When cranking up a brand new death metal album nowadays, it will most certainly either remind you of one of the old classics or steamroll you with an uncompromising wall of sound that has recently been labelled metalcore. Germany’s Soul Demise sound different as they feel at home in both worlds.
Being formed in 1993, the five-piece has been an active part of the metal scene for over 15 years – but despite their long career under the banner of death none of the band members has lost the courage to experiment with various musical ingredients.
Without neglecting their passion for Gothenburg’s finest At The Gates, Soul Demise have developed their own distinctive sound. On their latest effort "Sindustry" the band presents a mature combination of striking melodies and raging riffs, refined with thrash- and heavy metal influences. While being arranged in a classic (death) metal vein, all tracks are equipped with a top-notch production that creates a vivid and contemporary flair. This unification of traditional and modern elements is for sure a balancing act, but the band masters this task with ease and – most importantly – delight.
Although Soul Demise deal with serious lyrical issues, fun still remains the band’s passport to fame. Since its foundation in 1993 the group lived out unstable line-ups, financial disasters, even a renaming. But despite many difficulties they managed to release four full length albums, "Beyond Human Perception" (2000, Gutter Records), "In Vain" (2002, Season Of Mist), "Blind" (2005, Remedy Records) and “Acts Of Hate” (2009, Remission Records). These records have been also promoted live: Soul Demise hit the stage at Germany’s Party.San and Up From The Ground open air and also hopped on various european tours, supporting such renowned extreme metal acts as Napalm Death, Immolation, Vader, Krisiun or Dismember.
Now the band is planning a tour and a lot of shows to promote “Sindustry” live.
Roman Zimmerhackel - vocals
Andreas Schuhmeier - guitar
Alex Hagenauer - guitar
Jan Sotiriu - drums