Gravenous Hour is the second full-length effort from Moscow-based death metal assault, KATALEPSY. Set for release on May 27th through Unique Leader, Gravenous Hour was captured at Cosmos Studios by Arkady Navaho (T.H.R.O.N., Obstetrical Palsy) with artwork by W. Smerdulak (Semargl, Blackthorn, Distant Sun et al).
In advance of its release today No Clean Singing unshackles the first single from the record in the form of a lyric video for "Critical Black Mass," the popular web portal issuing of the tune: "I'm having fun imagining the mosh pits that are going to erupt when KATALEPSY reach the 0:45 mark of this song at their live shows. I don't expect the mayhem to stop until the song is over either (if then). Actually, it's probably going to start from the first seconds of this militaristic assault. The pile-driving riffs, seething guitar leads, and ravenous growls in 'Critical Black Mass' are merciless manifestations of blood-lusting brutality, and the jet-fueled drum fusillades epitomize the sensation of high-caliber weapons on full auto. But in an age when blazing fast, technically impressive death metal is detonating just about everywhere you look, what really sets the song apart are the two guitar solos that erupt in the track's back half. They're not just blindingly fast and incinerating, they're utterly deranged and alien. They take a song that's already rocketing into orbit and propel it way beyond the gravity well."
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KATALEPSY was formed in 2004. The band's first demo, Femicide, brought the first victims to the altar of brutality, which strengthened the band to a point where they began playing live beyond the Moscow region. In 2007 they gave birth to Musick Brings Injuries, and blood was spilled in circle pits and mosh-battles throughout Russia, which led to the Triumph Of Evolution three-way split CD with partners in crime Fleshrot and Blunt Force Trauma. This release gave the band opportunities to invade foreign lands on tour, beginning with a performance at Switzerland's Mountains Of Death Open Air in 2008, followed by raids all over Europe where shows and festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, and Finland became battlefields of unholy beatdowns to the band's technical grooves. In 2010, KATALEPSY unleashed the Your Fear Is Our Inhabitancy EP followed by a three-week European tour, amidst a restructuring of the lineup, when the band caught the attention of Unique Leader Records, and inked a blood pact with the label. The signing was followed by the 2012 release of the band's debut album, Autopsychosis, which was surrounded by widespread touring, and irreversibly brought a new horde of listeners into the band's domain.