ALLUVIAL — Kevin Muller [vocals], Wes Hauch [guitar, vocals], Tim Walker [bass], and Zach Dean [drums] — recently announced their new EP, Death Is But a Door. It arrives on January 12 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has shared the video for “Fogbelt.” Watch it here.

It’s a live performance video and it will make you feel like you are front and center, moshing at an Alluvial show. The video was shot and edited by Randy Edwards. (Instagram: Here)

“‘Fogbelt’ is a song that came from a movie about human cloning,” the band says. “Kevin inspired that main riff that starts the song, and everything fell together pretty quickly after that. It’s big, dumb, and gross. It turned our toenails green and we hope it turns yours green, too.”

Bog Dweller”    
“Area Code”
“Death Is But A Door”

Alluvial are currently on the final stretch of their Fall tour with TesseracT. All remaining dates are below.


11/8 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
11/9 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live
11/11 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
11/12 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
11/13 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl

Darkness and despair are a breeding ground for creativity in the right hands. Since their inception in 2017, Atlanta-based band Alluvial have embraced the grim and gloom that the world has to offer through an intricately balanced blend of rapid-fire polyrhythms, haunting, sludgy atmospheres and tightly wound grooves. The band takes a stab at creating an even more sinister sound than their previous album, SarcomaDeath Is But a Door. 

“We wrote about 13 or 14 songs this summer, but we wanted to do this EP between Sarcoma and our next full-length. These songs align with the vibe we want to go for. We will always find a way to be darker from record to record in the same way that South of Heaven was heavier than Reign In Blood and Seasons In The Abyss was heavier than South Of Heaven,” says Hauch. “It was that concept of chasing the dragon to find a way to top the message and vibe on the last record while finding a way to do it that made us excited.” 

After releasing their instrumental debut full-length, The Deep Longing for Annihilation, the band hit the road. Although the album has racked up millions of streams, there was always an intent to add a vocalist to their following releases. Hauch had begun writing what would become Sarcoma in 2018 and recruited Muller, knowing his vocal prowess from the vocalist’s time in Suffocation.  

Bringing Muller into the fold immediately elevated the band’s sound, but Death Is But a Door shows the synergy that the band has developed from working as a cohesive unit over the last few years.  

Although the band’s mission is to drive into bleaker and heavier territory with each new release, they manage to bring balance to their sound. While they remain grounded in death metal, the band’s approach finds them exploring all of their influences. From traditional thrash like Pantera or Metallica to darker grunge like Alice in Chains or Soundgarden and everything in between, Alluvial aim to keep listeners on their toes by pushing beyond the realms of death metal. 

“I wanted to have a band where we can write meaningful yet action-packed songs. Something that is terrifying but breaks your heart at the same time. I think we’ll always chase that, but we want to find new ways to be heavy,” says Hauch.  

With the band’s members being as ingrained in the death metal scene as they are — with members previously playing in The Faceless, Suffocation and more — listeners can rest assured they’ll be met with plenty of brutality throughout their music. The twists and turns into clean passages, atmospheric ambience, or any of the other musical avenues explored throughout Alluvial’s music take them over the edge and invite listeners to return and find something previously undiscovered.   


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