Artists

Biography
The early years of American death metal – in all its palm muted, tremolo picked, madness-inspired pacing – forever changed the landscape of heavy music. It was an era that produced many now-classic releases from such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Death, Morbid Angel, Entombed, Deicide, Obituary, Autopsy, among many others.

While the leaders and innovators of American death metal valiantly fortified their walls against the onslaught of the flannel and Doc Martin clad of that time, a host of new bands sprung up nationwide – all eager to defend and descant the blasphemous gospels laid down by their forebears. Spawned deep within this subterranean realm of unsanctity came the groundbreaking, Relapse Records-released Onward To Golgotha – a musical scripture of spine-chilling and inhuman sounds by the now-legendary INCANTATION. A bleak and suffocating trip through a doom-infused purgatory, Golgotha was the first of its kind.

With over a quarter-century under their bullet-adorned belts, INCANTATION main-man John McEntee, and longtime drummer Kyle Severn, have proven that age is certainly not a predetermining factor as it relates to brutality and longevity. Throughout these formative years, INCANTATION continued to spread their demonic reign, releasing three more unholy testaments with Relapse including: Diabolical Conquest (1998), Mortal Throne of Nazarene (1994) and The Infernal Storm (2000). The next decade-plus saw the band expand their blasphemous empire, releasing several full-lengths with notable metal-centric labels Candlelight and Listenable Records.

Approaching the latter half of 2017, INCANTATION is set to prove – once again – that their vertigo-inducing, ever-spiraling blackened mass of death metal malevolence is as expansive, infinite and bleak as the coldest, darkest reaches of our universe. At the pinnacle of their storied career, the guys have engineered a brand new weapon of anti-biblical proportions. This weapon, entitled Profane Nexus, comes armed with eleven tracks of musical antipathy, impregnated with the band’s inherent, unrivaled, visual and lyrical depravity.

Recorded at the band’s own Incantation Studios in Johnstown, PA and mixed/mastered by Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Asphyx, Dark Funeral), Profane Nexus is perhaps the finest example of pummeling death metal and disemboweling funeral doom ever conceived.

ARTIST UPDATES
  • INCANTATION: Announce Late Summer Headlining European Tour Dates Photo Credit: Scott Kinkade Death metal legends INCANTATION announce headlining European tour dates throughout August and September. INCANTATION continue to tour in support of their recent full-length release Profane Nexus. The tour begins August 29 in Utrecht, NL and ends September 9 in Athens, GR. All confirmed tour dates are available below. Additionally, INCANTATION will join forces ...
  • RELAPSE CONTAMINATION TOUR RETURNS, HEADLINED BY DYING FETUS and FEATURING INCANTATION, GATECREEPER & GENOCIDE PACT Relapse Records is excited to announce the return of the Relapse Contamination Tour headlined by death metal heavyweights DYING FETUS with support from label-mates INCANTATION, GATECREEPER and GENOCIDE PACT! The tour will kick off September 19th in Flint, MI and travel through 35 cities across North America, ending October 29th in London, ON. All confirmed ...
  • EXHUMED and INCANTATION Announce US West Coast Tour Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED and death metal pioneers INCANTATION join forces for a brief West Coast US tour this Winter. Both bands are touring in support of recently released 2017 albums; EXHUMED’s Death Revenge and INCANTATION’s Profane Nexus. The tour commences February 22 in Fresno, CA and travels through 7 cities ending on March 3 ...
  • Relapse Records Podcast #52 – October 2017 Ft. MATT HARVEY (EXHUMED) The Relapse Records Podcast returns just in time for the Halloween season with our special guest Matt Harvey of EXHUMED. Matt discusses the band’s new album Death Revenge, writing the band’s first concept album, horror movies and more. Also on the podcast we spin new and upcoming Relapse tracks from MYRKUR, IRON MONKEY, PRIMITIVE MAN, HAEMORRHAGE, S U R V I V E, DEATH and ...
  • Relapse Launch 2017 Sampler; Partner With Rock To The Future To Donate Proceeds Relapse is proud to partner with Rock to the Future to offer our annual label sampler highlighting another year of incredible music from their eclectic roster, featuring the best dark and heavy music from around the globe. Ranging from death metal, black metal, doom, sludge, and grindcore to hard rock, electronic, synth, industrial, experimental, prog, and more, the ...
TOUR DATES