OBSCENE – MetalSucks Streams Agony & Wounds, The Third LP From Indianapolis-Based Metal Death Quartet

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“…hits like a buzzsaw to the face…” – MetalSucks

MetalSucks is now hosting an exclusive advance stream of Agony & Wounds, the savage third LP from Indianapolis, Indiana-based death metal henchmen OBSCENE, ahead of its release this Friday through Nameless Grave Records.

Featuring a glorious cover spread by legendary artist Brad Moore (Argus, Tomb Mold, Gatecreeper), OBSCENE’s Agony & Wounds was engineered and mixed by Noah Buchanan at Mercinary Studios and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios. This is unquestionably a record fans of Asphyx, early-At The Gates, Brutality, and Morgoth will want to hear.

The band states, “We are excited to share Agony & Wounds via the deeply informative and objectively unbiased crew at MetalSucks; The perfect emissary to fulfil our undying quest to keep machismo in metal! We expect the general readership of beer drinking powerlifting death metalists to respond accordingly. This record will smack you so hard, Corey Taylor’s jockstrap will fly out of your mouth.”

As per MetalSucks, Agony & Wounds, “hits like a buzzsaw to the face,” their album premiere article praising how OBSCENE has, “crafted eleven new tracks aimed at spewing spite and vaulting vitriol at the unwashed masses… Agony & Wounds is fast, furious, dense, and vile in all the ways you want out of a modern death metal album. From the oppressively heavy ‘Death’s Denial’ to the sonic battering ram that is ‘Watch Me When I Kill,’ this album attacks from all angles like a pack of starving wolves.”

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OBSCENE’s cruel Agony & Wounds can be heard in its entirety exclusively at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

Agony & Wounds drops this Friday, July 12th on limited gatefold vinyl (300 on Violet and 200 on Gold), CD, and digital by Nameless Grave Records. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. A cassette is forthcoming through Desert Wastelands Productions.

This Thursday, July 11th, OBSCENE will celebrate the album with a release show, supporting Tomb Mold and Horrendous on the Indianapolis date of their North American tour. The band is plotting more widespread tour dates for later this year; stand by for updates to post over the months ahead.

OBSCENE Agony & Wounds Release Show:

7/11/2024 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN w/ Tomb Mold, Horrendous [tickets]

Having traversed from dead horizon to dead horizon touring the United States with groups such as Morta Skuld, Molder, and Re-Buried, the Hoosier hellions OBSCENE deliver their third crime against humanity with Agony & Wounds. Here, bassist Roy Hayes, drummer Brandon Howe, guitarist Mike Morgan, and vocalist Kyle Shaw create eleven offenses raining plague and pestilence upon all in its path. Agony & Wounds is their densest, lengthiest, most challenging, and most rewarding album to date, showcasing not the band’s years of constant hard work in OBSCENE, but also their growth as musicians playing in other bands such as Mother Of Graves, Acheron, and Summon The Destroyer.

Picking up where …From Dead Horizon To Dead Horizon Left OffOBSCENE’s Agony & Wounds showcases how the band delivers the goods in the way only they can. It also shows a broadening in the scope in their sound, packing in even more devastating riffs, eerie howls, whirlwind drumming, and a tightening of the band’s signature songwriting chops, fluidly showing a sense for subtlety that belies their more obviously ignorant influences and that stands out in a scene full of Johnny-come-latelies without half the experience needed to pull the same thing off. You will feel the Agony & Wounds, and you will come back for more! Keep it OBSCENE!

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