This is one of those days at our site when virtually the entire day will be devoted to our own premieres of new songs and full album streams. There will be four of those ahead. But before we dive into those, I have to share this one new song that premiered not long ago at another site (CLRVYNT).
The song is “Abrogation“, and it comes from the very highly anticipated new album by New Zealand’s Ulcerate, the name of which is Shrines of Paralysis. It will be released by Relapse Records on the 28th of October (and can be pre-ordered in physical form here or digitally here).
Prepare yourselves, because “Abrogation” is absolutely explosive — an overpowering storm of pitch-black riffs, electrifying drumwork, dissonant/mutated/writhing lead guitar derangement, mercurial movements, and demonic growling and howling. The storm subsides briefly before the end comes, but when that happens the music becomes even more strange and unsettling.
Ulcerate’s style of death metal has spread far and wide with more adherents among new bands than you can easily count, but this song proves that they remain in the vanguard. Utterly decimating, adrenaline-charged, mind-warping stuff.
Check out the song below, and if you live in North America and haven’t yet learned about Ulcerate’s stupendous impending tour with Iceland’s Zhrine and Canada’s Phobocosm, here are the dates for that:
Nov 02 Los Angeles, CA Complex
Nov 03 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room
Nov 04 Portland, OR Panic Room
Nov 05 Seattle, WA Highline
Nov 06 Vancouver, BC Astoria
Nov 08 Oakland, CA The Golden Bull
Nov 09 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Nov 10 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
Nov 11 El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
Nov 12 San Antonio, TX Limelight
Nov 13 Houston, TX Acadia Bar
Nov 14 Dallas, TX Reno’s Chop Shop
Nov 15 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 16 Gainesville, FL Atlantic
Nov 17 Tampa, FL The Brass Mug
Nov 18 Atlanta, GA 529
Nov 19 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Nov 20 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov 22 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
Nov 23 Boston, MA Great Scott
Nov 24 Montreal, QC Piranha Bar
Nov 25 Toronto, ON Coalition
Nov 26 Detroit, MI Corktown Tavern
Nov 27 Chicago, IL Reggies
Nov 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
Nov 29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus