Official press release:Seventh Rule Recordings
proudly welcomes Chicago's blackened sludge tribe Lord Mantis
to its roster. Hailed by the Chicago Reader for its "punishing music in beautiful packages," Seventh Rule's catalog includes albums by Akimbo, Sweet Cobra, Plague Bringer, and more. Lord Mantis features members of Seventh Rule labelmates Indian
and avant black metallers Avichi
, as well as an ex-member of Nachtmystium
The 'Mantis wields a "bludgeoning sound" with "an extra layer of darkness," in the words of the UK's Rock Sound -- a sonic descent into hell, akin to Neurosis, Zeni Geva, and even Immolation.
Seventh Rule will release Lord Mantis' full-length debut, Spawning The Nephilim, on April 28th. Spawning The Nephilim was recorded and mixed by Sanford Parker
(Lair Of The Minotaur
) and mastered by Collin Jordan
). Hear the aptly titled anthem, "Lord Mantis," from the upcoming album, Spawning The Nephilim, here
Lord Mantis will be touring throughout 2009, including dates with Plague Bringer and The Atlas Moth.