Today, Invictus Productions announces October 1st as the international release date for Tempter’s Sacrament‘s striking debut EP, Temptation Steel Scourge, on cassette tape formats. The CD and 12″ vinyl versions will follow next year.
Hailing from New Jersey and formed in early 2020, Tempter’s Sacrament are a band seemingly custom-made for the barbed-wire sensibilities of Invictus. The band are a duo of Hades Tempter – guitar, bass, and vocals, as well as all songwriting – and Infernal Deceiver – drums and effects, and a member of Nihil Verum Nisi Mors collective – and together, they’ve erected a neutron hammer of scuzzy black/death METAL. No quarter, no compromise, Tempter’s Sacrament stand for merciless defiance in the face of weakening/weekend “metal” shat out in the social media era.
The duo made their recorded debut with the demo Putrid Triumph last fall, and now return a year later with the longer and stronger Temptation Steel Scourge. Indeed, Temptation Steel Scourge is fucking perfectly titled, as Tempter’s Sacrament reap the whirlwind of the old gods and smite those who’d dilute the essence of true, ancient death metal and its blacker variant. Mind-melted solos fly fast and free, battery bends and bruises at insane speeds, vokills summoned from sulfurous pits, and absolute RIFFS scythe and slice with cruel precision – there’s no escaping this Temptation Steel Scourge!
References to be made include Invictus alumni like Vomitor, Apocalypse Command, Slutvomit, and Beastiality as well as the almighty Slaughter Lord, but with a full-length already in the works, Tempter’s Sacrament are well on their way in asserting a Christ-crushing identity all their own. In the meantime, beware the Temptation Steel Scourge!
Face the first scourge with the brand-new track “Megiddo Ecstasy” HERE at Invictus Productions‘ Bandcamp. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Tempter’s Sacrament’s Temptation Steel Scourge
1. Putrid Triumph
2. Megiddo Ecstasy
3. Temptation Steel Scourge
4. Unholy Blasphemies [Morbid Angel cover]