Hailing from Sydney, Australia, The Plague erupted from cemetery earth in 2017 with a debut EP appropriately named Mass Genocide, and then honed their grisly blades with live performances in support of such bands as Angelcorpse, Master, Entombed AD, and Ensiferum (among many others).
Time passed and in 2021 Bitter Loss Records released the band’s debut album Within Death. As we wrote around that time, on the occasion of a premiere:
The music of this full-length debut does indeed live within death — death metal of the old school to be precise, of a particularly mauling and murderous, gruesome and ghastly variety. Powered by that beloved chainsawing guitar distortion, propelled by bone-smashing drumwork, and elevated into rarified air by truly astonishing vocal madness, The Plague‘s music is electrifying. We have little doubt that (as the advance press claims) it will strongly appeal to fans of classic Dismember and Entombed as well as more recent entrants such as LIK and Entrails.
And now The Plague return again, on the other side of a real-world plague, with a second album named Erosion of Gods, which will be released on October 28th by Brilliant Emperor Records. And once again we have the ghoulish pleasure of premiering a song from the album, along with a gore-soaked video-tale of hideous torture and cannibalism.