VESSEL OF INIQUITY: UK Black/Death/Noise Monstrositys Announces Devastating Sophomore Offering - Track Premiered at Invisible Oranges.

UK one-man aural annihilation entity Vessel of Iniquity has completed work its sophomore LP for Sentient Ruin, set to be released on January 25 2019. The album will come as a limited edition 45RPM black or sea blue vinyl LP with custom artwork, and as a limited edition cassette tape. Both formats will also be available in the EU through Italian underground label Xenoglossy Productions.

Once again crafted and home-recorded in total seclusion, within these five new jagged wounds of deconstructed and malformed sonic terror, sole mastermind A. White has taken his horrific strain of noise-infested black/death decimation to new and absolutely implausible heights of aural insanity. Void of Infinite Horror is a claustrophobic, abominable, twisted, and horrific mosaic of modern and visionary extreme metal which has once again managed to violently coerce together the grandiose and bludgeoning sonic warfare of black/death bands like Teitanblood and Impetuous Ritual, and the massacring industrial noise scarifications of entities like Gnaw Their Tongues, Sutekh Hexen, and Abruptum.

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Void of Infinite Horror

1. Invocation of the Heart Girt With a Serpent
2. Babalon
3. Void of Infinite Sorrow
4. Mother of Abomination
5. Once More Into the Abyss

With a cascading hail of twisted and deformed riffs funneled into a firestorm of blasting drum machines Void of Infinite Horror is hallucinatory maelstrom of hellish and apocalyptic atmospheres that will stand as one of the most absurd and utterly horrific releases to see the light year - its hopeless misery near indescribable, its violence and malevolence awe inducing in their monstrous enormity.

Invisible Oranges have exclusively just premiered the track Mother of Abomination from this upcoming offering of total sonic warfare, claiming that the track is “a five-minute bruiser steeped in swaths of grinding, churning noise“ - (you can read their feature and listen to track HERE). All formats now pre-ordeable through our store and Bandcamp and officially releasing on January 25 2019 through Sentient Ruin (US) and Xenoglossy Productions(EU).

ALTARAGE: Sentient Ruin To Issue Monstrous Third LP "The Approaching Roar" on Cassette Tape Format.

We’re honored and proud to work with our friends Altarage again. After having issued their debut demo and first LP NIHL on cassette in collaboration with Sol Y Nieve and having since witnessed the band’s unstoppable and vertical climb to world domination, we could not be happier be a part of their music again, and aid them once again in their unstoppable quest for absolute aural tyranny.

Since 2015 the Spanish Death Metal monsters have been making eyes roll and have instigated consistent and widespread awe and acclaim as their monstrous formula of malformed, grandiose, chaotic, and appallingly crushing music has opened new realms of absurdity and implausibility in extreme metal. Through three albums in three years of methodical, maniacal, and unyielding destruction, Altarage have slowly, but surely refined their formula to a point in which it is now a free form aesthetic of death metal, and a world entirely their own, accessible by and to no one else but themselves.

Their new album, The Approaching Roar - which we’re honored to issue as a limited edition tape - stands higher than any point in their career, dominating over and undergrund which for the most part is incapable and or unworthy of holding match up to their gargantuan artistry. As words truly defy the album and struggle to piece together its otherworldly enormity, we’ll leave it to that, and just reiterate that it already ridiculizes most death metal albums you will hear this year, and beyond.

The Approaching Roar tapes feature alternate artwork from the CD/LP, and come housed in the classic Sentient Ruin black custom slipcase silkscreened with metallic inks, and will be officially released on the album’s officially release date through Season of Mist: January 25 2015 - and now be pre-ordered on our Store and Bandcamp. All hail Altarage!

VOID ROT: Minnesota Death-Doom Behemoths Release Debut MLP "Consumed by Oblivion" on Vinyl.

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Sentient Ruin is proud to announced the release  Void Rot’s gargantuan debut MLP Consumed by Oblivion on 12” vinyl. The LP will come as an etched, single sided black record housed in a custom black heavy cardstock cover + insert silkscreened with Pantone metallic bronze ink, and can now be pre-ordered at our store or Bandcamp. An EU version will be released with copper metallic ink through Everlasting Spew Records.

Hailing from Minneapolis MN, Void Rot are devoted to constructing massive and soul-consuming dirges of monstrous death-doom that is influenced by the glorious progenitors of majestic, atmospheric, and slow moving death metal like Winter, Rippikoulu, Disembowelment, early Paradise Lost, Incantation, etc.

With their debut MLP Consumed by Oblivion Void Rot unravel 15+ minis of earth-shaking and telluric death-doom that erupts from the depths of hades and pulverizes into the cosmos, weaving ancestral death metal and atmospheric doom into a dismal and soul-crushing deluge of riffs to construct a sonic colossus of unseen enormity, which will be sure to please all fans of bands like Spectral Voice, Anhedonist, Inverloch, Indesinence, Krypts.

Within their imposing compositions Void Rot weave light and darkness seamlessly and with unseen mastery, evoking atmospheres of unparalleled vastness that alternate majestically between sidereal and contemplative psychedelia, and visceral and bludgeoning heaviness. Consumed by Oblivion is an iconic and proud example of true american death-doom as seen at its finest hour as it masterfully distills the void of space and the loneliness of the cosmos and bends them to impact the crushing misery of our earthly reality. The end result is a seismic monolith of spine-breaking riffs and warped atmospheres that while glorifying death-doom's most distinctive traits also elevates the genere to an entire new level.

Consumed by Oblivion has been acclaimed by critics with many outlets like CVLT Nation, Last Rites, No Clean Singing, Toilet ov Hell and Nine Hertz hailing it as one of the best death doom moments of 2018, and CVLT Nation listing it ints top 10 best death doom records of 2018.

DETH CRUX: Los Angeles Post-Punk Night Stalkers Release Mesmerizing Debut LP - Full Album Premiered at CVLT Nation.

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After debuting in 2015 with their staggering first EP Pears of Anguish, Los Angeles deathrock night stalkers Deth Crux (who feature in their ranks members of US doom legends Buried at Sea and of L.A. black/death heathens Lighting Swords of Death) return with their long awaited debut album - the haunting and chameleonic Mutant Flesh, forty minutes of shapeshifting and deviant horror punk/gothic rock soaked in neon, blood, sex, and perversion.

Shrouded in an aura both erotic and extraterrestrial, Mutant Flesh is a modern post-punk juggernaut in which Deth Crux have distilled the most tumultuous, unclean, and eclectic aspects of their home town Los Angeles to create a dark punk opera of unparalleled seductiveness and darkness. Theirs is not the Los Angeles we all know. Instead it is a city they have transformed and reimagined through sound with its most dysfunctional and cinematic traits exaggerated and pushed to the forefront, haunted by neon-hungry ghosts and mutated subhuman creatures hiding behind black sunglasses among the surface population, where strange flesh is sold to fulfill unearthly desires. In Mutant Flesh Deth Crux channel the grandiose majesty and gloom of iconic UK goth bands like Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, and Sister of Mercy, with the spooky and feral irreverence of Christian Death, projecting it all against their own personal audio-visual backdrop of decaying urban madness and sinister body horror to yield something truly both unseen and marvelously unsettling and seductive.

Recorded and mixed by famed sound designer Sanford Parker (Leviathan, Wovenhand, Nachtmystium, Voivod etc.) in 2017 at Big Band Sound in Los Angeles, Mutant Flesh features contributions also by saxophone legend Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House) and is already slated to become a classic dark goth/horror punk opera of our times.

Deth Crux spawned from the L.A. underground, debuting in 2015 with their now classic Pears of Anguish demo tape, released that year by underground tape label T(R)APE. The demo tape was met with much acclaim, stirring up quite a buzz and going quickly sold out as the band was already being hailed as a rising promise in US deathrock. In the wake of the tape's success the band spent the ensuing months writing new music and then booked studio time with famed sound engineer and fellow Buried at Sea bandmate Sanford Parker to record what would become their shapeshifting and tumultuous debut album Mutant Flesh.

Though their sound is easily recognizable as descending from the gloom and decadence of iconic UK bands like Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, and Fields of the Nephilim, as well as from legendary US deathrock deviants Christian Death, Deth Crux are all but an easy band to pin down, mostly due to their mutating and chameleon-like approach to post-punk, where beauty and ugliness, seduction and perversion, dream and nightmare interchange constantly and construct the foundation of their sound within a framework of profound dualism and ambiguity. What sets the band most apart from their gothic rock contemporaries however is their highly personal and unique aesthetic inspired and influenced by the many and darkest faces of their city of origin, Los Angeles, which the band have meticulously distilled to re-paint their home city upside down and inside out, exaggerating its dystopian traits and turning it into a primal force of inspiration for the music and lyrics. The result is a staggering audio-visual experience where the aforementioned musical influences are set against a backdrop of urban chaos and decadence, glamour, sex, perversion, seduction, death, and body horror, and then stirred into a blood-soaked and hallucinating rock and roll horror story about deviated and once-human beings aimlessly and erratically populating and roaming a damned neon hellscape.

Mutant Flesh has been featured abundantly leading up to its release with tracks premiered by Indy Metal Vault, Last Rites, and No Clean Singing, and with the full album finally premiered in full this week by CVLT Nation.

Mutant Flesh is set to be released on December 7 2018 on tape and vinyl in the US by Sentient Ruin, on vinyl in the EU by legendary Italian crust punk label Agipunk's goth subsidiary Legion of the Damned, and on CD by Italian dark metal label Aural Music.

Long live the Mutant Flesh!