ACEPHALIX is exposing the population to the gnarled new track, "Excremental Offerings," off the band's Decreation LP, which is being unleashed through 20 Buck Spin later this month.
"'Excremental Offerings' is about our ambivalent relationship to the shit we carry around inside of us and how we'd rather rot internally before we show other people the shittiest - or the most true, the most real - manifestations of who we are, "offers ACEPHALIX. "There's a terror of emptiness motivating our spiritual constipation, and the excremental offering is the moment when we surrender to this terror at our core. While this is my best explanation of the lyrics, it's really just another death metal song about death."
ACEPHALIX' "Excremental Offerings" is now streaming at No Clean Singing, who declares in part of its degrading cruelty, "This brutish mid-paced song's massive, chugging, central riff is just pure gold... And when the song kicks into rampaging gear, it becomes high-octane mosh fuel - not one whit less infectious than what came before, but more electrifying." It continues, "What's not surprising is Dan Butler's one-of-a-kind roar, the cavernous sound of a heartless monster on the loose, which never fails to put the terror of death as a looming, lurching, hungry presence in the band's music, almost regardless of what else is going on around it."
Submit to ACEPHALIX' "Excremental Offerings" right here.
ACEPHALIX' Decreation was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain). With each release, the ACEPHALIX horde grows more intense, vicious and bestial. Decreation is the culmination of five years of dormancy, letting loose upon the Earth the calamitous consequence of pent-up wrath. Fans of Vastum, Master, Necrot, Entombed, Discharge, and the Cro-Mags take note.
20 Buck Spin will release Decreation on CD, and digital formats September 22nd; the vinyl will follow in mid-October. Find preorders for merch HERE and stream "God Is Laughing" and "Suffer (Life In Fragments" alongside digital preorders HERE.
The rotten corpse of death metal horde ACEPHALIX, the Bay Area's beast of barbarism, has been re-animated. Abnormally deceased since the band's Southern Lord-released five years ago, Deathless Master, the crushing return of Decreation leaves no bone unbroken and no skull intact. Foul American death metal maggotry eating back to life coagulated remains of hardcore's guts. Opener "Upon This Altar" rages with d-beat ferocity morphing into a slithering puzzle of pierced flesh. Primitive savagery pervades on "Suffer (Life In Fragments)" through to the cro-magnon battering of "Excremental Offerings." All the while an obscure weirdness that characterized the idiosyncratic deformities of certain Cannibal Corpse, Nocturnus, and Death moments arises out of the ACEPHALIX tomb.