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Corpse Garden

Formed: 2009
From: Heredia, Costa Rica
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Corpse Garden News

Below is our complete Corpse Garden 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.

Corpse Garden Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Costa Rica’s Corpse Garden premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "IAO 269", which will be out in stores on November 24th via Godz Ov War.

Check out now "IAO 269" in its entirety below.

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Corpse Garden Lays Out "IAO 269" Details

Latin American death metal act, Corpse Garden released new details on the upcoming third album "IAO 269." The album has been set for release on November 24th via Godz ov War Productions and will be available as a CD, vinyl, cassette and digital download.

The artwork and track listing can be found here:

1. Aeon of Horus
2. Death Hex
3. Ain Soph Hur
4. Selenomatic Ecstacies (song streaming here)
5. La Muerte: Principo y Redención
6. IAO 269
7. The Elevenfold Vibration
8. Expanding the Vision Call
9. Loathing More...

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Corpse Garden To Release New Album "IAO 269"

Latin American death metal act, Corpse Garden, will be releasing the third album "IAO 269" in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally (exact date TBA). Check out the new track “Selenomantic Ecstasies” in the player at the bottom.

"IAO 269" follows up conceptually on the previous album, "Entheogen" (2015), and takes the band into a brand new and bolder, experimental – and even trance-like - direction.

Guitarist Federico Gutiérrez comments on what influenced this direction: “music is always a response from whatever we are feeling at the moment of its creation. It is an extension of our feelings and emotions”. The album was heavily influenced by the music the band members were listening to during the creation process of the album: krautrock, 70s and 80s post-punk and ambient music among others.

"When we were crafting the music, it became more obvious that the concept of the album would be a continuation of the concept on Entheogen: It's the harness of knowledge through the occult and realizing its power and the abilities it descends upon one's hands”.

"IAO 269" was produced by Colin Marston and Corpse Garden. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York.

Stay tuned for more information on the album. In the meantime, check out the new song "Selenomantic Ecstasies" here: More...

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Corpse Garden Streaming "Entheogen" Album

With less than one week to go until the release of "Entheogen," Costa Rica’s Corpse Garden is streaming the album in its entirety.

The thirteen-track album delivers head melting death metal, intricate melodies, punishing percussion with guttural vocals, and all the while a dark undertone unashamedly seeps through to hook the listener and deliver a 62-minute creative masterpiece. More...

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Corpse Garden Opens "Portal To The Oneiric"

With just under one month to go until the release of second album "Entheogen," Corpse Garden has teamed up with Zero Tolerance Magazine for a stream of second single "Portal to the Oneiric." Give it a listen below.

"Entheogen," which is set for a joint release this May 15th via both Satanath Records and RTM Productions, is the Costa Rican band’s second release and follow-up to 2012’s "Burnt By the Light." With an extensive line-up change in 2013 the band now offers something completely different with this album. Vocalist Felipe Tencio comments on what fans can expect musically:

“Death metal with black metal influences combined with experimentation. We use effects and additional musical instruments (mellotron, ebow) to create ambientations and atmospheres. Entheogen is by far a more elaborate, complex and dynamic album in terms of musicianship, concept and song structures.” More...

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Corpse Garden Posts Playthrough Video

Following the recent release of the "Suspended Over the Abyss" single from upcoming album "Entheogen," Costa Rica’s Corpse Garden has now recorded an official playthrough for the single. Check it out below.

With "Entheogen," Corpse Garden will unleash a thirteen-track death metal focused opus, that the band states is something completely different from what was offered before with debut release "Burnt By the Light" [2012].

Vocalist Felipe Tencio elaborates: “The band went through several line up changes [in 2013], Federico [Guitars] and Erick [Drums] are the only remaining members of the Burnt By The Light sessions so it's basically a new band with new ideas and a different purpose. 'Entheogen' shows the new identity of the sound and the new message we are trying to get across. It's by far a more elaborate, complex and dynamic album in terms of musicianship, concept and song structures.”

The "Entheogen" artwork was handled by Alexander L.Brown of BNB Illustration and Design, while the album was recorded with Juan Pablo Calvo at Bushido Audio Productions, in Cartago, Costa Rica. "Entheogen" is set for release this May 15th through both Russia’s Satanath Records and Germany’s RTM Productions with North American distribution through Sevared. More...

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Corpse Garden Posts New Track Online

"Completely different" is what fans both old and new can expect on Corpse Garden’s upcoming release "Entheogen," says vocalist Felipe Tencio.

The Costa Rica based five-piece steeped with death metal roots recently announced "Entheogen," the band’s second album, will be released on May 15th through both Russia’s Satanath Records and Germany’s RTM Productions, with North American distribution through Sevared Records.

Felipe goes on to elaborate, “This album is dark, dense and aggressive. However, there are certain parts of it which focus mainly on psychedelic, hypnotizing passages that help build the atmosphere we want to create. We were immensely influenced by 70's progressive rock bands for this album so it's a more experimental approach to death/black metal.”

You can judge for yourselves on what to expect as "Corpse Garden" has unveiled the first single from the album entitled "Suspended Over The Abyss." Listen in below. More...

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Corpse Garden Announces Second Album

Corpse Garden, the five-piece death metal outfit from Costa Rica, is proud to announce that second album "Entheogen" will be released this May 15th through both Russian label Satanath Records and German label RTM Productions.

The title "Entheogen" refers to a chemical substance that is often used in religious or spiritual practices to aim for transcendence. Vocalist Felipe Tencio elaborates further:

“We think [Entheogen] is what really describes the music and the sound we accomplished with this album as well as it being an analogy for the transformation the band suffered, and the lyrical concept. The lyrics go through each one of the seven operations of alchemical transformation and Carl Jung's studies on Individuation.”

Satanath Records Owner Aleksey had this to say on the label’s newest signing: “I like this young and talented band. Their music is mysterious and meets all the canons of the style that I love. The album spews out energetic and technical death metal with a delicious bass in the spirit of old school death metal. Yet Corpse Garden do not fixate on the [old school vibe] and thereby retain their originality. Verdict: It is impossible not to release!” More...

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Corpse Garden Streaming New Single

Costa Rican death metallers Corpse Garden will release new single "Suspended Over the Abyss" for purchase digitally on September 23 on i-Tunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and other digital retailers. The song is now streaming at this location. The single comes from upcoming sophomore full-length album Ecdysis for which the band is currently seeking a record label to release.

The new single is representative of the band's old school, technical death metal sound combined with progressive passages, killer solos and dense atmospheres."Suspended over the Abyss" reflects the band's new direction, due in part to lineup changes and musical growth since guitarist Esteban Sancho, bassist Carlos Venegas and vocalist Felipe Tencio joined the band.

Ecdysis was crafted from December 2013 to May 2014 in Bushido Audio Productions in Costa Rica; it was recorded, produced and mixed by Juan Pablo Calvo. Album artwork was created by Alexander L. Brown of BNB Illustration and Design based on the concept provided by the band.

According to the band: "Ecdysis means the shedding or molting of an outer layer of skin particularly on snakes, it means transformation for us. We shed our skin and changed our approach to music in every aspect and this is what we wanted the album's cover and title to reflect that."

"The concept is based on the steps of Solve Et Coagula, the alchemical process; making reference to Carl Jung' studies of the collective unconscious, psychology and alchemy. This conceptual piece is crafted to capture the journey through all the stages and emotions finding the underlying patterns of order in darkness and nature of the psyche." More...

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MetalRecusants Releases Free Compilation

Today sees the release of the first ever MetalRecusants digital compilation titled "Chants of Death: Vol. 1." The compilation is completely free to stream or download at Bandcamp or in the player below. Artwork was designed by MetalRecusants reviewer Ricardo Esparza. The track listing is as follows:

1. Masachist - Drilling the Nerves
2. Corpse Garden - Burnt by the Light
3. Gortal - Crimens Sollicitationis
4. Nephelium - Burial Ground
5. De Profundis -Dead Inside
6. Decaying - Code Name Overlord
7. Sphere - Homo Hereticus
8. Praesepe – Weakness
9. Haiduk - Black Wind
10. Embrional - The Last Step Into Nothingness
11. Tyrants Blood - Spiral Sea
12. Deivos - Absolute of Hatred
13. Annihilation - Sacrifice of Existence
14. Dismanibus - Blood From A Stone
15. Into Darkness - Levy 9's Death
16. Blood Mortized -Unleashing the Hounds
17. Desolator - Infernal Gathering
18. Just Before Dawn - As Death Breaks the Surface
19. Dormant Ordeal - The Animal
20. Auroch - Slaves to a Flame Undying
21. Resurgency - Craniums of Slain Disciples
22. Engulfed - Supreme Lord of Blasphemy
23. Ectovoid - Splintered Phantasm More...

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Corpse Garden Releases Debut

Costa Rican technical death metal band Corpse Garden has finally released it's debut full-length album "Burnt By the Light." Every song from it is streaming over on YouTube, such as the track "Killing in the Name of God" below. Recently, Corpse Garden made it to the finals in the Wacken metal battle in Costa Rica along with progressive metal band Adulam.

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Corpse Garden Releasing Debut Album

Costa Rican death metal band Corpse Garden is getting ready to drop it's debut album "Burnt By the Light" in January. Corpse Garden has new vocalist Christopher De Hann (ex-Kweizar), and is scheduled to play at the VI Festival de Rock in Parque Morazan, Costa Rica, on February 11th along with Mantra and Sight of Emptiness. You can check out some of Corpse Garden's demo material on it's MySpace page or listen to an uploaded version of the song "Architects of Deception" below, which should be on the new album. More...

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