“From beyond the stars, another chapter in the legacy of Canadian chaos metal is being written. Mere hints and murmurs of a hideous beast in gestation have sent waves through the underground already. Few are truly prepared for the utter terror and possession AMPHISBAENA will soon unleash with their Iron Bonehead MLP demo debut. Comprised of stalwarts from the maniacal Canadian scene (responsible for such haunted filth as Rites of thy Degringolade, Antediluvian, and Weapon), a dual-headed serpent arises to push the boundaries and challenge all preconceptions. In this united front, limitations are shed in favour of an open palette of metal’s various extremes: black/death from the furthest depths of the inspired subconscious. A distant echo from the edge of the universe that serves as the only warning of what is to come!
In the fallout after From the Devil’s Tomb era Weapon, mastermind guitarists N.K.L.H. (Antediluvian, Rites of thy Degringolade, ex-Weapon) and the mysterious |LI|B|EL| united with legendary drummer/vocalist P. Kressman (Rites of thy Degringolade, Sacramentary Abolishment, ex-Weapon) to craft a more destructive, technical, and demented sound. Wielding 8-string weapons, the phantom brothers evoke precision and insectile riffage meant for the otherworldly, while the cruel rasp of Kressman is met with the inhuman swarm of H.T. (Antediluvian, Revenge) on auxiliary vocals. At once familiar and disorienting, Amphisbaena manifest twisting complexity in a violent collision with blasting execution. Volley after volley of pummeling astral death spirals from the void only to fall back into formless expanse again. The results of Canadian pitch-black lunacy attacked with a grandiose technical death metal sensibility. Statements like these serve as evidence of a maturation from the maniacally blood-thirsty state to that of ascended masters of formulated fear.
Expect nothing and everything, for a divergent path of celestial awakening is emerging. The stark image of AMPHISBAENA will burn into the collective unconscious of man.” – (S.H.)
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