Tyrant Syndicate / Peaceville / SPV
Biography & Info:
A FEW WORDS FROM FENRIZ (DARKTHRONE)
Decaying hails! Without beating around the bush too much, I want to write about OBLITERATION.
Nocturno Culto has been following these rugged young metal aficionados for quite some time now, and in 2006 he decided they were ripe for doing their debut album - on the TYRANT label.
Why? they stir the cauldron - creating an elixir of the highest potency: BRUTAL ANCIENT DEATH METAL LADEN WITH BLISTERING WHIPLASH-INDUCING THRASH RIFFING.
Apart from being no-bullshit metal fiends, these young men are all from Kolbotn, Norway, which is also the home town of our own band – a special treat for all of us.
OBLITERATION's "Perpetual Decay" has a ferocious hurricane of drums, seriously dam-busting vocals, relentless sepulchral guitars, superb ripping solos - and a bass God on eh.. - Bass.
Fans of real metal from, let's say, 1987-1991 should be thrilled with the RAW-LIKE-A-FRESH-SPEEDWAY-ACCIDENT sound of OBLITERATION. Production is grim and dry as pulverized skulls - VERY BRAVE!
- Fenriz, February 1989. sorry, 2007.
OBLITERATION were spawned in Kolbotn (the hometown of Darkthrone), Norway in 2001, and after some line-up changes, punk-style dabbling and experimentation with two bass players at the same time, it soon became clear that Death Metal was to be their future.
After releasing a demo in 2004, the young men got a great response from the Norwegian underground metal scene resulting in a vital gig at the high-profile Inferno festival in 2005, and pretty soon after, the 7" EP "Total Fucking Obliteration" was released on Duplicate Records/SoU.
More gigs soon followed with bands like Aura Noir, Old and Dismember.
Obliteration recorded some rehearsal demos immediately after their Hole in the Sky festival appearance in mid-2006 (with Morbid Angel, Atheist, Celtic Frost and more) that led to their first record deal, when Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone signed them to his prestigious label Tyrant Syndicate, a sub-label of Peaceville Records, after being mightily impressed with what he was hearing.
In January 2007 the band entered SubSonic Society Studio with Lars Klokkerhaug (who has recorded/produced the likes of Enslaved, Darkthrone) to record their debut album "Perpetual Decay".
For fans of extreme thrash/death metal, from Slayer & Morbid Angel to Autopsy & Deicide.