Few artists are able to leave an outstanding mark upon the music world in the modern
music climate that renders faces and names a wash of media static. Familiarity is second
to quick-fix accessibility and integrity is traded in for desperate attempts to stay current.
Rare is the artist or band who can leave the most scant of marks. More precious are those
who build a legacy which will extend past their years.
Over their illustrious eleven year career, INCANTATION has become an infamous
death metal institution and pillar of the international underground metal scene. The
staggering combination of the bands ominous sound and vicious style, incredible work
ethic and unwavering dedication to the music has left an indelible mark unmatched by all
except the most legendary of their peers.
Their ominous sound and style, borne of a founder/guitarist' John McEntee's and
longtime bassist Rob Yench desire to meld classic metal influences with a over-the-top
heaviness heavier than anything that had come before it, has cast a shadow long and dark
over the entire genre. They are innovators of what has been dubbed the "New York death
metal style" and have influenced hundreds of band s the world over.
Arguably metal's hardest working band, INCANTATION have endeavored
to tour to every corner of the world; from Canada to Colombia, Argentina to
Europe, Central America and the States, INCANTATION has ventured forth like
conquering crusaders, converting thousands of new fans time after time.
The band members iron-willed commitment to their craft has turned them into
champions for their cause. The band have regularly contributed songs and recordings to
small labels the world over; pulling each one upward with them. Many members have
spearheaded underground labels and distribution companies devoted wholly to the music.
Additionally INCANTATION have given many other bands their first opportunities
to tour on American soil. Bands from America (NILE, ABSU, KATKLYSM, DYING
FETUS) and other corners of the globe (Norway's ENSLAVED, Brazil's KRISIUN, and
Japan's DEFILED) all owe a debt of gratitude for INCANTATION's use of their own
tours to lend a helping hand to their metal brethren.
Two of the INCANTATION's three previous full-lengths, Onward To Golgotha
and Diabolical Conquest, are considered classics that stand not only as rules of quality
and are milemarkers in the genre's growth and development. The bands collective output
ranks within the style's unholy grail
The latest chapter in the INCANTATION saga is The Infernal Storm.
Recorded by longtime producer Bill Korecky (Integrity, Earth Crisis) at Cleveland's
Mars Recording Compound, The Infernal Storm is the realization of eleven years of
Hard work and is INCANTATION's finest hour yet.
The Infernal Storm captures the band at it's finest and most creative apex to date.
Dark harmonies burn through the oppressively heavy guitar attack that has become the
bands trademark. Throughout tracks such as Sempiternal Pandemonuim.... smoldering
passages of ruin and despair crawl forth like so many creatures from the depths;
measuring and lurking before exploding into a violent fury.
New frontman Mike Saez (formerly of Deathrune) spits venom from is lungs over
the bands razor sharp compositions and crisp drum attack laid down by session player
Dave Culross (Malevolent Creation, ex-Suffocation).