The word “supergroup” gets tossed around a lot, but in the case of Liquid Graveyard, it’s a fitting label. The band was created by Raquel and John Walker, the frontman and leader of the seminal British death metal group Cancer, and in addition to that formidable duo the line-up includes Napalm Death’s Shane Embury on bass and drummer Nicholas Barker (Lock Up, Brujeria, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Cradle of Filth), with live bass duties now being handled by Spanish musician Daniel Maganto (Eternal Storm).
After two well-received albums released in 2009 and 2011, On Evil Days and The Fifth Time I Died, the band have completed a new full-length entitled By Nature So Perverse, which is projected for release in July on CD and vinyl by the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records. It’s our pleasure to bring you the premiere of a song from the new album named “Influence Corrupt“.
With Raquel Walker’s vicious snarls and jagged roars leading the way, “Influence Corrupt” delivers a pummeling dose of high-energy death metal laced with waves of bleak guitar melody set against the warm pulsing of Embury’s bass. But after that initial blast of skull-jolting aggressiveness, the song mutates into something different, with a concluding segment that tumbles in slow motion down into an abyss of doom lit by shimmering, spectral lights. It’s an eerie, atmospheric finish to a dynamic, hard-hitting song.
By Nature So Perverse was recorded and mixed by Carlos Santos at Sadman Studios (Wormed, Toundra, Adrift, Jardín de la Croix) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Wormed, Beastmilk, Nails). The album’s artwork was created by British artist Matt Vickerstaff (who has created layouts for such bands as Autopsy, Dodheimsgard, and Darkthrone). For more info about the release, watch these locations:
Below you will find our premiere stream of “Influence Corrupt”, as well as a short album teaser.