Ultimate Drumming Featured on New PYREXIA

Pyrexia - Feast of IniquityNew York death metal vets, PYREXIA, are back with Feast of Iniquity via Unique Leader Records on October 29, 2013.

The biggest news about the record is the fact that it features both Doug Bohn (SUFFOCATION – Pierced From Within) and Dave Culross (SUFFOCATION, MALEVOLENT CREATION) on drums.  Sick.  Doug Bohn is the band’s fulltime drummer.

Check out the track, “The Pendulum,” below:

PYREXIA, CREMATORIUM, INFERNAEON Team Up for Summer Tour

Prosthetic Records labelmates CREMATORIUM and INFERNAEON will team up along with SONS OF AZRAEL to provide support for PYREXIA‘s forthcoming headlining run. The two bands are each supporting new material – INFERNAEON‘s debut record, A Symphony of Suffering, was released earlier this year through Prosthetic Records, while CREMATORIUM will showcase new songs from the band’s forthcoming full length and will continue supporting 2005’s The Process of Endtime, which just got pressed as picture disc vinyl and is available for purchase here.

“When we were offered this tour I was like a kid that just found his dad’s gun,” INFERNAEON vocalist Brian Werner says. “PYREXIA was one of my favorite bands for many years. As a matter of fact, their old singer, Keith DeVito, was my vocal mentor…When we went to go record A Symphony of Suffering, he was my first choice as a guest musician for the song March of Death and he really made that song come alive. I remember seeing these guys like 8 years ago in at Milwaukee Metalfest in this theater, once they got done playing the first 4 rows of seats had been ripped out from the floor and there were sufficient injuries and I thought to myself Goddamn that was a fucking show. Since then I have never seen a band play with that kind of intensity so it’s a fucking honor to be sharing the stage with them.”

Metal Maniacs presents PYREXIA, CREMATORIUM, INFERNAEON, SONS OF AZRAEL:
8/17 Chicago, IL – The Note
8/18 St Louis, MO – Creepy Crawl
8/19 Topeka, KS – Static Bar
8/20 Papillion, NE – The Rock
8/21 Colorado Springs, CO – Union Station
8/23 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
8/24 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
8/26 Oakland, CA – Uptown Nightclub
8/27 Sacramento, CA – On the Y
8/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Knitting Factory
8/29 Fresno, CA – The Exit
8/30 Corona, CA – Showcase Theatre
8/31 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle
9/01 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon
9/02 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
9/03 Cuidad, MEX – The Cave Club
9/04 Clovis, NM – Absolute Zero
9/05 Austin TX – Red 7
9/06 San Antonio, TX – Scooby’s
9/07 Corpus Christi, TX – The Compound
9/08 McAllen TX – The Metro
9/09 Baton Rouge, LA – The Darkroom
9/10 Orlando FL – The Haven
9/11 Tallahassee, FL – The Beta Bar
9/12 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
9/13 Jacksonville, FL – Thee Imperial
9/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/17 Bristol, PA – Freddie’s Tavern and Grille
9/18 Oakdale, NY – Fin’s Pub
9/19 Brooklyn, NY – Europa Night Club
9/20 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
9/21 Levittown, NY – The Vintage Lounge
9/22 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

PYREXIA – Age of the Wicked

It’s been ten long years since we last heard from PYREXIA, and a like an angry grizzly bear awakened from its slumber, the New York death machine is back with a vengeance. “The Wicked Rise” quickly opens things up and set the pace to follow with the band blasting away with renewed vigor and enthusiasm throughout the album. All ten tracks on Age of the Wicked operate on the same level – short-and-to-the-point, hard-hitting punchy death metal with aggressive picking, pounding drumming and furious, snarling vocals that efficiently drive it home. Let’s face it, PYREXIA aren’t exactly rewriting the death metal handbook here, but what they bring to the table is an honest no-frills no-bull approach to the songs, giving the album the strength that most lesser, novice acts fail to deliver. With an average song length of just over two minutes, the band keeps the pace moving, but on all of the album’s tracks, the band always manages to settle in to crushing, mid-tempo grooves that add a lot of weight and gravity. It’s these thick sludgy sections that really anchor in the barrage, while at the same time delivering the album’s “hooks.” All in all a welcome comeback from these NY titans, and hopefully we won’t have to wait until 2017 for their next onslaught. (Unique Leader Records)