CREEPING DEATH New Video Off ‘Wretched Illusions’ Album; Tour Dates

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

The Lone Star State’s ferociously extreme metal band CREEPING DEATH announces the September 27th arrival of their new full-length album, ‘Wretched Illusions‘, via Entertainment One.

Consisting of ten fatalistic tracks of ballistic death metal, the band – Reese Alavi (vocals), Trey Pemberton (guitar), Eric Mejia (bass), and Lincoln Mullins (drums) – deliver merciless aggression in their music. With their new opus channeling influences from acts like Grave, Gorguts, or Bolt Thrower, CREEPING DEATH keep the spirit of traditional death metal alive and ripping for a new generation.

Fans of the utmost in sonic savagery quickly recognized the band’s knack for emitting desecrating musical brutality on their earliest recorded offerings. After CREEPING DEATH made their scarring mark with ‘Demo 2015‘, they doubled down on it with follow-up EPs ‘Sacrament Of Death‘ (2016), and ‘Specter Of War‘ (2018). The recordings received such positive critical acclaim that it fueled a large scale demand for the band to increase their live presence, and they have (more on that in a minute).

Produced by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven, Inquisition), ‘Wretched Illusions‘ is a testament to ferocity. In advance of the record’s impending release, CREEPING DEATH unveils the official video for the track “Bloodlust Contamination“. The band offered the following comment about the new album and single:

With this album, we really wanted to challenge ourselves and take our sound to the next level. Wretched Illusions is more in your face, more metal, but still 100% Creeping Death. The track ‘Bloodlust Contamination’ and the video accompanying it should give you a good sense of the intensity of the new LP. We’re incredibly grateful and excited to make the most of all the opportunities presented to us as of late and we’ll see you on the road.

The new CREEPING DEATH album ‘Wretched Illusions‘ will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats from eOne on September 27th. Available to pre-order HERE.



01. Ripping Through Flesh
02. Captivity
03. Bloodlust Contamination
04. Sinner’s Torch
05. Corroded From Within
06. Peeled From Reality
07. World Decay
08. Wretched Illusions
09. Dawn Of Time
10. Consumed

CREEPING DEATH will bring the opportunity to experience the new music, as well as previously issued material, live on upcoming touring treks and festivals. First, the end of August sees them joining Inter Arma for an eight-date U.S. east coast run commencing August 30th in Washington, DC and running through September 7th in Harrisonburg, Virginia

That first weekend includes an appearance at the Riff Relevant co-sponsored RPM FEST three-day festival event in Western Massachusetts. Their run with Inter Arma is followed by a handful of one-off dates for CREEPING DEATH, including a performance at Slaughter Que 2019 in Atlanta, GA featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more.

In November, they will join Texas crossover thrashers Power Trip and Pennsylvania’s darkly occult Devil Master as support for High On Fire on a North American Tour. After a collective appearance to kick off the tour on November 7th at Levitation Festival, the three-day music festival held in Austin, TX, the tour will then rampage its way through over two dozen cities before concluding December 7th in Los Angeles, California. Find all upcoming CREEPING DEATH tour dates and live appearances listed below the video.


– CREEPING DEATH Tour Dates 2019 –

w/ Inter Arma

Aug. 30 – Washington, DC – Atlas Brew Works
Aug. 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Sep. 01  – Northampton, MA – RPM FEST
Sep. 02 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
Sep. 03  – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
Sep. 04  – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
Sep. 05  – Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
Sep. 06 – Louisville, KY – Spinelli’s **
Sep. 07 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony

Sep. 19 – Memphis, TN – B-Side **
Sep. 20 – Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse **
Sep. 21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Slaughter Que 2019 (w/ Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, more) **

**Creeping Death only



w/ High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master

Nov. 07 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Levitation Festival)
Nov. 10 – Houston, TX – Foamhenge
Nov. 12 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Nov. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 15 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Nov. 16 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Nov. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Nov. 20 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Nov. 21 – New York, NY – Elsewhere
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Elsewhere
Nov. 23 – Hartford, CT – Webster
Nov. 24 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Nov. 25 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 26 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL – The Metro
Nov. 29 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Nov. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

Dec. 02 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Dec. 03 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
Dec. 04 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Dec. 06 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
Dec. 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent


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