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Father Befouled

From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Father Befouled 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.

Father Befouled Unveils New Album

After a five-year wait, veteran Dark Descent alumni Father Befouled returns with "Desolate Gods," the band's 4th studio offering of twisted and cacophonous death metal chaos.

Picking up where 2012’s "Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace" left off, "Desolate Gods" picks up the torch, resulting in a suffocating and mysterious album of serpentine riffing and lurching, cavernous doom.

Dark Descent Records will release "Desolate Gods" this coming June 23rd on CD and digital formats. The album was recorded in various sessions in Atlanta, GA, between August and December 2016 and then mixed and mastered by Cruciamentum’s Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio. More...

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Father Befouled Streaming New Song

DecibelMagazine.com has posted an exclusive premiere of the track "Indulgence of Abhorrent Prophecies," from Father Befouled's newest seven-song burnt offering, "Revulsion of Seraphic Grace." Coming off the heels of 2010's "Morbid Destitution of Covenant," this newest collection of tunes will be released via Dark Descent Records on June 30th. Experience the track for yourself at this location.

Father Befouled also is set to play the first annual Martyrdoom Festival on Saturday June 30th at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY. Other acts include Dead Congregation, Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Kommandant and more. For tickets and information visit this location. The album features artwork by Richard Friend, featured below with the tracklisting.

Indulgence of Abhorrent Prophecies
Irreverent Ascendancy
Devourment of Piety
Obscurance of Universality
Impetus to Angelic Descension
Triumvirate of Liturgical Desecration


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Father Befouled Signs With Dark Descent Records

Father Befouled has announced its signing with Dark Descent Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming full length "Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace" in September. The band commented on the signing by saying:

"We were looking for a deal for this next album following our split with Relapse, and Dark Descent stepped up and laid out exactly what we wanted. We could not be happier. Matt and Dark Descent are in the fray to provide us with the support we need to produce a killer album.

"Expect nothing less than what we are known for, which is serpentine, suffocating death metal. We are picking up precisely where 'Morbid Destitution Of Covenant' left off. We got our legs under us on that one. Expect 'Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace' to be the defining album of our career."

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Father Befouled Comments On Signing To Relapse

As was previously reported, Father Befouled has inked a deal with Relapse Records. The band has now commented on the signing:

"After many months of silence, we feel extremely glorified to announce that we have signed with Relapse Records for the CD release of our new album, 'Morbid Destitution of Covenant.' It goes without saying, given the sound we craft, we could be none more honored to be part of the Relapse roster, and firmly rooted in the history of American death metal. Without the existence of Relapse there quite simply would not be a Father Befouled, and more importantly there would not be so many bands that the label spawned. We feel extremely confident in our decision to work with one of the labels that helped this sound ooze from the primordial.

"Recorded May 23rd – May 30th, 2010, this is the first album recorded as a fully functioning unit. We are also proud to announce the full time involvement of drummer Wayne Sarantopoulus. Without his inclusion and input, this record would never have happened following the death of our original drummer, Antichristus.

"Set for a mid-summer release, 'Morbid Destitution of Covenant' is a venomous excursion into the depths of the ethereal: serpentine riffing, discordant and eerie melodies, thunderous, abysmal vocals, and a deafening drum roar. We feel we have crafted the ultimate unholy sum of our parts. There is no comparison to the Father Befouled of the past; with 'Morbid Destitution of Covenant' we have found Father Befouled. The husk has been shed and a new being shall stand arisen. However, there shall be no speak of a sound changed, yet purely the cancer has metastasized into a hewn, black nexus of our own oblivion."

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Father Befouled Signs With Relapse Records

Relapse Records has announced the signing of American death metallers Father Befouled. The signing comes in time for the band to release their upcoming studio album "Morbid Destitution Of Covenant." "Morbid Destitution Of Covenant" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Relapse Records and was recorded at Elektro Sound Studios in Cooper, Texas.

You can listen to song samples from "Morbid Destitution Of Covenant" here.

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Father Befouled Issues Band Update

Vocalist J. Ghoat of U.S. death metal act Father Befouled has checked in with the following update about the band streaming a new song and working on new material:

"To all the Unholy Devotees: It has been awhile, there has been adversity and struggle, but finally things in the Father Befouled congregation are moving forward and down... there. Our new 7’ is complete and has been shipped to the label for an early summer release! Rotting Godless Throne, is two brand new Father Befouled tracks, as well as our cover of the Profanatica staple, 'Weeping in Heaven.' The road on which we paved our way to the culmination of this release has been a varied one. First, upon recording the initial drum tracks as a complete band whilst on a short Texas-only tour we returned to our respective homes (GA and OH), to find the files were technically flawed.

"I made the executive decision to have the drums re-recorded by our drummer, Anitchristus, in his native Cleveland. One thing lead to another and the songs were actually re-written before new studio time was scheduled. Upon the eve of the proposed dates, as you all know, Antichristus took his own life. In the wake, Chad Davis of Set and Hour of 13 stepped in and pounded out the title track, now in it's 3rd incarnation.

"Unfortunately, other engagements have now prevented Chad from filling in with Father Befouled full time. After his performance on one song of the upcoming release, Chad had to step down. In his place we are now aligned again with our Brother in Death, Wayne Sarantopoulos of the monolithic death machine known as Decrepitaph. Wayne also admirably stepped up to the task and belted out the other new track on the 7’ for us, and will now be our fulltime drummer until otherwise is needed. Wayne has eternally been a 5th member of the band anyway, and as you will see by his performance on 'Testament of Unholy Essence,' he is a perfect fit. More...

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Father Befouled Announces New Drummer

Father Befouled, whose drummer Anticrhistus recently took his own life, have issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"In the wake of the tragedies of last week, we have added Chad Davis from Hour of 13 and SET (Former Demoncy, Profane Grace) to our ranks as our new drummer. Chad stepped up the plate and has already learned and recorded one of the new tracks for the NWN 7" to be released soon. We could not be happier with his inclusion in the band, and look to move forward, however never forgetting the importance of our former member.

"Yes, Decrepitaph's Elektrokutioner was originally lined up for the position, but dynamically Chad's style better fits our sound, and logistically it is an easier move, with us being in Georgia and CD in North Carolina. Elektrokutioner remains one of my personal best friends, so there is no love lost there. (Speaking of, our other band, Festered, has our new album out on Razorback Records TODAY, go buy that shizz).

"No shows lined up for now, but all in due time."

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Father Befouled Drummer Commits Suicide

Guitarist Justin Stubbs of Father Befouled has issued the following statement about drummer Antichristus taking his own life:

"They say only Death is real, but when you are faced with it, it is always hard to comprehend. Last night I was informed that our drummer, Antichristus, had taken his own life. It is hard to put into words what this means, but I am shocked. AC (we are not revealing his real name - his wishes) was enigmatic and mysterious to all those who knew him, but at the same time he was an amazing friend and one of the most dedicated individuals I, and the rest of the band had ever known.

"His final recorded output with Father Befouled was to be the upcoming 'Rotting Godless Thrones' 7" for Nuclear War Now! Productions. Unfortunately all we have are rough drum rehearsals of the songs, and I am not sure if we can use any of them for the release. I will have to see what can be made usable and make the decision.

"His drumming will also be heard on our 'Profane Grace of the Trinity' split 7" with Cemetery Urn on Relapse Records, due out in January. We recorded this track over a year ago, and it was actually his first efforts for the band. AC was also the drummer for our brothers Prosanctus Inferi. Luckily they recorded their LP for Hell's Headbangers back in August. Not sure of the release, but it will certainly be out soonish. IT will be his finest effort in memorium. More...

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