Debut EP from the UK’s worshipers at the Temple of the Abyss. Vacivus is a Sunderland-based death metal act, formed in 2013 by members and ex-members of Wodensthrone, Horrified, Plague Rider and Warbastard, among many others. Since its formation, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Cruciamentum and Sheol, making a name for itself as one of the most promising acts of UK’s new wave of dark, chaotic death metal. Recorded live in just one day, ‘Rite of Ascension’ features five vicious tracks of raw blackened death metal, dealing with Occult, Death and Transcendence. Recommended for fans of Necros Christos, Grave Miasma and Incantation.