November 13, 2009

THE GROTESQUERY, the new death metal project featuring U.S. vocalist Kam Lee (MASSACRE, DENIAL FIEND, DEATH, MANTAS) and Swedish riffmaster Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DEMIURG, RIBSPREADER, DERANGED, EDGE OF SANITY),has inked a deal with Cyclone Empire Records.

Kam and Rogga had a several talks about creating a new band that would base its lyrical themes on the dark supernaturual and creating a sort of "concept"-type album. The goal was to write lyrics based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft's "Macabre Tales", ghost stories and poems by Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe, the occult, the paranormal, the supernatural — all the morbid horrid terrors hidden in the dark places of the earth and those things that go bump in the night! And to do it as a project with the type of music highly influenced by the brutal style of early '90s death metal bands — with a touch of the avant-garde and an unorthodox and experimental feel.

Keeping with traditional '90s "old-school death metal style and sound" and forming a haunting atmosphere and chilling story line, Kam has crafted a gothic horror tale within his lyrics around ten dynamic, intense, and morbidly atmospheric death metal music tracks written by Rogga.

With the addition of master bass player Johan Berglund from the band THIS HAVEN and the intense percussion skills of master Brynjar Helgeton of the band LIKLUKT, THE GROTESQUERY is born from out of the grave!

The Story: A dark story reflecting the evil deeds of a desperate man in order to save his "coffin born" son from death. With the use of necromancy and forbidden black magick, the man conjures forth the very gods of death and shadow, and thus makes a ghastly deal. In order to save his son he must take a life for every year his child is to live.

The songs take you on a journey throughout the years of this madman's fall from grace as he murders and kills victim after victim for every year his son is to live. And as the years pass on, the child becomes something of a grotesquery itself, lurking in shadows, feeding off the blood of his father's sacrifices and morbidly playing with the dead.

The father must use geometric transfiguring magick to construst a dwelling for his son to live in from the safety of the world. And all the while the boy has become death incarnate itself. The child hideously deformed and existing somewhere between life and death, as a revenant — an undead, whose only companions are the corpses and mummified remains of the dead and the twisted little homunculi his father has created.

Entitled "Tales Of The Coffin Born", THE GROTESQUERY's debut album us scheduled to be released on January 22, 2010.

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