Album Premieres

ULCERATE Stream New Album ‘Shrines Of Paralysis’ in Full

ulcerate-2016-A

New Zealand death metallers ULCERATE have just shared a full stream of their forthcoming opus Shrines Of Paralysis (out this October 28). ‘Shrines Of Paralysis’ can be streamed via Soundcloud below:

ULCERATE’s latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis is a flawless continuation of the band’s signature sonic philosophy. Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape ULCERATE’s music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band’s most cohesive and powerful release to date.

Shrines Of Paralysis is due out October 28, 2016 on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE .

Additionally, ULCERATE are gearing up for their headlining North American tour with Icelandic dissonance-mongers Zhrine and Montreal death metal quartet Phobocosm. A full list of dates is available below.

ULCERATE Live:

***Dates with Zhrine and Phobocosm***

Nov 02 Los Angeles, CA Complex
Nov 03 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room
Nov 04 Portland, OR Panic Room
Nov 05 Seattle, WA Highline
Nov 06 Vancouver, BC Astoria
Nov 08 Oakland, CA The Golden Bull
Nov 09 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Nov 10 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
Nov 11 El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
Nov 12 San Antonio, TX Limelight
Nov 13 Houston, TX Acadia Bar
Nov 14 Dallas, TX Reno’s Chop Shop
Nov 15 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 16 Gainesville, FL Atlantic
Nov 17 Tampa, FL The Brass Mug
Nov 18 Atlanta, GA 529
Nov 19 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Nov 20 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov 22 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
Nov 23 Boston, MA Great Scott
Nov 24 Montreal, QC Piranha Bar
Nov 25 Toronto, ON Coalition
Nov 26 Detroit, MI Corktown Tavern
Nov 27 Chicago, IL Reggies
Nov 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
Nov 29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

2016-ulcerate-northamerica

Info/Bio:
Death metal has always had roots in themes of humanity, darkness, and oppression, but when ULCERATE formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000, their unconventional approach to the genre quickly redefined the meaning of those concepts throughout death metal and beyond. The trio’s distinctive treatment of dynamics alongside in-depth lyrical content established the band as a formidable force long before they became the standard-bearers for a new era of death metal, one defined by meticulous passages of understated melodic sensibilities and jarring, tooth-scraping dissonance. Following the release of two promising demos, Ulcerate and The Coming of Genocide, ULCERATE released their debut full-length Of Fracture And Failure (Neurotic Records, 2007), which sent waves through the underground. ULCERATE ascended to the global stage upon the release of their 2009 sophomore record and Willowtip Records debut Everything is Fire, which garnered the band widespread critical recognition and enabled them to complete extensive tours of Europe for the first time.

ULCERATE’s next two albums found the band venturing into bleaker and more atmospheric territory than ever before. The Destroyers Of All, released via Willowtip in 2011, captivated press and audiences worldwide, even appearing at #3 on Pitchfork’s top 40 metal albums of the year . In 2013, ULCERATE joined forces with Relapse Records for the release of Vermis, which further refined the band’s doom-laden take on technical death metal and became ULCERATE’s most acclaimed and accomplished release thus far. The band are masters of their craft outside the studio, too – ULCERATE have taken the time to hone a punishing live act and establish themselves as an inimitable live presence. The band has toured the world extensively, including headlining North American tours with labelmates Inter Arma & Tombs, a headlining UK tour with Bell Witch, headlining European tours with Svart Crown and Wormed, and numerous tours of New Zealand and Australia. ULCERATE have also appeared at worldwide festivals ranging from Maryland Deathfest in the US to Hellfest in France and more.

Share

MORE NEWS FROM RELAPSE RECORDS


  • Relapse Records Launches 2018 Label Sampler

    December 19, 2018

    Relapse Records is proud to offer our annual FREE label sampler highlighting another year of incredible music from our eclectic roster, featuring the best dark and heavy music from around the globe. With genres ranging from death metal, black metal, doom, sludge, and grindcore to hard rock, electronic, synth, industrial, darkwave, experimental, and more, the […]


  • FULL OF HELL: Complete New Full-Length Album At God City Studio

    Photo Credit: Reid Haithcock Extreme metal quartet FULL OF HELL have finished recording their 4th full-length album with Kurt Ballou at God City (Converge, Nails, High on Fire). The album is expected to be released in Mid-2019. Stay tuned for more updates and music in the near future. FULL OF HELL will perform with INTEGRITY […]


  • 2018 Relapse Records Staff Album Of The Year Lists

    December 17, 2018

    2018 was yet another incredible year for music as an overabundance of amazing new records and reissues were released across all genres and formats. The Relapse Records staff has compiled their favorite albums, musical moments and misc. debris of the year. We decided not to include any Relapse related releases out of fairness to all […]


  • MONOLORD: Sign To Relapse Records; New Album Coming Late 2019

    November 15, 2018

    Relapse is proud to announce the signing of Swedish trio MONOLORD. Formed in Gothenburg in 2013, MONOLORD quickly burst onto the scene releasing three critically-acclaimed full-lengths in a four-year span (Empress Rising, Vænir and Rust) on RidingEasy Records all while touring relentlessly around the globe. MONOLORD is a rare breed: A band both encompassing and […]


  • MYRKUR: Announces New Juniper EP Out December 7th; Unveils Video For Title Track

    November 14, 2018

    Today, Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur, unveils her powerful new ballad and video, “Juniper“. Director Philippe de Grenade, gorgeously captures her ethereal performance on 16mm film as she stuns listeners with an infectious chorus and lush string arrangements. Myrkur is Amalie Bruun. For her forthcoming Juniper EP, she’s joined forces with Jaime […]


  • CHERUBS: Sign To Relapse Records; Set To Record New Album

    November 13, 2018

    Photo Credit: Alison Narro Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of cult Austin, TX noise rock trio CHERUBS. Formed in 1992, CHERUBS emerged on the Austin LSD punk scene with a jackhammer of nightmarish, rhythm-driven song structures and plenty of Butthole Surfers whimsy and terror to keep things more than interesting. They released […]


  • WINDHAND: Share “Red Cloud” Music Video

    November 7, 2018

    Photo By Joey Wharton Today, WINDHAND unveil their sinister new video, “Red Cloud“. Director and animator Zev Deans follows the exploits of a washed-up Warlock and his imbecilic Henchman as they attempt to summon The Scarlet Woman. It’s saturated with the visual style of technicolor horror and blends live-action with animated scenery. “Red Cloud” is […]


  • INTEGRITY: Share “Bark At The Moon” By Ozzy Osbourne Cover

    Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY celebrate Halloween with a surprise cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s legendary track “Bark At The Moon”! Listen now on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. Additionally, INTEGRITY has begun announcing concerts for 2019 including a special two day festival in January at Metro Gallery in Baltimore, […]


  • NOTHING: Share “You Wind Me Up” Music Video

    Photo By Ryan Lowry| L-R: Brandon Setta (guitar/vocals), Kyle Kimball (drums), Domenic Palermo (lyrics/vocals/guitar), Aaron Heard (bass) Today, NOTHING hit us with new video “You Wind Me Up” off their recent critically acclaimed album, Dance On The Blacktop. Watch on Juxtapoz HERE. Just before the band went into the studio to record, frontman Domenic Palermo […]


  • DEVIL MASTER: Share Remixed, Remastered “Gates of Pain”

    October 25, 2018

    Photo Credit: Kassandra C & A.P. Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER have been spitting in the face of convention since forming in 2016 with their raw, twisted brand of death rock meets black metal punk mayhem. Today, in anticipation of their forthcoming compilation, Manifestations, the band share a remixed and remastered version of “Gates of Pain” debuted […]


  • CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Italian Grindcore Outfit Premieres “Passi Nel Vuoto” Video

    Legendary Italian grindcore outfit CRIPPLE BASTARDS, currently celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in 2018, have completed an official video for their latest single, “Passi Nel Vuoto,” which sees its premiere this week through Cvlt Nation. The song is pulled from the band’s decimating seventh LP, La Fine Cresce Da Dentro, which will see release in November […]


  • OUTER HEAVEN: Share “What Lies Beneath” Video; US Tour w/ Full of Hell Begins Next Week

    October 11, 2018

    Photo Credit: Dante Torrieri Pennsylvania, death metal newcomers OUTER HEAVEN share the third single off their long-awaited debut album Realms of Eternal Decay. Watch “What Lies Beneath”, featuring clips from various cult horror movies, below. Additionally, OUTER HEAVEN begin their US tour with labelmates FULL OF HELL next week! The tour commences with the official […]


  • RED FANG: Announce The Second Leg Of US December Tour Dates W/ R.I.P.

    Portland, OR rockers RED FANG announce the second leg of their US headlining tour dates at the end of the year. The brief tour begins December 12nd in Eugene, OR and ends December 15 in Bellingham, WA. Support will be provided by R.I.P. on all four dates. The tour rounds up RED FANG’s Winter 2018 […]


  • YOB: Announce End of 2018 West Coast Tour Dates; European Headlining Tour Begins Next Week

    YOB returns to North American highways once more before the end of 2018, adding a half-dozen date trek up and down the North American West Coast including a performance Decibel Magazine’s Metal & Beer Fest on Dec. 2 at the Wiltern. Gimme Radio presents the non-Decibel shows. The new round of tour dates are: December […]


  • WINDHAND: Announce US Headlining Winter Tour Dates w/ GENOCIDE PACT

    Virginia’s WINDHAND announce US headlining tour dates throughout January 2019 with label-mates GENOCIDE PACT. The brief tour begins on January 24 in Washington D.C. and ends January 31 in Charlotte, NC. A full list of tour dates are available below. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 28th at 10am EST. Stream WINDHAND recently released single […]


  • GENOCIDE PACT: Share “Blood Rejection” Music Video

    Washington, DC-based death metal act GENOCIDE PACT share the “Blood Rejection” music video and kick off the Relapse Contamination Tour! Watch the full video, featuring live footage filmed and directed Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) at Saint Vitus Bar, AT THIS LOCATION. GENOCIDE PACT join labemates DYING FETUS, INCANTATION & GATECREEPER for the Relapse Contamination […]


  • DEVIL MASTER: Sign To Relapse; Announce Manifestations Pre-Order & Share “Obscene Charade” Music Video

    October 10, 2018

    Photo Credit: Kassandra C & A.P. Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER. DEVIL MASTER have been spitting in the face of convention since forming in 2016 with their raw, twisted brand of death rock meets black metal punk mayhem. In addition to the signing, DEVIL MASTER announce pre-orders for […]


  • CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Announce La Fine Cresce da Dentro Pre-Orders; Share Two New Songs

    Italian grindcore legends CRIPPLE BASTARDS celebrate 30 years of misanthropic extremity with their seventh full-length album La Fine Cresce da Dentro (Meaning “The End Is Growing From Within”). CRIPPLE BASTARDS’ La Fine Cresce da Dentro is due out November 9th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads / streaming services […]


  • OUTER HEAVEN: Share “Putrid Dwelling” Music Video Via Revolver Magazine

    Photo Credit: Dante Torrieri Pennsylvania, death metal newcomers OUTER HEAVEN unleash the animated video for “Putrid Dwelling” off their long-awaited debut album Realms of Eternal Decay. Watch the full video, a Novelconcept.TV Production and directed by Marcos Morales (Primitive Man), below. OUTER HEAVEN’s debut album Realms of Eternal Decay is due out October 12th on […]


  • WRONG: Announce Fall 2018 Headlining Tour Dates with Portrayal of Guilt

    Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG announce Fall 2018 headlining tour dates throughout November with Texas’ Portrayal of Guilt. WRONG will be touring in support of the recently released sophomore full-length album Feel Great. All confirmed tour dates are available below. WRONG’s new album Feel Great is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical […]


  • YOB: Premiere “Original Face” Video

    Photo Credit: James Rexroad YOB, who recently released their critically-acclaimed album, Our Raw Heart, share a live video for “Original Face” (https://youtu.be/2hUM3gEg2Uk). The clip, which was directed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and filmed at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, arrives as the band kicks of a short Western U.S. tour tonight in Sacramento. […]


  • NOTHING: Debut “I Hate The Flowers” Video

    Photo By Ryan Lowry| L-R: Brandon Setta (guitar/vocals), Kyle Kimball (drums), Domenic Palermo (lyrics/vocals/guitar), Aaron Heard (bass) NOTHING have unveiled new video “I Hate The Flowers” directed by Matt Newman. The single, written by frontman Domenic Palermo and Brandon Setta, is a love song about NYC and the strong sense of impending doom it leaves […]


  • AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Premieres “Night Terror” off Beastland

    Photo Credit: Auge Arredondo Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland on October 5th. In anticipation of its release in one month, listen to “Night Terror” on YouTube HERE. Additionally, Author & Punisher will return to Europe in October after the release of Beastland, including select concerts […]


  • WINDHAND: Unveil New Single “Diablerie”

    Photo By Joey Wharton Today WINDHAND give us another glimpse of what’s to come on their impending album Eternal Return with new single “Diablerie“. Embodying the album’s more reflective side, “Diablerie” fully captures the band’s artistic growth and the juxtaposition of genre-bending, heavy psychedelia that’s apparent throughout Eternal Return. LISTEN TO “DIABLERIE” ON ALL STREAMING […]


  • OBSCURA: Announce Winter 2019 Headlining Tour Dates

    Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA announce Winter 2019 headlining tour dates supporting the recently released Diluvium full-length. Presented by Metal Hammer, Ibanez Guitars, Guitar Magazine, FUZE Magazine and Metal.de, the tour begins February 1 in Germany and ends February 23 in Austria. Support will be provided by Fallujah, Allegaeon & First Fragment. A full […]

Share