Enveloping shadow of dark death metal chaos looms with AUROCH's third full-length album, Mute Books, which will reveal itself as the band's darkest, most brutal, complex, and musically virulent release to date. Carrying the innovative Canadian death metal tradition laid down by the likes of early-'90s Gorguts, Cryptopsy and Kataklysm, and more recently through the likes of Mitochondrion and Chthe'ilist, the songwriting on Mute Books reaches a new plateau in technicality and over-the-top dynamics along with a new achievement in production and sound. Recorded at Raincity Recorders (Baptists, Japandroids, White Lung), Mute Books was mixed and mastered byArthur Rizk (Prurient, Inquisition, Pissgrave, Black Twilight Circle, Power Trip), AUROCH has cast their most ferocious undertaking yet; one of the darkest, most violent, whirlwind-like bizarre monuments of alchemic death metal of the year. Mute Books features expansive cover art by Cold Poison Design; each format of the album will feature the artwork in different aspects.
Profound Lore Records will release Mute Books on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats on October 21st. A preview of the artwork, the track listing, and more have been issued, with audio samples and more to follow in the coming weeks.
Mute Books Track Listing:
1. Billowing Vervain
2. He Wreaths The Cross
3. Say Nothing
5. The Keeping
6. Her Bidding
7. Cup Of Hemlock
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Montesi (bassist/vocalist of Mitochondrion), vocalist/bassist Shawn Haché (vocalist/guitarist of Mitochondrion) and drummer Zack Chandler, AUROCH has slowly but steadily been gaining recognition from the international scene since their release of their 2012-released debut LP, From Forgotten Worlds, but it was their 2014-issued Taman Shud LP and the touring subsequent to its release that really began to showcase the band as one of Canada's most active death metal bands. Since then the death metal power-trio has been active on the live circuit consistently, through playing various shows, tours and festivals in the US and Canada, including a recent US tour and an appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, and a European tour under their belt likewise with appearances at such festivals as Killtown and Incubate).
Earlier this year, 20 Buck Spin reissued AUROCH's From Forgotten Worlds debut on vinyl, and most recently, a split/collaborative 7" EP with their co-conspirator sister band Mitochondrion was issued via Dark Descent, both helping to elevate the band's name even further within the ranks of the death metal elite.