THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ: ‘A Mass To The Grotesque’ Album Due In May

THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ: ‘A Mass To The Grotesque’ Album Due In May

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band that includes former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will launch its sophomore album, "A Mass To The Grotesque", as a restricted LP vinyl version and CD digipack on May 31 by way of Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese label run by MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribeiro.

The LP’s single, a brutal banger titled "Chapels Of The Unholy", might be made obtainable on April 12.

"Imagine a dying steel world unaltered and pure for the reason that Nineties, a musical fashion so pricey to the followers, that point, enterprise and pattern, may by no means harm," dying steel fan Ribeiro recommends. "Go again to the wonderful time the place dying steel reigned supreme, because of some bands, artists, studios and an untameable will of progressing and delivering excessive music to its best form, like occult jewelry, filigree, brutal but elegant in its overwhelming process of splitting your ears. The new TROOPS OF DOOM album, ‘A Mass To The Grotesque’, which Alma Mater Records is brutally proud to current, rescues this lengthy forgotten dying steel class. They are the flag carriers of the genuine Morrisound sound (the legendary Florida studio the place this album was blended and mastered) they usually go away no stones unturned on this one. Brace your self for the very best and most genuine dying steel album in ages!"

THE TROOPS OF DOOM was fashioned in 2020, in the course of the pandemic, by Guedz. He recorded the albums "Bestial Devastation" (1985) and "Morbid Visions" (1986). Jairo left the band in 1987, making approach for Andreas Kisser, who continues with the band to at the present time. THE TROOPS OF DOOM‘s lineup additionally contains different vital figures from the Brazilian steel scene, comparable to guitarist Marcelo Vasco (PATRIA, MYSTERIIS),a globally famend graphic artist identified for his work with bands like SLAYER, Dee Snider, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY and plenty of others. The vocalist and bassist Alex Kafer, former reside guitarist for MATANZA, and drummer Alexandre Oliveira, a former member of the band TIANASTÁCIA, full the lineup.

THE TROOPS OF DOOM emerged to revive the basic dying steel of the Nineteen Eighties, impressed by SEPULTURA‘s early period with Jairo and different influential bands comparable to SLAYER, CELTIC FROST, KREATOR and POSSESSED. It serves as a time machine for these nostalgic for the golden age of dying steel. In simply two years since its formation, the band has launched three EPs: "The Rise Of Heresy" (2020),"The Absence Of Light" (2021),and "Prelude To Blasphemy" (2023),together with their debut album, "Antichrist Reborn", that was launched in 2022 on CD LP, and cassette by Alma Mater Records and lauded by each followers and music press alike.

Now, the band is gearing up for the discharge of their extremely anticipated second album, "A Mass To The Grotesque", produced by André Moraes, a multi-talented musician identified for his work on SEPULTURA‘s "Dante XXI" and the soundtrack of the movie "Lisbela E O Prisioneiro" at Audio Porto studio in Porto Alegre/RS. The mixing and mastering of the album had been completed by Jim Morris on the legendary Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida, identified for producing among the biggest dying steel classics of the ’80s and ’90s.

Guedz feedback: "The total manufacturing and recording of the album had been completed in Brazil, whereas the blending and mastering had been dealt with by the nice Jim Morris on the legendary Morrisound Recording in Florida. It’s a manufacturing that utterly diverges from at this time’s customary productions. We are very happy with it."

"Every side of this album was chosen meticulously," Vasco provides. "What might be extra intense than having the document blended within the studio the place the best dying steel classics of the ’80s and ’90s had been blended? Our thought was to take the manufacturing of this album to a different degree. The sound breaths, it is natural and lo-fi, old fashioned as hell. It’s an expertise!"

The cowl artwork was painted by the acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave, answerable for quite a few basic dying steel album covers. Guedz reveals: "The title ‘A Mass To The Grotesque’ carries the symbolism of a real ode to the ugly, the evil, the dreaded. It encompasses every little thing and everybody that does not match into the molds of a so-called ‘advanced’ society, selecting to reside within the shadows. A darkish liturgy to the rejected and their followers, who discover shelter and luxury within the absence of sunshine and within the supposed dictatorship of the divine phrase, no matter it might be. The grotesque is resistance, the place nothing is sacred!"

"There would not be a extra excellent artist to color the album cowl than the grasp Dan Seagrave, whose distinctive fashion is deeply rooted within the style and has created quite a few album covers for dying steel which have develop into iconic and, after all, an excellent inspiration in THE TROOPS OF DOOM‘s music. We are large followers of his work," Vasco admits, "and it’s a large honor to have him as the quilt artist of this new album. It’s a dream come true."

"A Mass To The Grotesque" monitor itemizing:

01. Solve Et Coagula – Introduction
02. Chapels Of The Unholy
03. Dawn Of Mephisto
04. Denied Divinity
05. The Impostor King
06. Faithless Requiem
07. Psalm 78 – God Of Bizarre
08. Terror Inheritance
09. The Grotesque
10. Blood Upon The Throne
11. Venomous Creed

THE TROOPS OF DOOM have been confirmed to headline the Waves stage on the Brazilian version of the German competition Summer Breeze, going down on the Memorial da América Latina in São Paulo this April, adopted by THE TROOPS OF DOOM‘s first-ever European Tour in August.

Photo credit score: Cissa Flores


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March 17, 2024 at 08:52PM

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