St. Louis, Missouri’s SUMMONING THE LICH have today released their debut album, United In Chaos, via Prosthetic Records. The album is a fully realised amalgam of blistering technical death metal and fantasy storytelling, acting as the first installment in a trilogy of albums. Accompanying the album release, the band have also today released a visually entrancing lyric video for The Gatekeeper.
Taking inspiration from the best elements of Lord of the Rings, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Adventure Time, and wrapping it up in a fantastical death metal parcel, SUMMONING THE LICH has an attention to detail and commitment to storytelling that is second to none. United In Chaos tells the tale of the rise of the Lich and fall of the Kingdom Rodor – and the spread of his wicked influence across the land as his power grows.
Speaking on the album release, the band comment: “We can’t begin to describe how thrilled we are to finally unleash United In Chaos into the world! Since the beginnings of the band we’ve been working to bring forth music that fused our loves of fantasy and death metal into a catchy abrasive package. This album is the culmination of all the hard work we, and everyone in the Lich camp, put into the first few years of the band. From the highest highs to the heaviest of heartaches it’s been well worth the long journey to bring you the first installment to this story. Please check it out, bang your heads, and get lost in our world of magick and malevolence!”
Praise for United In Chaos:
“SUMMONING THE LICH have seen the light, and United in Chaos deserves to be one of this year’s most celebrated debuts as a result.” – Blabbermouth
“United In Chaos is a masterclass of storytelling, a listening experience steeped in fantasy and escapism…” – Distorted Sound
“It’s a dynamic and potent debut release.” – Heavy Music HQ
“SUMMONING THE LICH are the band that you need to be paying attention to right now…” – Metal Trenches
SUMMONING THE LICH‘s debut album follows a well-received, self-titled demo and live dates alongside heavy-hitters such as Origin, Beneath The Massacre, and several stops on the Summer Slaughter tour. Having honed their craft, they entered Sicktones Studios studio with producer Jack Daniels in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in September 2019. With mastering completed by John Douglass, the result is a technical, abrasive journey through fantasy-driven, modern death metal.
On United In Chaos, SUMMONING THE LICH haven’t just championed a fantasy world, they’ve created one in their own vision; this release marking merely the first chapter in a trilogy of albums that explores the outer limits of their imaginations. By inserting their storytelling chops into songs crammed with memorable hooks and meaty riffs, SUMMONING THE LICH have invited listeners to roll the dice and join the adventure.
United In Chaos tracklist:
1. The Nightmare Begins
2. Cult of the Ophidian
3. The Gatekeeper
4. Demon of the Snow
5. Predatory Reflection
6. Acid Reign
7. United In Chaos
9. Hymns (of the Witches of the West)
10. Death Crystal
11. Temple of the Bone
12.The Lure of the Necromancer
SUMMONING THE LICH is
David Bruno – Vocals
Ryan Felps – Guitar
John Flynn – Bass
TJ Chilton – Drums