Copenhagen death grind unit SEQUESTRUM (featuring members of CHAOTIAN and UNDERGANG) have unleashed the first single off their forthcoming debut EP, Pickled Preservation. The song, titled “Preserved to Last,” is one of the 7 furious offerings of extreme filth (including a cover of Impetigo’s “Dis-Organ-Ized”) found on the EP.
The band comments on the song, “‘Preserved to Last’ feels like a good presentation of what the band is about, having both grimy grinding parts, gory groovy chunks and a more rocking section. We feel it shows the slight diversity of what we try to mix within our death metal and also soaks it in the sludgy vocals expulsions of our three vocalists, in an attempt to make the music stand out a bit more too with the disgusting vocal diversity of our members in charge of those parts.”
Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Preserved to Last.” Stream it now at this location.
The EP was tracked at Mayhem Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was mixed and mastered by J. B. Hviid. The follow-up to the band’s 2021 demo, Pickled Preservation presents a clearer, more refined production, though still horribly soaked in sonic sewage.
Pickled Preservation is set to be released worldwide on January 27 through Extremely Rotten Productions on CD, digital and cassette formats. Pre-order the digital edition at sequestrum.bandcamp.com.
01. Giblet Excreter
02. Preserved to Last
05. Consigned to Humus
06. Human Broth
07. Dis-Organ-Ized (Impetigo tribute)
SEQUESTRUM was put into flesh in the second half of 2021, after a year’s planning, composing, and rearranging of songs, trying to work out what music the band wanted to create, that would also differ from the other bands of the members (CHAOTIAN and UNDERGANG). Originally a project created by guitarists Søren and David, the band got completed with the additions of local fiends Andreas on bass and Frederik on drums, and together they wrote and arranged the debut demo The Epitome of Putridity over the next half year after starting to rehearse together as a band. It was decided that all members should be doing vocals, to make the songs sound as full of extremity and variety as possible.
Trying to induce grimy grinding and gory death metal with a bit of rock, SEQUESTRUM is trying to offer a bit of a different approach than widely seen in today’s worldwide death metal scene. The debut demo was then recorded by Andreas at his portable Båndsalat Studio, at the band’s rehearsal room, and released in time for their debut show in Copenhagen in March 2022. Two months later it was officially released and distributed on CD/MC and as a limited lathe cut 7″ through Extremely Rotten Productions.
The band played a few more local shows during 2022 and by Autumn went into local Mayhem Studios and recorded their follow-up EP Pickled Preservation during the middle of October.