San Antonio's favorite blackened death tyrants, HOD, will drop their long-awaited new full-length upon the weak later this Summer. Titled Book Of The Worm, the follow-up to last year's The Uncreated Demo teaser, which Decibel likened to a "snake eating itself and a bigger snake eating the smaller snake, a kind of infinite and horrifically malign Ouroboros," was produced by Dennis Munoz, features the recording lineup of guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A. and former drummer Dennis Sanders and boasts eight blasting psalms of deviance, decadence and overall suffering with artwork by the masterful Jon Zig (Averse Sefira, Deeds Of Flesh, Pyrexia).
Comments the band from their den of iniquity, "Finally, Book Of The Worm is finished! Through Hell and back we went to get this completed. Comrades fell. Labels failed. Studios changed. But we soldiered forth with iron determination and it is done. Blood, sweat and sacrifice are the ingredients. Fueled by hate and blasphemy. Prepare for the storm!"
Book Of The Worm Track Listing:
1. When The Ghouls Feed
2. Den Of Wolves
3. I Am Destroyer
4. Through The Gates (They Come For Me)
5. Death Whores
6. Under Tyranny's Hammer
7. Where Are The Demons
8. Beneath The Mountains Of The Scorpion
Through a steady diet of live incursions and a staunch DIY ethic, HOD has become an underground institution of sorts reaping the acclaim of fans and critics globally for the fuck-all brand of sonic debauchery. Last Rites commends HOD's ultimately "lethal attack," and "full-on badassery," further championing their "commanding, ugly fucking blackened death slabs punctuated with micro-rending buzzsaw leads," while No Clean Singing applauds their "thrashing charge of hybridized black and death metal that's as dynamic and technically impressive as it is primally appealing." Elsewhere, Sea Of Tranquility agrees, "the band pummels the listener with straight ahead death metal insanity," while Dead Rhetoric laud's their terminally apocalyptic brand of "prime American death metal, with the right amount of space between tech-y and brutal."
Book Of The Worm will be unleashed on September 9th, 2014 via Arctic Music. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. Further HOD developments to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay alert.
HOD 2014 Personnel:
Vladibeer Reebs - Vocals
Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder - Guitar
Trans Am - Bass
Del "The Entity" - Drums
Danny "Blackwolf" Luebben - Guitar