California Death Metal Horde DRAGHKAR are proud to announce that The Endless Howling Abyss is now available on vinyl format via Messe Noire Productions. The LP is available on black (200 copies) and gold (100 copies) vinyl.
On The Endless Howling Abyss, DRAGHKAR have turned up the intensity and unleashed violence in its most lethal form. The forthcoming EP is a harrowing journey through 20 minutes of pure Hell, inspired still by the classic fires of ABHORRENCE and AMORPHIS, but now flavored by an increasing influence from the oldest days of the Greek Black and Death Metal scenes, as well as MOLESTED, MERCYFUL FATE, and more.
“On The Endless Howling Abyss Draghkar have produced one of the eeriest, most menacing takes on death metal in recent years.” 9/10
– Metal Observer
“A violent and hard-charging affair that draws influence from early Greek black and death metal, as well as the likes of such other old-school progenitors as Molested and Mercyful Fate. The music on this outing displays a kind of wild, ecstatic savagery, with a feverishness that matches its cruelty.”
– No Clean Singing
“These new songs see the band’s personality come through in their material even more, and the tracks here are more nuanced and textured than their predecessors. The band’s old-school-flavoured death metal is on better form than ever on this EP.”
– Wonderbox Metal
“Old school grit and modern clarity. Fast scaling riffs and a ‘start a riot’ attitude. Draghkar shows some real skill.”
– Metal Temple
“This is likeably vicious stuff. Sheer venom.”
– The Independent Voice
“Rotten riffs and primitive death metal drumming. Much like Rotheads and Mutilate the strength and personality of Draghkar lies in their filthy sound and simpler compositions.”
– Grizzly Butts
“They can give your ear Death / Doom songs that remind of Finnish bands, even Entombed at times, have touches of Death / Thrash that remind of Master and Death, and they combined it with a primitive idea of Heavy Metal mixed with the atmosphere of Black.”
“If you like the Death Metal genre or looking for a new band or genre to get into, then I would recommend you go and check out Draghkar.” 4.5/5
– Project Metal Music
Draghkar was formed in 2016 by BW as an outlet for his love of death metal. Originally a tribute to the elder days of the Finnish death metal scene, they put out their first demo on cassette with Witchhammer Productions from Thailand in 2017. It was re-released by Blood Harvest Records later that year. After a series of lineup changes, Draghkar released a split with Desekryptor in the earlier half of 2018 and have come back now with their most ambitious and original output to date, a four track EP entitled The Endless Howling Abyss.
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