22 December, 2012

Full Album Stream: Maveth: Coils Of The Black Earth – new album


MAVETH's, yes, “מוות” ladies and gentlemen, new album ‘Coils Of The Black Earth’ is being streamed in its old-school death metal entirety here (Imperiumi Magazine's SoundCloud). Out on Dark Descent Records since December 15th, 2012, buy this almost an hour long brutal beast here (Dark Descent store). The artwork for ‘Coils Of The Black Earth’ was created by Chilean illustrator and musician Daniel Desecrator:
“ ‘Coils Of The Black Earth’ [was] released right in middle of Advent, presumably in an attempt to spoil the mood in the run-up to Jesus' birthday; but come on, let’s enter into the spirit of things: it’ll make the ideal Christmas gift for the death-head in your family. It’s available on black or splattered vinyl, and CD. It’s kind of a bummer that it didn’t come out sooner - like INCARNATION's similarly blasphemous and awesome ‘Vanquish In Vengeance’, ‘Coils Of The Black Earth’ runs the risk of missing out on “Album of the Year” lists, etc. when it should be trumpeted from on high as one of the most exciting death metal debuts of this or any other year,” [was excited Jonathan Horsley, Decibel – read the rest here]

In order to conjure some brutal death metal mixed with blasphemous elements of black metal, MAVETH was formed in 2007 in Helsinki (or thereabouts) by founding members drummer Ville Markkanen, guitarists Mikko Karvinen and Mikko Argillander, and bassist and vocalist ChristButcher (from Denver, Colorado, and also known from DETHRONED and EXCOMMUNION). In 2009, Mikko Argillander left, hence ChristButcher took up guitar, and Jani Nupponen was engaged to play bass. In 2010, MAVETH released ‘Of Serpent And Shadow’ EP on vinyl through Swedish label Blood Harvest and on tape via French label Aural Offerings, as well as self-released a limited amount of CDs which included tracks from ‘Of Serpent And Shadow’ EP and ‘Impious Servant’ demo. In 2011, Greek label Nuclear Winter Records released a compilation album titled ‘Breath Of An Abomination’:

MAVETH features: ChristButcher - guitar and vocals, Jani Nupponen - bass, Mikko Karvinen – guitar and Ville Markkanen – drums

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