March 2020...COVID19 thrusts the world into a tidal wave of fear and uncertainty. Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul, Brian Tentacles, Axioma) and Matt Sorg (Ringworm, Shed the Skin) are sitting at the bar at Now Thats Class (Cleveland) after a The Obsessed show contemplating the future of isolation and unemployment. The two discussed having fun writing some tunes while locked down in the vein of classic Discharge while addressing what everyone is seemingly calling the possible 'End Times'. The two then enlisted good friends, Kyle Severn (Incantation, Shed the Skin) and Mike Lare (Ringworm) to round out the band and they began writing.
Using recording apps on phones, the boys collectively wrote nearly 10 songs within a week! After a month or so of quarantine, with each member rehearsing their respective parts separately, drums, guitars, bass, and vocals were then tracked in four separate sessions over a two month period at Kyle's home studio. After sending tracks up to Noah Buchanan (Nunslughter) at Mercinary Studios to harness and mix the disorder, the result is 10 tracks of Discharge-worship on the edge of uncertainty staring into the face of the End Times. Hell is now and most certainly Here is Hell!
released December 11, 2020
Here is Hell is
Matt Sorg - (Ringworm, Shed The Skin) - Guitar, Leads
Aaron Dallison - (Brain Tentacles, Axioma) - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Lare - (Eternal Bloodshed, Ringworm) - Bass, Vocals
Kyle Severn - (Incantation, Shed The Skin) - Drums
Recorded by Kyle Severn at Severn Studios, Galloway, OH.
Mixed, mastered, and leads recorded by Noah Buchanan (Midnight, Nunslaughter) at Mercinary Studios, Avon, OH
Cover art by Justin Meyer (Dark Art and Craft, Axioma)
Logo by Aaron Dallison
Layout by Nestor Carrera
This is about as good as OSDM gets, to be honest. Blood Incantation are quickly building a pretty flawless discography of modern classics and every release just improves and evolves their sound. Stellar stuff (literally). Colin Kauffman
Wow. Absolutely fucking sick. You get the best of both worlds here; super fast grinding death metal with the ferocity of all the demons in Hell breaking free, and then a slow-burning, seething sludge-bomb that drags you right back to the abyss. coryjk
I love this album so frackin' much! Caught these guys at a show supporting Venom Prison - their live set was as tight as the record, and the record almost captures the ferocity of the live show. I'm *really* looking forward to catching them again once the plague is over. decompiler