We’ve been waiting for the seed of Insidious Disease to blossom forth from the fertilized earth. Will it be a putrescent mass of unearthly purplish life, writhing with hungry tentacles and awesome in its otherworldly magnificence? Or will it be just another pumpkin?
Why do we wonder? Because of who’s in the band:
Marc “Groo” Grewe (ex-MORGOTH) – Vocals
Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) (DIMMU BORGIR) – Guitar
Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) – Bass
Tony Laureano (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, ANGELCORPSE) – Drums
Jon Øyvind Andersen (a.k.a. Jardar) (OLD MAN’S CHILD) – Guitar
We got so stoked when we first heard about this line-up that we wrote about it two months ago, and we’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for more news ever since.
Now we know that Insidious Disease will release their debut album, Shadowcast, on July 12 in Europe and July 27 in the U.S. via Century Media Records. And now we have a video of the band performing a track from that album called “Rituals of Bloodshed”. Watch it after the jump, and decide for yourself: Awesome putrescent mass or just another pumpkin? And while you’re deciding, be stunned and amazed by the infernally amazing special effects.
OK, we weren’t serious about the special effects. What did you think about the music?
After listening to this song twice, its nothing new, just good ol’ fashioned scandanavian death metal. Nothing wrong with that. It seems to me that this is a poor man’s version of Bloodbath. The songs not bad, its got a catchy little groove to it, but it just sounds average. I am going to have to hear more before I render a final verdict. I hope that the other songs that they do showcase some of what Silenoz and Jardar can do with their guitar work.
I have a pitiful weakness for good ol’ fashioned Scandinavian death metal, but I did have a similar reaction. This particular song didn’t blow me away. I like some of the other songs up on their MySpace page better, and certainly enough to give the album a shot when it arrives.
I truly saddens me to hear that Dimmu Borgir is the direct support on Korn’s next European tour.
As for Insidious Disease, I wasn’t too stoked on it. It almost seems like it’s ALMOST sweet, but it’s NOT quite there yet.
Crap, I hadn’t heard that news about Dimmu. That is indeed depressing.