We fucking loved Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering, the 2009 debut from Manchester, England’s Ingested. We raved about it here. That was a long time ago. Time passes, and one of two things usually happens. You read the depressing news that a band you liked has split up, or eventually you read that, lo and behold, there’s a new album on the way.
In the case of Ingested, the news we just saw is of the latter, happy variety: There is indeed a new album — entitled The Surreption — scheduled for release on June 6 by Siege of Amida. Within the last few days, the band has displayed the eye-catching cover art you see above — created by Colin Marks, who has created similarly arresting artwork for Whitechapel, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, and many others, in addition to Ingested’s first album. It’s not exactly an uplifting image, but neither is Ingested’s music.
In addition to the album art, we have more details about the album. For example, it was recorded at Studio 6 Swindon with Stu Mckay and Cherrywood Studios Bristol with Rob Purnell, Jonny Burgen and Dave Purnell (Trigger the Bloodshed), and it was mixed in L.A. by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Bleeding Through). Yeah, so far so good. Also, the album will feature guest appearances by Alex Erian (Despised Icon) and Mathew Jones (Martyr Defiled).
On top of all that, Ingested has recently released the first song from The Surreption. It’s called “Castigation and Rebirth”. (stay with us after the jump to hear that song . . .)
The name of this game is slamming, hammering, relentlessly Drop-A death metal. Compared to some of the songs on Surpassing the Boundaries, these Mancunians have eased up a bit on the gas pedal and added gang shouts to this song (which is generally not an ingredient worth adding to the recipe), but it’s still a satisfyingly brutal song that makes me want to ricochet through a moshpit and come out bleeding. Bring on the rest of the album!
Here’s the new song:[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ingested-Castigation-and-Rebirth.mp3|titles=Ingested – Castigation and Rebirth]
While we’re on the subject of Ingested, here’s the official video for one of the songs from the debut album, felicitously entitled “Skinned and Fucked”:
UPDATE: Ingested just posted the “explicit” version of the artwork for the new album. Here ya go:
Martyr Defiled are baaaaaaaad. Lol.
Hopefully the new Ingested will be an improvement on the debut, which was clearly a good record, just one I could never get into (probably because of the lyrics really).
I like the art though. Nicely… simple, in its own way.
Don’t know Martyr Defiled. Is there any band whose music you don’t know? 🙂
No. I am a one-man walking metal-archives ™.
I will have bands for tomorrow that you have never heard of.
I’ll spend the entire evening scouring metal-archives(tm) then so I can be ready for you.
Plus I’m writing this from Soilent Green’s sound-check at the moment, so I win.
Damn your eyes. Who else is playing with them?
Dripback (from London) and two local bands who I’m friends with (and who are both objectvely VERY good) called Bodukwe and Taken By The Tide.
Should be a good show. Been sat here writing up the latest Synn Report and listening to all the bands soundcheck this evening so far. Good way to spend a Sunday.
Well, have fun. And if it’s as much fun as it sounds, don’t tell me about it
It was in no way awesome. Honest.
Too bad. I’ve only been a so-so Soilent fan, much preferring Goatwhore, though I have been curious to see their live show.
Yo what do you think of sever all ties?
Hadn’t heard of them until I saw your comment, but i just checked out “The Edge of Ruin”. Fucking killer song.
Is there an album or EP coming?
Yeah, the EP is out, its called Sever All Ties Orbital Plague. its only a 3 song ep, but what can you expect from some local kids haha.
OOkay, heres the lowdown, 2 more songs are needed to be recorded before the ep is officially released, or if we get a deal for an album.
So, the 3-song Orbital Plague EP isn’t really final?
No because we record about four hours out of town, so whenever we get enough money to record and time to stay up there for a day or so, thats when we’ll record more. and were working on making a video as well.
They could do with out the gang shouting, but it’s not a deal breaker.
Good song. Looking foward to the complete album.
But theres deffinately more music coming