EXOCRINE is a modern progressive technical death metal band from Bordeaux, France, originally formed in 2013 by Sylvain O.P. Bringing to mind such giants as Necrophagist, The Faceless, Obscura, Beyond Creation, Gorod, and Cynic, the band delivers their own progressive, atmospheric take on brutal and technical music.
EXOCRINE’s first album Unreal Existense, which came out in 2015 on Great Dane Records, is a compendium of astonishing technicality, incredibly skillful composition, and a maturity rarely found in bands this young. Their 2017 sophomore album Ascension, out in 2017, also on Great Dane Records, is a 40 minutes piece of sharp songwriting and eviscerating technicality. Supported by a massive wall of drums and bass, the guitars are the driving force in the machinery with tight, intricate, intense riffing and superb harmonies.
These two releases along with a Japanese tour with Obscura and Archspire, and outstanding performances throughout France caught the attention of Unique Leader Records, the highly respected extreme death metal giants and perfect label to push EXOCRINE to a worldwide audience, who signed the band in Spring 2018.
Molten Giant, the groups newest effort, pays homage to Kaiju movies and is a concept album about a nuclear war between a gigantic lava monster and the surviving human beings. The album is indisputably EXOCRINE at their finest and features phenomenal production, blistering guitar playing, ominous, synth heavy atmospherics, and massive unbridled brutality.
EXOCRINE will unleash their Unique Leader debut Molten Giant on August 17th. The 8 track effort was tracked by Mathieu Pascal at Bud Studio, Sylvain Octor Perez at Tricerapod Studio, and sees EXOCRINE pushing their jaw dropping technical abilities and song writing maturity to their absolute limit.
Molten Giant track listing –
1. Scorched Human Society
4. Molten Giant
7. Behind The Wall
8. The Shape of New World
Stream the album in full here via Metal Injection.
EXOCRINE has released a lyric video for the song “Hayato” that you can view here on the Unique Leader Youtube channel.
Watch the music video for “Backdraft” here via Invisible Oranges.