Father Befouled Issues Band Activity 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.
"'Rotting Godless Throne' is the darkest, most soul crushing Father Befouled recording to date. We stepped up everything and poured our blood and tears, and ripped our flesh for this record. Serpentine, meandering riffs, abysmal doom, and pounding, engulfing vocals. We have still stayed true to the influence of our mentors, Incantation, Morbid Angel, Immolation, etc... while retaining the suffocating, oppressive Father Befouled sound first heard on 'Profano ad Regnum.'
"'Rotting Godless Throne' serves as just a quick communal teaser for our upcoming 2nd full length, entitled 'Morbid Destitution Of Covenant.' Scheduled to be due in July, 'Morbid...' will be the definitive statement of heavenly anguish as sermoned by Father Befouled. Expect the most serpentine, ethereal, and suffocating death metal record of 2010. We will be recording the record in one fell lash the last week of may in Texas. Samples and label info will be available soon. Our new label deal is in the bag, we just cannot talk about it yet."
The new track "Testament of Unholy Essence" is currently available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
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