EPK – Chasm – Admonishing the Dawn of Reverence (2022) (Blood Blast Distribution)
Publicist – Jon Asher – jon[@]ashermediarelations[.]com
For fans of Necrophagist, Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, The Faceless, Into Eternity
“We hope the listeners can grasp the sense of urgency and headbanging stomp of the tracks. Death metal can still be brutal, technical, and catchy at the same time.” – Chasm
1. Feeding the Machine (3:02)
2. Monolith of Deceit (3:18)
3. Cremation (3:35)
4. Deny the Light (4:08)
5. Identified Singularity (3:40)
6. Living Envy the Dead (5:19)
7. Disparaging Revelations (3:54)
8. Insidious (4:35)
9. Anatomic Abomination (4:06)
10. Where the Body Lies (3:25)
11. Formless Being (5:21)
Album Length 44:30
• All songs performed by: Chasm of Discord
• All songs written by: Matt Miller
• Produced by: Matt Miller
• Mixed by: Matt Miller and Tony Reviere
• Mastered by: Jamie King
• Album Artwork by: Handrot Art
Marco “Lord Marco” Pitruzzella (Drums)
Tony Reviere (Vocals)
Matt Miller (All Guitars and Bass)
The album as a whole:
Darkness and violence are the main themes of Admonishing the Dawn of Reverence. Not unlike a horror movie that is filled with psychological terror.
Track by Track:
1. Feeding the Machine
Feeding the Machine lyrically matches the musical assault of the instruments. We chose it as a single because it was relentless and made a bold statement. The lyrical content is about a mindset of crushing your enemies.
2. Monolith of Deceit
The lyrics are about the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and how for centuries it has been the center of many conspiracy theories from aliens to gods. Musically the song has a crushing rhythmical feel while also having a very melodic and somewhat uplifting guitar melody.
Cremation is straight to the point. It is about the internment of human remains after death. Truly from ashes to ashes. The song has melodic parts coupled with scorching drums and face melting guitar solo.
4. Deny the Light
Written about multiple personalities fighting for control. The music has a frantic feel with sections that play like a monologue between the personalities.
5. Identified Singularity
The lyrics represent the need for humans to find a new planet to inhabit as we are currently destroying the planet we live on. The lyrics are about traveling through a black hole. Musically the song has a strong neoclassical influence.
6. Living Envy the Dead
Lyrically this song is about getting revenge. In gruesome and glorious detail. Musically the song is telling a story. The drum intro sets the tone that this song is going to take you somewhere.
7. Disparaging Revelations
The lyrical content is about enhanced interrogation techniques and the psychological effects on all parties involved. Musically the song has an air of desperation about it.
The initial idea for Insidious came from a trip to the hospital to visit a family member who had brain surgery to stop an aggressive form of cancer. The lyrics are a fist hand account of the tribulation of such a disease. The music equally represents the brutality that is cancer.
9. Anatomic Abomination
This song is about a genetically altered human that decides it has had enough of living and is now unleashing its hate upon the world. Similar to the Frankenstein monster. Musically the song is disjointed just like a monster. Almost like 2 different songs in one when the violin break starts playing.
10. Where the Body Lies
This song is about vigilante justice. There are many people who feel that the law does not do enough to punish criminals. Musically this song is full of technical playing while still retaining hooks.
11. Formless Being
This song’s lyrical content is truly about nothing and the message is how the fear unknown has such an influence over our lives. The end of the song has a very operatic and symphonic quality to it. Full of hooks as well as call and response between the guitar and vocal.
Fun Facts – Story Angles
1. Many songs had been demoed for a few years and some were initially considered to be recorded as instrumentals.
2. The album was recorded in a living room during the peak of the Covid pandemic. Most of the critical listening was done in the kitchen.
3. The album was going to be released under a different band name. The name Chasm of Discord came from the Simpsons’ character Reverend Lovejoy. Who is named after a street in Portland Oregon not too far from where the band lives.
4. Tony and Matt had worked on the OSDM cover album Reekomposer before tracking the vocals for Admonishing the Dawn of Reverence.
5. A different engineer was supposed to master the album but fortunately Jamie King was available.
6. Marco “Lord Marco” Pitruzzella has recorded over 500 songs with various artists.
7. Matt Miller also releases instrumental music.
8. Tony Reviere is a competitive bicyclist winning and qualifying for many Mountain Bike races.
Hailing from the depths of the Pacific Northwest Chasm of Discord was formed in 2021 when metal shred guitarist Matt Miller was looking for members to help with a new death metal project he had been working on. After recording guitars, and bass, and programming the drums for the full-length album he felt that the drums were not going to do justice to the project and that’s when he recruited Marco “Lord Marco” Pitruzzella who has been featured on countless records including records from Vornagar, Six Feet Under, Rings of Saturn, and Sleep Terror just to name a few to fill the percussion duties. All that was left was to find the right vocals for the album, and that’s when vocalist Tony Reviere from the Portland, Oregon death metal act Spawn stepped in with his brutal OSDM style of vocals to complete the lineup. Tony was also featured on Matt Miller’s death metal cover album “Reekomposer”. With the lineup complete, Chasm of Discord finished the final touches on their debut album “Admonisihg the Dawn of Reverence”, and have plans to release the record sometime in 2022. Chasm of Discord’s new album is a masterclass in extreme metal. A perfect mix of old-school death metal with a touch of tech-death and melodic passages sure to melt the ears.
2022 – Admonishing the Dawn of Reverence
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