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With three solid years of putrid silence having passed since American death/doom metal duo Encoffination did its best to suffocate the masses with a full-length album, the even deadlier follow-up album is being prepared for exhibit.
This Autumn, Selfmadegod Records will present the horrid "III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)," an album that takes Encoffination's star-encrusted tones, slow-motion seismic rhythms and soulless, guttural conjuring to more claustrophobic levels.
Constructed over a full year, the album was recorded in various sessions throughout 2013, the drums recorded at Universal Sound in San Diego, California, and the rest at Graf Yairden in Atlanta. Funeral vocal choirs, organs, and other elements influence the flow of the album.
"III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)" will be relased on CD and via digital delivery in North America on October 21st, and a month later on 2xLP. The track listing is as follows:
1. Processional - Opvs Thanatologia
2. Charnel Bowels of a Putrescent Earth
3. Cemeteries of Purgation
4. Crowned Icons
5. Rotting Immemorial
6. From His Holy Cup, Drink; Come Death
7. Pale Voices
8. Mould of Abandonment More...
Following a three-year gap since the 2011-released "O' Hell, Shine in Thy Whited Sepulchres" LP, American death/doom duo Encoffination now confirms the next chapter in its discography, finalizing t third full-length opus for arrival in mid-2014.
Construction on the third Encoffination LP has been underway for a full year, recorded in various sessions throughout 2013 with the bulk of it taking place last Spring. The drums were recorded at Universal Sound in San Diego, California, and the rest at Graf Yairden in Atlanta. As the band members are well into the mixing stages of the final sessions, they proclaim the name of the impending hymnal, "III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)."
"We have made a pained effort to make this record as monstrous and suffocating as possible. We want to pull the listener even further into the abyss we channeled with the first two records. A conscious effort has been made to lengthen the tracks, to envelop the listener in the drear we invoke as we create our sound" offers the band's strings and throat contributor, Ghoat. "The concept, as opposed to the last record's theme of death practices, of this record is the glorification of death: an offering to the embodiment of death's creation, and to sing the wretched hymns of death's omnipresence, to kneel to death's crown as we all shall fall under death's eventual grasp. There will be more of the texture presented on the last record: organs, samples, choirs, and more, all with the same acrid funereal doom we have become known for. If the last record were a tool to teach about death, this record is that creation."
A final release date, cover art, track listing and samples of the wretched recordings will be released in the coming weeks. At press time, several confirmed track titles include "Charnel Bowels of a Putrescent Earth," "Cemeteries of Purgation," "Crowned Icons," "Mould of Abandonment," "Rotting Immemorial," and "From His Holy Cup Drink; Come Death."
The sophomore full-length from death/doom duo Encoffination, titled "O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres," nears its North American release on November 15th. Today the deviants at Decibel Magazine are helping spread the filth via the public’s first experience with the opus, with a premiere of the second track from the forthcoming album.
Take one final breath of fresh air before succumbing to the putrid, suffocating darkness of “Rites of Ceremonial Embalm’ment” at this location.
The "O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres" track listing is as follows:
1. Sacrum Profanum Processionali
2. Rites of Ceremonial Embalm’ment
3. Ritual Until Blood
4. Elegant in Their Funebrial Cloaks, Arisen
5. Crypt of His Communal Devourment
6. Washed and Buried
7. Pall of Unrequited Blood
8. Annunciation of the Viscera
Death dealers Encoffination will plague the Earth with the new opus, "O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres" this November. Selfmadegod Records commented on the upcoming release:
"Picking up where they left off with last year's Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, this collection of new hymns redefines and magnifies Encoffination's signature sound; suffocating doom wrapped in the pure stench of death.
"Based on Ghoat's own experiences of working in the funeral industry, 'O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres' is a concept album... not in the linear sense, but abstract; from the death of the human form to the sacrifice of flesh into the Earth.
"The album will be released via Selfmadegod Records this November; stay tuned for an official street date and more info on this anticipated slab of bereavement as it approaches."
Returning after last year’s suffocating debut album "Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh," Encoffination is about to strike back with a new opus to death titled "O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres." The album will include up to ten new songs of abysmal, funeral-bound death metal, recorded in Cooper, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia between January and May 2011.
Guitarist/vocalist Ghoat (Father Befouled, Vomitchapel) says of the new album : “Expect pure darkness. Take everything we have done before and turn it up. More death, more gloom, more decay. Guitars will crush, vocals will possess, and the atmosphere of Encoffination will strangle you. We are adding more texture in the riffs, more things to take you by the throat and steal your breath.”
A press release from the band also stated, "Based on Ghoat’s own experiences of working in the funeral industry, O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres will be a concept… not in the linear sense, but abstract; from the death of the human form to the sacrifice of flesh into the Earth. The album will be released via Poland’s Selfmadegod Records later this Summer. More info and an official release date will be announced in the coming weeks."
U.S. death metal act Encoffination has announced what is being dubbed as the band's "only live performance ever" in Houston, Texas. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed at this location. The details of the show are as follows:
10/9 2010 WALTERS ON WASHINGTON HOUSTON, Texas, US
Encoffination is set to release the band's debut album “Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh” through Selfmadegod Records this October. The band is currently streaming two new songs from the album, titled "Beyond the Grace of Flesh Go I" and "Nefarious Yet Elegant Are the Bowels of Hell," via the Econffination MySpace page.
The "Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh" track listing is as follows:
2. Nefarious Yet Elegant Are the Bowels of Hell
3. Miasma of Rotten Serenity
4. Eucharist of Bone and Flame
6. Beyond the Grace of Flesh Go I
7. Entombment of the Breathing Flesh
Selfmadegod Records has issued the following update about releasing Encoffination's debut album "Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh:"
"Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the release of the CD version of the debut album by the U.S. death metal/doom band Encoffination. Formed in 2009, Encoffination is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, Encoffination exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.
"Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh is the first full length of this amazing two-piece band made of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). Following the After their Temples Descend Below the Earth release, this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with an over 30 minutes long, 8-song album of cryptic metal influenced by early ‘90s American doom/death and bands like Incantation, Disembowelment, and Morpheus Descends. The album has already been released on tape format by Ritval Death Offerings, and the vinyl version is available on Psychedelic Lotus Order. Now it’s time for the CD version! Prepare for the most soul draining and graven death metal album of the year this September!" More...
Encoffination has checked in with the following announcement about release a new 7" EP:
"We're thrilled to announce that we will be releasing a brand new 7" EP on Blood Harvest. The songs have recently been recorded and are currently being mixed and mastered. 'Seventh Temple of Laodicean Scripture' is two suffocating and murky tracks of Encoffination's now trademark doom.
"Dreary, abysmal death, absolved of all sin, devoid of all faith. A journey into the further reaches of the cryptic tombs of metal. Tracks: 'Revulsion of the Chalice, Indulgence of Salivating Innocence' and 'Unrepentant Indifference to the False Evangel.' Release date to be announced soon."
You can also hear current Encoffination tracks through the band's official MySpace page.