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ULCERATE release new album

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The passage to atonement has vanished
True repentance was never in reach
Stricken down through compulsion
Starved of the world
Cutting the Throat of God” (‘Cutting the Throat of God‘)

In follow up to 2020’s lauded “Stare Into Death and Be Still“, New Zealand unorthodox Death Metal legends ULCERATE up the ante even further with their mind-bending 7th album. “Cutting the Throat of God“, a conflagration of inventively visceral Death/Black Metal where dizzying experimentation meets head-nodding abandon. The album is now officially released and may be listened to directly via Bandcamp or via DMP’s YouTube channel:

The record has deservedly received high praise from music enthusiasts and the worldwide metal press:

As a statement of these aggressors’ ongoing uniqueness and a meticulous opus of Death Metal, it deserves to put everyone in heavy music on high alert. This inventive, infectious and nauseating experience is what every brutal band should be gunning to outdo in 2024.” (Loudersound)

Cutting the Throat of God” is a highly evolved, militantly creative and endlessly fascinating piece of work that merely confirms what sensible folk already know about this band. ULCERATE are astonishing.” (Blabbermouth)

A blissfully dark melting pot of the savagery, authenticity, and more recently, beauty that makes this icon of the dissonant Death Metal world who they are.” (Angry Metal Guy)

ULCERATE have made a name for themselves by challenging the conventions of death metal and heavy music as a whole and this album is absolutely no exception. A 2024 highlight for sure.” (Lambgoat)

Cutting the Throat of God” is released on CD, vinyl and digital formats. Accompanying the launch are specially designed t-shirts (men/women) and hoodies. Orders are possible via the label’s EUUS (no women shirts) and Bandcamp shops.

ULCERATE will embark on a tour of Australasia in June and August, before hitting the road throughout Europe together with DMP‘s very own SELBST and the French sludge band FANGE. This European tour will also see ULCERATE play an exclusive set for DMP‘s very own Servants of Chaos festival on October 18th.

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Check all dates below:

Starved of the World – Australasia Tour 2024:

28.06.2024 AUCKLAND, NZ @ Galatos
29.06.2024 WELLINGTON, NZ @ San Fran
01.08.2024 MELBOURNE, AUS @ The Espy
02.08.2024 BRISBANE, AUS @ The Triffid
03.08.2024 SYDNEY, AUS @ Factory Floor

Eclipse Death – European Tour 2024:

12.10.2024 SOULCRUSHER FEST, NL
13.10.2024 MAMMOTHFEST, GR
14.10.2024 ATHENS, GR @ Kyttaro
15.10.2024 BERLIN, DE @ Urban Spree
16.10.2024 WEIHER, DE @ Live Music Hall
17.10.2024 DRESDEN, DE @ Kulturzentrum Strasse E
18.10.2024 SERVANTS OF CHAOS FEST, DE
19.10.2024 LEEUWARDEN, NL @ Neushoorn ++
20.10.2024 PARIS, FR @ Petit Bain ++
21.10.2024 LONDON, UK @ Oslo ++
22.10.2024 WASQUEHAL, FR @ The Black Lab ++
23.10.2024 NILVANGE, FR @ Le Gueulard Plus ++
24.10.2024 LYON, FR @ Le Warm Audio ++
25.10.2024 EX TENEBRIS LUX FESTIVAL, FR ++
26.10.2024 CASTELLON, ES @ Sala Tal ++
27.10.2024 PORTUGALETE, ES @ Estudios Groove ++
28.10.2024 VALENCIA, ES @ 16 Toneladas ++
30.10.2024 MURCIA, ES @ Garaje Beat Club ++
31.10.2024 GRANADA, ES @ Sala Riff ++
01.11.2024 MADRID, ES @ Sala Silikona ++
02.11.2024 ZARAGOZA, ES @ Sala Lo Intento ++
03.11.2024 BARCELONA, ES @ Sala Boveda ++
05.11.2024 MILANO, IT @ Legend —
06.11.2024 BOLOGNA, IT @ Alchemica —
07.11.2024 LJUBLJANA, SI @ Menza pri Koritu —
08.11.2024 ZAGREB, HR @ Mocvara —
09.11.2024 NITRA, SK @ Nova Pekaren —
10.11.2024 PRAGUE, CZ @ Black Pes —
11.11.2024 VIENNA, AT @ Viper Room —
12.11.2024 ISTANBUL, TR @ TBA
13.11.2024 BUDAPEST, HU @ Dürer Kert —
14.11.2024 KRAKOW, PL @ Hype Park —
15.11.2024 BIELSKO-BIALA, PL @ RudeBoy —
16.11.2024 WARSAW, PL @ Hydrozagadka —

++ with FANGE
— with SELBST

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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