Pile of Priests
For fans of Death, Edge of Sanity, Pestilence
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“It is full to the brim of very complex rhythms, great jams…the musicianship on Void of Enlightenment is top quality stuff. The band’s drummer pulls off some excellent grooves as the two guitar players jam over the top. It is a pleasant change for the genre and it gives the band a lot of personality.” – Demons Zone (Void To Enlightenment Review)
“a swirling vortex of terror, brutality and vintage 90s progressive moments. Be afraid, and make your body ready, for this is a wild ride.” The Killchain Blog (Void To Enlightenment Review)
“well played, tight, interesting and well written brutal songs” – Merchants of Air (Void To Enlightenment Review)
Release Date: TBA
1. Redemptionem Per Cruciatu
• All songs performed by: Pile of Priests
• All songs written by: Evan Salvador
• Produced by: Edward Kim
• Mixed by: Edward Kim
• Mastered by: Edward Kim
• Album Artwork by: Juha Vuorma
Band Line Up:
Evan Salvador – Guitar/Vocals
Patrick Leyn – Bass guitar
Evan Knight – Drums
Shared Stage with:
Artillery, Immolation, Vader, Sacrificial Slaughter, Pathology, Satan’s Host, Abigail Williams
Tours and Fests:
2016 – Void to Enlightenment Tour
L-R – Patrick Leyn (Bass) | Evan Salvador (Guitar and Vocals) | Evan Knight (Drums) – Photo Credit: Mitch Ross
Formed in 2009, the memorably named progressive death metal band Pile of Priests have put in the man hours for their metal, supporting legendary bands like Artillery, Vader and Immolation.
Consisting of Evan Salvador on guitar and vocals, Patrick Leyn on bass, and Evan Knight on drums, they independently released their 2015 debut album ‘Void To Enlightenment’.
Never resting on their laurels, they have now recorded a new EP, consisting of three original songs and three covers, entitled ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ plus prior to the EP being unleashed a stand alone single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’.
Inspired by Death, Edge of Sanity, Old Man’s Child, Cannibal Corpse and the mighty Voivod… Evan Salvador describes his band’s ‘death metal with a twist’.
Pile of Priests aim is to produce a sound inspired by 90s death and thrash metal bands. The trio were disgusted with what they describe as ‘pseudo metal’ and they could feel the resurgence of real metal was coming, and Pile of Priests were going to be at the forefront of this true metal tsunami! Lyrically, Pile of Priests are a firestorm of fury against the injustices of the world, as main songwriter Evan Salvador explains, he focuses on “things that upset me, things that I have true hatred or resentment toward to help conjure creative emotions. Most of our songs are about the fallacies of religion, but also human struggles and current events in the world.”
Evan is stoked for fans to hear Pile of Priests’ new music. “We are very proud of our new single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’ and upcoming EP that we plan to follow. Our sound has evolved on every release and we have agreed that this EP to come is the pinnacle of our sound thus far. It’s fast, evil, melodic and incorporates other styles of metal besides death metal.’
Live Pile of Priests “is all about energy. We certainly don’t stand there like boring robots solely focused on our instruments with blank expressions!”