Madison, Wisconsin-based apocalyptic blackened metal collective TRAGIC DEATH has unveiled the cassette edition of their scathing Born Of Dying Embers EP.
Boasting three fiery tracks of haunting, blackened, cataclysmal death, the EP — released digitally October 25th — was recorded at their own Gateway Studios, mixed by TRAGIC DEATH drummer Cody Stein, mastered by Adam Tucker (False, Thou, Void Omnia, Ulthar) at Signaturetone Recordings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and features the ominous cover art of J. Nihil of Nightside Reflections. Wielding a chaotic amalgam of black metal, thrash, and death metal doused in haze of unsettling synth work, TRAGIC DEATH’s output is at once harrowing and transcendental.
Born Of Dying Embers is available on cassette and digitally at the TRAGIC DEATH Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Preferring to tread purposely in the face of opposition, TRAGIC DEATH is a band that has drifted from multiple soundscapes while remaining steadfast in their vision of crafting music that carries a sound and atmosphere of the dreadful and inevitable end of civilization. Releasing their debut, Apocalyptic Metal, in 2012, the band adopted a style reminiscent of the Gothenburg metal scene before upping the ante with the sinister blackened aura for 2014’s split with California-based Fiends At Feast, Purgatory Rites. Five years later, the band travels further down their chaotic path with Born Of Dying Embers.
“TRAGIC DEATH smirk at the oncoming storm with their brand of apocalyptic black metal. Not content with just abusing your ears with the same lo-fi tremolo-and-blast-beat we’re-so-spooky mixture that too many black metal bands do, TRAGIC DEATH weaves different riffs, tempos, and atmospheres to create something that is complex, yet highly accessible…” — Toilet Ov Hell
“Atmospheric yet all the while vile, Born Of Dying Embers is a composition well balanced in depicting a landscape of annihilation and hopelessness.” — MetalBite
“There’s a lot of music to lose yourself in here but thankfully TRAGIC DEATH goes about it all without losing you as a listener. Delivery is everything and this is spot on in terms of extreme metal. It’s accessible while also being dissonant enough to ward of the uninitiated.” — This Noise Is Ours