ULCERATE: Relapse Debut Vermis Streaming At MetalSucks
In just days, Vermis -- the already critically-lauded fourth LP from New Zealand death metal innovators, ULCERATE -- will finally see its undeniable release onto mankind via Relapse, the band's maiden release with the label. Following weeks of pre-release commendations from journalists' wide-eyed and fearfully enthralled reactions to this band's relentlessly punishing shock-and-awe performance on Vermis, the album will finally hit on September 17th in North America, preceded by September 13th in Germany and Benelux, and September 16th in the UK and beyond.
Today MetalSucks is hosting an exclusive stream of Vermis' unforgiving, unrelenting and unapologetic fifty-five minute barrage of dissonant, suffocating, cutting edge death metal at its finest RIGHT HERE.
Last week ULCERATE announced their next round of live demonstrations in support of Vermis, with a barrage of new shows across Australia and their native New Zealand over the coming months. Stay tuned for additional live and tour actions to be declared in the weeks ahead.
ULCERATE's destructive methodology is in a class of its own, as proven on their previous LPs released by Neurotic and Willowtip as well as across the globe in the live setting, and on Vermis is at its most ominous and technical of the band's existence. Undeniably one of the most anticipated extreme underground albums of 2013, Preorders for the CD and 2xLP versions are available HERE, and digital preorders HERE.
ULCERATE Australasian Tour Dates:
10/12/2013 Churchills Live - Christchurch, New Zealand
11/01/2013 Whammy Bar - Auckland, New Zealand
11/02/2013 SFBH - Wellington, New Zealand
11/28/2013 Crowbar - Brisbane, Australia
11/29/2013 The Stag - Sydney, Australia w/ The Amenta
11/30/2013 Sonic Forge Festival - Melbourne, Australia
"In any discussion about bands that are pushing death metal into new and uncharted territory, New Zealand's Ulcerate have become a frequent refrain... Vermis is incredibly dense -- in fact, it's downright suffocating at times." - Revolver
"The blackness and hopeless abandonment of floating through space combines with the crushing force of a black hole to form Ulcerate's sound... Ulcerate is truly one of the heaviest, most atmospheric and precise death metal bands in the world." - Loudwire
"With such overreaching bleakness and no hope of salvation, it seems that the end of the world might have found its soundtrack. 9/10" - Outburn
"There's little space, but it's not lawless-- there's a tight grip at work here... It's true that many bands live or die by their drummer, but for Ulcerate's flights of tar-drenched fancy, only Saint Merat has the skill and the feel." - Pitchfork
"Like Enslaved, Ulcerate has become one of those bands who reliably put out amazing music and it would be rather fruitless to try and decide whether Vermis is "better" or "not better" than Everything Is Fire or Destroyers of All. It's an Ulcerate album, and all metal is better off for its existence. 9.5/10" - Last Rites
"Picking this apart bit by bit would be a pointless exercise for anyone but the scholar or the aspiring harbinger of the Apocalypse. What is important is that it evokes the end even better than its predecessor. 4/5" - Full Metal Attorney