Virginia Beach death-grind unit APPLAUD THE IMPALER have premiered a Scott Ruud (SRFILM) produced lyric video for their new song “Trenchrot” at Slam World Wide. The track is from the groups long awaited and devastating forthcoming debut full length Ov Apocalypse Incarnate, which will be released on March 29th.
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Knoxville, Tn by MiAH Lajeunesse at The Sound Lair (Whitechapel, Aegaeon), with artwork provided by Jed Leiknes, and features twelve tracks of pure sonic destruction aimed at pummeling everything in their path. In every way Ov Apocalypse Incarnate delivers on the brutal and crushing promise of the bands 2010 EP Anthropophagi.
Guitarist Corey Millett commented, “Trenchrot’ is the first single from our long awaited album release, Ov Apocalypse Incarnate. ‘Trenchrot’ is a song tributed to my great grandfather – a WW2 veteran – and is based off of a true story he once told me with his experience in battle. When I wrote the music and lyrics to this song I wanted to encapsulate a tone themed from the battlegrounds of war, and I wanted to capture the vision and point of view of an incapacitated war survivor through the lyrics.
‘Trenchrot’ is the third track on our album and features Julien Deyres of the almighty Gorod! Zack and Julien channeled in a ruthless lyrical presentation to represent this monstrosity – completely opposite of one another but undoubtedly the salt and pepper to this plate of carnage. Zack’s cavernous roars and guttural persecution was impeccably balanced with Julien’s merciless mid-range assault at breakneck speed. In fact, Julien informed us that this is the fastest lyrical passage that he’s done in his career. We are truly excited to have bridged together and incorporated his style of vocal composition within this song and are extremely grateful to have him land an annihilating verse on our first single.”
Watch the video here via SLAM WORLDWIDE on YouTube.
Ov Apocalypse Incarnate tracklisting –
4. Acid Cloud
5. Enigmatic Infection
6. Mung Farm
7. Machines of Malice
9. Apocalypse Incarnate
10. Angel Lust
11. Parasitic Entities
Physical pre-order bundles for Ov Apocalypse Incarnate are available on our IndieMerch store.
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 diversde roots created a diverse sound unparalleled amongst their peers. APPLAUD THE IMPALERwere 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 biaed 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.