Montreal, QC – April 6, 2023
Unrelenting Death Metal Titans PYREXIA’s New Lyric Video Won’t Leave You “Unscathed”
25th Anniversary Re-Recorded Edition of “System of The Animal” Out June 2023
Tour Dates – Pyrexia w/ Embryonic Autopsy, Yotuma + Denver DeathFest
Photo Credit – Jim Wertman
Back in 1997, Long Island, NY’s Pyrexia unleashed one of their classic records “System of The Animal”. As the album nears its 25th anniversary, the unrelenting brutal death metallers will be unleashing a new re-recorded special edition of the full-length with its current band lineup that consists of Chris Basile (Guitar), Shaun Kennedy (Bass), Jim Beach (Vocals), and John Glassbrenner (Drums).
The 25th Anniversary edition of “System of The Animal 25” was recorded at Chapel Sound on Long Island, NY, and was mixed and mastered at Demigod Studios by Miguel Tereso. With “System of the Animal 25”, Pyrexia provides the blueprint for OG Brutality. It’s fierce, angry, and in your face. This album will not leave your playlist. So put on your dancing shoes for this one. Heads will be banging and elbows flying.
Band co-founder and guitarist Chris Basile adds:
“This album was ahead of its time in 1997. I don’t think a lot of people were ready for such a mix of Brutal Death Metal VS. Beatdown Hardcore. When people hear this material with the production we put together with Demigod Studio, combined with the fact that the music was written in the mid-90s. I think it puts Pyrexia in a whole new light for a lot of people. I think the songwriting is really going to stand out for listeners bored with bands that put out the same album over and over.”
Unscathed was originally written by Guitarist Chris Basile in 1989 for the first band he was in Mortuary. The first people to play and perform this song were Terrence Hobbs, Mike Smith, and Doug Cerrito of the original Suffocation lineup while they were all in Mortuary together. It would later appear on the first recording of the album “System of the Animal” in 1997.
“After releasing Gravitas Maximus in 2021 on Unique Leader Records, I was finally able to hear Pyrexia songs with the production I had always imagined. I immediately wanted to re-record System of the Animal and bring it to Demigod Studio. The result is nothing other than pure audio violence.” adds Chris Basile.
The re-recorded “Unscathed” can be heard via its lyric video premiere on Decibel Magazine HERE.
Album pre-order – Pyrexiaofficialmerchandise.bigcartel.com
Tour Dates – Pyrexia w/ Embryonic Autopsy, Yotuma
April 14 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
April 15 – Barrel Proof Lounge – Santa Rosa, CA
April 16 – The Virgil – Los Angeles, CA
April 18 – The Quarry – Bisbee, AZ
April 19 – The Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
April 20 – Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
April 21 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
April 22 – The King Room – (Denver DeathFest) – Denver, CO
3. System of the Animal
5. Purging the Nemesis
6. Day One
8. G.F.Y.S. (Go Fuck Your Self)
For more info: Pyrexia.world | Facebook.com/PYREXIADEATHMETAL | Instagram.com/pyrexiaofficial
Band formation: 1990 – present
Location: Long Island, New York
1987-1989: Chris Basile joins the band Mortuary along with Terrence Hobbs, Doug Cerrito, and Mike Smith, all of Suffocation. Together over 30 songs were written by the band and many of the songs and riffs written during this time appear on both Pyrexia and Suffocation’s early releases leading to many comparisons.
1990: Basile meets up with the four other original members Guy Marchais, Rob Shimonski, Daryl Wagner and Mike Andrejko, and Pyrexia is formed. They go on to release their 1991 demo Liturgy of Impurity and later the classic 1993 Full-length Sermon of Mockery, cementing their place in the anoles of Death Metal history……
Pyrexia continued to release one seminal release after another including their 1997 “System of the Animal”, and even teaming up with Trevor Peres of Obituary in 1999 to form the band “Catastrophic” which went on to release their debut album on Metal Blade records.
In 2007 the band signed with Unique Leader Records and began an extensive campaign of touring and performing both in America and overseas in support of the next three albums released under the UL moniker that continues today.
With the addition of Gravitas Entertainment and Management as full-time management for the band, the schedule and team in place for 2023 have the band set for new heights…..
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