Pulverised Records and Rotted Life announce October 30th as the international release date for Noxis‘ striking debut EP, Expanse of Hellish Black Mire, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. Pulverised will release the CD and 12″ vinyl formats, while Rotted Life will handle the 10″ vinyl and cassette tape versions for North America.
Hailing from the metal hotbed of Cleveland, Ohio, Noxis formed in 2019 and wasted little time in recording their first demo, Necrotizing. Here, Noxis nailed their aesthetic from the very beginning: gross ‘n’ grinding early ’90s-style death metal that nods as much to the American East Coast (Suffocation, Rottrevore) as it does contemporaneous Finland (Demigod, Convulse), and yet exuding an evil aura all their own.
Continuing that molten momentum, Noxis now arrive with their debut EP, Expanse of Hellish Mire. Not for nothing is this four-tracker titled as such: slamming yet slimy, clanging yet crunchy, the 14 minutes contained herein are a veritable vortex of disease-ridden decibels. Noxis play all-caps DEATH METAL for death metal maniacs, but likewise take a more forward-thinking approach here in both composition and lyrical themes. The now-trio use writing and performing music as a method for coping with the hell of our human existence and the failures of humanity, but the aim of Expanse of Hellish Mire is undeniably on invoking anxiety and horror – and then flattening the listener senseless with their increasingly angular attack.
And Noxis are just getting started, their future as bright as it is bleak for the rest of us.
Begin beholding that brightness/bleakness with the brand-new track “Dream Infested” HERE at Pulverised‘s official YouTube channel. Preorder info for the Pulverised versions can be found HERE. Preorder info for the Rotted Life versions can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Noxis’ Expanse of Hellish Mire
1. Dream Infested [4:28]
2. Contorted Bowels Warm [2:56]
3. Incubated Disgust [2:54]
4. Guts Liquify [2:59]