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40.00 BGN (BGN)

Cat. No .: WIZ00023282

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Old Skull / Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal / Speed

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There was a time in which the real power was felt erupting from the sonic landscape that is now referred to as "old school" death metal. As with most new forms of art, at its genesis it was filled with a fresh and vibrant energy and was virtually unsaturated by musicians. It was the mighty POSSESSED who initially breathed life into this new and exciting genre. With the writing that started in 1982, the first official death metal band created the now classic record »Seven Churches» and established the face of the genre permanently. Even DEATH's late guitarist and mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, who is sometimes credited with creating the genre, was adamant about his album's influence on him. Sadly, like many artistic pioneers, it was very early on in POSSESSED's existence that a grand tragedy struck that would put the band on hiatus for almost two decades. After many years of healing, education, renewal, and eventually new writing, there is now a resurgence of life, and the rebuilt and polished POSSESSED are due to return with their long awaited album Revelations Of Oblivion this Spring, 2019.

As time has passed the line-up for the band has shifted and after tireless striving for perfection, the ultimate combination has been settled upon. Vocals, Daniel Gonzalez on guitar (Nailshitter, Gruesome), Claudeous Creamer on guitars (Dragonlord, Serpent, Girth), Robert Cardenas on bass guitar (Coffin Texts, Masters of Metal, Agent Steel, Malice, Engrave), and Emilio Marquez (Brainstorm, Sadistic Intent, Engrave, Brujeria) on drums. With the majority of the album written by founder Jeff Becerra and his partner in crime Guitarist Daniel Gonzalez, the new tracks manage to hang on to what all metal-heads hope for with their favorite artists; and consistent sound. It is a guarantee that fans will know immediately after listening to »Revelations Of Oblivion« that this is in fact the familiar sound of POSSESSED.

The album is adorned with artwork by Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak who has created artwork for bands such as ABSU, DEICIDE, GHOST, GORGUTS, PARADISE LOST and the like. The painting on the cover radiates a complex, demonic, hellfire ridden feel. With elements of the actual lyrics strewn throughout, the image tells a very detailed story. Symbolic and abstract images of cathedrals, horrifying demons, and gothic stained glass windows are detailed magnificently. Although we have seen enlightened transformations throughout humanity over the past several decades, there still remains a hovering horror that can be found within most standardized religions; often appearing to preach love and modesty, though many believe they actually demand a kind of violence and lust for power that will one day be the undoing of humanity as we know it. It is with this artwork and the underlying message of the lyrics that POSSESSED hope to bring back the notion of true fear that was once associated with the idea of ​​evil.

Tracks Like 'No More Room In Hell', describe the hell on earth where there is no more physical God, Satan, or afterlife to discern right from wrong, only the leftovers of humanity existing in torture and plague. 'The Word' goes more deeply about the less tangible ideals of a religious fallout, such as the loss of scripture, and how humanity reacts when there is no longer a word of God to give out boundaries upon them. Songs like 'Ritual' and 'Graven' focus on more specific notions of hate, religion, and what it means to engulf oneself within these things.

Co-produced by Daniel Gonzalez and executive produced by Jeff Becerra, the album was recorded at NRG Studios, Titan Studios, mixed and mastered by the likes of Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studios in Sweden. Becerra comments: "Working with Peter was a fantastic experience. We put a lot of thought into who we wanted to produce our new album. Since we had not made an all-new material release in well over 30 years, it was essential that we found the right person. Peter's name kept coming over and over, and after speaking with my bandmates they all really liked Peter as he was more organic, and somebody we felt would fit well with our process. "

Summertime and festival season are right around the corner, ushering in new opportunities for live shows and tour cycles for the band. With exciting announcements drawing near, POSSESSED is ready to take on the road. Crawling out of a pale inferno of creation, life, loss, and injury, the ensemble has returned to reignite the flame of true Death Metal. Get Revelations Of Oblivion as the harbinger of a resurrected musical era.

2LP (33 RPM):

Side A
01. Chant Of Oblivion
02. No More Room In Hell
03. Dominion

Side B
01. Damned
02. Demon
03. Abandoned

Side C
01. Shadowcult
02. Omen
03. Ritual

Side D
01. The Word
02. Graven
03. Temple Of Samael


Jeff Becerra | Vocals
Daniel Gonzalez | Guitars
Emilio Marquez | Drums
Robert Cardenas | Bass
Claudeous Creamer | Guitars

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