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Montreal, QC – February 5, 2019
For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Obscura, Dying Fetus
ACCURSED SPAWN To Unleash Brutal Debut Album “The Virulent Host” March 22nd via PRC Music
Streaming Blistering Single “Bhopal ’84”
L-R: Adam Pell (guitar, vocals) Weiyun Lu (bass) Luke Wargasm (vocals) Jay Cross (drums) Paul Kelly (guitar)
Photo Credit: Brittany Dawn Kreatives
Founded in Ottawa in 2010 with a singular purpose to transform raw aggression into music, ACCURSED SPAWN mixes influences from old and new forms of extreme metal, resulting to date in a renowned energetic live show, and a handful of recorded songs.
Signed to PRC Music, ACCURSED SPAWN will be unleashing their debut full length “The Virulent Host” on March 22, 2019. With a unique sound and style that stands apart from the crowd, the full length is the next step in the band’s evolution of musical expression to follow a mix of demos and EPs since 2010.
“‘The Virulent Host’ represents a huge step up in all ways for Accursed Spawn: the production is exceptional (thanks to Christian Donaldson and The Grid), the hooks are quite memorable, the string work is phenomenal (between the blistering solos and fretless bass, there’s quite a lot in there for string players), and the delivery is both consistent but also fresh. It’s our first ever “full length” record and fans that have been with the band since our inception should be quite pleased with the delivery. We’ve road-tested most of the songs at this point, and the mosh pits speak for themselves.” says drummer Jay Cross.
“The Virulent Host” is a fiery and passionate take on modern death metal, influenced by thrash and brutal death that stands head and shoulders above many of their contemporaries. The production quality truly stands among the titans of death metal, thanks to Chris Donaldson, guitarist for legendary death metal unit Cryptopsy applying his talents and experience to mix and master the album at The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC. Donaldson has previously worked on records for high profile names such as Cryptopsy, Beyond Creation, Despised Icon, The Agonist, Beneath The Massacre, and Neuraxis. The artwork was done by highly esteemed artist Remy Cooper of Headsplit Design (Origin, Beyond Creation, Psycroptic, Pig Destroyer, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Cryptopsy, Suicide Silence, Arch Enemy).
ACCURSED SPAWN‘s first single “Bhopal ’84” can be heard at https://youtu.be/0CQ0bcf7vkU
Guitarist Adam Pell adds.
“We want to offer an intense, yet rewarding listening experience for both musicians and non-musicians alike. Fast, dextrous playing coupled with subtly melodic compositions that can be enjoyed by both the trained and untrained ear. Out first single “Bhopal ’84” will give a good deal of insight into what people can expect from this record: it kicks off with blistering guitar and drum work, jumps into a catchy verse, and presents a very slamming bridge near the end of the song, followed by tasty solo work. It has a nice “Suffocation meets Cryptopsy” feel but is still uniquely Accursed Spawn.”
1. Bhopal ’84 (3:53)
2. Bloodforged (2:48)
3. Interrogated Bludgeonment (6:08)
4. The Virulent Host (4:56)
5. Cesium 137 (6:10)
6. The Ageless Curse (3:32)
7. Shotgun Facelift (4:22)
8. Mass Glossectomy (3:50)
9. Dogmatic Affliction (5:44)
Album Length: 41:26
Album Band Line Up:
Weiyun Lu (Bass)
Jay Cross (Drums)
Adam Pell (Guitar)
Paul Kelly (Guitar)
Luke Wargasm (Vocals)
Live Band Line Up:
Weiyun Lu (Bass)
Jay Cross (Drums)
Adam Pell (Guitar)
Max Warwick (Vocals)
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“Canadian death metal machine Accursed Spawn are snapping necks with their fast-paced, groove-heavy take on the genre, as you’ll hear on “Bhopal ’84.” Leading with angular riffs before settling into a whiplash-inducing groove, Accursed Spawn inject brief bursts of technicality throughout the song, keeping it engaging throughout the four minutes.” – Decibel Magazine
“Right out of the gate they explode in a brutal, hyper-accelerated frenzy of munitions-grade drumming, machine-gun riffing, and guttural roaring.” – No Clean Singing
“A barrage of thunderous drums is complemented by sometimes intricate guitar work that will just tear you ears apart. These guys barely slow down long enough for you to take half a breath.” – The Metal Crypt
“Death Metal Worth Its Salt” – Yell! Magazine
“‘Bhopal 84’ is anger with a purpose, the brutal and violent lyrics of death metal hit so much harder when you realize that the horrors they are describing are accounts of a true event. “As long as corporate greed overshadows human need, the elite will succeed whilst the rest of us bleed” Luke Wargasm roars, and it is impossible not to share his anger towards a faceless corporation that is responsible for the deaths of so many without consequence. Whilst the lyrics and message are commendable, they would mean nothing if the music wasn’t up to scratch. ‘Bhopal 84’ sees ‘Accursed Spawn’ at the top of their game with thundering drums and savage riffs throughout. Easily one of the best songs that ‘Accursed Spawn’ have released so far, we are very excited to see how the band progress in their upcoming debut.” – Spirit Level Magazine