[Photo by Rhea DeCaro]
Oakland esoteric death thrash unit HALLUCINATOR will release their debut full-length, Another Cruel Dimension, next month via Carbonized Records.
Engineered and mixed at Secret Bathroom and Satan's Sweat Shoppe in Oakland, California by Justin Divver and mastered by Charlie Koryn (Chthonic Deity, Ascended Dead) at Underworld Studios in Portland, Oregon, Another Cruel Dimension spews forth thirteen tracks of audio hell that pays its respects to Sadus, Repulsion, and Bathory and includes a cover of "On They Slay" from R.A.V.A.G.E. (pre-Atheist).
HALLUCINATOR's Another Cruel Dimension will be released on February 14th on LP and digital formats via Carbonized Records with Headsplit Records handling the cassette edition. For digital preorders, go to THIS LOCATION
. For vinyl, go HERE
Another Cruel Dimension Track Listing:
1. Another Cruel Dimension
2. Clotted Black Blood
3. Alcoholic Possession
4. Hiss In The Skull
5. Ruthless Transgression
7. Into Lurid Destinations
8. Beyond The Threshold Of Sanity
9. Primeval Power
10. Mad Reaper
11. On They Slay (R.A.V.A.G.E. Cover)
12. Chapel Perilous
13. Descent Without Control
In advance of the release of Another Cruel Dimension, HALLUCINATOR will take to the streets on a week-long stretch of live dates in California and Mexico where physical copies of the record will be available. The Southern Invasion 2020 tour will commence January 22nd and run through February 4th with additional live invasions to be announced in the weeks to come.
[Art by Human Corpse]
1/22/2020 Legionnaire Saloon - Oakland, CA * Record Release Show w/ Funeral Chant, Enshrouded
1/30/2020 Red Cove - Ventura, CA
1/31/2020 Lexington Club - Los Angeles, CA
2/02/2020 Kim Koh Sports Bar - Mexicali, MX
2/03/2020 Space Bar - San Diego, CA
2/04/2020 Supply And Demand - Long Beach, CA
HALLUCINATOR was forged in 2014 when guitarist Erik Schirado and vocalist Kyle May approached guitarist Eric Stucke to start a fast death metal band. Stucke channeled his love of '80s extreme thrash and proto-death/black metal into the primitive, nightmarish death that began to take shape in their practice space. Together with drummer Will Kovach and bassist T. Voidbringer, the band played their first local shows where Stucke began incorporating analog synth interludes into their set (now a staple between live songs and featured heavily on every recording since). By 2015, the band released their first demo Primeval Power via local Bay Area label, Transylvanian Tapes. A sixteen-minute onslaught of raw, ripping, dark thrash, the recording made its rounds as the band ravaged stages through the Southern California and Pacific Northwest underground opening for the likes of Master, Power From Hell, and Sewercide. Following a series of lineup shifts -- the band is now comprised of Stucke on vocals, guitar, and synths, Kovach, bassist Dave Rochmann (Negative Vortex) and lead guitarist Falko Bolte (Insanity) -- HALLUCINATOR aims to pervade its dissolution of dark consciousness throughout the dimensions of metal.
Eric Stucke - vocals, guitar, synthesizer
Will Kovach - drums
Dave Rochmann - bass
Falko Bolte - guitar