Canada, having spawned extreme metal luminaries such as GORGUTS, CRYPTOPSY, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, BEYOND CREATION, and ARCHSPIRE, is once again poised to put brutal technical death metal on the world stage… with emphasis on ‘brutal’!
Enter Ottawa’s DEFORMATORY, who have set out to create a relentlessly extreme and unique sound with their sophomore effort, entitled Malediction. This latest slab of inhuman resonance fuses together classic death metal influences (Cryptopsy, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.) and the band’s love for modern tech death.
Malediction is the first installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Saväel, the creator of Darkness, and the original source of pure evil. In Malediction, the story follows the discovery of the sacred incantation text, his re-awakening, and the subsequent obliteration of the Light, the Heavens, and all remnants of humanity. This is an album that will appeal to the nostalgia of old school death metal, delivered with a modern, dark and technical ferocity.
Malediction street date: February 5, 2016 worldwide through CDN Records.
Pre-order available here.
1. Infernal Gateway
2. Dimensions of Malevolence
4. Eviscerated Requiem
5. A Hideous Veneration
7. Oracles of Perdition
8. Aphotic Existence
Forming in 2010, DEFORMATORY independently released their full length debut, In The Wake of Pestilence, in December of 2013. This pummeling 9-track debut has been exceptionally well-received by fans worldwide, and has been cited as being an “outstanding and monstrous debut album. Essential.” (Frank Rini – AllAboutTheRock, ex: Internal Bleeding), and “flawless in every way” (TheBloodShed). Having shared the stage with bands like Cryptopsy, Napalm Death, Obscura, Beyond Creation, Gorod, Archspire and Fuck The Facts, DEFORMATORY are more than comfortable delivering their crushing brand of extreme metal to live, screaming, and sweaty audiences.
Charlie Leduc – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Dan Rogers – Guitar
Justin Brazeau – Bass
Neil Grandy – Drums
Mixed and Engineered by Dan Rogers at From The Frost Audio in Ottawa, Ontario
Album artwork designed by Jon Zig