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Tomb Mold Return With New Album ‘The Enduring Spirit’

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20 Buck Spin proudly announces the new full-length album of Canadian Death Metallers TOMB MOLD.

“The Enduring Spirit” will be released on October 13th 2023 on LP, Picture LP, CD and MC, while the digital release is set already for September 15th.

It was recorded at Boxcar Sound Recording by Sean Pearson (Tomb Mold, Dream Unending), and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Tomb Mold, Dream Unending, Kommand, Gravesend, Power Trip). The album’s artwork was handled by Jesse Jacobi who was also responsible for the “Planetary Clairvoyance” artwork, with additional artwork by Karmazid, layout and design by Chimère Noire.

After releasing three albums in three years and then spending the next four in the wilderness, TOMB MOLD has been reborn on fourth album “The Enduring Spirit”, a thoroughly unabashed step into vast new territories. Yet for all its frenetic daring and audacious exploration, “The Enduring Spirit” is never anything other than unmistakably TOMB MOLD.

While the expanding TOMB MOLD architecture could be heard on last year’s self-released “Aperture of Body” tape, particularly on final track “Prestige of Rebirth”, it comes into clear focus throughout “The Enduring Spirit”. Certainly Derrick Vella’s time creating within and expanding the Doom genre in Dream Unending has seeped into the flesh of TOMB MOLD, not to mention Payson Power and Max Klebanoff’s explorations in their own Daydream Plus project.
With album opener “The Perfect Memory (Phantasm of Aura)” the band’s angular dimension shifting riffing appears right out of the gate as the track travels through varying degrees of progressive Death Metal and some of the band’s most extreme material yet. “Will Of Whispers” enters with a jazz-like fantasy sequence before careening into a blinding white light barrage, tasteful guitar leads and back to a dreamy serpentine pattern, encompassing whole universes in its nearly 7 minute run-time.

The back half of the record continues the voyage into what’s possible with the outward expansion of Death Metal norms, reaching the zenith of 11+ minute album closer “The Enduring Spirit Of Calamity”, an otherworldly journey into a vortex where all things converge in space and time and generating the tree of life via luminous celestial composition.

With 4 years away, a band with boundless creative energy, as TOMB MOLD are, were certain to expand the scope of their vision, and on “The Enduring Spirit” they’ve shaped a record with a cinematic environment that offers unlimited avenues of exploration, both for themselves and the listener.

 Tracklist:

  1. The Perfect Memory (Phantasm of Aura)
  2. Angelic Fabrications
  3. Will Of Whispers
  4. Fate’s Tangled Thread
  5. Flesh As Armour
  6. Servants Of Possibility
  7. The Enduring Spirit Of Calamity

Line-up:

Max Klebanoff – Drums, Vocals
Derrick Vella – Guitar, Bass
Payson Power – Guitar

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