Southern Lord reveal the signing Ohio-based Crypt Rot for the release of their debut, Embryonic Devils in early 2017. The group, formed by several current/former members of Homewrecker share an early stream of album track “Chapters Of Torment” and announce new live dates, including a set at The Power Of The Riff. Prepare for a torrent of tumultuous filth…
For the recording sessions of Embryonic Devils, the band enlisted Bill Korecky at the Mars Compound (Integrity, Ringworm, Homewrecker); the collaboration resulted in these terrorising death anthems, refined with a high-gain sound that grabs listeners with its ferocity.
Conceived in Ashtabula, Ohio in early 2016, Crypt Rot was formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito (former frontman of Homewrecker), drummer/vocalist Matt Izzi (Homewrecker, Scorched), guitarist Joe Dedomenic, bassist Steve Cray (formerly of Homewrecker), and additional vocals from Allie Dioneff. The band is influenced by old-school Swedish death metal, punk, and hardcore, including the masters; Carnage, Dismember, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Repugnant, Deicide, Dissection, and more. These influences coalesce in Crypt Rot’s pummelling force of drop tuned aggression, full of tempo changes, scorching harmonies and relentless riffs. Lyrically conveying a creative focus on life and death, politics, anti-religion, suffering, and personal insanity, with each song displaying a sense of destruction in a unique, and brutal form.
Crypt Rot have confirmed several shows for the weeks ahead, including shows in their hometown of Ashtabula, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh this November. The band will also be performing in December at the Southern Lord showcase The Power of the Riff, the Los Angeles-based two-day event also including Neurosis, Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Pelican, Gatecreeper, Bloodclot, and more. Additional tour dates are to be announced through the months ahead.
Embryonic Devils is being finalised for February/March release; the final street date, pressing details, preorders, and more will be made available shortly.