THE OMINOUS CIRCLE Issues “As The Worm Descends” At Metal Injection; Appalling Ascension Nears Release Via 20 Buck Spin/Osmose

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Portugal’s mysterious tyrants THE OMINOUS CIRCLE have issued a new torrent of blackened death from their impending Appalling Ascension debut album, as the record nears co-release through 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions.

The newly unveiled “As The Worm Descends” comes writhing into the public through an exclusive premiere at Metal Injection. Issues the respected portal of the tune, “Darkness slowly descends over the opening moments as instruments grow into the mix. Harsh bellows emerge roughly ninety seconds in, spitting venom over bombing snares, kicks, and crashes. Curling riffs roar and dance, eventually engulfing the finale of the track in a fiery blaze. THE OMINOUS CIRCLE heeds wisdom from the likes of Incantation and disEMBOWELMENT in crafting songs like ‘As The Worm Descends’ and much of what else appears on Appalling Ascension.”

Hear THE OMINOUS CIRCLE’s “As The Worm Descends” only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

Stream prior singles “Poison Fumes” at Decibel HERE, and “From Endless Chasms” at Cvlt Nation HERE.

Featuring artwork by Timo Ketola (Dead Congregation, SUNN O))), Teitanblood), Appalling Ascension will be released in North America through 20 Buck Spin and in Europe through Osmose Productions. The CD and digital will be released on January 27th, the 2xLP to follow in early March. Physical preorders will be issued in the coming days. US digital preorders, which include an instant download of “From Endless Chasms,” can be placed HERE.

Comprised of membership from the Blinding Light regions of Portugal, THE OMINOUS CIRCLE is a burning black sphere of sinuous torment taking shape over their native land. Appalling Ascension is their initiation into this upper physical world, undulating like a prophesied curse into the increasing chaos of modern “life.” While the reverent tropes of nowadays death metal will be recognizable to ‘CIRCLE adherents, the cauldron is mixed in myriad conjurations that stray from the retreating safety inferior forces are prone to linger in. Moments of oppressive death doom, grinding blasts of mania, rancid melodies and mid-tempo dynamic necromancy on tracks like “From Endless Chasms” and “As The Worm Descends” canonize these odious psalms into timeless lore. The late obsession of some to ignore songwriting in favor of cavernous ambient suffocating “evil” doesn’t play on Appalling Ascension – here instead, and most welcome, are crushing and barbarous dark death metal songs for initiates to devote themselves to, and to enter the pantheon of most memorable debut recordings.

5/27/2017 RCA Club – Lisbon, PT w/ Asphyx

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