TEXAS DEATH METAL BEHEMOTHS CREEPING DEATH TO UNLEASH DEBUT ALBUM WRETCHED ILLUSIONS SEPTEMBER 27
WATCH NEW VIDEO AT REVOLVER
TOUR WITH HIGH ON FIRE AND POWER TRIP ANNOUNCED WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL TORONTO AND VANCOUVER
Toronto, ON – July 23, 2019 – Texas death metal behemoths, Creeping Death, will unleash Wretched Illusions, their full-length debut album worldwide via Entertainment One on September 27, 2019.
Summoned forth from the fertile metal grounds of the Lone Star State, the DIY subculture-bred miscreants of Creeping Death are staging their own sort of musical Alamo, entrenched with their fierce dedication to traditional death metal brutality and the fury of classic thrash.
Revolver Magazine declared Creeping Death an Artist You Need To Know, celebrating the band’s 2018 Specter Of War EP as, “simple and brutal, much like a baseball bat to the face.” No Echo was among the first to shine a light on the Denton, Texas band, admiring the sludgy guitar tones and riffing style of old school death metal and swinging pit-friendly groove. A celebrated performance at Thrasher Magazine’s Death Match 2019 and a buzzed-about co-headlining tour with Fuming Mouth further demonstrated why MetalSucks encouraged readers to, “Get Your Old School Death Metal Fix With New School Band, Creeping Death.”
The band’s blistering new full-length platter, Wretched Illusions, raises the stakes with undeniable and unrelenting anthems like Bloodlust Contamination, World Decay, Corroded From Within, and album opener, Ripping Through Flesh. Each of the record’s 10 tracks is a certified ripper, keeping those baseball bat swings coming, over and over.
Devotees of influential death metal merchants like Blood Red Throne (Norway), Gorguts (Canada), and Grave (Sweden) have a new American band to champion. Creeping Death draw liberally from the template set by those bands along with the speed of early Sepultura (Brazil) and the hammering epic crush of Bolt Thrower (England). All of these classic sounds are re-forged together and reflected through Creeping Death’s own fresh and unique prism.
Wretched Illusions is the kind of jaw-dropping, rifftastic debut that could only come from road hardened chemistry, a collaborative and improvisation heavy rehearsal space, and the lessons of two well received EPs and a tape trading era nostalgic demo. 2016’s Sacrament Of Death and the aforementioned Specter Of War were short bursts of aggressive pummeling that earned the band impressive festival slots and tours with Judiciary, Momentum, and Homewrecker.
Produced by close comrade, Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times), and mixed and mastered by burgeoning tastemaker, Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions is a confident missive of percussive bombast. It’s beyond Creeping Death’s already impressive early rumblings – it’s fast, challenging, and decisive.
In advance of the record’s release, Creeping Death is pleased to unveil the official video for Bloodlust Contamination. Comments the band, “With this album, we really wanted to challenge ourselves and take our sound to the next level. Wretched Illusions is more in your face, more metal, but still 100% Creeping Death. The track Bloodlust Contamination and the video accompanying it should give you a good sense of the intensity of the new LP. We’re incredibly grateful and excited to make the most of all the opportunities presented to us as of lately and we’ll see you on the road.” View the clip, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, here.
Creeping Death will join Inter Arma for an eight-date East Coast tour later this summer. The trek, which will commence on August 30th in Washington, DC and run through September 7th in Harrisonburg Virginia, will be followed by a handful of one-off dates including a performance on Slaughter Que 2019 featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more. Creeping Death will close out the year supporting High On Fire and Power Trip on a massive North American tour. The journey will begin November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and rampage its way through over two dozen cities, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, upon its conclusion December 7th in Los Angeles, California. See all confirmed dates below.
Creeping Death’s Wretched Illusions will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-order here.
1. Ripping Through Flesh
3. Bloodlust Contamination
4. Sinner's Torch
5. Corroded from Within
6. Peeled from Reality
7. World Decay
8. Wretched Illusions
9. Dawn of Time
August 28 – Vino’s Pizza -Pub Brewery – Little Rock, AR
With Inter Arma:
August 30 – Atlas Brew Works - Washington, DC
August 31 – Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
September 1 – RPM Fest - Northampton, MA
September 2 – Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME
September 3 – Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
September 4 – Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
September 5 – Small's - Hamtramck, MI
September 6 – Spinelli's - Louisville, KY * Creeping Death only
September 7 – The Golden Pony - Harrisonburg, VA
September 19 – B-Side - Memphis, TN
September 20 – The Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
September 21 – Slaughter Que 2019 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, more
With High On Fire, Power Trip:
November 7 – Levitation Festival @ Mohawk - Austin, TX
November 8 – Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
November 9 – Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
November 10 – Foamhenge - Houston, TX
November 12 – The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
November 13 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
November 15 – Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC
November 16 – The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
November 17 – Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
November 19 – Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
November 20 – Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
November 21 – Elsewhere - New York, NY
November 22 – Elsewhere - New York, NY
November 23 – Webster - Hartford, CT
November 24 – Club Soda - Montreal, QC
November 25 – Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
November 26 – The Majestic - Detroit, MI
November 27 – The Metro - Chicago, IL
November 29 – Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
November 30 – Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
December 2 – Neumos - Seattle, WA
December 3 – Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
December 4 – Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
December 6 – The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
December 7 – The Regent - Los Angeles, CA
Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
Eric Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums