Putrid Cult announces October 6th as the international release date for DeathEpoch‘s striking debut album, Abysmal Invocation, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version shall be released in December.
DeathEpoch is a band from Poland formed in February 2020. The band consists of Lord K. (Nekkrofukk, Sacrificulus, Goathrone, ex-Hate) responsible for vocals, drums, and electronic samples and Morgul (owner of the Putrid Cult label) responsible for guitar and bass parts. In June of this year, they finished work on their debut full-length, Abysmal Invocation, combining dark ‘n’ deranged elements of black metal, death metal, and war metal with ritual ambient and industrial noise. A bold fusion for such a new band, but one that’s haunting and suffocating in equal measures…
Comprising 10 songs across 51 frayed-ends-of-sanity minutes, DeathEpoch‘s Abysmal Invocation duly lives up to its title, and then some. To enter its tar-thick and just-as-black depths is to enter a charnel pit itself; the way forward is spread before the listener, but each step deeper reveals fathomless horrors. Much like a fever dream, the delirium-inducing decibels the duo present here paradoxically flow, flitting between crushed ‘n’ crushing metal one minute and otherworldly ambience the other, its jarring malevolence well and truly drawing that listener toward the outer reaches of madness. Indeed, genre parameters matter not to DeathEpoch when the goal is SONIC ANNIHILATION, utilizing every weapon at hand to evoke the unshakable feeling of Apocalypse in this increasingly desperate 21st Century. Adding to that arsenal are guest vocal parts from the esteemed likes of Mark of The Devil (Cultes Des Ghoules), Vincent Crowley (Acheron), and Kris Stanley (Sinistrous Diabolus, ex- Diocletian), and covers of Sodom and Acheron are given suitably malformed treatment within this Abysmal Invocation.
Given this span of stylistic antagonism, Abysmal Invocation is just as recommended for fans of Mz.412, Prurient, and Brighter Death Now as it is for Beherit, Revenge, and Archgoat. But, upon evidence of this frightening first strike, DeathEpoch have crafted a unique identity worth reckoning. This is the beginning of the end!
The first harbinger of that end can be heard with the brand-new track “Genocide III” (featuring Cultes des Ghoules’ Mark of The Devil) HERE at Putrid Cult‘s official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for DeathEpoch’s Abysmal Invocation
1 Abysmal Invocation pt. I
2. Genocide I
3. Genocide II
4. Abysmal Ivocation pt. II
5. Genocide III (featuring Mark of the Devil)
6. Genocide IV
7. Genocide V (featuring Vincent Crowley)
8. Bombenhagel (featuring Kris Stanley) [Sodom cover]
9. Abysmal Invocation pt. III
10. Ave Satanas [Acheron cover]