DEPHOSPHORUS/HAAPOJA Collaboration LP out 12feb2015!


Vote “Ravenous Solemnity” for The Best Grindcore Album – Metal Storm Awards 2014!!!

Vote R.S. for The Best Grindcore Album - Metal Storm Awards 2014!

Vote R.S. for The Best Grindcore Album – Metal Storm Awards 2014!


Stereogum premieres two tracks from the collaboration LP with Haapoja!

Without further ado click the link below. Cvlt Nation will exclusively stream the whole LP 2 days prior to release on Tuesday, the 10th of February.

Dephosphorus – “Abstraction Maze” / Haapoja – “Pakon Sanelma” (Stereogum Premiere)

Among the natural wonders that biology has uncovered, one of the weirdest is convergent evolution: the phenomenon in which two separate species evolve highly similar traits under wildly different circumstances. The eyeballs of cephalopods like squid and octopi, which bear a remarkable similarity to those of humans and other terrestrial vertebrates, constitute one famous example. Dephosphorus and Haapoja offer another. (Yes, I know I’m playing fast and loose with the terminology here. Bear with me.)

Aside from having formed in the late ’00s and a shared interest in cryptic promotional photos, these two acts appear to come from very different artistic places. Dephosphorus, who hail from Greece, call their style of music “astrogrind,” and sing about roughly what you’d expect the band who cooked up that term to sing about. Haapoja are Finnish, and though they write lyrics in their native tongue, their sole LP’s cover art and Google-translated song titles like “The Larger, Uncontrolled” and “Immortalized” suggest far more atavistic themes. But these two acts sound a LOT alike — eerily so, in fact, when you consider how idiosyncratic their shared approach is. Both Dephosphorus and Haapoja traffic in spiky sound that’s rooted primarily in the condensed violence of grind, but draws from all over the heavy map — especially hardcore’s loping pace and progressive black metal’s affinity for winding arpeggios and bent harmony. The similarity these bands is so pronounced that they not only arranged a split LP, Collaboration, but took the highly unusual step of swapping both singers and guitarists on the first track from each side. These two songs, though, display each band at the heights of their powers, by turns drifting and screaming through their respective musical voids. Listen.

E.T.A. and cover artwork of DEPHOSPHORUS/HAAPOJA Collaboration LP!



To be released on the 12th of February 2015 via 7 Degrees Records (Germany), Handshake Inc. (Canada), Nerve Altar (U.S.A.).

Cover artwork by Viral Graphics.

More details to emerge on the following days. Stay posted by either subscribing to this site or dropping an email to bodybag666 [at] gmail [dot] com in order to be added to our mailing list.

All hails for the ongoing support and beast wishes for 2015!

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“Dagger” T-shirt out now!

Dagger design

Dagger design by Viral Graphics

You can now order our new T-shirt sporting Viral Graphics’ Dagger design from “Ravenous Solemnity” inner gatefold sleeve!

It’s printed on Fruit of the Loom Heavy Cotton HD shirts, black ink on white shirt. This high quality print has been done in the U.S.A. by Nightgaunt Graphics and it’s available on all sizes.

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Debut gig announced!


We are happy to announce that we are going to play our debut gig this summer at NEW LONG FEST (ΜΟΥΣΙΚΑ ΚΥΜΑΤΑ 2014)!

It is a great local fest with a cheap ticket (2 euros) and food/drinks at affordable prices. It will take place on the 19th and 20th of July at Nea Makri (near Athens). We don’t know yet at which one of the two days we’ll play, but if you’re in the area show up!

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