NilExistence released debut album Existence in Revelation on March 25. Purchase and/or Stream the beast at: https://nilexistence.bandcamp.com/album/existence-in-revelation
The album includes a 12-page booklet with artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh), and was mixed/mastered at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) by the Wiesławski brothers in Poland. A lyric video for new song "Primordial Transgression" can be viewed at this location.
Drummer/vocalist Kyle Kratzer (ex-Disfigured Dead) had this to say about the album title and lyrical content:
"Existence In Revelation is based on the life experiences that have affected Dave Gruver (guitar/vocals) and myself during the writing period. The idea behind the title comes from how I personally felt when in the midst of a darker period. When one finds himself in a "revelation" type state, they have a few choices in which to handle the new information or realization they discovered; they may take the newly acquired knowledge and expand upon their problem/life, take nothing from the experience and brush it off, or stay stuck in the revelation itself (which is the route explored on the album.) As if in a bubble, one neither acts nor fails to act upon the new knowlegde, but instead remains within the revelation (bubble). The lyrics are based upon what I saw and learned within this revelation."
"Beware the Ides of March, for crushing killer death metal awaits!"
- Metal Underground
"It doesn't pander to trends or what's hip in the scene, it's just heavy from beginning to end, without compromise."
- Dead Rhetoric
"An aggressive and modern sound. Bestial with animal instincts!"
- Metal Zone
"These guys are capable of real greatness."
- The Grim Tower
"Album is not only enjoyable but it stands out from the traditional run-of-the-mill local death metal band."
"If you like brutal and extreme metal, then look no further."
- Arte Mortifica
"Every song on the album has something for the hardened Death Metal fan. A very strong release from a band in its infancy."
- Rock N Reel Reviews
1. The Quietus
2. This Throne's Carved From Greed
3. Primordial Transgression
4. If Snakes Could Talk, My Words Would Slither
5. Pitch Black Perception
6. To Give Is To Serve
7. Tyranny Is Blind, And The Tyrant
8. Screams Form Silence
Existence in Revelation was recorded at Watchmen Studios with Doug White March 18-22 2013
Vocals, and samples recorded by Kyle Kratzer and Dave Gruver summer/fall 2013, additional vocals recorded at Watchmen Studios with Doug White.
Mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio by the Wiesławski brothers
Session bass recorded by Dave Gruver
All songs arranged by Dave Gruver and Kyle Kratzer
Clips arranged and put together by Kyle Kratzer
Piano after Screams Form Silence by Patrick Tuohey
Guest solo in Pitch Black Perception, and Tyranny is Blind and the Tyrant Deaf by Doug White. Doug appears courtesy of Projekt Records.
Existence in Revelation line-up:
Kyle Kratzer - Drums, vocals
Ryan Kratzer- Guitar
Dave Gruver- Guitar, vocals
Kyle Kratzer - Drums
Ryan Kratzer- Guitar
Dave Gruver- Guitar
Patrick Tuohey- Vocals
Isaac Dilion- Bass
The band was formally established early 2015 from what were the members of Disfigured Dead. Based out of Moravia, NY (near Syracuse, NY) Dave Gruver, Kyle Kratzer, and Ryan Kratzer wanted to start fresh with a new vision, name, and direction. However, the music itself was written by Dave and Kyle in 2013 and recorded in three sessions. Late 2013 saw the tracking of drums, guitar, and bass with Doug White (Psyopus, Brutal Truth, Gym Class Heroes) in Buffalo, NY for five days. After that the band recorded all vocals, made all clips/sound effects at their home studio over the summer in 2014. The album was sent to Hertz Studio in Poland (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated,) where it was mixed and mastered. Greek artist Seth Siro Anton (SepticFlesh) was comissioned to handle all the artwork and layouts for the album. At the end of the recording process we added Issac (bass) and Patrick Tuohey (vocals), completing our lineup. Dave and Kyle both sang in the previous band and did so on Existence in Revelation but sought to find a member dedicated to singing. Patrick initalty joined Nilexistence as a fill in member for live shows and has since become a member of the band. We have been performing around a large area and have been booking small runs and tours for the year.