Acclaimed death metal quartet FATHER BEFOULED’s Anointed in Darkness - Live in Europe drops today on CD and digital formats under the flag of Krucyator Productions. Recorded out of the original soundboard audio at Bambi Galore in Hamburg, Germany from the “Holy Desolation Over Europe” tour on 30th April 2019, the live album initially came on self-released cassettes in the early January 2020. On Anointed in Darkness - Live in Europe, Father Befouled transport their signature violent horror in its most organic form, sharpening the possessed cavernous barbarity and profound darkness.
Justin Stubbs (vocals, guitars of the band) comments: “Our 2019 European tour was our first trip overseas and this show was the first show of the tour. We thought it would be fitting to mark such a special occasion by releasing this show as our first official live release. The sound captured that night we feel really embraces the essence of the Father Befouled live sound - thick, chaotic, unrelenting death metal. We like to play as hard and as fast as we can, and leave you literally begging for more. With that comes obvious mistakes and loose moments but we feel that adds to the authenticity of the live Father Befouled.”
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Formed in 2006, Father Befouled play unholy and desolate death metal. After some demo tracks online garnered interest, an EP Profano ad Regnum was released in 2008 and the band began playing regional shows in the US. Debut full-length, Obscurus Nex Cultus, quickly followed and after more shows and a couple of split releases, the band signed to Relapse Records for the release of the 2010’s classic Morbid Destitution of Covenant. The Atlanta death metal purveyors laid low for a couple of years before playing the inaugural Martyrdoom Festival in New York in 2012, which coincided with the release of their third full length, Revulsion of Seraphic Grace, on Dark Descent Records. 2015 saw the release of Enthroning Desolation – a compilation of demo, split, live, and rare tracks - and a short tour of the East Coast. In 2017 the band headlined the Blood of the Wolf Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as a performance at Maryland Deathfest to celebrate the release of their fourth album, Desolate Gods. The band embarked on their first European tour in May of 2019, releasing an EP, Holy Rotten Blood, and capping off with a performance at the Netherlands Deathfest. The rest of 2019 into 2020 the band have kept working on their next album and preparing for a few shows before appearing at Kill-Town Deathfest in Copenhagen.
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