“…the entire final minute of the track sees them jamming on a relentless power-groove that’s too savory to let up… the first half brings to mind everything from Bolt Thrower to The Black Dahlia Murder without sounding like any one death metal predecessor in particular.” — Revolver
Texas death metal torch bearers CREEPING DEATH today unleash a visualizer for “Humanity Transcends.” Now playing at Revolver Magazine, the latest bruiser comes off the band’s The Edge Of Existence EP, slated for release October 8th via Entertainment One.
Crafted at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona and produced and mixed by Ryan Bram (Gatecreeper, Bitter Rivals, Sex Prisoner), the six-song EP introduces three new certified hellraisers — “Relics From The Past,” “Humanity Transcends,” and the title track — alongside remade and revitalized versions of the three songs from the band’s 2016 debut EP — “Sacrament Of Death,” “Doused In Flames,” and “Skinned Alive.”
“Humanity Transcends” is the second single off of The Edge Of Existence. Following successful tours supporting Power Trip and High On Fire, CREEPING DEATH returned to the studio with a refined sound, pushing their creative and brutal boundaries even further. The band’s adoration for Riley Gale and Power Trip can be heard all throughout the new track, especially in the utterly thunderous thrash section.
Comments vocalist Reese Alavi of the track, “‘Humanity Transcends’ continues the narrative arc of the EP and finds the main character at a turning point in the story. The massive intro paired with blistering fast-paced riffs puts the character in a unique situation to rise above their apocalyptic surroundings, but not without a hitch.”
Revolver notes, “The Dallas wrecking crew deal in pendulum-like grooves that evoke the spirit of Pantera and sturdy, utilitarian riffs that have the mosh-inducing appeal of Power Trip..,” adding of the latest single, “Although the entire final minute of the track sees them jamming on a relentless power-groove that’s too savory to let up, the first half brings to mind everything from Bolt Thrower to The Black Dahlia Murder without sounding like any one death metal predecessor in particular.”
View CREEPING DEATH’s “Humanity Transcends” visualizer at Revolver Magazine HERE.
View the band’s previously released video for the EP’s title track HERE.
Preorders for the The Edge Of Existence EP are available HERE.
Following the release of The Edge Of Existence, CREEPING DEATH will support gore metal veterans Exhumed on their Worming Through America Fall tour. The twenty-nine-date trek begins October 22nd in Costa Mesa, California and runs through November 20th in Oakland, California. Additional support will be provided by Bewitcher and Enforced. See all confirmed dates below.
CREEPING DEATH w/ Exhumed, Bewitcher, Enforced:
10/22/2021 The Commissary – Costa Mesa, CA
10/23/2021 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/24/2021 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
10/25/2021 Yucca North – Flagstaff, AZ
10/26/2021 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
10/27/2021 The Rock House – El Paso, TX
10/28/2021 Cactus House – Odessa, TX
10/29/2021 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/30/2021 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
10/31/2021 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
11/02/2021 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN
11/03/2021 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
11/04/2021 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
11/05/2021 Taphouse – Norfolk, VA
11/06/2021 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11/07/2021 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/08/2021 Sonia – Boston, MA
11/09/2021 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
11/10/2021 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
11/11/2021 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/12/2021 Crucible – Madison, WI
11/13/2021 Racoon Motel – Davenport, IA
11/14/2021 Slowdown – Omaha, NE *
11/15/2021 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO *
11/16/2021 Ace’s High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/17/2021 The Shredder – Boise, ID *
11/18/2021 El Corazon – Seattle, WA *
11/19/2021 Dante’s – Portland, OR *
11/20/2021 Oakland Metro OperaHouse – Oakland, CA *
* No Enforced
CREEPING DEATH is the ultimate fan service for death metal disciples. Like an Easter egg-packed superhero sequel or The Lord Of The Rings director’s cuts, the bludgeoning assemblage serves up the best elements of the brutal subgenre’s past, present, and future, with neck-breaking intensity. It’s an unrelenting sonic celebration of the style, played with blissful mayhem by people who truly love it. Legendary bands like Bolt Thrower, Gorguts, Obituary, and Grave are part of the band’s subcultural DNA. It’s blended and alchemized by each member’s unique life experience and musical point of view. A nod to crossover masters Iron Age, a bit of the tech-death of Cryptopsy, a foundation of forebearers Death, CREEPING DEATH summons a vibrant sound somehow both familiar and fresh. This year’s blistering The Edge Of Existence EP further demonstrates the power, fury, and outright revelry at the heart of the band’s identity.
Originally hailing from Denton, Texas and now situated in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, “CREEPING DEATH is on an undying ascent” (Dallas Observer). The international death and thrash metal audience quickly took notice of CREEPING DEATH after the band’s initial 2016 outburst, the pulverizing three-song Sacrament Of Death. Revolver declared them an Artist You Need To Know with the release of 2018’s Specter Of War EP. By the time the band delivered their debut full-length, 2019’s Wretched Illusions, Kerrang! hailed them as, “an underground juggernaut… channeling all the raddest aspects of metal without getting shoehorned into any clichés.”
High profile tours with the likes of High On Fire, The Acacia Strain, Rotting Out, Terror, The Warriors, and Power Trip helped spread the CREEPING DEATH message. Crowds succumbed to the group’s combination of endlessly catchy riffage, precise percussion, and storytelling lyrics, many inspired by the online RPG RuneScape.
Guitarist Trey Pemberton, Iranian-American singer Reese Alavi (whose pronouns are they/them), bassist Eric “Rico” Mejia, drummer Lincoln Mullins, and guitarist A.J. Ross III comprises the group Revolver called the, “Power Trip-endorsed band leading the next wave of Texas metal.” They refused to let the 2020 pandemic destroy their momentum, even after COVID sidelined two of them for several weeks. The group emerged from lockdown with a punishing array of their most crushing material yet. Ross (also of Kombat and Torture Tomb, with Cole Crutchfield of Knocked Loose) made his recorded debut with CREEPING DEATH, adding another heavy dimension to their massive bellow on The Edge Of Existence.
Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
A.J. Ross, III – guitar
Eric “Rico” Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums