“Drawn and Quartered once again turn the immoral dial to 11, gurgling explosive blasphemies over unsettling, churning riffwork and terrifying atmospheres.” — Invisible Oranges
Seattle death metal Death overlords Drawn and Quartered offer the advanced stream of their impending album, Congregation Pestilence, via Invisible Oranges (STREAM + READ full feature AT THIS LOCATION). The album releases tomorrow, July 02nd, via Krucyator Productions on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.
CLICK HERE to stream/pre-save the album.
States Herb Burke, the band’s vocalist and bassist:
“And Total Death Returns! And with it, the virulent infection known to some as Drawn And Quartered resurges to transmit its newest outbreak of evil, ‘Congregation Pestilence.’
“Displaying all the signs of classic Drawn And Quartered Death Metal — sinister and infectious riffing, hysterical aggression, world’s-end doom, songcraft mastery, diseased utterances, Darkness, Evil —‘Congregation Pestilence’ yet will reveal a couple of subtle new mutations to the attentive ear.
“Comprising four brand new songs written for a split that never came to be and five slabs from the ‘Proliferation of Disease’ morgue (some of which have featured in the band’s live set,) here reborn to die anew in much closer focus. ‘Congregation Pestilence’ also bears possibly the band’s strongest aural presentation to date, along with customarily morbid cover art by the great Gabriel T. Byrne. Praise Total Death.”
A formidable and influential force in the domain of extreme metal, Drawn and Quartered arrived on the scene nearly three decades ago in 1992 under the name Plague Bearer. A year later, the dark death metal group changed their name to Drawn and Quartered; the guitarist Kelly would later revive Plague Bearer as a separate project in 1999.
Forever underground, Drawn and Quartered perhaps have not achieved the level of recognition that other contemporary death metal legends have in their possession. But is it a touchstone to downplay the Seattle horde’s weight? Well, the awe-inspiring discography of 7 critically acclaimed full-lengths, a sprinkling of mini releases, and decades of mutilated live obliterations should be self-evident to determine their death metal hunger and mastery.
On the imminent 08th LP, Congregation Pestilence, Drawn and Quartered stick to their guns without de-escalating the branded frenetic motion, interminable aggression, cyclonic complexity, or unfathomable darkness, and legitimately, the death metal veterans consider it as their strongest studio offering to date. Having new songs written for a split that never eventuated and numbers already performed live, this opus oozes a primordial celebration of violence and devilry.
1. Death’s Disciple
2. Age of Ignorance
3. Oblivion Pilgrimage
4. Proliferation of Disease
5. Dispensation (Rise of the Antichrist)
6. Six Devils (Trepanation)
7. Carnage Atrocity
8. Rotting Abomination (The Cleansing)
9. Congregation Pestilence
Kelly Shane Kuciemba: Guitars
Herb Burke: Vocals, Bass
Simon Dorfman: Drums
Recorded by Kelly Shane Kuciemba at the Plague Pit.
Drums recorded by Chris Manino at Die Burning Studio.
Mixed and mastered by Loïc Fontaine (Autokrator, N.K.V.D.) at Krucyator Studio.
Artwork by Gabriel T. Byrne (crafted cover arts for every Drawn and Quartered full-lengths).
Layout Arrangement by Loïc Fontaine.
FOR MORE INFO:
– Drawn and Quartered –