In celebration of the first anniversary of their third full-length, Darkened Infinity, REAPING ASMODEIA have today shared a new music video for album track Simulacra. The clip is a visual continuation of Darkened Infinity’s overarching themes of transcendentalism, the afterlife and dream logic. The Minneapolis technical death metal trio also recently announced a run of December and early January shows, with support from Our Judgment – more details below.
Speaking on the album release, drummer Daniel Koppy comments: “Today marks one year since we released Darkened Infinity into the world. We’ve made a lot of memories with all of you this past year and appreciate all the positive feedback we have received on the music and the story that encompasses the album.
“We have poured our souls into the creative process of both the album, as well as the visual content we have shared with you throughout the past twelve months. Today, we share our continued appreciation to all of you with our brand new video for Simulacra.
“The video is a continuation of our video for False Awakening and follows the album’s journey as such. We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming December show schedule. We have plenty planned for 2023, but in the meantime, immerse yourselves in Simulacra.”
Produced and engineered by the band themselves in Minneapolis before being mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Carnifex) at Castle Ultimate and Sharkbite Studios, Darkened Infinity’s intricate lead melodies unfurl with a menacing clarity when set against the album’s more abrasive tones.
Darkened Infinity’s concept begins steeped in tragedy as the album’s protagonist loses his family at the hands of humanity’s destructive force, with his own life hanging in the balance. As the tale unfolds, Lane’s lyrics thread together a story of immortality, malevolent entities and realms of dream logic – all the while exploring humankind’s inherent duality. Darkened Infinity’s thematic quest for transcendence is adroitly tied together in the opening and closing moments, suggesting enlightenment is not something to be obtained, but merely ‘the consequence of being’.In the four years since their 2017 effort, Impuritize, REAPING ASMODEIA have relentlessly pursued the US live circuit, playing shows alongside the likes of Slaughter To Prevail, Rivers of Nihil, The Faceless and many more – refining their craft with a perseverance and determination akin to few others. Discontent with resting on their laurels, REAPING ASMODEIA in 2021 are a far more seasoned beast, ready and willing to obliterate all notions of time mellowing their appetite and musical ambitions.
Immersive, immense and infinitely satisfying – Darkened Infinity deftly places REAPING ASMODEIA amongst the genre’s most promising and consistently intriguing groups.
Upcoming REAPING ASMODEIA shows:
December 29 – The Caddy Shack – Duluth, MN
December 30 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
December 31 – The Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
January 1 – X-Ray Arcade – Cudahy, WI
Darkened Infinity tracklist:
2. Epoch of Choler
3. False Awakening
6. Terpsichorean Flume
8. The Forge of Moira
9. Switching Shadows
10. Oneironautic Oblivion
12. The Consequence of Being
REAPING ASMODEIA is:
Steven Lane – vocals
Alexander Kelly – guitars
Daniel Koppy – drums