The name VASTUM is raging through the metal underground like hellfire right now, with the news of the San Francisco-area act’s recent signing to the 20 Buck Spin label for the release of their Carnal Law debut this May still fresh. VASTUM’s crushing death metal is crafted more in the ways of the early purveyors rather than retaining semblance to “Bay Area sound” clichés; their stripped-down attack will rip your face right off as the band prove with the thunderous midpaced stomp of the opening track from the album, “Primal Seduction,” which Stereogum has graciously premiered to the public today. To be pummeled, click here.
Brand new visual evidence of VASTUM’s raging live attack has just surfaced this week as well, in the form of some very ominous, black and white 8mm camera footage.
The band are are currently plotting a Northwest US Summer tour and more, with details to be announced over the coming weeks. For now catch them randomly throughout their local stomping grounds.
5/14/2011 Victory Warehouse – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit, Anhedonist, Ealdath
VASTUM’s sound permeates the most wretched, dehumanizing, old-school death metal might on Carnal Law. Culminating an arsenal of musicians with current or past ties to Acephalix, Saros, Amber Asylum, Hammers of Misfortune, Infest and more, but the band’s attack is more crushing and potent than many contemporary acts flying the death metal banner.