“Opener ‘This Crumbling Earth’ has that sense of intensity that is somewhat of a trademark. It is relentless in its speed and attack, peppering blast-beats across a grandiose backdrop of frantic tech death riffs and blackened atmospheres.” The Killchain, UK
FFO early IN-FLAMES, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM
Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer’s latest EP titled ‘And This Too Shall Pass’ is all set for a worldwide release on the 11th December, 2020. Keeping with his tradition of releasing songs in a chronological order, Makhija today has unveiled a playthrough video for the first single from the EP titled, ‘This Crumbling Earth’ via YouTube. The song, a 6-minute barrage of piercing death metal music coupled with Makhija’s distinguishing mix of harsh and clean vocals, is his take on the current state of the world and a reflection on his long-held misgivings over the human race. Makhija comments, “Every day the news gets more and more depressing, you see the horrible side of humans, how we’re almost regressing as a species.” This Crumbling Earth is now available to stream on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming platforms. [HERE]
The 4-song EP is being self-released with the help of a crowd-funding campaign that Makhija personally set up in July earlier this year. It was the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown in the country that provided Makhija with a new perspective and the inspiration to write new music. And This Too Shall Pass sees Makhija return to his absolute roots. All music on And This Too Shall Pass has been written, played and recorded by Makhija — making it truly a solo effort — a feat he hasn’t performed since his debut album released in 2008.
And This Too Shall Pass releases on 11th December, 2020. Pre-orders for the digital release are now available on the band’s Bandcamp [HERE]. The EP will be available on all streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
01. This Crumbling Earth (06:26)
02. A Festering Wound (04:06)
03. Systemic Failure (04:30)
04. From Flesh To Ashes (06:09)
Total runtime – 21:11
All music written, played & arranged by Demonstealer
All music recorded by Demonstealer at Demonic Studios, India
All music mixed & mastered by Hertz Studio, Poland
Album artwork & layout by Adi Dechristianize
Sahil Makhija – vocals, guitars, bass and drums