Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
The U.S. blackened death metallers CAST THE STONE have shared their official video for their cover of Infestdead’s “Jesussatan“.
The band, which features Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), Jesse Schobel (Legend, ex-Scour), and vocalist Andrew Huskey, will release a new EP, ‘Empyrean Atrophy‘, via Agonia Records on August 31st.
Guitarist Mark Kloeppel commented about the new EP, saying:
“The band’s sound is a testament to an enduring spirit that’s driven us to return to our most organic influences, merge them together, incorporate disparate elements, and forge our own sound. Each person has a distinct sound unto themselves, so it’s really cool how smooth and cohesive this stuff comes across. You can immediately hear how different this is from the other things we’ve been involved in, yet it’s still very true to our individual styles. Our bassist Derek progressively weaves my guitars and Jesse’s uber-creative drumming style together in a way that only he can. This is all crowned off by Andy Huskey’s crazy death metal vocals which are… well, just listen”.
‘Empyrean Atrophy’ was produced by Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Merciless, Edge Of Sanity) and features cover artwork by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Designs (Primordial, Kreator, Napalm Death). It contains six songs – five originals and the Infestdead cover shared here. Dan Swanö was, of course, an integral multi-instrumentalist component to the mid-90s Swedish band Infestdead.
‘Empyrean Atrophy’ formats:
– Digipack CD
– Black LP
– White LP (Bandcamp exclusive)
– Purple Splatter LP (Agonia Records Webshop exclusive)
Check out the “Jesussatan” visualizer below along with the previously shared lyric video for “As The Dead Lie“.
01. As The Dead Lie
02. The Burning Horizon
03. Standing In The Shadows
04. A Plague Of Light
05. Empyrean Atrophy