ULCERATE premiere ‘To Flow Through Ashen Hearts’

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New Zealand Death Metal luminaries, ULCERATE, continue their unstoppable forward momentum with the premiere of a second track from highly anticipated new album “Cutting the Throat of God“. The telepathic trio – drummer Jamie Saint Merat, guitarist Michael Hoggard, and bassist/vocalist Paul Kelland – once again amplify the borders of their artistic vision in truly dynamic style.

ULCERATE now introduce new song ‘To Flow Through Ashen Hearts‘, accompanied by a haunting video from acclaimed visual artist Dehn Sora (AMENRABLUT AUS NORDTHROANE).

To Flow Through Ashen Hearts‘ masterfully interweaves edge-of-seat complexity with slower, mysterious and twisted melodic passages. Venturing beyond the traditional realms of their unorthodox Death Metal sound, ULCERATE explore unprecedented sonic dynamism while retaining all of their skillfully destructive essence.

Discover the already released first single, ‘The Dawn is Hollow‘, and its accompanying video here:

All details about the new album can be found here!

Scheduled for release on June 14th, “Cutting the Throat of God” will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital. Accompanying the launch are specially designed t-shirts (men/women) and hoodies. Pre-orders are possible via the label’s EUUS (no women shirts) and Bandcamp shops.

Additionally, ULCERATE is set to take the lead at our inaugural label festival, Servants of Chaos. This momentous event is scheduled to take place on October 18th and 19th at Resonanzwerk, in Oberhausen, Germany. In a special showcase, ULCERATE will perform an exclusive, extended set that will not only feature new album, “Cutting the Throat of God“, in full but will also include a selection of their earlier work.

Find tickets and all info here!

Originating from Auckland, New Zealand, the unorthodox Death Metal ensemble ULCERATE was conceived in 2000 by guitarist Michael Hoggard and drummer Jamie Saint Merat. Their initial intention was to craft dark, oppressive Death Metal – a vision that subsequently evolved into an innovative, nuanced approach embracing atmospheric and mood-rich elements. This progression was significantly influenced by the addition of bassist/vocalist Paul Kelland, pushing the band’s will for constant development even further.

ULCERATE‘s artistry is characterized by a whirlwind of scything art-metal guitars, thunderous, intricate drumming, and guttural vocal roars which create an overwhelming sense of impending doom. This signature sound was perfectly executed on their first three groundbreaking and highly dissonant albums: “Of Fracture And Failure” (2007), “Everything Is Fire” (2009), and “The Destroyers Of All” (2011), each of which have become milestones.

Recognition from fans/critics and extensive touring brought about a partnership with the esteemed label Relapse Records. The resulting two albums “Vermis” (2013) and “Shrines Of Paralysis” (2016) found the band heading to deeper and darker climes, proving ULCERATE to be at the vanguard of modern Death Metal.

In 2020 ULCERATE joined pioneering French Extreme Metal label Debemur Morti Productions due to a shared artistic vision. The same year marked the release of the band’s sixth album, “Stare Into Death And Be Still,” a groundbreaking exploration of melody, harmony, and power. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and limited touring opportunities due to travel restrictions, “Stare Into Death And Be Still” garnered widespread acclaim, noted for its unique mixture of emotive melodicism and crushing darkness.

In 2022 and 2023, ULCERATE were finally able to triumphantly tour Europe, Australasia and the United States, showcasing their unparalleled technical skill and creative vigor as they presented the compositions of “Stare Into Death And Be Still” on stage.

The year 2024 will herald the arrival of “Cutting the Throat of God“, a mind-bending seventh album from these unparalleled Death Metal titans.

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