In celebration of its official North American release, today the crypt keepers at The Gauntlet are streaming PYREXIA‘s ravaging Feast of Iniquity in its entirety.
Recorded at New York’s Pitch Black Sound, and mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Kataklysm, The Red Chord, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood et al) at Planet Z in Massachusetts, Feast of Iniquity serves as PYREXIA‘s most sonically mauling record to date. Featuring the dueling drum battery of Doug Bohn (Suffocation – Pierced From Within) and Dave “War Machine” Culross (Suffocation, Malevolant Creation), the record is reaping critical accolades from fans and critics alike for its groove-laden fusion of maniacal pace shifts, venomous growls and unabridged, classic New York death metal-styled brutality. Invisible Oranges notes that Feast of Iniquity, “…hits a sweet spot: slightly technical death metal…with burly vocals, lots of groove, and a production that leaves nothing to the imagination,” while Volumes Of Sin gushes, “Feast of Iniquity is definable as Album of the Year material, and it is certainly one of the greatest death metal albums of 2013….The listener will travel through demonic realms where unending drum patterns paint the landscape and the crunchy, haunting guitar work makes up the battle hymns, all the while as the vocals rage on in a violent storm of vehemence. Do not let this one pass you by…” New Noise gave the record 4/5 review pointing out that, “Each song is heavy. Wicked heavy. Tracks are propelled by twisting, gnarly riffs atop punishing drums. The vocals are guttural growls, but certainly palatable…” Adds Eternal Terror, “Maybe as they’ve gotten older they’ve incorporated a little more mid-tempo groove to their no holds barred death riffing, but the ten songs on Feast of Iniquity still pack a potent punch to the gut. Employing dual screams and growls, the triplet low thumping ‘Thy Minion’ and creepy, dark shadows meets Slayer vibe for ‘Death Wish’ contrast nicely against pure all out blast monsters like ‘Wheels of Impurity’ and ‘Cocoon of Shame.'”
Get brutal with Feast of Iniquity, now playing at the Gauntlet, at THIS LOCATION.
PYREXIA is currently readying for a short run of live assaults next month supporting DM legends Six Feet Under. Set to commence November 3rd in Fayetteville, The East Coast Armageddon Tour will lay waste to more than a dozen cities leaving nothing behind but chaos and disease. Additional support will be provided by Jungle Rot, Dark Sermon and labelmates Arkaik.
PYREXIA: The East Coast Armageddon Tour 2013
w/ Six Feet Under, Jungle Rot, Arkaik, Dark Sermon
11/03/2013 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
11/04/2013 Café 611 – Federick, MD
11/05/2013 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
11/06/2013 Another Hole In The Wall – Steger, IL
11/07/2013 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
11/08/2013 Fete – Providence, RI
11/09/2013 Bernie’s – Nashua, NH
11/10/2013 Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
11/11/2013 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
11/12/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/13/2013 Palace Theater – Stafford Springs, CT
11/14/2013 Paperbox – Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA
11/16/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
11/17/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ