CREEPING DEATH: Wretched Illusions Debut From Texas Death Metal Behemoths Out Now And Streaming Via Entertainment One (“eOne”)

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“Death metal’s new breed of old ghouls mutates vintage fringe into the modern mainstream. Leveraging the rhythmic latitude of thrash and hardcore, CREEPING DEATH torque the genre’s thick guttural trademarks with a ramrod propulsion and knockout delivery that’s seemingly innate.” — Decibel 

Wretched Illusions, the debut full-length from Denton, Texas-based death metal behemoths CREEPING DEATH, is out today worldwide via Entertainment One (“eOne”)!

A confident missive of percussive bombast, the band is at once fast, challenging, and devouring, drawing liberally from the template set by influential death metal titans like Grave, Gorguts, and Blood Red Throne along with the speed of early Sepultura and the epic crush of Bolt Thrower. It’s all re-fused together and reflected through their own unique prism, making the record one of the most scathingly heavy outputs of the year. Raves Decibel Magazine, “Death metal’s new breed of old ghouls mutates vintage fringe into the modern mainstream. Leveraging the rhythmic latitude of thrash and hardcore, CREEPING DEATH torque the genre’s thick guttural trademarks with a ramrod propulsion and knockout delivery that’s seemingly innate.”

Stream the record in its ravenous entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Produced by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions is available CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Order you copy today at THIS LOCATION.

CREEPING DEATH recently wrapped up a short US tour supporting Inter Arma as well as an appearance at Slaughter Que 2019 featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more. The band will close out the year supporting High On Fire and Power Trip on a massive North American live takeover. The journey begins November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and will rampage its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion December 7th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master. See all confirmed dates below.

CREEPING DEATH w/ High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master:
11/07/2019 Levitation Festival @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/08/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/12/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/13/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/15/2019 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
11/16/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
11/17/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/19/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
11/20/2019 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
11/21/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/22/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/23/2019 Webster – Hartford, CT
11/24/2019 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/25/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/26/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/27/2019 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/29/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
11/30/2019 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
12/02/2019 Neumos – Seattle, WA
12/03/2019 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
12/04/2019 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/06/2019 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
12/07/2019 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA

“Wretched Illusions doubles-down on the intensity, delivering ten tracks that coalesce high-velocity attacks with Lone Star State–styled smackdowns akin to Power Trip.” — Revolver

“One thing can be said about CREEPING DEATH: they’re committed to their name… on the material from their upcoming new album Wretched Illusions, the band are exploring a moldier, more clammy-to-the-touch sound that oozes and lumbers as much as it rips…” — Kerrang

 “Everything about this is ugly. Like the aborted lovechild of Dismember and ’89 Bolt Thrower, CREEPING DEATH immediately raise the stakes for the wave of hardcore-infested death metal sweeping the United States. Let those knuckles drag on ‘Ripping Through Flesh.'” — Loudwire; 2019 Best Metal Songs…So Far
“The record fuses hardcore and death metal so seamlessly that it rarely feels like you’re listening to one already-defined type of music or another. CREEPING DEATH clearly dig the classics, but they spit their influences back out in a way that feels genuinely fresh. And every song on this album is such a ripper, that you’ll be banging your head too much to think about any of this boring technical stuff anyway.” — BrooklynVegan

“Check out the sneaky Slayer dive bombs and Andreas Kisser leads on ‘Ripping Through Flesh’ and ‘Bloodlust Contamination’ and tell me you’re not ready to walk over hot coals and put your right hand through seven sheets of drywall.” — 9/10 Ghost Cult Magazine

 “Wretched Illusions brings to mind a corrosive blend of vintage Entombed and Death/Obituary, with plenty of crude chug and groove, flame-throwing vocals and a raw, insistently dirty sound. The production is thick, gravely and cavernous, with the instruments coming across as a collective buzz-saw topped by Reese Alavi’s guttural rasp.” — Metal-Rules

“…the band is such a ferocious unit that their guttural churn pretty much sells itself. They go straight for the jugular and never relent, a song like ‘Bloodlust Contamination’ roaring with raw, meaty riffs and beats that feel like being pelted in the ribcage with heavy, smoothed stones.” — Treble Best Metal Tracks Of August 2019

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