Apr 042012

Putrevore is a joint project of Sweden’s Rogga Johansson (Ribspreader, PaganizerBone Gnawer, Demiurg, The 11th Hour) and Spain’s Dave Rotten (Avulsed, Christ Denied). I found out about them only yesterday via a message from NCS reader and occasional writer KevinP (he and I share a mutual admiration for Rogga’s work, which I presume is the reason for his alert).

Kevin’s message concerned that album art you see up there. It will grace the cover of Putrevore’s second album, Macabre Kingdom, which is currently being mixed and is projected for a late 2012 release via Xtreem Music. According to a press release, the instrumental parts were recorded during January/February in Sweden with the help of Brynjar Helgetun on drums, who is another Ribspreader alum.

Macabre Kingdom will initially be released on 12-inch vinyl around June — several months before the effort is made available on CD.

The artwork for Macabre Kingdom was created by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano. His name was new to me, but after a bit of research I’ve learned that he is responsible for a slew of artwork for other metal bands (a pretty complete list can be found here). After the jump, I’ve collected some of the other art, plus a song from Putrevore’s first album, Morphed From Deadbreath (2008).

But while researching Sr. Castellano’s artwork, I discovered — and fuck me sideways for not knowing this before — that a new Ribspreader album was released earlier this year by Vic Records.

It’s called Kult of the Pneumatic Killrod, and it was released as a double CD in celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary. Here’s what the two discs contain:

Contains the brand new album The Kult Of The Penumatic Killrod (2012) (tracks 1-9), the Serenity In Obscenity EP (2005) (tracks 10-15), the Vicar Mortis EP (2006) (tracks 16-19), and The Monolith EP (2007) (tracks 20-22).

Contains the band’s first two full-length albums, Bolted To The Cross (2004) (tracks 1-8), and Congregating The Sick (2005) (tracks 9-17).

The dual-CD set is being sold by Vic Records here and by Abyss Records here, and it’s also available for download on Amazon mp3 and iTunes. I’m expecting a few liquified organs out of this beast.

So, here’s how we’ll finish off this post. First, I have the song I picked from Putrevore’s first album. After that is a track from Kult of the Pneumatic Killrod that I picked randomly, not having heard the whole album yet. And then after that will be a collection of Juanjo Castelanno’s album art — and the first cover is for that new Ribspreader album.

Putrevore: “Torn From the Abzu”

Ribspreader: “Flesh Psycho”

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  1. Well I knew you were sucker for album art, so figured this would hit your “wet-n-giggly” meter 🙂

  2. Are you sure you never talked about Putrevore here before? Then where the hell did I find that band?

    Revel In Flesh…Now theres a band that deserves a post as well (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07WGZJVtYic)

  3. Am I the only one that thinks Nephelium’s logo looks a lot like Archspire’s?

  4. Hey man,
    Its Juanjo Castellano from Spain…..thanks a lot for your REALLY great comments about my artwork!!! I really apreciatte it.

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