Formed in 2010, OBLITERATE have emerged from Quebec, Canada as a crushing component of the modern death metal and deathcore mechanism. Comparable to acts such as WHITECHAPEL, THY ART IS MURDER and BEHEMOTH, the band bring hook laden breakdowns and a frenzied intensity that stands defiant alongside the US dominated genre.
In 2012, OBLITERATE released their debut album The Filth of Humanity. The album demonstrated the potential of what the band had to offer and would soon after lead to a growing profile through active touring across Canada and the United States. The band followed up the debut with a self titled EP that featured crushing heavy drops and a relentless riff onslaught that confirmed the bands growing identity as a leader of the Canadian deathcore sound.
The path of desolation wreaked from the bands inception in 2010 is now set to devastate even further. In 2016 the band signed with the New York based international management agency Extreme Management Group (EMG), placing OBLITERATE alongside acts such as CATTLE DECAPITATION, SUFFOCATION, ALLEGAEON, ORIGIN and more that are managed by the agency.
In mid 2016, OBLITERATE entered the studio with Christian Donaldson of CRYPTOPSY handling production (DESPISED ICON, BEYOND CREATION, INGESTED) Pushing the bands abilities to new levels and creating a sound that explores a greater level of extremity, the new album titled ‘Impending Death’ maintains OBLITERATE’S deathcore foundation while bringing a more intense and crushing death metal approach. The album also features guest contributions from members of I DECLARE WAR and OCEANO, completing what is the bands most uncompromising recording to date. This new found intensity soon caught the attention of the heavy music industry leading to a record deal in early 2017.
OBLITERATE signed with leading iconic death metal label UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS (ARKAIK, THE KENNEDY VEIL, CONDEMNED, HIDEOUS DIVINITY). Commenting on the signing, drummer Pat Wood offers ‘Signing with Unique Leader is really the next big step for Obliterate. We’ve been hard working on this record for a while and, with this partnership, we think it’s the perfect time for us to treat our fans. This album demonstrates a much more mature and atmospheric sound which takes our music to a whole new level. We also got two of the industry’s beefiest vocalists to appear on separate songs. Old-timer deathcore fans surely won’t be disappointed’.
Not only have OBLITERATE been active in the studio but have also been hitting the stage on some of Canada’s biggest music festivals throughout 2017, sharing the stage with the likes of RAMMSTEIN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MESHUGGAH and many more on the Montebello Rockfest, and with acts such as PENNYWISE and LESS THAN JAKE on the Music 4 Cancer Fest. These appearances build on the bands impressive history of supports alongside acts such as FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, UNEARTH, GORGUTS and bands such as DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD and OFFSPRING on the 2013 Amnesia Rockfest.
Pulverizing Victoriaville, QC based deathcore act OBLITERATE have announced that they will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, and Unique Leader debut, Impending Death on May 18th. The 8 track effort was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Ingested) at The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC, features artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, and showcases the bands most devastating material to date. Upon first listen it is immediately apparent that OBLITERATE will soon find themselves dominating Canadian metal scene.
Drummer Pat Woods commented on the album saying, “It just came naturally. We knew we had to double up our efforts on this album and that’s exactly what we did. With the help of Chris Donaldson we are about to release our best record to date. Impending Death is a reflection of what we think and how we feel as human beings in this world. Under these true words there’s also a melody that to us, supports and identifies perfectly with the band. We are now affiliated with Extreme Management Group and just signed a record deal with Unique Leader Records, which allows us to be more ready and stronger than ever before. Seeing what was getting prepared, Artery Global quickly offered us to hop on their roster and have already confirmed awesome stuff for us in 2018. Keep your ears and eyes open, we are coming.”
Impending Death tracklisting –
1. Impending Death
3. I, Cerberus
6. In Devil’s Cares
7. Death Notice
Stream Impending Death in full here via Metal Injection.
Watch the music video for “Impending Death” here via New Noise.
Victoriaville, QC based crushing deathcore act OBLITERATE have announced a new round of US tour dates supporting their new album Impending Death this August. The tour, which includes a performance at Michigan Metal Fest alongside Whitechapel and Lorna Shore, will see the band performing throughout much of the Midwest and Texas with support coming from Poolside at the Flamingo.
Guitarist Marcus Adam commented, “As some of you may already know on August 11th we are are playing Michigan Metalfest with amazing acts such as Whitechapel and Lorna Shore. Following that we will be doing our second US run of the year with Poolside at the flamingo. We are incredibly stoked to be finally playing ”Impending Death” songs live! Don’t miss out on this!”
8/11 Battle Creek, Mi @ Michigan Metal Fest
8/14 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live
8/15 San Antonio, Tx @ Jack’s Patio Bar
8/16 Harlingen, Tx @ The Hop Shop
8/17 Corpus Christi, Tx @ Boozerz
8/19 Houston, Tx @ Acadia
8/20 Ft Worth, Tx @ The Rail Club
8/22 Pekin, Il @ Twisted Spoke Saloon
8/23 Kent, Oh @ The Outpost
8/24 Buffalo, Ny @ Stamps
8/25 NYC, Ny @ Blackthorn 51