On October 14th, Chaos Records will release an expanded reissue of the cult EP Granular Transformation from America’s Apparition on CD format. And today, the Death Metal Promotion YouTube channel streams the reissue in its entirety. Hear Apparition‘s Granular Transformation expanded reissue in its entirety HERE.
Apparition began crafting their majestic and exploratory blend of doom and progressive death metal in Reseda, California in 2018 with drummer/vocalist Andrew Morgan and guitarist Miles McIntosh. They released the Subarachnoid Space demo with the help of Criminalized in late 2019. After some lineup changes early on, the band was joined by Andrew Solis (Despise You) on guitar and Taylor Young on bass. In 2020 came the two-song Granular Transformation EP, which displayed the rotten fruit that was beginning to blossom. A year later came Apparition‘s debut album, Feel, which garnered widespread acclaim.
But, for however acclaimed that debut full-length was, Apparition truly had their sound nailed early on, as evidenced by the previously vinyl-only Granular Transformation and the digital-only Subarachnoid Space. Now, both recordings are joined together onto one CD to haunt and taunt listeners both new and old. Clocking in at 25 minutes and featuring all five songs, this expanded edition of Granular Transformation exists as its own slimy soundworld: malodorous death metal majesty both reverently traditional and unsettlingly weird. Buy Apparition in their rawest state or forever pose.
Stream the whole CD reissue HERE, courtesy of the Death Metal Promotion YouTube channel, as well as HERE at Chaos Records‘ Bandcamp. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Apparition (USA)’s Granular Transformation +bonus
1. Soul Secretion
2. Fluid Memories
3. Ritual of Larval Rebirth
4. Torrid Meteor Fog
5. Doorway to the Astral