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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!

DEPHOSPHORUS / HAAPOJA Collaboration LP

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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DEPHOSPHORUS/HAAPOJA Collaboration LP

 


“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!

DEPHOSPHORUS @ NEW LONG FEST 2014

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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Ostilità siderale: interview @ metalitalia.com

http://metalitalia.com/intervista/dephosphorus-ostilita-siderale/


R.S. review @ The Grind That Annoys

Ravenous Solemnity shouldn’t be slept on. It’s another album that unequivocally raises the bar for grind in 2014.


R.S. review @ noizzzmaker

http://noizzzmaker.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/dephosphorus-ravenous-solemnity-2014/


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CVLT Nation interviews: Dialogue with Dephosphorus

CVLT Nation Interviews: Dialogue with Dephosphorus


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“Ravenous Solemnity” review @ rockfreaks.net

"Ravenous Solemnity" review @ rockfreaks.net


Review and 4-page feature at Metal Hammer Greece#351 (March 2014)

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R.S. review @ We Must Obey

R.S. review @ We Must Obey


R.S. review @ antblog (Italian)

antblog
sounds, visionary art and underground stories


Great R.S. video review from JGCSOUND!


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R.S. review @ STEREOGUM (The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2014)

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Sidereal Hostility… An impressively deep dive into R.S., courtesy of longtime supporters CVLT Nation and excellent comrade Ivo Oates!

Sidereal Hostility… DEPHOSPHORUS – RAVENOUS SOLEMNITY In-Depth Review


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Another cool write-up about R.S., courtesy of Lastrites!

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Great R.S. review @ Meat Mead Metal!

Ravenous Solemnity review @ metameadmetal


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DEPHOSPHORUS “Ravenous Solemnity” review @ rocking.gr

DEPHOSPHORUS "Ravenous Solemnity" review @ rocking.gr


“Ravenous Solemnity” stocked @ diskadiko.gr (Karaoli Dimitriou 14, Halandri)

Just dropped off some “Ravenous Solemnity” LP’s @ diskadiko.gr (Karaoli Dimitriou 14, Halandri). They also have in stock the Dephosphorus & Blastbeat Mailmurder/Productions back catalogues!


The first batch of “R.S.” reviews [UPDATED]

update#6: @ Cvlt Nation

(…) Ravenous Solemnity is their third LP and indeed the longest to date. At this time the Greek three-piece have a virtually unshakable foundation weaved into their sound which allows them to reveal more of what their capable of, in longer form, with great confidence that what they take the time to cull and reap in their celestial navigation is devastating.  (…)

update#5: @ Lastrites

(…) This is definitely a more cerebral affair than an average death/black/grind fan will be able to tolerate. Tracks often only take shape in the twilight of the running time, only to suddenly end without notice (the title track being a notable example). The lyrics are often obtuse or conceptually indecipherable. There are reliable elements of genres scattered about, but Dephosphorus is pretty keen to let listeners sort that out on their own as they explore the spaces they’ve crafted. It ends up being more than interesting and deserving of the curious ear. Straight-laced types should probably look elsewhere.

update#4: @ Meat Mead Metal

 (…) Dephosphorus sure make outer space and grinding through the cosmos a pretty damn good time, and they certainly seem like a band that is capable of just about anything. They do so many things so well, and they always figure out a way to make all of those volatile parts work together. “Ravenous Solemnity” is a mind-blower of a record that proves this band fears no borders or lands unexplored, and once they get there and plant their flag in those regions, they are going to dominate everything.

update#3: @ rocking.gr

(…) Πιο μεγάλο, πιο τεχνικό, πιο χαοτικό και πιο μεγαλοπρεπές από οτιδήποτε έχουν κάνει οι Dephosphorus μέχρι σήμερα, το “Ravenous Solemnity” είναι ένα μνημείο που θα το θυμόμαστε για χρόνια. (…)

update#2: @Krach und so …

update#1: @ The Elementary Revolt

(…) I must admit that has exceeded highest expectations, I am completely blown away. They manage to carry even further and majestically their sound, pushing boundaries with a urgent sense of unpredictability. (…)

@ Invisible Oranges

(…) You just feel the brainstem-level jolt. It’s smart material deployed to caveman ends. (…)

@ Heavy Blog Is Heavy

(…) Despite its near-colossal length though, Ravenous Solemnity is a mind-bending experiment in the strange and maddening depths of forward-thinking extreme metal fusion. (…)

@ Slackerblud

(…) Τα φωνητικά έχουν αλλάξει. Αυτό προσέχεις με τη μία. Η ευθύτητα αυξάνει κατακόρυφα. Χτυπάει στομάχι καλύτερα έτσι. Ενοχλεί. Η φάση με δαύτους ήταν ότι, παρότι οι κιθάρες ζύγιζαν και ζυγίζουν περί τα διακόσια κιλά, δεν καταλάβαινα ποτέ metal στον ήχο τους. Πάντα μου τα ‘σκαγε ωμή ειλικρίνεια. Έτσι κι εδώ. Μόνο που έχει παίξει τρελή εξέλιξη αυτή τη φορά. Ρε, μιλάμε για μνημειώδες έργο που δε χορταίνω ν΄ ακούω. Σημαντικό. Και σε φάση, ακούω indie ρε. Μέχρι Crust, D-Beat στη χειρότερη. Εντάξει, βρίσκονται τα τελευταία δύο είδη στο πόνημα. Σε γερές δόσεις. (…)

@ Rock Hard Greece


“Ravenous Solemnity” 2xLP/digital out now!

“Ravenous Solemnity” is out now including our most intense and majestic material to date. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

Those who preordered via BC will receive automagically a download link for the digital version. Physical pre-orders will be shipped this week.

You can order using one of the following options:

  • via our Bandcamp site (physical+digital): slightly more expensive but includes an instant lossless download.
  • from the Dephosphorus/Blastbeat Mailmurder paypal store (physical, includes download code): only the physical version, provides registered shipping options, slightly cheaper but doesn’t include an instant download. A download code is provided within the record though, so you will be able to redeem it upon reception of the physical item.
  • by dropping us an email at bodybag666 [at] gmail.com (Greek residents should use that option for cheaper postage rates).
  • from our labels 7 Degrees Records and Handshake Inc. Our North American friends should order from Handshake Inc. who will provide for the first time proper distribution in the continent. Please notice that if you order the LP from their Bandcamp pages (here and here) you will also take advantage of an instant lossless download.

DEPHOSPHORUS "Ravenous Solemnity" 2xLP incl.download code
Hails for the ongoing support!


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“Ravenous Solemnity” exclusive stream @ Invisible Oranges!

“Ravenous Solemnity” streaming now @ http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2014/02/album-debut-dephosphorus-ravenous-solemnity/


“Ravenous Solemnity” 2xLP/digital out on 10/2/14, exclusively streaming @ Invisible Oranges. Preorder now!

“Ravenous Solemnity” will be is streaming exclusively during the weekend courtesy of Invisible Oranges, we will notify you by a separate post when it will be online.

The album will be released next Monday (10th of Feb.) via 7 Degrees Records and Handshake Inc. as a double gatefold LP pressed on 180g heavy wax. It will be also available as a digital download from our Bandcamp site for a reasonable fee, also including as a bonus track our cover to DISCHARGE’s “The Blood Runs Red” (as appeared in “DISCHARGE Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing: The CVLT Nation Sessions”).

You can pre-order using one of the following options:

  • via our Bandcamp site (physical+digital): slightly more expensive but includes an instant lossless download to be redeemed next Monday upon release (and in the meantime you will have download access to album teaser  “There Is A Color”).
  • from the Dephosphorus/Blastbeat Mailmurder paypal store (physical, includes download code): only the physical version, provides registered shipping options, slightly cheaper but doesn’t include an instant download. A download code is provided within the record though, so you will be able to redeem it upon reception of the physical item.
  • by dropping us an email at bodybag666 [at] gmail.com (Greek residents should use that option for cheaper postage rates).
  • from our labels 7 Degrees Records and Handshake Inc. Our North American friends should (pre-) order from Handshake Inc. who will provide for the first time proper distribution in the continent.

The wax specifications:

    • 180-gram vinyl pressed at 45 R.P.M.
    • Sturdy gatefold cover printed on reverse board 3000gsm paper, black inner sleeves.
    • Comes in protective plastic overbag.
    • Includes download code.

Please find below the press release.

DEPHOSPHORUS "Ravenous Solemnity"

Bundling all things extreme and heavy into a unique, coherent music style known as astrogrind, and endorsing a cosmic, mind expanding concept with the associated aesthetics, Dephosphorus are a creative force on the edge of the contemporary music scene.

Maintaining since 2011 and the now classic “Axiom” mini-LP high standards and a consistent discographic presence, they have been graced with the enthusiastic support of a cult following comprised of eclectic music lovers from all over the globe.

“Ravenous Solemnity”, the 2nd full-length album succeeding to 2012’s critically and fan acclaimed “Night Sky Transform”, marks a milestone for the band. The addition behind the drum kit of John Votsis, one the most talented and dedicated musicians of the local Greek scene, has been instrumental in making of this dense, 43-minute-long odyssey Dephosphorus’ most intense and majestic effort to date.

Illustrated once again with stunning artwork by analog visionaries and friends Viral Graphics, packaged as a glorious gatefold double LP pressed on 180g heavy wax by the good care of the band’s allies and vinyl specialists 7 Degrees Records in cooperation with Handshake Inc., the latter providing for the first time North American distribution for the band, “Ravenous Solemnity” is destined to be a classic gem in any extreme audiophile’s record collection. A digital version is available for a reasonable fee from the band’s Bandcamp page, while a cassette and possibly a CD  edition will follow at some point.

With Dephosphorus’ personnel being split between Greece and Sweden, the band is still not planning any live shows but it remains more dedicated than ever in challenging themselves and the underground audience. A collaborative split-LP effort with excellent Finnish comrades Haapoja approaches completion and will be released later this year.

DEPHOSPHORUS Discography:

  • 2011: “Axiom” mini-LP @ 7 Degrees Records
  • 2012: split-7”EP with WAKE (CA) @ 7 Degrees Records
  • 2012: split-7”EP with GREAT FALLS (US) @ Hell Comes Home
  • 2012: “Night Sky Transform” LP @ 7 Degrees Records
  • 2013: V/A “Monomaniac vol.2/3” @ Blastbeat Mailmurder è contributed exclusive track “Unknown To Thee”
  • 2014: V/A “The CVLT Nation Sessions: DISCHARGE’s seminal album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing” è contributed “The Blood Runs Red”
  • 2014: “Ravenous Solemnity” 2xLP @ 7 Degrees Records/Handshake Inc.

www.dephosphorus.com http://dephosphorus.bandcamp.com

www.7degrees-records.de

http://7degreesrecords.bandcamp.com

www.handshakeinc.com