Jun 042013

Fuckin’ Torture Division have just released a new, free, three-song demo — The Worship — and it fuckin’ destroys, as pure Grade A undiluted death metal should.

For those who somehow remain ignorant about Torture Division, here’s a quick primer: The three members of the band – Lord K Philipson (guitar), Tobben Gustafsson (drums), and Jörgen Sandström (bass/vocals) — collectively have over 60 years of combined death metal experience, including membership in bands such as GraveEntombedVicious ArtThe Project Hate MCMXCIXVomitory, and God Among Insects.  In their words, “we know what we do, we love what we do and that we will keep on doing it until the end of days.”

They also have an unusual approach to recording and distributing their music. Their modus operandi is to release short demos and give them away for free. And today they made available The Worship as the latest installment in the series. It was again mixed and mastered by the masterful Dan Swanö, and is now available for download (along with a booklet) from his Unisound web site.

But first, you really need to read Torture Division’s introduction to The Worship, which is funny as shit. Plus, if you love what Torture Division are doing and how they’re doing it, as I do, then you need to throw them a donation to help finance the continuation of this fine demolition project. And to do both of those things, go HERE.

And even though I’ve already succinctly summarized my views about the three songs on this latest release, I’ll offer a few more words: Crushing guitar and bass tone, bone-breaking percussion, bestial vox, irresistible grooves, grisly infectious melodies, both hard-charging and doomy as a dank crypt, riffs and rhythms that will make you bang your head so goddamned hard it will come off and bounce around your room like a tennis ball.

Here’s the second track on The Worship:

“All Rise”

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  1. Torture Division have been giving it away free for years, since way before that was the thing to do. They were doing it at least as far back as 2007, and correct me if I’m wrong but it wasn’t until maybe 2010 or 2011 that free was getting to be common.

    • That’s an important point, and it’s all the more impressive (and admirable) because it’s not like these guys were fledglings just trying to get their name out there, which seems to be the main reason why bands (largely new bands) have been doing free or pay-what-you-want releases.

  2. Great song! I definitely need to download and listen to the rest of this once I get home tonight. And yes, their words on the new demo are a must read, they’re quite entertaining.

  3. So fucking good.

  4. whoohoo!!!!!!! this just made my day 🙂

  5. I’m not sure why I haven’t checked these guys out yet. I’m a huge fan of Grave, Vomitory and God Among Insects. And of course, I can’t listen to the song at work…

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