INVERLOCH Premiere New Song “The Empyrean Torment” via Stereogum
Melbourne death/doom veterans INVERLOCH have shared a second crushing track from their highly-anticipated full-length debut Distance | Collapsed. “The Empyrean Torment,” which has just premiered via indie music portal Stereogum, demonstrates the band’s monumental mastery of tension and texture, and can be streamed now AT THIS LOCATION.
Stereogum’s Doug Moore said of the track,
“Inverloch practice this sepulchral discipline with mastery befitting their history on Distance | Collapsed, their first full-length effort under the new moniker.’The Emypyrean Torment’ largely consists of a particularly vivid example of this approach — the band’s weight swings like a pendulum from beat to ponderous beat, accentuating a series of despondent melodies that sound like they’re wailing out of some vast cave. But Inverloch can crush at speed, too, and prove it at the song’s rabid conclusion. Listen.”
The album’s title track, “Distance Collapsed (In Rubble),” also premiered this past January via Decibel Magazine and can be streamed at THIS LOCATION.
Distance | Collapsed will see a global release on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on March 4th, 2016. Digital preorders are available via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE and physical preorders, including limited edition bundles, can be purchased via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION.
Additionally, INVERLOCH have been confirmed for SWR Barroselas Metal Fest in Portugal this coming April, and are set to announce more festival/tour news very soon.
Apr 22 – 24 Barroselas, PT SWR Barroselas Metal Fest
Since the demise of Australia’s diSEMBOWELMENT in 1993, a void has developed for the many fans of the band’s epic blend of slow atmospherics and blasting brutality. Few have succeeded in channeling this legacy, until Melbourne’s INVERLOCH (featuring 2/4 of the legendary diSEMBOWELMENT) took the global stage in the late 2000s.
In 2012, INVERLOCH released their debut EP Dusk | Subside, a crushing release featuring bursts of pounding blast beats that erupt out of tranquil soundscapes. INVERLOCH deftly follow up on the sound & feel that diSEMBOWELMENT first trademarked in the early 1990s and take it into 2016 with their own, cold, brutal sound & style. The band played their first-ever show at the legendary Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands, and have been lauded worldwide by renowned -publications such as Decibel and Terrorizer, the latter of which stated that INVERLOCH “[push] the boundaries of heaviness beyond their breaking point.”
Now INVERLOCH are set to return in 2016 with one of the most anticipated full-length debuts the metal underground has seen in years. The band has created another masterpiece with Distance | Collapsed, a 5 song, 40-minute LP of absolutely pummeling death/doom that Decibel Magazine has named one of the top 20 most anticipated albums of 2016. Buzzsaw death metal riffs and bowel-splitting vocals mix alongside earth-shaking dirges and blasting percussion, all wrapped together in a haunting yet beautifully dreadful atmosphere. With Distance | Collapsed, INVERLOCH prove that they are one of the finest bands making extreme music today.
Ben James – Vocals
Matt Skarajew – Guitars
Mark Cullen – Guitars
Chris Jordon – Bass
Paul Mazziotta – Drums