Bastard old school death metal orcs Petrification return with their gruesomely bludgeoning debut full-length album - Hollow of the Void , set to be released on April 23rd 2018 through Sentient Ruin (US vinyl/tape), Memento Mori (worldwide CD), Dawnbreed Records (EU vinyl/tape), and To The Death Records (EU vinyl co-release).
On Hollow of the Void the Petrification unleash a lawless legion of pummeling and brain-eating riffs designed to annihilate the listener and wreck havoc upon their flesh. Through these eleven new cuts of decaying brutality and mental abuse, the Portland death metal butchers unleash a barrage of classically gruesome and traditionally repulsive death metal chaos that worships directly at the rotting altar of legends Autopsy, Nihilist, Grave, Convulse, Funebre, Grave etc., while also setting their footmark as a visionary and ambitious entity all of their own, set on a path of total visual and sonic self-determination within the most liminal realms of absurd death metal de(con)struction.
Petrification had set them selves instantly aside as something special and unique straight from their beginnings. When we released their debut demo Summon Horrendous Destruction last year people instantly connected to their absurd and meticulous visual style and personal formula of musically regressed/aesthetically evolved death metal, with the cassette tapes going sold out within days, and the following 7" disappearing just as quick.
With a visual artist of the caliber of vocalist Jason Barnett, and with some of Portlands most gifted shredders within their ranks (mastermind behind Cursed Death visuals), it was inevitable that Petrification would instantly rise above the pack. Summon Horrendous Destruction introduced a band to the world which musically and visually left no stone unturned, and pushed the envelope of death metal in every possible way while also worshipping and cherishing its most visceral and ancestral roots. Today, Hollow of the Void will fully shows the world the true breadth and scope of Petrification's gruesome and glorious old school death metal and of their unique sonic and visual aesthetics that the band blends seamlessly to devastating effects. All you need to do is take a look at the two mind-bending music videos the band created on their own and which Metal Injection and Revolver Magazine premiered HERE and HERE respectively - two fine examples of the band's unquestionable audio-visual superiority among their peers.
It becomes superfluous to say that visionary artist and vocalist Jason Barnett has taken his visual skills to the next level on this new release and debut LP offering of his menacing death metal machine, presenting the world with a CD, tape and LP presentation which is absolutely glorious, gruesome, unique, and beautiful in every possible way and packed with stunning imagery from his hallucinatory paintings wrapped in colorful graphics. Limited black vinyl will be available, or standard white vinyl and/or purple/green splatter vinyl as well through Sentient Ruin (US), or through To The Death Records and Dawnbreed Records cooperatively (EU). The casse tape will come in the US from Sentient Ruin as well, and from Dawnbreed in the EU, while the CD will be handled worldwide by Memento Mori.