Sep 20, 2012 | Comments 0
Melodic death metallers Incassum, based in Manchester (UK), are to release their debut full length album “Rite Of Passage” on Rocksector Records on 19th November 2012.
The founding members, Sharleen, John & Roo (Snowden) met at Salford University in 2004, & in sharing common interests & musical influences the logical step was to put a band together. Launching themselves on the North West live circuit their early promise became evident & those people in attendance will recollect some colossal nights with a band which was clearly becoming a force to be reckoned with. This level of reputation in the live arena has served the band well from inception up-to-date. With a small number of line-up changes Chris Taylor later joined on lead guitar & Joe Ratcliffe on bass.
After self-releasing 2 demos, Incassum signed to Casket Records in 2008 for the release of a mini-album “In Vain”, which is the English meaning of the band’s Latin name. A strong debut, “In Vain” received particular praise from Kerrang with a KKKK review.. “heavy stylistic nods to both Arch Enemy & Lacuna Coil.. the versatility of vocalist Sharleen Kennedy.. from sublime melody to black metal thunder.. there’s already plenty to get excited about here”
Following on from “In Vain” the band has further established itself on the live circuit, across the UK & Ireland including a tour with fellow Mancunians Spires & have also worked relentlessly on the new record – this time a full length album encompassing a more diverse sound, a little more progressive & sophisticated.
“Rite Of Passage” was recorded at both Gracieland & Noiseboy Studios in Greater Manchester during 2012, co-produced by Stephen Boyce Buckley & Incassum. Mastered by Maor Applebaum at Maor Applebaum Studios, California, USA. Artwork by Stephen Williams. Photography by Don Jackson-Wyatt.
A free mp3 download of the track “Blood Soaked Banner” is immediately available at the Rocksector website www.rocksector.com
“Rite Of Passage” is released on 19th November & will be available on general preorder from early-mid October.
Track listing as follows…. 1. Cut Loose 2. Redemption 3. Blood Soaked Banner 4. Born To Tears 5. Daemons That Dwell 6. Divine Rites 7. Walk Alone 8. Behold The Day 9. World’s Fear 10. Tie My Hands 11. Leave It Broken 12. Forgotten People
Band members.. Sharleen Kennedy : vocals | John Curran : drums, vocals | Chris Taylor : guitars, vocals | Andrew Snowden : guitars | Joe Ratcliffe : bass guitar.