Official press release:
After releasing high-profile widely loved 2018 death metal albums from Augury and Inferi, rising label The Artisan Era is ready to unleash even more quality death metal upon the masses. Enter recent signees Mordant Rapture, a San Jose, California-based group delivering powerful symphonic heavy technical death metal.
The Artisan Era is proud to announce the upcoming July 13th release of the band’s debut EP, The Abnegation. The Abnegation is a five-song whirlwind of symphonic and blackened technical death metal influenced by the grandiose nature of film scores and also by groups such as Spawn Of Possession, Emperor, Necrophagist, and Dissection.
Active since 2013, The Abnegation will be the group’s first release, due in part to Mordant Rapture laboring for years writing and re-inventing themselves until satisfied with songs they considered top-notch. The impressive cover art for The Abnegation was created by Nathan Lee (Enigma, Burial In The Sky, etc). Keep an eye out for the first single which will see release on Monday, June 4th.
You can listen to an extended teaser video for The Abnegation here:
Ben Wilkinson, founding guitarist, comments on the upcoming release:
“This EP probably stole years off my life; it’s a culmination of countless gallons of coffee, sleep deprivation, and doubts. But with how it turned out I wouldn’t change a thing. I feel like we have finally found the sound we have been chasing and I can’t wait to continue this journey and expand upon what we have made.”
The Abnegation EP track listing:
1. “Unsightly Beast”
3. “A Plea Above Ashes”
4. “Quell The Voiceless”
5. “Natal Trophies”
Mordant Rapture is:
Rodrigo Rodríguez – vocals
Ben Wilkinson – guitar
Kent Congdon – guitar
Josh Miller (Emmure) – session drums