Finnish death lords CONVULSE have released “The Summoning,” the first track released off the band’s upcoming new album Deathstar.
The music video features a behind the scenes look at the making of an album that’s sure to go down as one of 2020’s most critically-acclaimed death metal albums. Check out the video below.
CONVULSE, one of the pioneers of the Finnish death metal scene and bright stars of the ’90’s death n’ roll movement, have signed a deal with Transcending Records for the release of Deathstar, the legendary band’s fifth full-length album.
Deathstar features nine tracks that transcend the boundaries of standard death metal. Of course, this is nothing new for the trio, as many fans will fondly reflect on their unheralded gem Reflections (released in 1994 on Relapse Records). which at the time was about as unusual a death metal album as they come. Deathstar takes the same genre bending approach as Reflections and modernizes it.
Transcending Records will release Deathstar on vinyl, CD and cassette formats on October 30.
The album was recorded and mixed in analog, the way music was meant to be recorded, at JJ-studio. Artwork for Deathstar was created by Jan Yrlund, based on the painting Strangled by Minna Mead. Band photo and “The Summoning” video shot by Okko Sorma.
Deathstar track listing:
1. Extreme Dark Light
3. The Summoning
5. We Sold Our Soul For Rock’n Roll
7. Make Humanica Great Again
8. Light My Day
9. The End