Santa Cruz, Ca based tech death giants CONTINUUM are streaming their highly anticipated second album Designed Obsolescence in full at Metal Injection, who said of the release “”What sets them apart is not only how long all of the top-notch musicians involved here have been playing this kind of music in numerous high profile bands, but also the group’s progressive death metal leanings that call to mind Decrepit Birth…” The devastating full length will be unleashed this Friday on Unique Leader.
Described as “…A celebration and merger of barbaric death metal instincts with more refined modern tech approaches, Designed Obsolescence is exhilarating…” by Dead Rhetoric, Designed Obsolescence clearly demonstrates that the group – which features a veteran lineup that includes current and former members of Animosity, Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Allegaeon, and Brain Drill – possesses a masterful command of the genre and a fearless drive to push the limits of extreme music.
Guitarist Chase Fraser commented, “We’re very excited to release our sophomore album for Unique Leader Records, I feel like we’ve progressed so much since our debut album and came to a perfect combination of precise technicality and a unique hook driven songwriting style that will only grow on the listener throughout repeat listens. I’m incredibly proud of Designed Obsolescence and wouldn’t change a single thing about it. We hope you enjoy it and we’re looking forward to hitting the road with these new songs.”
Listen to the album in full here via Metal Injection.
CONTINUUM will be touring the West Coast this March alongside Alterbeast and Aethere.
Dates below –
3/7 Sacramento, Ca @ Holy Diver
3/8 Concord, Ca @ Red Hat
3/9 Santa Cruz, Ca @ Blue Lagoon
3/10 Portland, Or @ Tonic Lounge
3/11 Seattle, Wa @ El Corazon
3/12 Spokane, Wa @ The Observatory
3/13 Grants Pass, Or @ The Sound Lounge
3/14 Tahoe, Ca @ American Legion Hall
CONTINUUM is a technical death metal band from Santa Cruz, CA that was formed in the summer of 2009 by Chase Fraser following the disbanding of Animosity, a bay area metal band. After a couple years writing and rehearsing with different musicians, a lineup was fleshed out featuring Riley McShane of Allegeon on vocals, Ivan Munguia of Deeds of Flesh on guitar, Nick Willbrand on bass and Spencer Edwards on drums. This lineup started playing very frequently in the bay area with bands like Fallujah, Obscura, Pathology, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Abysmal Dawn among others, and eventually released their first album on Unique Leader records in April of 2015. Fast forward 3 years and Continuum is back with their second album on Unique Leader coming very soon. With the addition of Ron Casey on drums (Inanimate Existence, ex Braindrill, ex Rings of Saturn) and a wider spectrum of progressive technical death metal song writing this is by far their most realized and well thought out release to date.