Official press release:
Colorado-based metal unit Necropanther will release a new EP later this fall. Titled Oppression, the three-song offering was written entirely by newest member, bassist Marcus Corich.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band’s Paul Anop and Joe Johnson, Oppression is Necropanther’s first-ever EP. While the next full-length will, as always, be a combined effort, the band plans to release EPs periodically throughout the months to come that exclusively showcase one member’s individual vision and compositions.
Oppression, tells the story of an artist interned in a forced labor camp so that the state can stifle his art. The songs reflect the confusion, violence, and dread of institutional abuses, presented in a melodic death metal style that is distinctly American. Oppression depicts political failure and the claustrophobia of a world without privacy, refuge, or self-expression.
Oppression will be self-released November 21st via the official Necropanther Bandcamp page. Stream “The Camp” below:
Oppression EP track listing:
1. “The Train”
2. “The Camp”
3. “The Fugitive”
Necropanther’s Oppression EP serves as the follow-up to their Eyes Of Blue Light full-length, self-issued earlier this year. The record, which Revolver crowned a, “thunderous, technically precise album colored with tuneful guitar harmonies and hooky death metal riffs,” chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune. Eyes Of Blue Light was captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.) who gushed upon its completion, “Necropanther is merciless with their songwriting. They’re the New Wave Of Old School Death Metal! This album is cool!”