NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS
Coming July 16th, the long awaited debut from Bay Area death metal thrashers Laceration. Following in the steps of 2018’s “Imitation” EP (of which are included here), the 11 tracks on Demise dispense a non-stop volley of furious drumming, rapid-fire riffs, and rampaging tempos. It’s the kind of crushing chug the came roaring out of the late ‘80s and into the early 90’s, where death metal and thrash metal converged and bands like Demolition Hammer, Solstice, and Pestilence were delivering benchmark releases. Available on CD and cassette July 16th, and LP on September 24th.
I’m thrilled to announce that Rotted Life will be releasing the first full length from San Diego based trio, Conjureth.
Conjureth formed in 2018 with the goal of continuing the traditions forged by the originators of Death Metal. Taking influence via everything from Florida to Finland, Conjureth steamrolls their way through late 80's inspired filth. There was a short time when Death Metal wasn't primarily full of blastbeats, caveman riffs, ultra low tuned guitars, and super guttural vocals. Sadly, this era was fairly short-lived. But we all know how it spawned some of the most classic material the genre has ever seen. Conjureth slots in that bygone age of 1986 to 1989 style Death Metal with a heaping portion of Thrash Metal riffing and a dash of the technical side of things that would be unearthed a few years later. This is a band that celebrates the past giving birth to the future.
Entitled Majestic Dissolve, Spain's Memento Mori will unleash the CD version, whereas Rotted Life Records will take care of the LP and cassette versions. Release date for all formats has been set for October 25th, 2021
Major announcement!: Legendary stalwarts Father Befouled team up with malevolent newcomers, Exaugurate in a devastating union of morbid and abysmal death metal. On gatefold 7", lmtd 250 black and lmtd 100 with clear/black marbled vinyl. Pre-sale launch late February for a mid-April release.
Pleased to announce the addition of Australia's Pustilence to the Rotted Life roster. Started in late 2018, the three-headed vermin whip up some vicious, relentless and mind-warping Death Metal madness, chock full of leads, tempo changes and putrid vocals, and influenced by the glory days of old school Death Metal, when albums by bands such as Oppressor, Morta Skuld, Gutted and Psychic Pawn took the underground scene by the storm. Lyrics wise, Pustilence aim to bring a uniqueness to the art of extreme music in the form of fantastical and obscured themes. Late 2021 will see their debut full length materialize, with Spain's Memento Mori unleashing the CD version , with Rotted Life taking care of the LP and tape versions. In the meantime, the cassette version of their debut demo, "The Birth of the Beginning Before the Inception of the End" will be out on Rotted Life on February 22nd. Give 'em a follow on Facebook at Pustilence | Facebook or Instagram @pustilenceau • Instagram photos and videos
October 16th, 2020
You though it was over, it's not over! Vinyl re-presses of Coffin Rot's "A Monument to the Dead" are in bound and available for ordering now. Available in black vinyl and on lmtd green on green marble. Records should start shipping on or around the 23rd.
Vrenth's full length debut is in production and set for a late December release on LP/CD/CS and digitally/stream. This record is a hulking, slithering, and disgusting slob of a release, and bent on devouring everything in its wake.
And then, speaking of gross shit, the long delayed and overdue Night Hag/Cryptic Brood Split LP is also in production, and set to release the same day as the Vrenth....maybe even in time to stuff some stockings.
Available for pre-order now:
Coagulate - The Art of Cryptosis Cassette (Rotted17)
With its monstrously misshapen riffs, guttural vocal fumes, and churning, demented atmosphere, the debut demo for Coagulate sounds more like it sprouted from Helsinki rather than their native Minneapolis. Either way, the 4 tracks here deliver a particularly virulent strain of death metal, just off kilter enough to appeal to those who like a probing of their cerebral cortex, but slimy and putrid enough to appeal to those who prefer to wallow in the primordial ooze. A must for fans of: Demilich, Adramelech, Phlebotomized.
“Coagulate reward the reptilian brain with tentacular, bone-snapping riffs, mutagenic leads, violent blast spells, and these ultra low growls that conjure up some deeply imprinted boogeyman archetypes” Decibel Magazine
Cassette with 5 panel J-card, lmtd 170 copies