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One year after the release of their highly regarded debut, North German melodic death metallers Burial Vault have released their sophomore effort, "Indendium," through Apostasy Records. The follow up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)", "Incendium" is a conceptual piece inspired by Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451."
With this album, the band developed a concept that embodies a metamorphosis of a human in an inconvenient future both on musical as on textual level. The release features artwork from Ben Borucki (Agathodaimon, Suicide Silence). To mark the launch of "Incendium," the band hooked up with AxisOfMetal.com to stream the album in its entirety. To listen, visit this location.
German melodic death metal band Burial Vault and Apostasy Records have hooked up with GunShyAssassin.com for the exclusive premier of "The Nightly Horror," off of the band's forthcoming album, "Incendium." To stream "The Nightly Horror" ahead of the album's May 24th release via Apostasy Records, visit this location.
The album is designed as a closed concept which is heavily inspired by parts of the classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Here, the quintet uses both the music as well as the texts as a medium to tell the transformation of a man in a near future from a blind follower to a critical opponent in four action-packed chapters.
Recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (Dew-Scented, Nightfall, God Dethroned a.o.) the listeners get melodic death metal with appropriate technical and progressive influences and also subtle black metal and acoustic moments.
The official lyric video for the song "Catharsis" from the German melodic death metal band Burial Vault can be seen below. The track comes off the band's second full-length album "Incendium," which will be released on May 24th via Apostasy Records. The album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (Dew-Scented, Nightfall, God Dethroned a.o.)
"Incendium" is designed as a closed concept which is heavily inspired by parts of the classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Here, the quintet uses both the music as well as the texts as a medium to tell the transformation of a man in a near future from a blind follower to a critical opponent in four action-packed chapters.
"Incendium" has been revealed as the title of the second album by Burial Vault, and the track listing is available below. The follow-up to "Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)" will be released on May 24th, 2013. Apostasy Records comments:
"The record is conceived as a full-on concept and is highly influenced by 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury, a classic in dystopian literature. The quintet uses both the music and the lyrics to describe the change of a man from a blind follower to a critical antagonist in a near future within four suspense-packed chapters.
"Recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (Dew-Scented, Nightfall, God Dethroned a.o.) the listeners get melodic Death Metal with appropriate technical and progressive influences and also subtle Black Metal-esque and acoustic moments. The awesome artwork was done by Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten) who previously worked together with acts like Agathodaimon." More...
German metal act Burial Vault has checked in with the following announcement about finishing work on an upcoming new album:
"The deed is done. Our new album is completely mixed and mastered and ready to enter your stereo soon! After a successful partnership on 'Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction),' we are really happy that Apostasy Records will stay as our record company.
"Our most ambitious and varied album to date was recorded under the watchful eyes of Jörg Uken (Obscenity, God Dethroned o.a.) in his Soundlodge Studio. We can't await your reactions on our new stuff which is conceived as a full-on concept album.
"Shortly, we're going to present to you the full track list, first audio samples and the awesome artwork by Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten) who previously worked for Agathodaimon and Suicide Silence! Stay tuned!"
Further details on the follow-up to "Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)" will be announced as they are made available.
Burial Vault split with bassist Amko Groeneveld back in September, and now the band has posted the following announcement online about recruiting a new member:
"Maybe you just asked yourself 'Who will be the new bass player for Burial Vault?' For some of you this might not be the biggest surprise. Nevertheless, we want to make an official announcement.
"From this day forth our new bass player is David Speckmann. During the last couple of shows, he proved he is the right one for that job. We are really looking forward to present him to a lot more of you next year.
"We would also like to thank Harald Gerdes from Northerion and The Damnation and Timo Pruehn from Tears Of Decay and Misconceived. They also were also willing to help us out during the last shows. A big thank-you goes out to Namrasit - the band in which David is still going to play the guitar - and to our buddy and former bassist Amko who was so kind to lend his equipment to David. Having said this: Welcome David!" More...
German death metal act Burial Vault has issued the following announcement about splitting with bassist Amko Groeneveld:
"We have to make an important announcement: Amko is going to leave the band! Yesterday we played the last show with him because he is going to leave his hometown to move to Southern Germany. Due to this, he will no longer be able to take part in rehersals.
"We really want to thank him for an 'adventurous' time in which we met a lot of people and got to know each other better and better. He will forever be a part of Burial Vault and we are looking forward to have some icecold beers with him in the future!
"Upcoming shows are not affected by Amko's exit. We are going to play them with a session-bassist." More...
Burial Vault has posted the artwork for the new album "Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)" online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"The waiting is over! Burial Vault have just signed a deal with Apostasy Records. The new album 'Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)' will be released on January 20th 2012 on the new label of Dawn Of Disease-frontman Tomasz Wisniewski.
"It was produced by Joerg Uken (Sinister, Dew-Scented, God Dethroned, o.a.) in his renowned Soundlodge Studio in Rhauderfehn (Germany).
"The artwork was created by Remy of Headsplit Design (e.g. Arch Enemy, Whitechapel, Cryptopsy). Till then, check out 'The Embodiment Of Animosity.' This track is now available on Facebook, MySpace and also in the current edition of Legacy Magazine (No 75)!" More...
Germany's Burial Vault has checked in with the following update about entering the studio for a new recording project:
"Hey folks! The Burials have just entered the Soundlodge.
"For some weeks now we are working on a little spontaneous project (more information shortly). Fortunately we got the chance to record the songs in such a fantastic sound-temple.
"Stay tuned for some songs that are not in the 'typical' Burial Vault-vein."
You can also listen to what Burial Vault has to offer by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Burial Vault recently parted ways with the band's drummer. The group has now issued the following update about recruiting Immo Groeneveld:
"Hey Burial Vault-Devotees! It's time to announce the new man behind the drums.
"After a long time of searching (our former drummer Daniel was actively involved), we thought that Immo Groeneveld (Diary Of A Fanatic, Tranquillity Lane) would be the right one for us. The rehearsals have been really awesome.
"At this point we want to thank everyone who made an application. The new line-up will make its debut on March 11 at the Pumpe in Kiel. We are really looking forward to introduce the new Burial Vault-incarnation to the audience."
Burial Vault has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Dear friends, like most of you have noticed already, the band will leave Daniel in the near future. That his decision is anything but an easy one, everyone should be aware of who knows him. His work takes him, but so much in demand that could lead to longer term problems in settling his time with the band and his job. So he took his decision out of respect towards the band and we all have great respect for it.
"We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank Daniel for the great time. He is with us have gone through the recordings of three CDs, but most of all, we have a lot of brilliant performances played together and had an unforgettable time. Things like our concert series 'Addicted To Death,' would never have occurred without it rolling.
"He will be remembered as our friend definitely weighed and not disappear from our environment. Then we will be watching! Who wants to live to experience Daniel again in Action, which can make it next weekend in Hanover and Hamburg! We count on you!
"PS. our new drummer will be announced in a few days ago announced the same place."
Germany's Burial Vault has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"Hey folks, it is quite a long time since we wrote our last blog. If you thought that nothing's going on in the Burial Vault-camp, you were wrong.
"Soon we will post some very interesting news and these shall be the first of these news: On 31.01.2011 at 9:05 pm we will be at the 'Dr. Rock & Mr. Metal' radio show on Ems-Vechte-Welle. For more information on the broadcast station, check out this website here."
Germany's Burial Vault has issued the following update about their guitarist Alexander Petri returning to the band:
"Hey folks, we received some questions about our current situation due to our last blog. 'Is the band running into mischief? Are there any problems concerning to the Metalfest?' We can answer all these questions with: 'No.' We want to announce that Alexander 'Wolle' Petri has just rejoined the band.
"After he quit the band in September 2009, he realized very quick how much he missed to play music. Recently, he joined forces with our fellows Hate Embraced. When it became clear that Klaas was going to leave the band, we talked with Alexander about a possible reunion. He agreed and now the new old line-up is going to destroy the Metalfest!
"To all fans of Hate Embraced: It might be interesting for you to hear that Alexander will be playing the upcoming Hate Embraced-shows. With these shows he wants to do some farewell performances to the audience. And now we just want to say: See you soon at the Metalfest!"
Burial Vault has issued the following update about finishing the recording for their new album "Ekpyrosis:"
"Ladies and Gentlemen, after a couple of eventful weeks, there is a bunch of news. When we posted the last blog, we started the pre-production for our forthcoming album. Right now we've just finished the actual recordings at the Soundlodge. Under the watchful eyes of producer Jörg Uken, it took us eight busy days to finish our stuff. It was worth it, because the eight tracks sound like hell! We uploaded a teaser for our album 'Ekpyrosis' as a little appetizer. Check it out!
"Now we have to tell you some other stuff. Right after the recordings, our guitarist Klaas left by mutual agreement. Because of his new job-situation, he is no longer able to take an active part in the band. We want to thank him for all his work that he put into the band and also the great live shows and his effort on 'Ekpyrosis'."
The track listing for "Ekpyrosis" is as follows:
1. Periodic Destruction
3. Dominate God's Creation
4. Genesis. Trinity. Carnage
5. Icon Of Indignity
6. The Embodiment Of Animosity
7. Weapon Without A Choice
8. Those Things Which Were Thought Can Never Be Unthought
Germany's Burial Vault has issued the following update about the pre-production for their new full-length album:
"Some of you guys might have heard it: After two EPs (There Is No Resort and Come To Grief), we are going to record our first full length-album this year. The songwriting process is done and the new stuff is going to surprise you! But before we prepare to enter Jörg Uken's Soundlodge, we will start a Pre-Production of all the material. This will help to put some finishing touches on the songs.
"Stefan Müller (also known as Quirinus) will help us with the Pre-Production. Because he has worked with musicians out of the Progressive and Folk-Genre, he is not really familiar with Death Metal. So we are the first death metal band to work with him and we are really looking forward to that. Stay tuned for more information!
"Metalfest - Part 2. Now it's time to put the rabbit out of the hat. We are going to destroy the Metalfest again! Back in 2009 we also played that festival (formerly entitled Legacyfest)! This years line-up includes Deicide, Six Feet Under, Sepultura, Testament, Nevermore, Behemoth, Legion Of The Damned, etc. and our good friends Battue!"
Germany's Burial Vault has issued the following update about recording new material:
"Heavy New Year Metalheads! We haven't played that much shows in the end of 2009. Because we want to put some finishing touches on our new material, we are going to take a little break until March. In the end of March we want to record our first full length album in Jörg Uken's Soundlodge Studio. God Dethroned recorded their last couple of albums ('The Toxic Touch' and 'Passiondale') there and also Dew Scented's 'Incinerate' and some other awesome sounding Extreme Metal-Releases have been recorded at the Soundlodge. Stay tuned for more information and keep checking our blog!"
Death metal act Burial Vault has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Alexander Petri. New guitarist Klaas Olthoff will be taking up guitar duties for all future live appearances and recordings. Samples of Burial Vault's music can be found at their MySpace page, or you can catch them live on the following dates:
11/7 Rock Im Saal Lehe, Niedersachsen
12/12 CHRISTMAS BASH Leer, Niedersachsen