Profound Lore presents Portland, Oregon-based TITHE to the label for the release of the band’s second album, Inverse Rapture, confirming the record for February release. With the announcement, the cover art, track listing, preorders, and the title track have been issued.
TITHE is a band that constructs an unorthodox amalgamation of death metal, black metal, and grind without straying too far from the fundamentals of aggressiveness and depravity. Conceived in 2017 by vocalist/guitarist Matt Eiseman and drummer Kevin Swartz, the band spent its first years writing and releasing a self-titled EP before finding bassist Alex Huddleston at the end of 2018. This lineup went on to release the debut LP, Penance, in May 2020, which despite the challenge of releasing in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, was well-received. The album explores the themes of psychedelics, mental illness, and the human condition.
Their second LP Inverse Rapture evolves upon the themes of Penance and morphs into a more angry, raw, and dissonant form. TITHE’s most incendiary material to date, Inverse Rapture maintains the blazing tempos the trio is known for with dreary, lowering passages strewn throughout. Produced/mixed by Fester, mastered by Adam Gonsalves, and featuring the macabre art of Abomination Hammer, Inverse Rapture is a complete exhibition of viciousness and despair beginning to end.
Matt Eiseman writes with the new song’s unveiling, “‘Inverse Rapture’ is about watching my Mom slowly disappear from Alzheimer’s. She caught Covid towards the end and that was what ultimately dealt her death blow. Until she died, I watched her slowly decline for years. You are your memories. Every experience that you have had has shaped the person that you have become. Who are you when you forget all of that? ‘The first wounds. The last kills’ was a quote that I included in the lyrics that was written on a sundial as an ode to the passage of time and the erosion of the human experience. Every path that life takes leads to death. Tedious or abrupt, we are all united in this singular fate. The garden withers. Our breath becomes shallow. Triumphant, death consumes us all.”
TITHE’s “Inverse Rapture” is now streaming at YouTube RIGHT HERE.
Inverse Rapture will be released through Profound Lore on LP, CD, CS, and digital platforms on February 17th. Find preorders for all platforms now at THIS LOCATION.
Inverse Rapture Track Listing:
1. Anthropogenic Annihilation
2. Inverse Rapture
5. Killing Tree
6. Luciferian Pathways Of The Forked Tongue
7. Pseudologia Fantastica
TITHE has confirmed several live shows surrounding the release of the LP. See confirmed dates below, and watch for additional live announcements, audio previews, and more over the weeks ahead.
2/18/2023 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Funeral Chant, Villainous Temple, Penury
2/24/2022 The High Water Mark – Portland, OR w/ Villainous Temple, Vile Rites, Dripping Decay
Kevin Swartz – drums
Matt Eiseman – guitars, vocals
Alex Huddleston – bass