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Deus Otiosus

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Deus Otiosus Reveals New Album

Danish old school death metal outfit Deus Otiosus just premiered a new song from upcoming album "Opposer." Check out "Disturbing The Dead" below.

Deus Otiosus signed a deal with French label Great Dane Records for the release of the band's fourth album in spring of 2017. The recording of the album was finished in Fast Beat Records, Copenhagen, with producer Rasmus Toftlund, while talented Danish artist Claude Witcreated the cover artwork.

1. Kneel
2. Disturbing the Dead
3. Stand Your Ground
4. Haunter
5. Towering Flames
6. The Opposer
7. To the Graves
8. Return To Slavery
9. Greater Horror
10. March Of The Unworthy More...

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Deus Otiosus Working On New Album

The Danish death metallers from Deus Otiosus have written all the music for their next (4th overall) album. No official title is revealed yet, but the band is working on rehearsing and arrangements, with full details to come shortly.

Deus Otiosus will enter the studio in the spring of 2016 to record the album and the release date will also be set for next year.

The track “Greater Horror” – which was released on the “Sis Mortuus Mondo” EP this year - will be re-recorded for the album. Check out a video of that track below. More...

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Deus Otiosus Releases "Greater Horror" Video

The Danish death metallers from Deus Otiosus have released a music video for the song "Greater Horror," made in cooperation with the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society and featuring clips from the silent, black and white "Call Of Cthulhu" movie.

The song "Greater Horror" is taken from the "Sis Mortuus Mondo" EP (streaming here), released earlier this year on German label Godeater Records. The song will also be re-recorded for the upcoming 4th, yet untitled, Deus Otiosus album due out in 2016. More...

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Deus Otiosus Premieres Entire New EP

Danish death thrashers Deus Otiosus premiere two new songs of the upcoming new EP "Sis Mortuus Mondo" with is set to drop on May 26 via Godeater Records. "Sis Mortuus Mondo" will be released as a CD and as a digital download and includes the band’s entire debut album "Murderer" as bonus material.

Check out now the two new songs "Greater Horror" and "Seperatio Leprosorum" below.

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Deus Otiosus Releasing New EP

The Danish death metallers from Deus Otiosus have announced that the "Sis Mortuus Mondo" EP will be released on May 26th, 2015. The EP will contain two unreleased songs and and will be available courtesy of Godeater Records on both CD and digital formats.

The CD version will include the band's entire debut album "Murderer" (2010) as bonus material, since the original CD version of the debut album is sold out.

The cover for the EP was drawn by Copenhagen-based artist Claude Wit, who also handled the artwork for the last Deus Otiosus album "Rise" (2014). The "Sis Mortuus Mondo" track listing is:

1. Greater Horror
2. Seperatio Leprosorum

"Greater Horror" is a preview of the 4th Deus Otiosus album (expected in 2016) and "Seperatio Leprosorum" is exclusive to this EP. More...

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Deus Otiosus Streaming Entire Album

"Rise," the third full-length from Danish outlaw death metal unit Deus Otiosus, is out now on CD and digital formats via Deepsend Records.

Deepsend has marked the occasion by streaming the album in its entirety, which you make take heed of below. "Rise" was recorded Fast Beat Studio, mixed at Earplug Studio and mastered at Necromorbus Studio. More...

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Deus Otiosus Streaming New Song

Danish death metal band Deus Otiosus has uploaded another song from upcoming album "Rise," which comes out June 10th via Deepsend Records.

"Don't Fuck With The Dead" can be heard below. You can also read a recent track-by-track breakdown of the full album over at this location.

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Deepsend Records Releases New Sampler

Deepsend Records has released a new digital sampler, which can be heard below. The label comments:

"Introducing our FREE 2014 Sampler CD/Digital download! Share, pillage or plunder to your hearts content. Pick up the albums and support the bands when their unleashed."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Emblazoned - Malefic Congregation 03:04
2. Corpus Mortale - Feasting Upon Souls 03:06
3. Ferocity - Chain of Command 03:50
4. Synapses - A Place Will Be Forgotten 03:53
5. Death Comes Pale - From the Lips of the Dead 04:56
6. Deus Otiosus - Iron Rule 04:16
7. Embryonic Devourment - Reptiliphiliac 02:49
8. Eternal Rest - Manifestation 03:23
9. Humiliation - Sea Denial 03:59
10. Misericordia - Blind By Belief 04:20
11. Agiel - Dark Pantheons 03:17
12. Hybrid - Enter the Void 05:19 More...

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Deus Otiosus Issues Track-By-Track Breakdown

The upcoming third album “Rise” from Danish death metal band Deus Otiosus will be coming out on Deepsend Records June 10th.

Guitarist and main composer Henrik Engkjær has now released a track-by-track breakdown of "Rise," which can be seen below. You can also hear the track "Iron Rule" after the jump.

#1 ”Rising War” An atypical opener; with it's pounding one-beat rhythm, ”Rising War” alludes to the hastened heartbeats of those who are covered by the rising shadows of war.

#2 ”Iron Rule” When war is over and won, time has come to dorn the crown and establish a Hobbesian iron rule to oppress any possible opponent. The second song on ”Rise” proceeds to do just that with it's fast and furious Machiavellian grab for power.

#3 ”Don't Fuck With The Dead” An old school death metal song with and old and familiar warning: Remember those who have died. Know history and draw knowledge from that.

#4 ”Breeding Maggots” A thrashing, speeding and scorcing song to listen to while searching out and destroying your enemies.

#5 ”Vultures” In war and conflict the victor will punish and oppress the conquered. And midways into the album, ”Vultures” drags the pace down to the slow and heavy echoes of Prometheus' eternal enslavement and suffering.

#6 ”Walk The Shadows” Unlike Prometheus, not all dark, rebellious forces are tamed and captured. And in the rims of civilisation, darkness walks unchallenged and unseen. The fast and vehement raging of wild winds is here cloaked in eerie and demonic melodies.

#7 ”Stand Up And Fight” No one can rise up without defeating those who block their path. Here we have a violent metal song, that doesn't sound like an epileptic attack but more like a very real and fatal beating.

#8 ”Will And Fear” The works of Nietzsche, Poe and Lovecraft a.o. have long ago proven that those who seek greatness will always walk alone. Even though ”Will And Fear” is another of the faster songs on ”Rise”, the songs definitely also treads it's own musical path.

#9 ”Fall Of The West” All things must end and so Rise ends with a Fall. But before the end complete, more atrocities remain. And so the closer and standout track of the album combines the thoughts of Orwell, Kaczynski and Lovecraft into suffocation dystopia.


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Deus Otiosus Announces "Rise" Release

Deepsend Records will release "Rise," the new album from Danish old-school death metal outfit Deus Otiosus on June 10th.

The band's third album (and second for Deepsend) is the follow-up to sophomore album "Godless," which was released in 2012.

A neck-snapping campaign of death, "Rise" features 9 songs of godless, headbanging metal that will rip your face clean off. The track listing is as follows:

01. Rising War
02. Iron Rule
03. Don't Fuck With The Dead
04. Breeding Maggots
05. Vultures
06. Walk The Shadows
07. Stand Up And Fight
08. Will And Fear
09. Fall Of The West More...

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Deus Otiosus Streaming New Song

Deus Otiosus will release the "Rise" album this coming Summer, 2014 via Deepsend Records. As a taste of the coming album, today the band has unleashed new song "Iron Rule." Give it a listen below. You can also hear the band's entire previous album "Godless" at this location.

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Deus Otiosus Streaming Full "Godless" Album

Denmark's Deus Otiosus has posted the band's latest full-length album "Godless" online for streaming. Give the tracks a listen via the player below, or buy the album in digital format over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Snakes of the Low 05:00
2. In Harm's Way 04:31
3. New Dawn 06:06
4. Pest Grave 04:59
5. Surrounded by the Dead 05:06
6. Cast from Heaven 05:14
7. Face the Enemy 04:27
8. Death Dance 05:41 More...

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Deus Otiosus Streaming New Track

Gun Shy Assassin has posted yet another exclusive song stream from Danish blackened thrash band Deus Otiosus. That track, "Harm's Way," can be accessed by going here. The song is included on the band's latest release, "Godless," which was recently issued on Deepsend Records.


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Deus Otiosus Streaming "New Dawn"

Copenhagen, Denmark based classic death metal act Deus Otiosus has uploaded the song "New Dawn" online, which can be heard in the player below. "New Dawn" comes off the band's latest album "Godless," available now through Deepsend Records. Track-by-track commentary on the album direct from the band can also be found right here.

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Deus Otiosus Streaming New Track

"Godless," the new second album from Danish old school death metallers Deus Otiosus is out now on Deepsend Records. To help launch the release, Bravewords has posted a new track from "Godless" over at this location. The band has issued a track-by-track commentary for the eight-song album that gives an in-depth look on each of the songs on "Godless." Read it below:

#1 "Snakes Of The Low":

"Snakes Of The Low" was one of the last songs we finished for Godless. After the initial rehearsals of the song, we all agreed that this would be the obvious album opener. Its fast and aggressive death-thrash style drips with Nietzschean venom. Yet the song never reaches a pace that could give the wrong idea about the general feel of the album.

#2 "In Harm's Way":

The second song is kick-started by our new drummer, Jesper Olsen. "In Harm's Way" is actually one of the oldest songs on the album, as it was originally written for my former band, Cerekloth, around 2009. But the song has seen a thorough reworking to fit the standards of the new album. Drum-arrangements, guitar harmonies, leads, vocal lines, breaks and the drum intro itself are all new. This mid-paced track is meant to point out that whether it's death metal or rock 'n' roll is immaterial, a good song is a good song.

#3 "New Dawn":

Here Godless almost grinds down to a halt, as "New Dawn" shows the slow, heavy side of the album. As this tune slowly drags forward the image of a new world order is laid out. The heaviest tune on the Murderer album was called "Ashworld", and where the old world burnt in this song, the foundations of a new one are laid in "New Dawn".

#4 "Pest Grave":

After "New Dawn", "Pest Grave" is meant to shock start the heart once again, as the fastest, most raging song of the album so far kicks in. The chorus and pre-chorus to "Pest Grave" were actually among the first things ever written for Deus Otiosus, so the oldest parts are from 2005, while the majority of the song came later as we were writing the rest of Godless. In speed and catchiness "Pest Grave" mimics the black death itself as it spread across medieval Europe.

#5 "Surrounded By The Dead":

"Surrounded By The Dead" is a continuation of the bands' "The Dead"-series started on Murderer with "Thousand Arms Of The Dead"; or could even say by "Death Lives Again" on the demo by the same name. Like it's predecessor "Surrounded By The Dead" shows more a more stylistically traditional approach to old school death metal, obviously accompanied by lyrics about supernatural, undead horror.

#6 "Cast From Heaven":

Like "In Harm's Way" this is one of the oldest songs on the album, originally written during my time in Church Bizarre around 2008 or so. I've always felt that "Cast From Heaven" was the best song I wrote during those days, so I'm glad to finally have it recorded in a good studio version. Once again the song has been heavily re-written and is minutes shorter than the original version. "Cast From Heaven" once again shows a new side of the album, as it takes off into more epic and melodic territory to accompany the Milton-inspired lyrics about the fall of the rebel angels.

#7 "Face The Enemy":

From the melody of "Cast From Heaven" the album reverts right back into one of its most caveman-like moments with the opening riff of "Face The Enemy". An aggressive, violent, up-tempo and straight forward song about stomping down your enemies.

#8 "Death Dance":

If there is a standout track on Godless it is the closer, "Death Dance". Once again the pulse slows down and the melody returns. But that is not all. The song is inspired about the artistic, medieval metaphor of 'La Grande Danse Macabre' or 'Totentanz'; and not just lyrically. "Death Dance" is, as the title suggests, a twisted and morbid death-waltz.


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Deus Otiosus Reveals Album's Release Date

Denmark's Deus Otiosus will be releasing new album "Godless" in Scandinavia through VME on November 19th, and in the USA and Canada through Red/Sony on November 20th.

"Godless" is the follow-up to Deus Otiosus’ 2010 debut album, "Murderer," which was released by FDA Rekotz and American Line Productions.


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Deus Otiosus Posts New Album Recording Footage

A short video from the recording of the second Deus Otiosus album, titled "Godless," is now online. Besides the footage from the recording session at Earplug Studio, the video also contains music samples from the upcoming album that have not been heard before.

Watch the video at Youtube or below. The "Godless" album is to be released on Deepsend Records in the coming months, with more details to be revealed shortly.

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Deus Otiosus Signs With Deepsend Records

Denmark's Deus Otiosus has signed with Deepsend Records to release the band's second album, "Godless," later this year. You can visit Deepsend Records at this location or listen to a track off the new album, titled "Pest Grave," in the player below.

The label also commented on the new signing: "Danish old school death metallers Deus Otiosus have signed to Deepsend Records. Deepsend will release the danes’ sophomore album 'Godless' later this year. Godless is the follow-up to Deus Otiosus’ 2010 debut album, 'Murderer,' which was released by FDA Rekotz and American Line Productions. Deus Otiosus joins Dawn of Demise, The Cleansing and Spectral Mortuary as our dominance in the Danish death metal scene continues!"

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Deus Otiosus Streaming New Song

Deus Otiosus has issued the following announcement about streaming a new track online from the band's new album:

"The time has come where we can present you a song from the upcoming 'Godless' album. This one represents the faster, raging side of the album: Ready or not, here comes the 'Pest Grave!' Listen to it right here on myspace."

Further details on the upcoming "Godless" album will be announced as they are made available. You can also view the artwork below. More...

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Deus Otiosus Reveals New Album Artwork

Denmark based act Deus Otiosus, which recruited a new drummer earlier this year, has now revealed the front cover artwork for the band's second album "Godless."

Check out the cover below (artwork originally by Gustave Doré, layout created by the band), or you can find more details on Deus Otiosus via the band's Facebook profile here. Some of the song titles to appear on the album will be “Snakes of the Low,” “Surrounded by the Dead,” “New Dawn,” and “Face The Enemy.” Further info on "Godless" will be announced as it is made available.

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