Virginia Beach death grinders APPLAUD THE IMPALER will release their long awaited, crushing new full length Ov Apocalypse Incarnate this Friday. In advance of the release the group if currently streaming the album in full at Metal Injection, who said of the album, “Ov Apocalypse Incarnate is a baffling mindf**k with endless replay value and eye-popping performances with each full spin furthering allowing you to understand the hyper-active yet calculated minutia of each musicians place in this serrated and maddening musical puzzle.”
The record, which was tracked by MiAH Lejeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon), is nearly eight years in the making and proves to be well worth the wait. Featuring twelve slabs of unrelentingly heavy, pulverizing sonic violence that bring to mind legendary heavyweights such as Origin, Despised Icon, and Beneath the Massacre, Ov Apocalypse Incarnate establishes APPLAUD THE IMPALER as one of the most exciting voices in extreme metal.
The band commented on the release, “The day has arrived. Over the course of this second chapter in this tumultuous novel, I have seen the transformation of this band now reach its apotheosis in the arrival of Ov Apocalypse Incarnate. The grip of adversity has been relinquished, and the chains of restraint have been unleashed. We went for the throat on this one. The album takes the primitive elements that define Applaud the Impaler’s sound and infused them with an updated chaos implanted with esoteric ingredients, creating a stamp of unique savagery in today’s era of heavy metal. The 12 cut-throat tracks embedded in Ov Apocalypse Incarnate mercilessly crush from front to back, leaving no room for discontent. This colossal footprint of utmost carnal destruction is only the beginning. To those who have been foaming out the mouth for this record and have stuck with us through all these years, may you feast. Let us revere in this induced armageddon. Thank you Unique Leader Records. Thank you Erik Lindmark. Thank you Impalers.”
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Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, death-grind outfit APPLAUD THE IMPALER has resurfaced and established auditory domination with their distinctive ferocious speed, monolithic heaviness, and monstrous grooves.
Assembled in 2008, APPLAUD THE IMPALER set out to embark on a journey of unique musical destruction by combining utter brutality with unbridled creativity. The band’s decision to remain glued to it’s diverse roots created a diverse sound unparalleled amongst their peers. APPLAUD THE IMPALER were able to fuse death metal and deathcore with a hint of grind to allow their music to position itself into a rare category of it’s own, and cement a redoubtable nature. The group then emerged through an ambivalent era of new heavy music appropriated with heavily biased opinions – the all out war of “Death Metal vs. Deathcore.” The band was left splashing against the rim of a self-created cocktail of accepted recognition, equivocal opinions, and absolute repudiation. It was then, in 2010 that Erik Lindmark contacted APPLAUD THE IMPALER to sign with Unique Leader Records who released the group’s first EP Anthropopagi in 2010.
The journey on Unique Leader had begun and APPLAUD THE IMPALER started their imprint across the country with forthright devastation on several tours including a stint on the label’s own yearly tour, Bloodletting North America 9, featuring Gorod. Some time later, the band finished writing for their debut album and ventured to Knoxville, Tennessee to record at The Sound Lair with MiAH Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegeaon, etc.).
After completion of the new album recordings, APPLAUD THE IMPALER had no choice but to go on a temporary hiatus due to internal personal issues which set the release. Lindmark and Unique Leader remained supportive of the band until they were ready to resume their course. In the second half of 2018, after some member changes, APPLAUD THE IMPALER cranked back up and got the wheels spinning on releasing their new album.
Remaining a fearsome weapon in the Unique Leader arsenal and featuring savage, ruthless, and merciless new music APPLAUD THE IMPALER find themselves once again on the battle ground sided with some of the most extreme bands in the world today. The release of their new music will see to it that Unique Leader has added a devastating sonic weapon to their roster.