Californian technical death metal behemoths CONTINUUM have unveiled the album art and track-listing for their brilliant, mind-bending, and absolutely unrelenting sophomore album Designed Obsolescence, which they will unleash on 22nd February via Unique Leader records.
Designed Obsolescence was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios and features nine violent, incredibly technical, and endlessly engaging tracks which showcase how the group, which features current and former members of Animosity, Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Allegaeon, possess an otherworldly command of the genre. Drums were recorded by new member Ron Casey (Inanimate Existence, ex-Brain Drill, ex-Rings of Saturn) whose surgically precise playing is the perfect complement to band’s technical prowess. Artwork was created by the incredible Par Olofsson.
Guitarist Chase Fraser commented on the album, “We’re really excited to release our second record for Unique Leader Records. I feel like this album incapsulates the feel of our first album while adding many more layers and expanding on the concept of what Continuum can do as a band.”
Designed Obsolescence track-listing:
2. Release from flesh and blood
3. A History Denied
4. Designed Obsolescence
5. All Manner Of Decay
7. Into The Void
8. Remnants Of Ascension
9. Repeating Actions
Pre-orders for the album will be available very soon.
Continuum are a technical death metal band from Santa Cruz, CA that was formed in the summer of 2009 by guitarist Chase Fraser following the disbanding of Animosity, a bay area metal band. After a couple years writing and rehearsing with different musicians, a lineup was fleshed out featuring Riley McShane of Allegeon on vocals, Ivan Munguia of Deeds of Flesh on guitar, Nick Willbrand on bass and Spencer Edwards on drums. This lineup started playing very frequently in the bay area with bands like Fallujah, Obscura, Pathology, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Abysmal Dawn among others, and eventually released their first album on Unique Leader records in April of 2015. Fast forward three years and Continuum are back with their second album. With the addition of Ron Casey on drums (Inanimate Existence, ex Brain Drill, ex Rings of Saturn) and a wider spectrum of progressive technical death metal song writing, this is by far their most realized and well thought out release to date.