MetalWani Premiere CENTURIES OF DECAY's George Orwell Inspired Single "Wings of Death"

CENTURIES OF DECAY We live on the layers of deep time and history, strata of times past; life literally depends on centuries of decay. Now, progressive extreme metal visionaries CENTURIES OF DECAY build on the metal that has come before to create the metal of the future. Known for creating an intense powerful atmosphere and letting the metal speak for itself in their live performance, the Toronto based quintet are bringing that experience to fans in their debut self-titled concept album set for release on August 4th.

Drummer Derrick Doucette comments:

"We've often thought about the fragility of civilization throughout history and the idea of events repeating itself. With that in mind, our concept album tells the story of society being born, corrupt and destroyed in an endless cycle. It can be taken as a literal piece of fiction, or even a social commentary. It also comes from more personal issues such as depression, disillusionment and failure."

Teaming up with MetalWani.com, the band reveals their second single "Wings of Death", a song about religious and political propaganda and how it's use to draw lines between people and nations. The lyrical content of this song draws from influences from George Orwell's 1984. The song was written as two halves, a slower heavier groove, then kicking into fast paced death metal with some vocal harmonies by guitarists Rob McAllister and Devin Doucette.


Listen to "Wings of Death" right here.



Album pre-order available on Bandcamp HERE and Amazon HERE!

Track Listing:
1. Intro (1:10)
2. Centuries of Decay (9:56)
3. The Architect (4:12)
4. Asylum (5:46)
5. Odyssey (8:50)
6. Wings of Death (4:55)
7. Rise (6:26)
8. Demise (12:18)
Album Length: 53:37


Album Band Line Up:
Devin Doucette (Rhythm Guitar, Main Vocals)
Rob McAllister (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Derrick Doucette (Drums)
Anthony Zhura (Bass)

Live Band Line Up:
Devin Doucette (Rhythm Guitar, Main Vocals)
Rob McAllister (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Derrick Doucette (Drums)
Matt Hems (Bass)

Show Dates:
Aug 4 - Coalition TO - Toronto, ON w/ Vesperia, Black Eve, Lutharo - info

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We live on the layers of deep time and history, strata of times past; life literally depends on centuries of decay. Now, progressive extreme metal visionaries CENTURIES OF DECAY build on the metal that has come before to create the metal of the future.

Formed in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, CENTURIES OF DECAY sound is ‘atmospheric, intense, powerful, dynamic, and heavy’.

Drummer Derrick Doucette explains the roots of the band’s name.

“The intention of the name is to paint an image of nature reclaiming the lands and cities and erasing the traces of humanity once people have been removed from the world. This can also be open to interpretation. Some may see Centuries of Decay as being in reference to an extended period of social degradation or the idea of the planet being a barren land void of life entirely. We chose this name because we felt it conveyed a powerful image and atmosphere, which appropriately went hand-in-hand with our musical style.”

That style will be unleashed by the four-piece on their self-titled debut album due out August 4, 2017, which drummer Derrick Doucette is eager for fans to hear.

“I was told recently that someone found our sound very unique and refreshing. That really meant a lot to me and I would love if that opinion was shared by both old and new fans. I find we’ve taken our influences from various sub-genres of extreme metal and turned them into a tasteful blend of compelling, climactic and devastating intensity on these seven tracks.”

Fans can also expect more music in the future.

“We are already looking forward to writing more material and refining our sound more. I’m excited to see how our sound will evolve…Our fans can expect multiple albums as that was the intent from day one!” adds Doucette.

Live, CENTURIES OF DECAY have their own unique approach to performing, they make every set flow together, creating a huge atmosphere and letting the metal speak for itself.
(bio written by Steve Earles)

"This is not a one-dimensional album that’s easily described. Each song has its own style and flavour, mixing different styles together with well-deserved contempt for genre restrictions and constraints. Centuries of Decay have crafted a modern extreme metal release that effectively combines these different strains of metal into something all of their own." - Wonderbox Metal

"Up next was Centuries Of Decay, who gave us some atmospheric death metal. Devin Doucette and Rob McAllister shared guitar and vocal duties. Devin sang lead and handled a chunk of the brutal vocals but they gave a few great harmonized melodic vocals. Their last song had an additive time signature, which is something that really catches my attention as a musician." - Metal Master Kingdom (Live Review Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016 - Toronto)



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Date: Jul 27, 2017
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