So-Cal death thrashers MADROST have completed work on their fourth full-length album, Charring the Rotting Earth. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the band’s 2017 release The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh, Charring the Rotting Earth is an ambitious step in a more progressive direction.
Guitarist / vocalist Tanner Poppitt comments, “‘Charring the Rotting Earth’ is the next dimension of our continued growth. Musically expanding on the foundation that we have developed within the last few years and incorporating new dynamics and elements, we continue to push ourselves and offer the listener a new experience with each MADROST album.”
Stream the album’s title track now at https://youtu.be/q20ZQB0ke28
Charring the Rotting Earth will be out September 25 on No Life Til Metal Records, with vinyl treatment coming in December. Pre-order the album at this location.
1. The Serpent’s Quest
2. To Prevail the Wicked
3. Dying Thoughts
4. Impossible Dreams
5. A Violent End to Life
7. Charring the Rotting Earth
Charring the Rotting Earth was produced and recorded by MADROST, mixed and mastered by Hannes Grossman and features artwork by Tony Koehl. Keyboards on Charring the Rotting Earth by Sam Meador (Xanthochroid).
Founded in the summer of 2007, MADROST is a Southern California based progressive death thrash act with a focus on precision songwriting and energetic diverse approach to their sound. Influenced by the likes of Metal Church, Death, ELP, Believer, Exhumed and Iron Maiden, the band has transformed from the simplistic death thrash style to incorporating a wide range of other instruments and time signatures into their version of extreme metal.
With the release of 2012’s Maleficent album, the world had gained a small taste of what was to come for the bands overall sound and career. A standard death thrash style album, but was only further developed with 2014’s sophomore release Into the Aquatic Sector. The same year, the band had been on a few tours and was starting to gain more support within the metal scene world wide. It wasn’t until 2017’s The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh that the band really saw a huge jump in popularity. Incorporating more of a progressive element into their sound and getting reviewed by such magazines as Decibel, the band had really come together and found their sound.
2020’s Charring the Rotting Earth saw MADROST not only working with No Life Til Metal Records for the first time, but the band was not afraid to incorporate more symphonic elements into their sound. With the help of keyboardist Sam Meador (Xanthochroid) making a huge presence on the album, the band is on the pathway to a new sound that is sure to be remembered and taken to the next level.
Tanner Poppitt: Vocals and Guitar
Necro Nick: Guitar
Richard Orellana: Vocals and Bass
Mark Rivas: Drums