Seattle technical death metal maestros XOTH are proud to announce that its first single “Sporecraft Zero” has ascended to the stars taken from its upcoming third album Exogalatic, due out Nov. 3 via Dawnbreed Records, the single is also available on all major digital streaming providers.
The band comments: “The spell of the simulation is waning and in need of a reset. The sentinels of the simulacrum descend upon Earth. The huge obsidian monoliths appear, imposing awe and terror upon the masses, unleashing their psychedelic swarm of cosmic fungus upon mankind while inducing mass hallucinations and rapid reconfiguration of DNA. What’s left is barely recognizable as human.”
Since bursting forth from the cosmic ether in 2014, XOTH has evoked fan and critical acclaim for their innovative approach to extreme metal. 2019’s InterdimensionalInvocations has become a cult classic, blending technical death metal, modern black metal and thrash in a novel synthesis that eludes categorization.
In partnership with Dawnbreed Records, their third triumph Exogalactic is an ambitious leap forward. It’s as if they’ve excavated musical relics from Earth’s core and melded them with sounds from the far reaches of the universe. Each song is an event horizon, stirring subgenres into a timewarp of past and future sonic chaos.
Amidst the vortex of sound, the mixing sorcery of Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Obituary, Suffocation) collides with the enigmatic mastering finesse of Julian Silva (Panopticon, Intronaut) to manifest an auditory odyssey. The artwork by Shindy Reehal sets the tone for the voyage. XOTH is not just music; its a journey across the celestial landscape led by interstellar luminaries.
Exogalactic is set to be released Nov. 3 on all major digital service providers independently and on CD, cassette, and vinyl (date TBA) via Dawnbreed Records
Tyler Sturgill – guitars, vocals
Woody Adler – guitars
Ben Bennett – bass
Jeremy Salvo – drums
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