MOLDER, STREAM NEW ALBUM, ENGROSSED IN DECAYJul 12, 2022
Crawling out of Chicago, IL’s most decrepit corners and boneyards, MOLDER are today premiering their new album, Engrossed in Decay, via Metal Injection. Engrossed in Decay is the sophomore full-length from the death metal trio and first to be released via Prosthetic Records since inking a deal in 2021.
MOLDER SHARE NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO, 'RELENTLESS PESTILENCE'Jun 24, 2022
Chicago, IL's most fetid, MOLDER have today shared the third and final pre-release single to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album, Engrossed in Decay, titled Relentless Pestilence. Alongside the release of the track, MOLDER have also shared an accompanying music video that features the band showcasing their bludgeoning chemistry in stark black and grey.
MOLDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ENGROSSED IN DECAY; TITLE TRACK PREMIERING NOWApr 28, 2022
Chicago, IL upstarts MOLDER have today crawled out of the boneyard with renewed vengeance, announcing their sophomore album Engrossed in Decay - due for release via Prosthetic Records on July 15. Alongside the album announcement, MOLDER have premiered the title track and an accompanying visualizer via Invisible Oranges.
LISTEN TO ENGROSSED IN DECAY & WATCH THE ACCOMPANYING VISUALIZER VIA INVISIBLE ORANGES HERE.
Speaking on the album announcement and track premiere Aaren Pantke (vocals / guitar) comments: "We're absolutely stoked to finally release our first offering via Prosthetic Records. That said, we felt Engrossed In Decay was just as appropriate of a song, if any, to showcase first.
"We chose Engrossed In Decay as the title track of the new record as it totally encompasses our sound, past and present. It has all the elements of MOLDER; doom, death, thrash, and punk. Clocking in at just above 4 minutes, this ripper is chock full of death-obsessed lyrical content, bass breaks, pounding drums, and nasty riffs... what more could ya ask for?"
Conceptually, Engrossed in Decay collects the sonic aesthetics of the in-song samples, death-obsessed lyrics, and colorful mucus and blood themes into a cohesively gross package. This is the type of gift found in medical waste repositories or in the aftermath of a kitchen knife rampage. One look at the cover illustrated by Lucas Korte (Blood Incantation, Tomb Mold), and MOLDER’s sordid intentions are immediately evident. This is blood-curdling, gore-hurling death metal from graves licentiously disturbed.
MOLDER took Engrossed in Decay to Studio Novy, where they hooked up with Cheyenne Brandt (Vanished Cadavers, and Chicago Metal Hell Vol 2) again to engineer and mix. Cianide’s Scott Carroll joined the sessions as steward, ensuring that the death metal performed by MOLDER and captured by Brandt sounded absolutely abhorrent and fetidly fresh. Two weekends were spent at Studio Novy to get Engrossed in Decay firmly out of the ground. The final mix went to Philadelphia-based mastering ace Arthur Rizk (Creeping Death, Temple of Void). The result is an engrossing experience, nasty to the touch yet riveting like a chainsaw battle. Glutinous Remains, Chemically Dissolved, Huff the Stench, and the title track are prime examples of MOLDER’s choicest, meatiest cuts.
The next phase of MOLDER’s depraved death metal domination will commence after Engrossed in Decay
is unleashed upon metaldom. Until then, they’ll fester wildly in and around Chicago, with the rest of North America suffering perversely with a full-scale bloodbath later in 2022.
You’ve been warned! MOLDER are coming for you, their stomach-churning, mortifying corpses in full-on attack mode.
PROSTHETIC RECORDS SIGNS DEATH METAL TRIO, MOLDERJul 7, 2021
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Joliet, IL death metal band, MOLDER. The trio have recently completed work on their second album, and will be playing two shows in the coming months - with more in the pipeline.