Sci-fi technical death metal masters WORMED have released their highly anticipated new album, ‘Krighsu’ worldwide today. The band, who Stereogum describes as having the ability to “supercharge the intense technicality of brutal death metal with a futuristic prog sheen, creating space for disorienting polyrhythms and even some genuine melody to creep in” are streaming ‘Krighsu’ in full here. WORMED also recently released a new video for the track “Computronium Pulsar Nanarchy”. The video, accompanied by an exclusive interview with the band is streaming now at Noisey.
Regarding their new album, the band comment:
Hibernating nanorobots return to activity, and A-life spreads into regions where it had previously been absent, replicating hex swarms from pulsars, a monstrous singularitarian nanarchy.
Krighsu is the last posthuman being of a new era, a new existence within an immense robotised galaxy. Last mission: Confronting it.”
Recorded at Sadman studios in Madrid, ‘Krighsu’ is available across several CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-shop.
WORMED are set to return to North American soil this May as part of Maryland Deathfest. The band will perform on Friday, May 27 at the main stage/Edison Lot. More information about Maryland Deathfest can be found here.
The album artwork and track list for ‘Krighsu’ can be found below:
2. Neomorph Mindkind
3. Agliptian Codex Cyborgization
4. The Singularitarism
5. Eukaryotic Hex Swarm
6. Computronium Pulsar Nanarchy
7. A-Life Omega Point
9. Zeroth-Energy Graviton
10. Molecular Winds
One of the most respected bands in the international death metal underground, WORMED (Phlegeton : Vocals, Migueloud : Guitar, J.Oliver: Guitar, Guillemoth : Bass, G-Calero: Drums) has earned a well-deserved reputation as an undeniably extreme and creative force. The band exploded onto the scene with their cult 2003 debut, ‘Planisphaerium’. WORMED has since toured the world, playing in prominent international festivals as such as Maryland Deathfest (MDF), Neurotic Death Fest, SWR Barroselas Metalfest, Death Feast Open Air, Mountains of Death, Obscene Extreme Festival and more.
What the press is saying about WORMED:
“Weird, adventurous modern death metal had a banner year in 2013. This is my favorite example. …genius in practice, Wormed use thrusters of pure shred to launch slam-happy brutal death metal through the techkinox wormhole and into the cosmos.” –One of Stereogum’s – 50 Best metal albums of 2013
“With swine-like growls and switchback riffs cutting razor-sharp corners like a Tron light cycle, WORMED’s “The Nonlocality Trilemma” is engineered to bludgeon you into multidimensional submission. …yet for all its disorientation, there’s something rational about the structure of it all. Wormed goes beyond: This music is alien, unknown.” – NPR
“…it’s pretty unassailable, if you’re a fan of savage blast beats, sci-fi riffing, and ultra-downtuned chugs that will make you want to punch holes in your living room floor. …heavy and hyper-aggressive, but still extremely technical and complex, music.” – Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance.com
“Wormed’s Exodromos was an album that felt captivating. It’s bleak lyricism mixed with Dillinger Escape Plan soundscapes pulled together a mangled and manic experience.” – Metal Injection
“[WORMED] spends much of its discography unearthing lyrical themes of astronomy, astrophysics, biology and human evolution with an extremely deep and complex analysis.”– Westword
“Wormed are working feverishly to expand the genre’s borders. ” – Hank Shteamer, Noisey.com