Official press release:
Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the impending release of The Becoming [2005-2011], a sprawling compilation of material from Polish technical death metal unit, Redemptor.
Following the 2017 release of Redemptor’s acclaimed Arthaneum full-length through Selfmadegod comes The Becoming [2005-2011], collecting fourteen songs encompassing a huge variety of extreme music flavors with elements of fusion and progressive music. The compilation totals seventy-seven minutes of rich, intensive sounds that bring back the forgotten beginnings of Redemptor, a band which has played a major part in revitalizing the Polish technical death metal underground of the last decade. The Becoming [2005-2011] contains three releases, including the band’s None Pointless Balance debut album from 2005, the unreleased 2009 Nanosynthesis demo – which was completely remixed and remastered in 2018 – and the band’s 2011-releasd 4th Density EP. The CD is packed with original, ambitious music that takes listener on a retrospective journey through the band’s development and music explorations. Highly recommended for fans of Morbid Angel, Immolation, Gorguts, Hate Eternal, Necrophagist, and Decapitated.
The Becoming [2005-2011] bears new CD packaging with a slipcase and a twenty-four-page booklet filled with original illustrations, cover artwork, photos from all represented periods, lyrics, and introductions written to each release. The entire package is gathered under new cover artwork by of Michał “Xaay” Loranc, who is responsible for all visual aspects of the band. He is widely known through his works for acts including Megadeth, Nile, Behemoth, Kamelot, Glass Hammer, Vader, Decapitated, Necrophagist, Pestilence, and many others.
Redemptor has been a force in the Polish death metal scene since its formation in 2001. The members of the band are well-known figures of the metal scene, collectively currently performing with or having previously performed with the likes of Vader, Decapitated, Sceptic, Hate, Antigama, Banisher, Vedonist, Sothoth, and many others. They all perform as session musicians. And are full-time tutors in their music schools or learning groups.
Stream the Redemptor track “4th Density” below:
The Becoming [2005-2011] will see release through Selfmadegod Records on November 30th in Europe and December 7th in the US, with distribution through MVD. and watch for pre-orders to be issued in the coming days.
The Becoming [2005-2011] track listing:
None Pointless Balance
1. “Whispering Balance”
2. “Return of Kermes”
4. “Claw the Greed”
5. “Glazed Heart of Fire”
6. “Radial Vestiges”
7. “Shapeless Lifeform”
8. “Dark Born”
9. “Molar Cube Sequence”
10. “Robotic Machinery”
11. “Extinction Warning Report”
12. “Inhuman Molecule”
13. “Vector of Sociopathic Nation”
14. “4th Density”