De Profundis | Imperative Management:
Over the course of their career DE PROFUNDIS have grown and developed at a prodigious rate, their music blossoming into ever more imaginative and challenging forms, reaching out in a multitude of diverse directions, leaving limiting genre definitions and regulations shattered in their wake. Blending unfettered creativity, fierce ambition and outstanding musicianship the band have so far unleashed four magnificent albums, including the ground breaking The Emptiness Within and the stunning Kingdom Of The Blind.
Kingdom Of The Blind, which was released through Wicker Man Recordings, a new subsidiary of ATMF, in 2015 was afforded lavish praise from critics across the world and hailed as undoubtedly the greatest De Profundis album to date. The torrent of glowing reviews lead to prestigious live appearances for the band, as they were invited to play with Enslaved, Grand Magus, Gorgoroth, Kampfar and Gehenna. In 2016 they also appeared at the Incineration Festival in London, one of the major extreme music meetings on the global calendar.
2017 marked the 10th Anniversary since the release of De Profundis’ first album, Beyond Redemption and a yearlong celebration of major events got underway. The band started the year by hitting the road around the UK with Norwegian black metal kings Taake and renowned weavers of atmospheric darkness Fen. This tour marked the first appearance in the De Profundis live set of new song ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’, a masterpiece of old school death metal, performed with De Profundis’ trademark skill and ingenuity. With the tour complete, ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’ was then released as a powerful video single, with the dark and disturbing imagery created by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Flotsam And Jetsam).With the new video still making waves with metal sites across the net, De Profundis were back on the road again for a full European tour with David Vincent of Morbid Angel’s new band, I Am Morbid. The package was completed by gore legends Necrophagia, US pagan metal warriors Helsott and openers The Heretic Order and saw De Profundis take their anniversary celebrations to Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands. Upon their return from Europe it became clear that ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’ was not destined to be just an addictive addition to the live set and the soundtrack to a chilling video release. Issue 079 of the world’s number one extreme music magazine, Zero Tolerance came with a celebratory retrospective album of De Profundis’ career to date, entitled Decayed: 2007 – 2017. No fewer than 10,000 copies of this collection, featuring the ‘...Orgy...’ single, headed out to every corner of the globe. However, as they celebrated the past, behind the scenes, Imperative PR and De Profundis had been working together on the band’s future and in December of 2017 a new record deal was signed, with fast growing Indian label Transcending Obscurity. With the dawning of 2018 the fifth De Profundis album was announced – The Blinding Light Of Faith. Adorned with a brand new band logo designed by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Design, to herald a new dark age for the band, The Blinding Light Of Faith is full of the heaviest and most dynamic death metal De Profundis have ever created. Already the reviews have been incredible and this summer the band will set off on a headline tour of the UK which will take in a triumphant return to the Bloodstock Open Air festival. The momentum is unstoppable...De Profundis’ greatest days have arrived! “...a British death metal milestone...”
Dom Lawson - Metal Hammer
Genre: Death Metal
For fans of: Death | Atheist | Beyond Creation
Craig Land - Vocals
Shoi Sen - Guitars
Paul Nazarkardeh - Guitars
Arran McSporran - Fretless Bass
Tom Atherton - Drums
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