German brutal/tech death band ORPHALIS return with an accomplished new full length


Orphalis have created a masterful album, walking the fine line between technicality and brutality, and doing so much along the way. It’s an exhilarating, sinuous and multifaceted album that keeps changing things throughout and makes sure that every song has that special part or two for you to keep coming back to. Three songs from the album are currently streaming on Bandcamp HERE.

Brutal/Technical Death Metal band from the US

ORPHALIS – As The Ashes Settle

Counterbalancing technical death metal with brutal death elements, Orphalis may have found the perfect stylistic balance for the kind of music they are playing on their fourth full length which is astonishingly fluid given its dynamic and multifaceted nature. Their structuring is intuitive and yet unpredictable which keeps things both engaging and exciting. Moreover, with their knack of providing standout parts in each of the songs when you least expect it, it’s impossible not to remain awestruck. In addition to the myriad music patterns that are equally matched by phenomenally diverse vocals, they are able to inject melodic bits and even searing solos into the music for added emphasis, all of which only enhances the auditory experience each time. ‘As The Ashes Settle’ is a beautifully tempered, vibrant and energetic album that is bound to leave an indelible mark in the style.

For fans of: PsycropticBenightedCutterred FleshAbortedMonument of MisanthropyEnragement


Line up –
Thomas Szczecina – Vocals
Jens Dürholt – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Morten Formeseyn – Guitars
Thomas Köhler – Bass
Phillip Hatcher – Drums

Artwork by Adam Burke

Track listing –
1. As the Ashes Settle
2. Ritual of Conflagration
3. Watch them Descend
4. The Wolves Draw Near
5. An Effigy to Humanity
6. Staring into Ruin
7. Moon Supremacy
8. From Shadows Arisen
9. Labyrinth Configuration
10. To Embrace Defeat
11. Crowned in Hatred

Official release date – August 25th, 2023

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