CREEPING DEATH – Kerrang! Premieres “Ripping Through Flesh” Video From Texas Death Metal Practitioners As Wretched Illusions Debut Nears Release Via Entertainment One (“eOne”)

[Photo by Rahul Raveendran]

Denton, Texas-based death metal practitioners CREEPING DEATH today unveil the harrowing video accompaniment to “Ripping Through Flesh.” The brutal hymn comes by way of the band’s anticipated Wretched Illusions debut, set for worldwide release via Entertainment One (“eOne”) on September 27th.
Offers Kerrang! of the vicious clip, “One thing can be said about CREEPING DEATH: they’re committed to their name… on the material from their upcoming new album Wretched Illusions, the band are exploring a moldier, more clammy-to-the-touch sound that oozes and lumbers as much as it rips… The video for the band’s latest track, ‘Ripping Through Flesh,’ is a visual illustration of that fungal growth. The video definitely has a narrative of bloodlust and escape that runs throughout it, complete with a machete-wielding psychopath. But more than that, it’s the cave that surrounds the band during the performance shots – complete with dripping rock formations and pitch-black crevices a every turn – that truly grips the viewer and drives home the band’s newfound aural grossness.”
Adds guitarist Trey Pemberton, “We knew we wanted ‘Ripping Through Flesh’ to be the lead track on the new album right after we finished writing it. We really liked how it hits hard from the jump and doesn’t let up. Filming the video in those beautiful caves was a one of a kind experience; we had a lot of fun bringing Reese’s lyrics to life.” 

View “Ripping Through Flesh,” directed by Erez Bader of Silent Flight Productions (After The Burial, The Contortionist, Nita Strauss etc.), via Kerrang! at THIS LOCATION.

CREEPING DEATH‘s Wretched Illusions is a confident missive of percussive bombast. At once fast, challenging, decisive, and devouring, the band draws liberally from the template set by influential death metal titans like Grave, Gorguts, and Blood Red Throne along with the speed of early Sepultura and the epic crush of Bolt Thrower. It’s all re-fused together and reflected through their own fresh and unique prism, making the record one of the most scathingly heavy outputs of the year. Produced by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. 

For preorders go to THIS LOCATION where the band’s previously-released video for “Bloodlust Contamination” can be viewed.

CREEPING DEATH recently wrapped up a short US tour supporting Inter Arma. Following a pair of one-off headlining shows as well as an appearance at Slaughter Que 2019 featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more later this month, the band will close out the year supporting High On Fire and Power Trip on a massive North American live takeover. The journey begins November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and will rampage its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion December 7th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master. See all confirmed dates below.

9/20/2019 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL
9/21/2019 Slaughter Que 2019 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, more
9/22/2019 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
w/ High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master:
11/07/2019 Levitation Festival @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/08/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/12/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/13/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/15/2019 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
11/16/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
11/17/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/19/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
11/20/2019 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
11/21/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/22/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/23/2019 Webster – Hartford, CT
11/24/2019 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/25/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/26/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/27/2019 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/29/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
11/30/2019 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
12/02/2019 Neumos – Seattle, WA
12/03/2019 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
12/04/2019 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/06/2019 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
12/07/2019 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA

Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
Eric Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums

“…a quality banger that reflects the band’s influences (Grave, Bolt Thrower, and early Sepultura) as it seamlessly blends elements of black  and thrash metal into a decidedly death-metal structure – giving CREEPING DEATH a solid edge in the new wave of OSDM bands to crop up  over the past few years.” – Revolver on “Bloodlust Contamination”

CREEPING DEATH toe the line between death metal and thrash with flashes of hardcore, reminiscent of a time before these labels were slapped on brutish, ugly sounds and they were more or less one in the same.” – Loudwire
“‘Bloodlust Contamination,’ the lead single off the upcoming album, finds them orbiting somewhere between hardcore, thrash, and death metal, never really fitting neatly into any of the three, and certainly not fitting into ‘metalcore’… It doesn’t really matter what genre you call them though; if you like furious, headbang-worthy music of any kind, you’re gonna wanna hear this LP when it drops.” – BrooklynVegan

“Wretched Illusions brings to mind a corrosive blend of vintage Entombed and Death/Obituary, with plenty of crude chug and groove, flame-throwing vocals and a raw, insistently dirty sound. The production is thick, gravely and cavernous, with the instruments coming across as a collective buzz-saw topped by Reese Alavi’s guttural rasp.” – Metal-Rules

“…the band is such a ferocious unit that their guttural churn pretty much sells itself. They go straight for the jugular and never relent, a song like ‘Bloodlust Contamination’ roaring with raw, meaty riffs and beats that feel like being pelted in the ribcage with heavy, smoothed stones.” – Treble Best Metal Tracks Of August 2019

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