For the past decade, Green Bay based Death Metallers have held onto a steadfast DYI work ethic. They’ve self-released 2 full length albums and 3 EPs and have done 25 tours throughout North America and Europe, supporting Sepultura, Vader, Vital Remains and Internal Bleeding to name a few as well as appeared at countless metal festivals. 2018 will see them join forces with Prosthetic Records on the release their third album, “Beyond The Reach of Flame” due out worldwide on May 25th.
Founding member and vocalist/guitarist, Leighton Thompson comments on the partnership, "Micawber is immensely excited to have signed with Prosthetic Records! We're looking forward to continuing our ventures of shredding, touring, partying and growing while being brought to new horizons by the label that has helped bring forth our favorite releases by bands such as Lamb of God, Gojira, Psycroptic, and Skeletonwitch."
Recorded at Carp Town Studios in Two Rivers, WI by Nick Weyers and Marc Birr, “Beyond The Reach of Flame” is a diverse chunk of modern US death metal. Growling vocals, slamming riffs, twin harmonious guitar solos and blast beat drums are the base of all the tracks, but each track has a sprinkling of other metal elements; sludge, black, prog and tech for example, to make Micawber stand head and shoulders above their peers.
"We drew from a wider spectrum of the metal and other music that inspires us,” elaborates Thompson. “We wanted to introduce more melodic and structured qualities to our sound, while maintaining and polishing the heaviness of previous releases.”
Mastered by Ryan Williams (Black Dahlia Murder) was the icing on the cake for the release, as Thompson states, “Ryan topped everything off with a loud, clean and pummeling master that we could not be happier with!"
With the album finished, the band looked to legendary artist, Dan Seagrave (Suffocation, Gorguts) to create the album’s art. “Dan Seagrave has done the artwork for so many of our favorite albums and we wanted to work someone we knew would do kick ass job,” says Thompson. “We felt Dan was our guy, and he captured the theme of the title track beyond our imagination”
Micawber will kick off the Beyond The Reach of Flame cycle by heading to Europe in March with Internal Bleeding, Fleshgore and Sacrificial Slaughter. Upon returning, they will work on a few promotional videos and be back out on the road this Summer. Even with label support, Micawber will do what they do best; trust themselves and rely on noone but hope to make new fans and friends all along the way, they just hope the numbers of each keep increasing along with the beers in each city.
Leighton Thompson - Vocals/Guitar
Derek DeBruin - Guitar
Tyler Lachowicz - Drums
Marv - Bass