Edmonton death metal duo Tales of The Tomb are sharing with fans their latest guitar playthrough for 'Dyatlov Pass Incident'. The track comes off of the band's EP “Volume Two: Mendicium” unleashed this past September. The EP itself is a collection of narratives surrounding government cover-ups, national lies, and the heinous crimes committed amongst the shadows. It's also a vicious bite of grinding blast beats, technical shredding accompanied by venomous guttural lows.
'Dyatlov Pass Incident', the fourth track of six on the EP, tells the tale of 9 hikers who disappeared in what is now called the Dyatlov Pass in Russia. This incident had inspired many different conspiracies trying to explain what happened to the 9 hikers that went missing and were later found dead in the mountain range. Because there was a random unidentified scrap of clothing that looked to come from a military uniform found at the sight of the event. When writing the track, the band took the angle that the hikers unknowingly stumbled across a military weapons test and met their demise. The song was written as a push-pull between the chaos of stumbling into this extension event vs. a seemingly normal journey.
Today, guitarists Trez Thomas has put together a new playthrough for the song, which is one of many more videos being released by the band in the coming weeks.
"We had a lot of fun filming the playthrough for Dyatlov Pass Incident. We decided to film the playthrough in one of the music stores Corey and I worked at for years called Axe Music here in Edmonton. Once all the gear was piled out into the new location and the store was just an empty husk we decided it would be cool to film a playthrough as one of the last things ever done in that store. Dyatlov Pass Incident is an older song for us so it's awesome to be able to release that song and all this content for it finally. More so now that a lot of governments are opening up about UFOs, alien conspiracies and things that were all said to just be conspiracy theories!" adds Thomas.
Behold the shredding via the video's premiere on GearGods HERE .
“Volume Two: Mendicium” was mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy guitarist and head engineer/owner at The Grid Studios Christian Donaldson along with featuring artwork by Tony Midi of Tonymidi Artworks. The EP is available on Bandcamp , Spotify , Apple Music .
1. The Nightmare Hall (4:05)
2. Faul (3:02)
3. The Sinful Messiah (4:14)
4. Dyatlov Pass Incident (3:52)
5. Nine Eleven (4:46)
6. Mermaid In A Manhole (3:33)
EP Length: 23:44
Unified by the desire to have the grotesque power of 90’s era death and murder metal, Tales of The Tomb started as a thought that grew into an insatiable need to make extreme music. Tales Of The Tomb was created in October 2013 from founder Corey Skerlak (guitar, vocals) out of inspiration from the original murder metal band Macabre.
Much of their inspiration is drawn from the hideous crimes and conspiracies of the world. Retelling stories of the dark hidden secrets and victims from such crimes. This was the inspiration for the name Tales of The Tomb.
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"Overall, I recommend this album to death metal fans of all varieties. It is a fun album with a lot of great riffs. Also, I highly recommend reading the lyrics and learning about the conspiracy theories behind the songs." - Metal Temple
"Volume Two: Mendacium is six songs of punishing metal fit for listeners with the heaviest of taste. Whether you’re spending time carving pumpkins or watching slasher movies this Halloween season, be sure to make room on your playlist for Tales of the Tomb." - Surviving The Golden Age
" Their new, independently released EP is heavy as ice and laced up with razor-sharp production. Volume Two: Mendacium is a non-stop frosty riff fest, delivered on a moose-poutine platter of awesome production thanks to the Canucks over at The Grid. Slapshot your wallets & pick up this death metal gem." - TrveNorth Reviews
"The need to head bang is strong with this one, and it made for an excellent addition to my Death Metal library." - New-Transcendence
"All in all, Tales of the Tomb's latest installment is a rather subtle tale that is more akin to a destructive musical journey through morbid lyrical themes and passages." - Metal Trenches