Fueling the members’ ever growing obsession and fascination with the unknown, the cryptic and even the occult, Apocrophex was named, inspired and built upon the root word Apocrypha meaning “all hidden things”.
In early 2013, multi-instrumentalist Justin Buell and vocalist Pete Colucci united to form Apocrophex. Both members have put in time with various bands and projects throughout the past 10+ years and immediately realized that their strengths complimented each other’s brilliantly. Lyrically, Apocrophex has risen above their peers as they have chosen to walk a slightly strayed path from what is normally perceived by fans of the genre by masterfully blending the intelligence, suspense and mystical qualities of vast cosmic themes with the hardened depravity and true unsettling despair of pure unadulterated death metal mayhem. This added depth in songwriting, partnered with intense deliverance, unfathomably technical guitar wizardry and the all important understanding of actual song structure, has led the band to explore and conquer all visible territories within the genre and even progress further into uncharted soils.
A varied assault of the expected death metal vocal work is bridged with the usage of tortured, but ultimately clean, vocals which are combined with the speed and fury of the strings and punishing percussion to enhance the works rather than deliver the average vocal/audio monotony. Realizing the progression in their individual abilities after their first demo, the duo immediately began working on what would become 2014’s stellar debut, the ‘Wheels Within Wheels’ EP. This furious 2 song effort focused on highlighting the speed, technicality and fluidity that this band is capable of and has been well received with both critics and fans alike. This EP can be downloaded for free on the bands Bandcamp page.
During the tracking sessions for ‘Wheels…’ the band was already demoing songs for their first full length album, once again, speaking highly to their persistence, will and ability to create. This full length album is now nearing completion and with the help of renowned artist, Raul Gonzalez (Horrendous, Morbus Chron), the look of the upcoming full length will harmonize with the intensity of the music contained within. This monstrous 9 song effort will be released in late 2014 both in standard jewel case edition and digitally by Manicidic Records.