From the ancient past, from the crumbled temples of ancient deities and forgotten cultures, emanates a wave of pulverizing brutal death metal. Heavy with the breath of yesteryear, the weight of Sarpanitum is upon us…. TDM caught up with guitarist/bassist Tom Hyde (T.H. in the interview) and vocalist/keyboardist Tom Innocenti (T.I.).Continue reading Interview: Sarpanitum→
Sarpanitum, the UK titans of brutal-blackened-atmospheric death metal (you know it has to be interesting when the sub-genres requires multiple dashes) have a big announcement for all the listeners and labels out there.
The mythological crushers have completed mastering their second full-length, Blessed Be My Brothers, with a rough release date set for the next six months. Frequent TDM visitors may remember Sarpanitum’s 2011 EP Fidelium, which garnered a great deal of attention due to its experimental yet pulverizing style and historical subject matter. Auditorily, their music combines earthy brutal death metal from the emptied halls of forgotten deities with ethereally transcendence via blackened technical extremity. The closest comparison, minus Sarpanitum’s blackened tombs, could be Mithras, probably slightly owing to drumming, recording, mixing, and mastering from Leon Macey (who makes up half of the latter mentioned cosmological death metal band.) These elements result in a tapestry of death metal unlike any other. Continue reading ATTENTION FANS AND LABELS! Sarpanitum Completes Mastering New Album ‘Blessed Be My Brothers’→
2013 was a very solid year for technical music. However, that was yesteryear, and here at TDM.com we are already looking for new ways to scramble our brains, mentally and physically, in 2014. Here are some of the records I am most looking forward to mathing my face off with in the first quarter:
Although 2012’s Entity didn’t garner the pangalactic praise of 2009’s Antithesis, the re-fortified quartet shows no sign of hanging up their brooms or powershredders. At the time of posting, Origin had just finished recording the new album. No doubt the over-the-top technicality will cause us to stare into the abyss and reflect on the human condition, and its insignificance, as it has in years past.
We are proud to annouce that the drums on our upcoming album will be handled by none other than Leon Macey. Leon plays drums and guitar in UK Extreme metal veterans MITHRAS and will also be involved in recording, mixing and mastering the record. The decision was made for Leon to come on drums for the next release due to his excellent skills behind the kit but also, like myself he is possitivley driven and passionate towards delivering only the best to the album which I am sure you will all be happy to hear once it is finished!
You can now listen and stream all the SARPANITUM releases for free at www.sarpanitum.bandcamp.com and you can hear some of Leon’s stickmanship from the latest MITHRAS E.P
In the deepest recesses of space, the furthest corners of nonesxistance, there pass few travelers. From this void, from this infinite plane of nothing, comes a voyager with a commentary of the cosmic kind. Messages from beyond the veil… messages of cosmic technical death metal. Here are the words of the witness, the Witness to the Void, of the alien races heard on each album.