Edmonton Black Grind Duo SOPHIST Streaming Debut EP via NoCleanSinging

L-R – Michael K Sparks – Bass, Guitars, Davis R Hay – Programming, Vocals – Photo Credit – Stephanie Bell

Having just formed mere months ago, the duo of SOPHIST from Edmonton, Canada have been working at breakneck speed to release their debut EP “Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto”, which is coming this Friday, August 16, 2019.

Before the EP officially drops, the band of two have teamed up with, for the release’s full stream at the following link here.

A frantic blend of grindcore and black metal, SOPHIST takes inspiration from bands such as Anaal Nathrakh, Mayhem, and Napalm Death to create a sound that is unholy as it is blistering fast. The comment on the sound they are presenting to their new fans:

“The EP is comprised of frantic beats and buzzsaw riffs. The songs are structured atypically, tons of blast beats and tremolo picking. High-pitched and low pitched vocals with many layers. It’s like a choir of evil the whole way through.”

With lyrical content revolving around the esoteric and occult, much of the inspiration for the lyrics on here came from an alchemical text called Hermaphrodite Child of the Sun and Moon. 

Anyone who enjoys ridiculous tempos and grinding riffs should have a great time with this valiant first effort from SOPHIST.

“Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto” will be available on BandcampSpotifyApple Music, and CD Baby.

Track Listing:
1. Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto (3:15)
2. Choke On Your Own Bile (5:10)
3. A Captive of Saturn’s Scythe (2:52)
4. Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto (Bonus Instrumental Version) (3:15)
5. Choke On Your Own Bile (Bonus Instrumental Version) (5:10)
6. A Captive of Saturn’s Scythe (Bonus Instrumental Version) (2:52)
EP Length: 22:37

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