Music

Epic Death

Witchcraft

by Epic Death

Released 2015
Bast Records
Released 2015
Bast Records
This Texas based dark metal band's debut album shares crushing guitar riffs, strong drums and melodic keyboards to take you on a true metal journey.
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Texas-based metal band Epic Death live up to their name in more ways than one: with an imposing musical pedigree and decades of combined experience in multiple bands across several genres, they weave a tapestry of sinister sonic atmospheres, bringing together the imagery, theatricality and brute force of classic black metal, thrash and technical death metal with eerie soundscapes, apocalyptic lyrics and haunting melodies, drawing influence from such iconic bands as Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Death, Cradle of Filth and Behemoth, while simultaneously exploring dark new horizons in extreme music.

The band was conceived in 2010 by guitarist/front man Dennis Dorsett – whose previous credits include work with Aggravated Assault, Chaos, Mischief, Majik, Balance and NeverDead – and features a stellar lineup of artists from the metal circles of Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth: keyboardist/vocalist Becky Dorsett; rhythm/lead guitarist Nathan Chance; bass guitarist Justin Riddler of Dead Trip and drummer Reece Stanley, alumnus of Dallas metallers Phantom-X.

With their core lineup in place, the band quickly began their rise to prominence, gaining acclaim both within and beyond the Lone Star State, sharing the stage with metal heavyweights from all points of the globe – including Nile, Finntroll, Mushroomhead and Gemini Syndrome, to name just a few – and have played high profile venues such as Minnesota's annual NYDM Festival and Houston's legendary Scout Bar. They are also prominently featured in Derek Norman's 2012 documentary “Heavy in Houston,” and were back before the cameras in the film's sequel "Heavier in Houston".

Epic Death is now releasing their full length “Witchcraft,” produced by Stephen Bogle (formerly of acclaimed industrial act The Hunger), and are set to crush and conquer – once again confirming the phrase “Things are bigger in Texas” with their own brand of colossal, uncompromising metal.