Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of BRODEQUIN. The US brutal death metal trio will release their brand new album via Season of Mist.
BRODEQUIN comment on the signing: “Brodequin is very pleased and honored to announce we are now part of the Season of Mist family!! The Season of Mist roster is familiar to many, and packed with substantial names of various genres including 1349, Abbath, Benighted, Wormed, Tsjuder, Severe Torture and many more!
We feel this is an important step in the direction we have been moving towards for several years, and are certain our partnership with Season of Mist will further spread our version of brutality to many more individuals.
In addition to Season of Mist’s excellent support on every level, we will now have the best distribution we’ve ever had in both the United States & Europe. This will not only alleviate the high shipping costs from the U.S. to our European friends, but extend our reach overall. Season of Mist is just as excited as we are to get the new album out, they also will be the source for our back catalog, digital and physical as well as the associated merchandise.
We will be recording late this summer and looking forward to a 2023 release! More news such as the album title etc. will be coming soon.“
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
FFO: Deeds of Flesh, Defeated Sanity, Disavowed, Putridity
The Brodequin was a French torture instrument used during the Middle Ages designed to destroy the legs of its victims. Enough ferocity was unleashed to not only shatter bone, but reduce the limbs to the point where the marrow would flow from the wounds.
Taking inspiration from this period in history three individuals from Knoxville, TN began composing music based off what was the most brutal of times. Brodequin chose and still uses period woodcuts and simple imagery from the era as a nod to its historical influence and as a way to demonstrate barbarity without the need for generic splatter illustrations that lack substance. This imagery would prove an important aspect of creating the bands unique brand among their peers and Brodequin’s version of brutal death metal. Brodequin is often cited as the band that pioneered the lyrical and visual themes of medieval punishment and torture used by many contemporary bands.
Brodequin’s first offering in 1998 “Instruments of Torture” made an immediate impact on the brutal death metal scene and was followed by another well received album entitled “Festival of Death”. For Brodequin’s third album “Methods of Execution” a new member (Jon Engman) was introduced and their first European appearances took place at Fuck the Commerce (Germany) and Obscene Extreme (Czech Republic).
After a considerable hiatus Brodequin returned with a 2 song promo released in 2021 entitled “Perpetuation of Suffering”, featuring two of the three original members (Jamie & Mike Bailey) with a new drummer (Brennan Shackelford). With the lineup complete, Brodequin’s new material is among the best they have ever written. Plans are set for a 2023 release through Season of Mist Records.
“…It doesn’t get darker than that. It’s just like this giant mess of darkness. And I also feel that total commitment to what they’re doing.” – Ben Monder Guitarist on David Bowie’s Blackstar
Jamie Bailey: Bass/Vocals
Mike Bailey: Guitar
Brennan Shackelford: Drums
Joaquin Chavez: (Live) Guitar
Band picture credit: Jacob Smith