The experimental death metal perpetrators in New York City’s PYRRHON (pronounced peer-on) are pleased to soil ears with the title track from their forthcoming new long player, The Mother Of Virtues.
A nightmarishly exploratory manifestation of physically and psychologically ravaging extreme metal, The Mother Of Virtues delvers a brain-twisting synthesis of clanging death metal, subtle otherworldly psychedelia, dark jazz rhythms and demented storytelling. Recorded by Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the nine tracks occupying The Mother Of Virtues takes its listeners on a traumatic audio voyage into the darkest portals of musical severity. Recommended for perverse souls with a penchant for the sonic acuteness of acts like Brutal Truth, Gorguts, Ulcerate, Artificial Brain, Portal, Deathspell Omega and Today Is The Day.
Comments vocalist Doug Moore of the title track: “I’ve seen some people say that we aren’t ‘really’ a death metal band, and this song is pretty good evidence in favor of that claim. It’s also one of the more ambitious songs we’ve ever recorded, structurally speaking. Good luck.”
Wrap your head around closing track “The Mother Of Virtues,” now staining soundwaves at MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.
And you can still rape your ears with teaser track “Balkanized,” currently streaming HERE.
PYRRHON will bring their crude canticles to the streets on a near-two-week run of live rituals scheduled to begin this Monday at Brooklyn’s Acheron. The roadside takeover features a pair of appearances at this year’s edition of SXSW — including the official Relapse Records showcase on March 12th at Dirty Dog — and will conclude with a special record release show on March 28th at Trans Pecos in Brooklyn. The band will be joined by hometown avant sound serpents, Psalm Zero.
PYRRHON Live Assaults 2014:
3/03/2014 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Vattnet Viskar, Vaporizer (no Psalm Zero)
3/07/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA / Guerilla Toss, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, R-Complex
3/08/2014 The Spring Water – Nashville, TN w/ Yautja
3/09/2014 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR w/ Yautja
3/11/2014 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/12/2014 Relapse SXSW Showcase @ Dirtydog – Austin, TX
3/14/2014 Bryant Street Tavern – Dallas, TX w/ Baring Teeth
3/15/2014 Skihouse – Carbondale, IL w/ Parlor, Wei Zhongle, Skinwalk
3/16/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO / Obliteration, Stormcaller, Enflesh, Decay Crawler
3/17/2014 Willy St. Pub And Grill – Madison, WI w/ Coordinated Suicides
3/18/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Murmur, Venowl
3/19/2014 Berkley Front – Berkley, MI w/ Coffin Feeder, Writhing
3/20/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dendritic Arbor
3/28/2014 Trans Pecos – Brooklyn, NY Joint Record Release w/ Stern, Penchant
The Mother Of Virtues will be unleashed on CD, LP and digitally in North America via Relapse Records on April 1st, Germany/Finlan/Benelux on March 28th and UK/World on March 31st.
Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.
“Technical death metal with atmospheric guitar work, crazy riffs and time changes, and top-shelf musicianship…” – Metal Underground
“…progressive death metal that mixes shiny technical skills with dank atmospherics.” – Pitchfork