Deformatory Unleash Brutal Drum Experience w/ Playthrough “Behold, The Apex of Decay”
Playthrough Premiere via TheCirclePit
New Album “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” Out September 3, 2021
Ottawa’s Deformatory will be unleashing their latest concept album “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” on September 3rd. Mixed and mastered by Topon Das (Fuck the Facts) from Apartment 2 Recording along with the artwork done by Paul Gerrard (a movie concept designer known for his imagery on Wrath of the Titans, Hellraiser: Origins and Hellboy), the full length is a continuation of the narrative from their previous album “Malediction” (2016) and depicts an interdimensional horde seeking to consume the essence of planetary life, which is broken up into three chapters.
Over the last few months, the band has shared four singles and videos (streaming below), and today they showcase their first drum playthrough for their crushing track “Behold, The Apex of Decay”, which can be viewed via TheCirclePit‘s YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/WvuH7CI5DZ0
Drummer Neil Grandy explains the playthrough in further detail:
“‘Behold, the Apex of Decay’ was an obvious choice for a drum play performance video due to being one of the first tracks we wrote for the album and being wicked fun to play.
It features a wide variety of different styles and techniques throughout the song. Aside from starting off with a smack to the face, the track features both traditional and gravity blasts, along with several tempos, great double kick runs, and a very progressive solo selection.
We wanted to have an equally stunning location to film this drum experience. Filled with incredible architecture and presence, the Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, Ontario totally fit the bill. What a crazy vibe it was to hear these blasts reverberate throughout the church!
The video showcases a wide selection of shots to convey the different playing styles and techniques used on the track, while featuring the unique location to deliver devastating brutally in a house of worship.
For the video, the exact drum kit used to record Inversion of the Unseen Horizon at Apartment Two Studios and features:
Crush drums, Remo heads, Sabian Cymbals, Axis Percussion pedals, London Drumstick Co sticks, Roland Electronics.”
Together since 2010, the duo of drummer Neil Grandy and vocalist/guitarist Charlie Leduc easily create a maniacal strain of death metal. “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” is the third full-length album for Deformatory, following the 2011 EP “A Prelude Of…”; the 2013 full-length “In The Wake of Pestilence” and the 2016 full-length “Malediction”.
This massively complex and intriguing album is just the tip of the iceberg for the brutal Ottawa duo. Best suited for fans of extreme death metal and old-school black metal, Deformatory is recommended listening for those who enjoy Origin, Hate Eternal, and Cryptopsy.
The album “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” will be released on September 3, 2021.
Album pre-order – http://deformatory.bandcamp.com
In The Embervoid Where Dead Stars Reign – https://youtu.be/7M5DSSNg3fY
Beyond The Abhorrence – https://youtu.be/Hj9B4QPJ-YI
Impaled Upon The Carrionspire ft. Jon Levasseur (ex-Cryptopsy) – https://youtu.be/03VlbpSDNmU
Summoning The Cosmic Devourer – https://youtu.be/FIdlOiOR1Zs
Chapter I – INCEPTION: THE CYRU’XILEAN NEXUS
1. Within The Astral Abscess (5:20)
2. Behold, The Apex of Decay (4:36)
3. Enginieering The Wvrmhorde (4:39)
Chapter II – INCURSION: THE PROTOTYPAL ESCHATON
4. Summoning The Cosmic Devourer (7:13)
5. Masticated By An Infinite Shadow (4:30)
6. In The Embervoid Where Dead Stars Reign (3:52)
Chapter III – INVERSION: THE HORIZONTAL REFLECTION
7. Deciphering The Archetype (3:53)
8. Impaled Upon The Carrionspire (5:01) (Classical guitar and solos by Jon Levasseur (ex-Cryptopsy))
9. Beyond The Abhorrence (4:13)
Album Length: 43:21
Deformatory is a death metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Forming in 2010, they set out to create an extreme sound, fusing together classic influences (Cryptopsy, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.) and their love for modern tech death. The result is a uniquely relentless blend of death metal that can only hail from the Northern hemisphere.
Deformatory independently released their full-length debut, “In The Wake of Pestilence”, in December of 2013. This pummeling 9-track debut has been exceptionally well-received by fans worldwide, and has been cited as being an “outstanding and monstrous debut album. Essential.” (Frank Rini – AllAboutTheRock, ex: Internal Bleeding), and “flawless in every way” (TheBloodShed).
Having shared the stage with bands like Cryptopsy, Napalm Death, Obscura, Beyond Creation, Gorod, Archspire, and Fuck The Facts, Deformatory is more than comfortable delivering their crushing brand of extreme metal to live, screaming, and sweaty audiences.
The band’s sophomore release, “Malediction”, was released worldwide via CDN Records in 2016, with additional singles “Once Upon the Cross” (Deicide cover), and “Myiasis” both in 2018. Since then, DEFORMATORY has been developing their 3rd full-length album entitled “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon”, which they plan to unveil in the Fall of 2021 as an independent release.