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Pile of Priests

From: Denver, CO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pile of Priests News

Below is our complete Pile of Priests news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


Pit Stories: Metalheads VS Methheads

Every week on Metal Underground, we receive stories of life on the road from metal bands all over the world. This week, we received a story from Denver based Pile Of Priests about the time watching a show went wrong:

"Hey Metal Underground! Evan from Pile of Priests here, we’ve got a wacky story for you. Back in 2010 we played the the Wichita Extreme Metal Festival, it was our first show out of state and we brought two roadies along with us to help out. After our set, we proceeded to have some beers and whiskey shots with the other bands.

"We were watching Stonehaven’s set, when some tweaker in the pit began fucking with our roadie (Dan) trying to shove him from behind. Dan is a tall dude so we aren’t sure why he decided to pick on him, and let me tell you, bad idea! Dan shrugged it off until this bozo threw a punch at the back of his head. It was on, and Dan began shoving him outside for a proper ass beating.

"By this time Stonehaven finished their set and EVERYONE from the show was outside watching Dan whoop this dude’s ass. Our other roadie (Nick) was pretty wasted by then and was heckling the shit outta this guy while Dan was giving him the beatdown. The fight ended and some of the tweaker's friends showed up, so it was time for us to split before it got nasty. As we were finishing loading up the trailer, Nick was getting into it with one of the other tweekers. He was just trying to piss the guy off, yelling “You want to fight a 16 year old!?” repeatedly (Nick was 21 at the time). We yanked him into the van, he continued yelling insults out the window as we peeled off into the night. Dan was thus dubbed “The Tweaker Beater” by the Wichita metal scene, they still ask about him to this day."

Pile Of Priests' new EP, "Tenebrous Labyrinth" is available now through their official bandcamp page

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Pile of Priests Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Denver death metal trio Pile of Priests premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Tenebrous Labyrinth", which will be out in stores this Friday.

Check out now "Tenebrous Labyrinth" in its entirety below.

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Pile Of Priests Posts Lyric Video For New Single

Currently working on completing the new EP entitled "Tenebrous Labyrinth" to follow the 2015 debut album "Void To Enlightenment," Denver, CO progressive death metal trio Pile Of Priests have a new lyric video for the stand alone single entitled "Redemptionem Per Cruciatu" which premiered exclusively on NoCleanSinging.com at this location, or just down in the player below.

Translated from Latin, "Redemptionem Per Cruciatu" means “Redemption Through Torture" as the band explains: “The song is about the centuries of child molestation within the Catholic Church, and in particular one Wisconsin priest who sexually molested over 200 deaf children between 1950 and 1974. He was never punished by the Vatican hierarchy or by the criminal justice system of the United States. The song musically starts out with an eerie bass intro to portray the sadness and trauma of all the affected victims. It then progresses into a fast-paced melodic ride of pure anger that is sure to rile up the listener.”

Following the release of this new single, the band's forthcoming EP "Tenebrous Labyrinth" will consist of three original songs and three covers.

Drummer Evan Knight adds: "We are very proud of our new single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’ and upcoming EP that we plan to follow. Our sound has evolved on every release and we have agreed that this EP to come is the pinnacle of our sound thus far. It’s fast, evil, melodic and incorporates other styles of metal besides death metal."

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Pile Of Priests Working On EP

Pile of Priests is currently working on completing a new EP entitled "Tenebrous Labyrinth," and now the Denver, CO death metal trio has signed to the Fatal Illness Management artist roster, which includes Vesperia, Malphas and D.V.T.

Eric Dow of Fatal Illness Management comments: "I have had my eye on the Denver scene for a few years now and I am excited to be working with such a talented group from that awesome scene. Pile of Priests definitely have the potential to go places and I want to help them succeed in all of their musical endeavors."

The band originated in 2009 playing death/thrash and has since evolved into a progressive death metal group. Pile Of Priests has executed a number of mini-tours throughout New Mexico, California, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska and had the honor of opening for Artillery, Vader, and Immolation.

Pile of Priests comments on the signing to FIM and upcoming EP: "We here at Pile of Priests are ecstatic to announce that we have begun working with Fatal Illness Management! Over the past month, Eric Dow has been prompt to answer all our questions as well as provide genuine insight of the industry. With full confidence in Eric (New Dad) and the Fatal Illness team, the band can confidently and professionally move forward.

"We like to also add that after our collective introspection of the last release 'Void To Enlightenment,' we knew how we wanted to proceed next and quickly began writing new material. Now a year after touring for Void, our new EP titled 'Tenebrous Labyrinth' is finally completed. As a power trio, we've agreed this record properly portrays our ideal sound. The weight of intensity it beholds really showcases some of our best material yet." More...

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Pile Of Priests Parts With Drummer

Colorado's Pile of Priests has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:

"We have decided to officially announce the departure of our drummer Sean from the band. We hope the best to him in all his endeavors, but we are now looking for a Full-time drummer.

"However, for the time being Evan Knight (Lead shredder from Suns Of Sorath) will be our session drummer and our return to the stage will commence very soon!! Stay posted fans!"

More details on Pile of Priests and streaming songs from the band are available here via Facebook.

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Pile Of Priests Streaming New Songs

Denver, Colorado based death/thrash act Pile of Priests has announced a new EP titled "Unholy Death" will be released this coming October. In anticipation of the upcoming release, the band is now streaming two new songs online.

Head over to the Pile of Priests Facebook page at this location to listen to "Ancient Curse" and a re-recorded version of "Burn."

You can also check out more Pile of Priests music by navigating to the band's official Soundcloud page.

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