Deus Vermin – ‘Monument to Decay’ LP – Standard Edition Preorder
Crawling out of the insufferable sewers of Leeds, Deus Vermin have encapsulated a thoroughly suffocating and violently dissonant record in the shape of ‘Monument to Decay’.
The band first introduced their suffering sound in November of 2017 with their aptly entitled demo tape ‘MMXVII’, featuring two tracks ‘Disdain’ & ‘Iniquity’.
The 1st pressing of the tapes quickly sold out before receiving a 2nd pressing.
The band then begun the process of writing what was to be the next record. Within 7 months DV bestowed upon us their Debut EP ‘Monument to Decay’.
A truly encapsulating effort and rightly at home with the UK’s more dark and intense acts such as Abyssal & Dragged into Sunlight.
‘Monument to Decay’ consisted of 5 tracks and one horrendously suffocating intro that builds up into the atmosphere that can be found through the EP from start to finish.
Whilst some may succumb to subtle reminiscent hints of Deathspell Omega within ‘Monument to Decay’ however, if one was to look deeper for a moment it is quickly identifiable and more arguably a unique blend of Black influenced Death Metal akin to the likes of Mitochondrion, Altarage, Adversarial & Impetuous Ritual that Deus Vermin have created here, whilst still adding something individual to the sound.
Without further a due, Goatprayer Records is proud to commit to vinyl this monumental record.
Specifically mastered for vinyl, the record will encompass the bands full body of works to date, ‘Monument to Decay’ & the long sold out and never repressed demo tape ‘MMXVII’.
The Vinyl will be cut at 45rpm & pressed solely on Black Wax to maintain the master’s fidelity and expand on the truly horrifyingly suffocating aural experience.
Each record will be delivered within Black Bags and housed within a Reverse Board print of the Outer Sleeve featuring the artwork created by Seals of Blackening in its full presence, adding a unique and gratifying textured accomplice to the dot & grained effect of the artwork’s creation. A full-sized Lyric sheet & a Digital Download code with the ability to download in multiple formats.
There will be two further Die-Hard versions of the record:
Firstly, the record will come with an extra triple folded gateway sleeve wrap which measures 840mm in length. This will feature extra artwork created by Misanthropic Art. Along with some visually impressive live photos of the band. On the reverse side, there will be a large length print of the artwork by Seals of Blackening, which can also serve perfectly as a poster. This version will be strictly limited to 100 copies & hand numbered.
The Second version will include the above – plus a hand numbered Test Pressing of the record housed within the alternative cover alongside the main version of the record. Only 29 of these will be produced, however not all of them will be for sale and thus so only a limited amount of these will be released to the public.
Standard Edition of the LP:
– Deus Vermin ‘Monument to Decay’ LP
– 300gsm Outer Cover
– Reverse Board Cover Print
– 140g Black Vinyl housed in Black Sleeves
– Full sized 2pg lyric sheet
– Cover art by Seals of Blackening
– Recorded/mixed/mastered at Vagrant Recordings
– Download Code
– Limited to 121 copies.