOCATION.

Divina Autem Et Aniles is out now on CD and digitally via Ceremonial Records. For orders visit the PULCHRA MORTE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

PULCHRA MORTE will make two rare live appearances this weekend, including a record release show at Chicago’s Livewire with Withering Soul and Bear Mace. The band will return to Chicago in June for a performance with Inter Arma and Thantifaxath with additional dates to be announced in the weeks to come.

3/22/2019 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Blackwell, Ending Orion, J. Brewer [info]
3/23/2019 Livewire – Chicago, IL Record Release Show w/ Withering Soul, Bear Mace [info]
6/06/2019 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Inter Arma, Thantifaxath [info]

Founded by drummer/backing vocalist Clayton Gore and vocalist Jason Barron (ex-Harkonin), with guitarist Jeffrey Breden in 2017, PULCHRA MORTE began with the intention of recapturing the purpose of greats from the late-’80s through early-’90s doom-laden death metal scene; an era when feeling superseded technicality. During this composing process, Gore contacted long-time friend, producer/engineer Jarrett Pritchard, the two having enjoyed a thirty-year friendship and collaboration from the days of seminal Tampa, Florida-based death metal band Eulogy. The recording of Divina Autem Et Aniles was completed with Pritchard taking on bass and auxiliary guitar duties as well as producing and engineering the album. Full rehearsals took place in Chicago over the summer of 2018, where Dylan Kilgore of Withered was recruited to play bass while Pritchard moved to full-time guitar. From these sessions a proper video for first single “Soulstench” was generated. In its wake, PULCHRA MORTE unleashed a limited edition seven-inch of “Soulstench” with a beautiful tribute to Paradise Lost – a cover of Gothic classic “The Painless” – occupying its B-side as an exclusive. Stream it at THIS LOCATION.

“With Pritchard behind the knobs… the record’s in capable hands to conjure the somber serenades of early Anathema. But with PULCHRA MORTE, Pritchard takes melodic death-doom oddities like Visceral Evisceration’s Incessant Desire For Palatable Flesh or Pyogenesis’ Ignis Creato and polishes their rough casket wood.” – Decibel

“Everything on this record comes forward with an air of strength and authority…among the better debut metal albums in some time. Divina Autem Et Aniles certainly won’t disappoint.” — New Noise

“…a beast of an album as every track on this debut flows naturally… PULCHRA MORTE combines the models from the ’90s doom metal and displays them with strong elements of early Paradise Lost Gothic era and God Macabre’s debut.” — Grimm Gent

Brilliant riffs, beautiful melodies and a haunting atmosphere.” — Brutalism

“‘Shadows From The Cross’ is granite-heavy and gruesome, physically arresting and yet atmospheric – drenched in the sensations of pestilence and fleshly rot.” – No Clean Singing on “Shadows From The Cross”

PULCHRA MORTE are on the cusp of releasing one of the greats of 2019…” – Between The Lines Media

“…a solid piece of musical gloom that should bring hundreds of fans to PULCHRA MORTE. The band writes music that hearkens back to the best death/doom metal from the late ’80s/early ’90s but does so with a sound that will quickly set this band apart from others.” – Sea Of Tranquility

I did not merely collapse under its striking invocations of sorrow or the plodding, romanesque strings of melodic lead that highlight each track, PULCHRA MORTE‘s sourly dire debut pressed life’s most troubling concerns as a rifle against my temples.” — Grizzly Butts