REDEMPTOR: Metal Injection Streams Agonia Full-Length By Polish Death Metal Act With Current/Ex-Members Of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, And Banisher; Album Out Friday Via Selfmadegod Records Wednesday December 8 2021, 6:02 PM
REDEMPTOR: Metal Injection Streams Agonia Full-Length By Polish Death Metal Act With Current/Ex-Members Of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, And Banisher; Album Out Friday Via Selfmadegod Records

Stream REDEMPTOR’s  Agonia   HERE .


Metal Injection is hosting the exclusive advance stream of  Agonia , the new album from Krakow, Poland-based death metal outfit  REDEMPTOR  – with current and former members of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, Sceptic, Sothoth, Banisher, Deivos, and more in its ranks – ahead of the record’s release this Friday through Selfmadegod Records.


The searing successor to their well-received 2017-released  Arthaneum  album,  REDEMPTOR ’s  Agonia  delivers nine new tracks of technical, atmospheric death metal heavily influenced by Gorguts, Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Death. With the d rums recorded at dMb Studio, t he album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Zed Studios by Tomasz Zalewski (Decapitated, Kat, Deivos), and completed with artwork by the band's vocalist Michał Xaay Loranc, known from his work for Behemoth, Necrophagist, Nile, Abysmal Tortment, and many more. Additionally,  Agonia  features guest contributions of viola from  Monika Boroni and orchestral arrangement by Dominik Wawak on the song “Debris.”


Loranc writes, “Working on  Agonia , we've been entirely focused on creating an overwhelming, dark atmosphere. It expresses fear, anguish, and despair. In the flood of strange and bleak arrangements the peculiarity floats inertly towards the abyss.”


Metal Injection, who today featured the album in their Tech Death Tuesday column, delves, “ Agonia , which means agony, evolves upon the dissonant and mechanical soundscapes that flourished throughout  Arnatheum . Whereas  Arnatheum  felt like a piece of well-thought-out connective tissue bridging the gap between dissonant technical death metal (with a particular focus on being an atmospheric death metal group as well) and ‘regular’ technical death metal,  REDEMPTOR  once again has chosen growth over complacency this go around. On  Agonia , the music resembles Gorguts and Obscura more than it ever has for the band, and yet there is still a complex and cold tech-death element that brings to mind Soreption and Decapitated to me.”


Deploy REDEMPTOR’s entire  Agonia  album early now only at Metal Injection  RIGHT HERE .


Selfmadegod Records will release  Agonia  this Friday, December 3rd on CD, LP, and digital platforms. Find preorders at the label webshop  HERE  and Bandcamp  HERE , and see  official video for "Potion Of The Skies"  HERE .


REDEMPTOR  was formed in 2001 by Daniel Kesler (Only Sons, Sothoth ex-Sceptic), recording two demos in its first lineup. The debut album,  None Pointless Balance , was recorded in 2005, while the band played many concerts, paving the way for a new chapter of their activity.


2007 brought with it revolutionary changes in the lineup, with well-known Polish artists such as vocalist Michał Xaay Loranc (responsible for the graphics of Nile, Pestilence, and many others), drummer Jakub Chmura (Sceptic, Thy Disease), guitarist Konrad Rossa (Decrepit Birth, Decapitated, Sothoth), and bassist Andrzej Pichlinski (Privateer) joining the band, recording the new demo,  Nanosynthesis , performing together through 2010.


In 2011, Hubert Więcek (Banisher, ex-Decapitated, ex-Acid Drinkers) replaced Konrad Rossa on guitar and Piotr Tokarz joined on bass. In this lineup,  REDEMPTOR  played many concerts and recorded the  4th Density  EP. In 2014, longtime drummer Jakub Chmura left the band, his place was taken by Kerim Lechner (ex-Decapitated, Septicflesh) as session drummer, and recording on the band’s self-released second full-length,  The Jugglernaut , which was very positively received by fans and critics alike.


The next few years of the band's activity marked a new era and a significant change of musical direction. In 2017 the band signed with Polish label Selfmadegod Records, releasing their third album,  Arthaneum . At this time, Paweł Pavulon Jaroszewicz – then performing with Vader, Decapitated, Hate, and Antigama – became the new drummer, and  Arthaneum  was realized as the band's greatest success, the album receiving enthusiastic reviews and greatly expanding their fanbase.


In 2018, Selfmadegod released  The Becoming [2005-2011] , a collection of  REDEMPTOR  recordings which compiles a reissue of  None Pointless Balance , the  Nanosynthesis  demo, and the  4th Density  EP. Now, as 2021 draws to a close, the band delivers their massive  Agonia  LP via Selfmadegod, with drums recorded by Daniel Rutkowski (Hate) bass from Kamil Stadnicki (Deivos, Ulcer, Only Sons).


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