Jan 172012

Fans of technical death metal had a lot to be happy about in 2011, with new releases by the likes of Decapitated, Origin, and Krisiun. This year shows promise, too, with a new Psycroptic on the horizon (I’m not mentioning Necrophagist for fear of jinxing that possibility). But most die-hard tech death freaks I know are perhaps most excited about the March 13 Relapse release of the third album by multinational heavyweights Spawn of Possession.

It’s been a long wait since Noctambulant dropped in 2006, but the wait is nearly over. So far, we’ve seen the eye-catching Par Olofsson artwork for the album cover. We’ve seen the track list. And now, we’ve got the first song from the album.

It’s called “Where Angels Go Demons Follow”. It’s an auspicious introduction to the new album. It’s right after the jump.

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  1. My brain hurts when I listen to this, but in a good way. Hopefully it will take less than six years for me to get my head around this album.

  2. Great song, great journalism (demigod speed!)

  3. Uhhhhh, awesome. I better catch up on the rest of their discography.

  4. I’ve been meaning to get more into tech death lately. With new Necrophagist on the way and now this, it looks like I’ll be able to do just that!

    And that is some badass album art. I want that painted on my ceiling so I can see that when I wake up every morning.

  5. I love me a good brain pummeling, and that was a damn good brain pummeling.

    Phro’s finally got some tentacle monster competition.

  6. I wish I liked some of these Par Olofssion bands, as getting a tour shirt with his artwork would be nice.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but does he seem to do alot of “tech death” ?

  7. Now THAT is some motherfucking artwork!

  8. Musically, this song is no different than your typical 1,4,5 blues pattern.

  9. Paisley is actually pretty good, he is like Eddy Van Halen on corn bread.

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