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Hot New Band: Deathrite

Crusty death warlords Deathrite are conjuring new soundtracks for the Apocalypse.

Twenty-five years have passed since death metal pioneers Entombed released their seminal debut, Left Hand Path, and yet the sound that the Swedes (and their peers) defined at the now legendary Sunlight Studios in Stockholm – that furious and filthy buzzsaw guitar sound conjured via the wonders of a Boss HM-2 pedal – continues to draw in fresh legions of converts.

Hailing from Dresden, Germany, Deathrite are the latest, and arguably most gloriously obnoxious, Sunlight acolytes to emerge, and their new album Revelation Of Chaos is a supremely gnarly demonstration of a revered old-school vibe’s ageless power.

“It’s such a super-heavy, raw and warm analogue sound,” says vocalist Tony Heinrich. “It gives you a feeling of standing right in front of the band! Sunlight Studios created one of the best chainsaw sounds you can make with a guitar, designed to rip your head off with death metal and leave you lying next to your record player with open wounds... ha ha ha!”

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