Born between Italy and Norway in late 2006 as a project of HOUR OF PENANCE founding member Enrico Schettino, HIDEOUS DIVINITY immediately gains attention in the underground thanks to the “Sinful Star Necrolatry” 2-track demo, an intriguing mixture of European and American extremities released at the end of 2007. After a long hiatus the band finally finds a stable lineup, just in time to be invited by Sweden’s DM masters INSISION in Scandinavia for 2 festivals in late 2010. In the meantime, new songs are ready: European death/black influences give way to a more mindful, complex yet straight-in-your-face death metal assault in the vein of NILE, IMMOLATION and HATE. After another successful appearance in Scandinavia, this time for the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo (Norway) sharing the bill with blockbuster acts such as MESHUGGAH, IMMORTAL, FORBIDDEN, MALEVOLENT CREATION and NAPALM DEATH, the band enters the renowned 16th Cellar Studios in July 2011 to start with the recording sessions of “Obeisance Rising”, debut album to be released via Unique Leader. Featuring Stefano “Saul” Morabito behind the production and Marchello Baltadjiev for the cover artwork, these 11 tracks and 46 minutes are what can be simply summarized as relentless death metal at its finest. The lyrical concept is based on John Carpenter’s immortal masterstroke “They Live”, once bitter allegory of the Reagan era, today an even more relevant paradigm of the decline of human race. After signing the deal with UNIQUE LEADER, HIDEOUS DIVINITY commented with these enthusiastic words: “Now it’s official, and we can say it: we’re extremely happy to be part of the world’s most renowned death metal roster. Being chosen by Unique Leader after only 2 short promos is also a huge reason for pride. We are working very hard to bring you the most crushing and epic death metal assault human ears can experience. Fans of NILE, IMMOLATION and crushing death metal worldwide, HIDEOUS DIVINITY is on its way!”.