Maple Metal Records has inked a deal with Sherbrooke (Canada) death metal band KORPIUS. MMR will release their debut full-length album on April 4th entitled ‘Shades Of Black’.
KORPIUS was formed in 2003 by guitarists Philippe d’Astous and Maxime Berriault, who share the lead vocal duties, and are rounded out by Félix Lampron-Dandonneau on bass and Paul Côté-Bérard on drums. KORPIUS have released 2 EPs in the past: a 6 song self-titled EP, ‘Korpius’ in 2006, and the latter a 4 song EP entitled ‘Apocalyptic Vision’ was released by Cryogenic Records in 2007.
This quartet play a more traditional style of death metal, but combine modern blast-beat brutality and progressive elements, with epic riffs and melodic solos, to produce a fresh sound. The mix of guttural and high-pitched vocals at the same time is one of the distinctive landmarks of the band.
KORPIUS have also carved a name for themselves as being a stellar force and a ‘must see Live act’ on the Quebec metal circuit over their short career, having already played with Despised Icon, Neuraxis, Krisiun, Belphagor, and many more.
‘Shades Of Black’ was self-produced by KORPIUS. The album was recorded and engineered between July and December 2010 by Philippe d’Astous at Cheriborg Studio in picturesque Orford, QC. The album was mixed and mastered by Mat Laperle at Red Dusk Studio, just outside of Montreal, Canada.
Track listing for ‘Shades Of Black’:
1. Shades of Black
2. On the Edge
5. Awaking Terror
7. At the point of Death
8. Six Feet Deep
9. The Finale Charge
KORPIUS will be part of the Sherbrooke Assault mini-tour of Quebec with My Fatality and Cold Insanity, in February, where they will feature new material off their upcoming album.
Look for a video from Black Fawn Films (Massive Slavery, Baptized In Blood, Blue Felix) to coincide with the release of this album.
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