You can now order the Dephosphorus/Wake split-7″EP from the new Blastbeat Mailmurder/Dephosphorus paypal store. The split-7″EP with Great Falls will also been soon available separately or as a part of new bundles.
We are glad to announce that our debut album “Night Sky Transform” is about to be pressed by 7 Degrees Records! It will be a gatefold LP, pressed on 180g vinyl, and it will include a poster and a download code. Brace yourselves!
Andrew Childers nailed it right once again with his inimitable, classy style!There is also a Wake “Leeches” giveaway at G&P, right here.
Wake and Dephosphorus are like grindcore Diet Coke and Mentos on this excellent split, featuring three songs from each. The unexpectedly volcanic pairing pushed the Canadian and Greek bands to excel, friendly competition bringing out the finest in both for the best split you’re likely to hear all year.
Dephosphorus’ three new songs are less spacey than their Axiom material. Instead, the Greek trio comes with a handful of more concise and single-mindedly aggressive songs. However, “The Cosmologist” retains some of the wormholed, time sliding twistiness of old. If they can marry this newfound intensity to Axiom’s ethereal nature, Night Sky Transform will easily be 2012’s most unbeatable album.
Panos Agoros’ vocals and Thanos Mantas’ guitar shred are both outstanding once again, but the biggest quantum leap forward comes from drummer Nikos Megariotis, whose snare work, in particular, is much improved and propels the songs with a newfound urgency. The blasting passages of “The Final Computronium” are things of beauty on par with a grindcore Parthenon. While the drumming on Axiom was competent, this split finds Megariotis driving and defining the songs in ways he never has before.
For their part, Canada’s Wake continue their tradition of snapping up great producers. They roped Scott Hull behind the boards for last year’s Leeches, but this outing they enlisted the knob twiddling efforts of Colin Marston. For all that star power though, Wake’s half of the split sounds squashed and muddy, particularly in comparison to Dephosphorus. But it’s far from fatal. While I would have preferred more definition, I can’t deny that “Veil of Odin” is probably the finest, most dynamic song they’ve ever penned. The opening frame lopes forward like a wolfpack catching the scent of a bleeding deer, just a heedless, headlong rush. Sliding toward the end, the song downshifts into a midtempo jam, giving everything space to breathe. The interplay between the pounding toms and churning bass upheaval, garlanded by single guitar note feedback, might be Wake’s finest moment.
Like there was ever any doubt, 7 Degrees has paired their two finest artists for a teaser platter, playing them off of each other in a way that shows off both Wake and Dephosphorus’ finest attributes and set them up with a package to best show off their quality. These are two great bands that deserve all the accolades they’ve earned.
We have received our copies of the split-7″EP with Wake! Panos hasn’t managed to update Blastbeat Mailmurder paypal store yet, he’ll do it within the next few days. In the meantime, if you can’t wait to get the fucker feel free to email us (dephosphorus [at] gmail [dot] com) or contact directly 7 Degrees Records.
“Night Sky Transform” will soon take the way of manufacture via 7 Degrees Records. Expect it within the next couple of months as a gatefold, 180g vinyl, including a poster and a download code. A cassette version will also be available. As of now, we haven’t received any relevant offer for a CD edition, so no plastic yet…
You should also watch out for the split with Great Falls which should be out in the next few days by Hell Comes Home. Eventhough it is part of their subscription series, you’ll still be able to buy it alone as a 7″ or digital download. You’ll be able to order the 7″ from us, and we’ll also propose combo packages with both split-7″EP’s and with all our vinyls so far.
(…) Dephosphorus’ side is three tracks which will appear on their upcoming album, following up their phenomenal EP Axiom. After the release of an amazing creation like Axiom it’s going to be difficult for them to top themselves — such is curse of coming out of the gate with near perfection — but until Night Sky Transform is released Dephosphorus have decided to tease us with what they lay down here. If it’s any indication on what the rest of the album will sound like they may have managed to keep up the quality that Axiom displayed.
They continue to follow their unique formula of combining grindcore, death metal and crusty blackened-hardcore with an astral flavor to birth short (much shorter than Axiom’s tracks) and powerful transcendent songs, all three filled with strange yet catchy sharp riffs that blend comfortably with the violent scorching rasps of Panos, and unrelenting hyper-speed drumming. Moments of groovy powerchords help to slow down the pace before taking off into blast beats and swirling shreds; The Cosmologist exemplifies this perfectly. Dephosphorus have shown that they’re not satisfied with resting on the success of Axiom. Once again they display their ability to craft furious sounds — well arranged, thoughtfully written and tightly performed with a thick production while managing to retain their signature style. A searing, cacophonous and spacy journey as only they can conceive. (…)