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News : MetalStorm announce ‘I – Saeculum Obscurum’ EP details

By on July 18, 2014

I’ve been waiting on news from Melbourne thrash powerhouse MetalStorm for a while now, and here it is. The band has been relatively quiet since February when they played shows with King Parrot and Havok. Their scheduled tour with Toxic Holocaust and Skeletonwitch in April was post-poned, and the re-scheduled dates with Iron Reagan replacing Skeletonwitch were recently cancelled.

In their absence, MetalStorm have recruited Matt Cleary (ex-A Fallen Theory, Lamort) on drums, replacing Dan Presland (Ne Obliviscaris), and recorded another 4-track EP, which they’ve just announced details for.

The EP was recorded/mixed at Goatsound Studios with Jason Fuller (Blood Duster) and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sounds. They will be releasing it in September through Australian hardcore label/distro Old School Cartel, sharing a currently small roster with Rust Proof and Southpaw.

“Old School Cartel would like to welcome MetalStorm to the family. A very different path than usual for the label but we couldn’t go past the quality and ethical standards that these 5 men hold. Right from the beginning MetalStorm have been focused on delivering the most aggressive metal possible both on stage and on record.

The New EP ‘I – SAECULUM OBSCURUM’ is no exception. It sees the band continue to forge and refine their aggressive sound but at the same time expanding into darker territory, completing their transition from straight up thrash to a more sinister and blackened sound.

Make no mistakes this band is not for the faint of heart. It’s brutal, it’s heavy, it’s fast and it will fuck you up.”

‘I – Saeculum Obscurum’ will be released exclusively on 12″ blue vinyl. You can pre-order it from Old School Cartel’s webstore, and stream the opening track ‘Oracle of the Dead’ on the Bandcamp widget below.


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