Canadian Experimental Death Metallers BRAIN STEM to Release ‘Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2’ on March 20

Experimental Death Metal quartet Brain Stem is proud to announce the March 20 release of concept EP Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2. The EP is the second chapter of a journey begun with 2018’s Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 1.

EP track “Dawn of Rot” is streaming now at

Vocalist Jessy Leduc explains the concept that spans both EPs:

“With both Symptoms of Annihilation EPs, we’re not just talking about a serial killer or one single brutal murder, we’re talking about global mass extinction, the downfall and mutated rebirth of humanity as we know it. With every song, comes a new way of how humanity could come to an end. It’s an endless realm of possibilities, but it all boils down to one thing: we’re all gonna die.”

Established in 2016, Brain Stem isn’t the easiest to define with an exact subgenre. Noted to be groovy at times, but also technical when need be, they’ve made sure that thei0r sound is not limited by one train of thought, molding metal the way they see fit. With their second Symptoms of AnnihilationBrain Stem is an outstanding example of what experimental death metal has to offer.

Pre-order Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2:

Download a PDF of the lyrics from the forthcoming EP at this location.

Track List
1. Digitally Enshrined
2. Sol Invictus
3. The Unspoken Ire
4. Dawn of Rot
Album Credits
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Terry Paholek at Physics Lab, Edmonton, Alberta, AB
Album artwork by: Eka Saputra at Pzychopart
Produced by: Brain Stem & Terry Paholek
All music written by: Brain Stem
All lyrics written by: Jessy Leduc, Brain Stem
Stage 2 is not only a lyrical and musical continuation of the Symptoms of Annihilation concept introduced on the Stage 1 EP, but a visual one too. Take a gander at the full representation of the artwork across both EPs below:
Brain Stem is:
Logan Magnuson – Guitar
Alex Mcintosh – Drum
Brad Fife – Bass
Jessy Leduc – Vocals

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