The Flesh Prevails, the new full-length behemoth from atmospheric death metal faction, FALLUJAH, debuted at #115 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, #39 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #15 on the Hard Rock chart and #24 on the Independent chart upon its first week of release. Additionally, the album landed at an astounding #2 on the Heatseekers chart!
Boasting guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the chilling voice of Roniit Alkayam present throughout the album, The Flesh Prevails is a true master work of progressively tinged, otherworldly death metal that continues to floor fans and critics globally. “Their space is the backdrop for a parade of awesome celestial events,” describes Decibel Magazine, furthering that, “Harmonized death metal riffing and fleet leads twirl around each other like planets in orbital ballet. Dexterous blasting sends comets hurtling all over the place. Stars collapse and explode within the universe of synthetics that swaddle each song. It’s a huge sonic palette that FALLUJAH uses, all harnessed perfectly by tech-death mixmaster Zack Ohren.” Adds MetalSucks in a perfect 5/5 rating, “It’s an unabashed, psychotic, unregulated experiment of the wanton fusion of two separate strains of noise. It succeeds via the best bits of both and creating something uniquely greater than a simple summation. It animates the inorganic. It is architectural artwork. And with all its impressiveness, it feels true and pinpointed and ecstatic.”
If you missed it, sample “Levitation,” streaming at A.V. Club at THIS LOCATION, “Carved From Stone” at Lambgoat at THIS LOCATION as well as “Sapphire,” courtesy of MetalSucks, at THIS LOCATION.
FALLUJAH is currently embarked on a US live takeover as part of this year’s crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. Additionally, the band will take part in the Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour 2014. Set to commence just a few days after the American march draws to a close, the trek runs from August 14th to August 25th followed by three additional performances in Seattle, Portland and Santa Cruz. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and Fatality (on select dates).
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Goatwhore, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins [remaining dates]:
7/31/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes – Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom – Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/12/2014 Empire NOVA – Springfield, VA
Summer Slaughter: The Canada Club Tour 2014 w/ The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Fatality (8/14 – 8/20), Black Crown Initiate
8/14/2014 Dagobert – Quebec City, QC
8/15/2014 Les Founfounes Electriques Montreal, QC
8/16/2014 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
8/17/2014 Salle Nikitoutagan – Jonquiere, QC
8/18/2014 Rock Café – Trois-Rivieres, QC
8/19/2014 Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC
8/20/2014 Babylon Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
8/23/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
8/24/2014 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
8/25/2014 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/27/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/28/2014 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, FALLUJAH has since displayed a rugged work ethic, investing countless weeks on the road in North America and internationally. The band’s commitment to crafting forward thinking music has helped them build their own diehard fanbase from the ground up. The name is derived from a city in the Al Anbar province of Iraq that, at the time of the band’s formation, sustained the highest concentration of destruction and casualties on both sides of the fighting. The members of FALLUJAH have lived much of their lives in the post 9/11 world growing up with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as observing the tension between East and West and religious turmoil. The city of Fallujah represents the pinnacle of tensions, hostility and destruction that has come to define the world we live in.
The Flesh Prevails is out now. Order your copy today at the Unique Leader IndieMerch Store.