MOLDER premiere new single and visualizer, ‘Decomposed Embryos’

Photographer credit: Ashley Mau

Chicago, IL death metal trio MOLDER are today premiering their new single, Decomposed Embryos, and an accompanying visualizer via DecibelDecomposed Embryos is the second single to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album, Engrossed in Decay, and recounts a bone chilling and true tale of a malevolent Midwest abortionist.


Decomposed Embryos will be available via all streaming platforms tomorrow (Friday, May 27) 
Engrossed in Decay is due out via Prosthetic Records on July 15 – available to pre-order here.

Speaking on the album announcement and track premiere MOLDER comments:

Decomposed Embryos is about Dr. Ulrich Kloper, a Midwestern abortionist accused of preserving well over 2,000 fetal remains. Shortly after his death, the remains were discovered inside the garage of his rural home in Will County, Illinois. 165 additional remains were later found located in the trunk of his vehicle.

“We chose Decomposed Embryos as a single for the simple fact that it’s straight to the point. It definitely stands out on the record as our “less is more” track. Fixating less on technical precision and overwhelming flashiness, and more on brutality, wrecking your neck, and quenching your thirst for gore.”

Conceptually, Engrossed in Decay collects the sonic aesthetics of in-song samples, death-obsessed lyrics, and colorful mucus and blood themes into a cohesively gross package. This is the type of gift found in medical waste repositories or in the aftermath of a kitchen knife rampage. One look at the cover illustrated by Lucas Korte (Blood Incantation, Tomb Mold), and MOLDER’s sordid intentions are immediately evident. This is blood-curdling, gore-hurling death metal from graves licentiously disturbed.

Recorded at Studio Novy with Cheyenne Brandt (Vanished Cadavers, and Chicago Metal Hell Vol 2), Cianide’s Scott Carroll joined the sessions as steward before the final mix went to Philadelphia-based mastering ace Arthur Rizk (Creeping Death, Temple of Void). The result is an engrossing experience, nasty to the touch yet riveting like a chainsaw battle. Glutinous RemainsChemically DissolvedHuff the Stench, and the title track are prime examples of MOLDER’s choicest, meatiest cuts.

The next phase of MOLDER’s depraved death metal domination will commence after Engrossed in Decay is unleashed upon metaldom. Until then, they’ll fester wildly in and around Chicago, with the rest of North America suffering perversely with a full-scale bloodbath later in 2022.

You’ve been warned! MOLDER are coming for you, their stomach-churning, mortifying corpses in full-on attack mode. 


Engrossed in Decay tracklist:

1. Glutinous Remains
2. Engrossed in Decay
3. Relentless Pestilence
4. Chemically Dissolved
5. Disinhumed Carcass Revived
6. Huff the Stench
7. Unsubstantial Hallucinations
8. Ghastly Mutations
9. Decomposed Embryos
10. Cask of Maggots

Upcoming MOLDER shows:

June 12 – Toastamania X – Reggies – Chicago, IL
August 13 – Heavy Hell III Festival – Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
August 19 – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI

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