FULL EP STREAM - Extinction Necromance - Listen here.
Unleashing their new EP 'Extinction Necromance' last week on May 19th to follow 2012's full length 'Malignance', Vernon, BC blackened death metal band XUL is destroying the pit with their new music video for their track 'Orbit of Nemesis', which can be viewed below
'Extinction Necromance' is now streaming and available for download at following link here along with CD and shirt combos available here.
Following in the footsteps of bands such as Behemoth, Dissection, and Immortal, XUL has left the beaten path to forge their own brand of blackened death metal that's overflowing with crushing rhythms seamlessly coalescing into atmospheric passages and accompanied by a storm of punishing percussion with vicious vocal harmonies to expand on their previous work on Malignance.
This follow up EP, 'Extinction Necromance' heralds a new age of northern darkness with songs reminiscent of cold lonely tombs, malevolent intent and predatory nature. XUL captivates audiences like light attracts flies as they delve deeper into the maelstrom and build on an already impressive Western Canadian following that has seen them support heavyweights including Obscura, Exhumed, Vreid, Kampfar, Woods of Ypres, Macabre, Withered, Cephalic Carnage, Archspire and 3 Inches of Blood.
June 5 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Metal Fest
June 11 - Ryley, AB - Farmageddon Open Air
July 17 - Armstrong, BC - Armstrong Metal Fest
July 31 - Drumheller, AB - Loud As Hell Fest
Aug 14 - Vanderhoof, BC - Metallion Fest
Oct 3 - Lethbridge, AB - Bill Kergan Centre
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"Extinction Necromance is a release which wholly captivates whilst hitting the listener with a tsunami of malevolent sound and intent." - Ring Master Review
"Xul is a up and coming blackened death metal band that certainly have all the chops necessary to hang with the big boys like Behemoth." - That Metal Station
"Their latest four track EP, 'Extinction Necromance', spanning thirty minutes, is an energetic offering packed with crushing rhythms that morph into atmospheric passages, accompanied by waves of pummelling percussion and vicious vitriolic vocals all with an underlying aura of malevolence." - Metal Talk
"When you have a band who takes all the best elements of Death Metal and Black Metal without being cliche or too big for their britches, THAT’S a winning combination. Such is the case with Vernon, British Columbia’s own XUL, a five-piece metal machine hell-bent on watching the world burn....XUL has what it takes to gain themselves legions of new followers in the Blackened Death realm with each coming record. I’m very excited to see what happens next. Extinction Necromance is out May 19, so don’t delay!! STANDOUT TRACKS: ALL OF THEM" - Amps and Green Screens
"Black Metal fans, get ready- XUL is ready to take over the world and their latest record,Extinction Necromance- may help them do just that. In the vein of bands like Behemoth and Immortal, XUL could be the next big thing in the genre and Extinction Necromance is the perfect follow up to their last record- Malignanceand picks up right where they left off a few years ago." - The Front Row Report
"Chaos Requiem' is my favourite track from this release. A guitar sound captured well again by Jeff Bryan and delivered supremely by the band. What separated this track from the rest for me was how the vocals were delivered with a connection to the drums and guitar riffs, there was a greater natural feeling - not a second was wasted and attention was demanded throughout....Xul clearly have riffs by the bucket load though. Any fans of Behemoth and Dissection must check this band out." Taste of Khaos Magazine
"This new CD contains 4 tracks forged in a quite peculiar and solid mix of death metal and black metal. Actually, these musicians took the best lines and structures from both genres and added a very provocative dose of technical metal and morbid vocals; the result is superlative as you never get bored with these large tracks. Everything is tied by high quality structures and for moments they developed some excellent sections in the vein of progressive stuff, and that gives a particular taste as all tracks sound quite balanced. Also, I have to say that they don’t forget the true spirit of metal music and you can hear thick roots of epic lines here and there. My total support is for bands like this one who really know how to deliver good things and build aggressive metal music with class and good taste." – Zombie Ritual Zine