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Formed in 2008, Washington, D.C.’s horror-obsessed, underground sextet ILSA has wasted no time in spreading its unique brand of cloying, compelling death/doom throughout the underground and beyond. Ever since the release of their debut full-length The Maggots Are Hungry (Odium Generis Humani), ILSA has lived and breathed a raw musical lifestyle, producing nearly one effort every year, including three additional full-length LPs and three splits with like-minded extreme metal comrades Coffins, Seven Sisters of Sleep and Hooded Menace. Each release features the detailed black & white artwork of drummer Joshy Brettell, former drummer of the legendary hardcore band Integrity. The band has shown just as much ambition on the live circuit as well, performing at numerous festivals including Maryland Deathfest and various shows with Windhand, Noothgrush, Full of Hell, Magrudergrind, and many others. After the May 2015 release of the band’s fourth album, The Felon’s Claw (A389 Recordings), ILSA signed to Relapse Records for their impending fifth album.

Now in 2018, ILSA weave together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress is nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, murky, primordial doom and feedback-laden, crusty death metal. Corpse Fortress is easily the rawest, most abhorrent and nasty album in ILSA’s 10-year career and the perfect soundtrack for the initiated miscreants of this rapidly dying orb.
No Gods, No Masters.

ILSA is:

Orion – Vocals
Brendan – Guitar
Tim – Guitar
Sharad – Bass
Joshy – Drums

ARTIST UPDATES
  • ILSA: Share “Old Maid” Video via Revolver; Announce West Coast Tour Dates w/ Fister corpsefortress_1500 Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA share the official video for “Old Maid” off the recently, released album Corpse Fortress. The song features guest vocals by Amy KC Oden. Watch the Jeffrey Sisson (Exhumed, Gruesome) music video below. Additionally, ILSA announce Fall North American tour dates with Fister. The tour begins November 16th in San Diego, CA and ...
  • ILSA: Premiere “Long Lost Friend” via Revolver Magazine corpsefortress_1500 Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA share “Long Lost Friend” off the impending, new album Corpse Fortress. Hear the full song, featuring guest guitars by Lasse from Hooded Menace, via Revolver Magazine HERE, YouTube HERE and all digital streaming services HERE. ILSA comments on the new song: “We’ve said before that all our songs are spells, and this invocation ...
  • ILSA: Share Official Audio For “Prosector” off Corpse Fortress via Cvlt Nation corpsefortress_1500 Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA share “Prosector” off the impending, new album Corpse Fortress. Hear the full song via Cvlt Nation HERE and all digital streaming services HERE. ILSA comments on the song: “A prosector dissects corpses for the intent of examination or demonstration. With this in mind, we present a short but sick track sprayed from our ...
  • ILSA: Announce New Album Corpse Fortress; Share New Song “Hikikomori” corpsefortress_1500 Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA weave together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress is nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, murky, primordial doom and feedback-laden, ...
  • WINDHAND Announce US Tour Dates With ILSA Stoner/doom heavyweights WINDHAND have announced a new run of US tour dates this coming December along with labelmates and recent Relapse signees ILSA. The bands will be leveling Washington D.C., Boston, and New York beginning December 1; WINDHAND will also be playing select US dates in September. Check out a full itinerary below. WINDHAND Live:  Windhand Tour Dates WINDHAND are ...
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