|Detroit death-doom force TEMPLE OF VOID’s Relapse debut, Summoning the Slayer, is OUT NOW! |
Order Summoning The Slayer on LP/CD/CS via Relapse.com HERE.
Additionally, TEMPLE OF VOID will be special guests on Gimme Metal today at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST.
Listen to the band handpick and discuss some of their favorite songs, play new songs from Summoning The Slayer and join them live in the chat! https://gimmemetal.com/
|TEMPLE OF VOID —the critically acclaimed, Michigan-based quintet—featuring Alex Awn (guitars), Don Durr (guitars), Mike Erdody (vocals), Jason Pearce (drums), and Brent Satterly (bass)—hunkered down during the last two years, expanding upon their brand of fusty, artfully brutish death-doom with equal parts process and imagination. The outcome is an album that feels massive yet sepulchral, exploratory yet distinguishable—as if crafted deep below and inspired by all the things (mentally and physically) that come with their subterranean endeavor. Summoning the Slayer creepily evolves TEMPLE OF VOID.|
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Summerlands, Candy, and more,) Summoning the Slayer pairs long-time influences and a bevy of non-metal vectors into hulking columns of heavy and desolation. Focus tracks “Deathtouch,” “Hex, Curse, & Conjuration” and “The Transcending Horror” showcases TEMPLE OF VOID’s death-doom at its heights and their massive, crushing lows. But the group’s fourth album is more than that. The album’s capper, “Dissolution,” is one example of the Detroiters stretching out, the song’s ‘70s rock/singer-songwriter motifs hitting The Moody Blues and Nick Drake hard. Lyrically, Summoning the Slayer eschews commonplace horror tropes with a deeper, broader psychological discussion of the self. TEMPLE OF VOID’s ultimate death-doom metal journey is now complete.
|Photo Credit: Brian Sheehan|
“Glacial and massive”-Metal Injection
“All about that groove with simplicity serving as high art, countered by downbeat death metal barrages that set up ideal time signature changes to go right back into those side-to-side headbang inducing passages.”-Loudwire
“Temple of Void are a formidable death-doom machine in their own right, but they’re also experts on the genre they work within. Their fluency with all things low, slow and gloomy is obvious on their latest album, Summoning the Slayer”-Revolver
“The Michigan-based death-doom quintet manage to make music that’s incredibly atmospheric and unsettling even as it stomps forward with vengeful purpose.”-Metal Sucks
SUMMONING THE SLAYER Tracklist:
Behind The Eye
A Sequence of Rot
Hex, Curse, & Conjuration
The Transcending Horror
TEMPLE OF VOID Is:
Michael Erdody – Vocals
Don Durr – Guitar
Jason Pearce – Drums
Alex Awn – Guitar
Brent Satterly –Bass