Iron Bonehead Productions announces September 10th as the international release date for Trance of the Undead‘s striking debut album, Chalice of Disease, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Hailing from a small city located in the southern region of Brazil without any metal presence and named after a Negative Plane song, Trance of the Undead was conceived in 2019, inspired by the classic works of Beherit, Sarcófago, Demoncy, Archgoat, Mortuary Drape, Rotting Christ, and Mystifier as well as the aura of old horror movies like the horrific works of José Mojica Marins (AKA Coffin Joe). After the release of the first demo, Transe sepulcral, still highly inspired by the same set of influences, the project took on a more personal and focused approach, with death as the central theme, resulting in the creation of Chalice of Disease.
Although “just” Trance of the Undead‘s debut album, Chalice of Disease evinces an ancient, olde-worlde flavor of malodorous metal, when EVIL was not so dogmatically divided between “black metal” and “death metal.” No, Chalice of Disease incites a mania of miasmic proportions: gibbering in intensity yet somehow briskly laidback or least effortlessly doled out, riffs that gnaw with purpose and pulse, and world-eating vocals spawned from the maw of chaos itself. It’s a familiar brew, but one that’s comforting in a most perverse way; language need not be “improved,” only spoken in more profane tongues. Trance of the Undead understand this intrinsic truth, and apply it to rotting-death, burned-black METAL.
The bells of doom toll as Trance of the Undead compel you to drink deeply of their Chalice of Disease…
Begin drinking deeply of the brand-new track “Grave Sacrament” HERE at Iron Bonehead‘s Soundcloud. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Trance of the Undead’s Chalice of Disease
1. The Old Abbey [2:05]
2. Grave Sacrament [4:46]
3. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi [6:15]
4. Angel of the Bottomless Pit [6:11]
5. Overture to Uncreation [6:06]
6. Archaic Knowledge Unveiled [5:24]
7. Chalice of Disease [8:22]