Sep 152016

Ulcerate-Shrines of Paralysis


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).


Ulcerate 2016


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


  7 Responses to “ULCERATE: “ABROGATION””

  1. Just like their first advance track, this single was on Spotify the whole day before CLRVYNT got the chance to premiere it. The label probably doesn’t have too much control on what exact minute a song releases on Spotify, but I guess it would be safer to release it there a day later. I mean, I’m a heavy Spotify user so I was very happy (track is fucking awesome), but it’s odd to release it there ahead of the premiere. This can’t be fun for premiereing sites.

    • That is odd. I’m not a Spotify user, so I wasn’t aware of this. It seems the label’s main interest is in spreading the music far and wide, without putting much weight on granting “exclusivity” to any particular site (witness the fact that they put the song on Soundcloud immediately, for general public access, and spread that direct link around via their press release).

      • Yeah that makes sense, too. I guess this wasn’t really such an exclusive premiere and not advocated as such. Still, odd. I think (and heard) Spotify timing is still kind of a mystery. I’ve seen the other way round too, where bands told everybody it would be online ‘now’, but everybody had to wait a day or two more.

        Oh well, modern times, man 🙂

  2. When I listen to Ulcerate for extended intervals I tend to get a hard to define uncomfortable feeling. Still I keep coming back again & again.

  3. Yep, sounds like Ulcerate. Seem to pick up right where Vermis left off

  4. A beast of a track, it takes a moment to catch it’s breath and then comes back even harder 🙂

  5. hope the new morbid angel will kill this in a strange way.
    but it wont
    because Azagthoth doesn do wrestling

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