—“Impossible Orbits” LP has been out since the 21/9/2018. Eternal hails to 7 Degrees Records for making it happen!
Beast wishes from the Dephosphorus camp in the occasion of the winter solstice celebrations and the impending new year 2018!
- “Impossible Orbits” release gig
As you probably have noticed by now, we rarely play live due to the geographical distance that separates our guitarist/songwriter Thanos who lives in Sweden, and the rest of the band. That’s why we are so excited to announce our second gig ever, which will also be the “Impossible Orbits” album release party! Please find the details below.
<<< It is impossible not to be impressed by this third demonstration of strength of the Greeks, which indeed seems to be the most intense and convincing of their career. >>>
<<<Avant Impossible Orbits, Dephosphorus était surtout pour moi le groupe principal d’un membre d’une formation injustement boudée à l’époque de la seule sortie à son actif : Amnis Nihili, créatrice de l’excellent EP Christological Escalation réconciliant black metal orthodoxe et punk. Certainement, le projet-maître avait déjà eu un petit succès avec ses deux précédents albums – Night Sky Transform et Ravenous Solemnity (apprécié à l’époque par FleshOvSatan) – ainsi que ses splits avec Wake ou encore Great Falls, mais son « Astrogrind » (comme il l’appelle) me passait à chaque fois au-dessus, ne trouvant pas les autres instruments à la hauteur de la voix de Panos Agoros. Mais ça, c’était avant.
“The lyric line “Existential anxiety, a noose around the neck” screamed in the song “Stardust”, plainly describes the emotional backbone of Dephosphorus new album “Impossible Orbits”, that was released in mid June. Relentless drumming, bold riffs and schizophrenic vocals that terrorize the peasants. Crusty grind for endless headbanging that repels the decay of everyday life and the cursed sun of the “most beautiful country in the world”. Great album.”
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.
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.