It’s official. Maceration hiatus is over and the Danish death metal band will release their new album “It Never Ends…” in the fall, featuring death metal legend Dan Swanö – Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath etc. – on vocals. This happens 30 years after the release of their debut and only studio album this far.
The Danish band played a pivotal role in the local death metal scene, being among the pioneers of the style in Denmark. Their “A Serenade Of Agony” album, also with Dan Swanö on vocals and members of pioneers Invocator, paved the way for a whole generation of Danish death metal bands to follow.
This year, in the frenzy of the “A Serenade Of Agony” re-release, the live album “Live Disfigurement” (recovering long, historical concerts recordings) and the book “Incombustible Remains” (telling the story of the band’s first concert, opening for DarkThrone), Maceration reformed and are back in business. The band already played important festivals in Denmark such as Metal Magic and Death Coast. And still got time to write and record a new album. In this album, to be released this fall via Emanzipation, to which Maceration just signed a record deal, Dan Swanö (ex-Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath) is back as a session lead vocalist, just as on the debut album, and also as the producer. The album is mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö in his own Unisound studio, where he also recorded the vocals.
The live Maceration line-up is comprised of original Maceration members, lead guitarist Jakob Schultz (ex-Invocator), and rhythm guitarist Lars Bangsholt. The new line-up features also bassplayer Robert Tengs, drummer Rasmus Schmidt (Illdisposed, ex-Myrkur) and singer Jan Bergmann Jepsen (ex-Cor Vacante).
The comeback Maceration album will be released worldwide this Fall via Emanzipation Productions.
Maceration was, undisputedly, on the forefront of the first wave of death metal bands in Denmark. Formed In the last year of the 80s, the group quickly picked up a large fan-base in the then- forming extreme metal underground and released a live tape of their first concert in 1990. But it wasn’t until 1992 that Maceration released their debut studio album (and only one so far), titled “A Serenade Of Agony”.