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. (…)
(…) You just feel the brainstem-level jolt. It’s smart material deployed to caveman ends. (…)
(…) 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. (…)
(…) 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. (…)
“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.
Our comrades WAKE have curated a brutal mixtape for CVLT Nation and we’re featured alongside some excellent fucking acts. Check it out and make sure you don’t miss them if they visit your neighborhood on their Winter tour!
“There Is A Color”, an excerpt of our 2nd full-length album “Ravenous Solemnity” due out in late January 2014 by 7 Degrees Records and Handshake Inc, is downloadable right now as part of Invisible Oranges’ Handshake Inc./Alternative Tentacles/Mutants Of The Monster Sampler. The sampler also includes a brand new track from label mates Gridlink, as well as other great bands such as Wake, Total Fucking Destruction, Rwake, etc.
There is a color,
There is a sea unsailed.
There is a sky,
awaiting to explode.
There is an essence,
There is a soil untrod.
There is a sound,
A function unthought of.
There is a Void,
A Vacuum Invisible.
There is a color,
A chasm unexplored.
There is a colour,
- guitars/bass: Thanos Mantas, vocals: Panos Agoros, drums: John Votsis
- music by Thanos Mantas
- lyrics by Tolis Yovanitis
Several years ago a few friends associated with Dephosphorus and Blastbeat Mailmurder/Productions started a music/tech blogzine which didn’t work out like we would have hoped to (most of the team faded at some point into silence and demotivation). As of today, one of the contributors and longtime comrade/friend, Pascal Cretain decided to post again! Read this fest report and share! Gonzo journalism at its finest!
Those of you who understand spanish should get their copy of Metal Daze magazine issue#4 (March 2013) right about now! It features a comprehensive 3-page feature with Dephosphorus.
The interview has been conducted by longtime supporter Mart Le Die from Modreg Records. All hails to him and to Walter, the mag’s chief editor!
(…) Maybe I’m just saying this because of the country that they’re from, but on some level I can’t help but think of a slightly crusty, metalcore influenced grind version of Dead Congregation because of their tri-tone heavy riffs. That’s not a very accurate comparison, but in all honesty I’m stumped as to what bands to really compare this to. Perhaps I would describe it as an incredibly evil version of something like Human Remains (though that’s a stretch) mixed with Dead Congregation, Ulcerate and something like His Hero is Gone or From Ashes Rise. All in all, a damned fine album! (…)
You can find below all the info that is currently available about Monomaniac vol.2/3 comp.12″EP, due out in April via Panos’ label Blastbeat Mailmurder. We are going to contribute with a brand new track!
Monomaniac vol.2/3 is currently under the final phase of preparation. As we speak, mastering is being done by C.Sinclair of Diocletian/Witchrist fame, and Viral Graphics is designing the artwork and layout.
Brace yourselves by streaming right now the opening track, “Transmuting Rituals Of The Absolute” by WITCHRIST, introducing the band’s new vocalist!!!
There’s also been a change of plans concerning the format of the series. Still sticking to the original ~1 minute of music per band concept which is what the Monomaniac series are all about, we felt limited by seveninchers this time, and have therefore decided to opt for the appropriate format according to the needs and shape of each volume. So, instead of a double gatefold 7″, vol.2/3 will be a 12″EP spinning at 45 RPM.
Please find below the full line-up:
Witchrist (New Zealand),
Mutant Supremacy (USA),
Gods Of Chaos (Croatia),
Burial Hordes (Greece),
Progress Of Inhumanity (Greece),
Black Hole Of Calcutta (USA),
Nocturnal Vomit (Greece),
Omega Monolith (Greece),
(…) The young Greek band Dephosphorus are trying to see what happens in blending black metal, death metal, post-metal, grind and something else, as one can learn from their own definition of their style, “astrogrind” as well as deduce from their acclaimed production. The amazing track “Stargazing and Violence” starts with a suffocating vortex of unrelenting death metal riffs and strained screams and periodically giving way to “swinging” black metal contaminated by post-metal dissonance and surprising ambience via the insertion of clean vocals.(…)