NewsSeptember 1, 2023 12:00 AM ET8,043 views

Eighteen Visions announce 'Purgatorio' EP pre-orders, reveal new track "This Machine"

Exclusive Lambgoat, No Echo, International vinyl variants and tee shirts are available

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jeremy shaffer

While some bands seem to grow softer and more introspective with age, this doesn't apply to Southern California metalcore pioneers Eighteen Visions. Since their much-anticipated return to stages and the scene in 2017, each new release from the band has showcased their hardest-hitting and heaviest material to date. 

Their new EP Purgatorio, the second in a series of three releases based on Dante Alighieri's classic literary work The Divine Comedy and follow-up to 2020's Inferno further ratchets up this intensity with their brand of blistering, hellbound metallic hardcore. Never a band to rest on their past achievements, Purgatorio stands as proof that Eighteen Visions are just as crushing and vital as when they first hit the hardcore scene decades ago.

Outside of the band's exclusive vinyl variants, Lambgoat, No Echo, and International variants are detailed below. Physical media ships mid-October. All versions of Eighteen Vision's Purgatorio EP are now available for pre-order here:

Lambgoat Exclusive [Pre-Order]

  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - 10" Vinyl EP
    • Purple, Black, Violet w/ White Splatter Variant - Limited to 250
  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - Digipak CD
    • Purple Disk Variant - Limited to 200
  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - Cassette Tape
    • Purple Variant - Limited to 75
    • Black Variant  - Limited to 75
  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - White Longsleeve Tee

International Exclusive [EU/UK/AU]

  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - 10" Vinyl EP
    • Black in Purple Variant - Limited to 150
  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - Black Longsleeve Tee

No Echo Exclusive [Pre-Order]

  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - 10" Vinyl EP
    • Purple & Black Splatter Variant - Limited to 100
  • Eighteen Visions "Purgatorio" - White Shorstleeve Tee

As part of the pre-order package for "Purgatorio," Eighteen Visions unveil the EP's fourth single, titled "This Machine." Clocking in at over five minutes, this track is an epic showcase of the band's immense range and their ability to seamlessly blend elements of violence, thoughtfulness, and beauty into one powerful composition.

Eighteen Visions seem reinvigorated here. Tasked with making metalcore great again, their slow, beefy cadence throughout "This Machine" shows a renewed purpose in what the band want to achieve. Massive melodies and piercing vocals are primed for the arena - there's no missed opportunity here to speak of. Everything just clicks and executes smoothly yet it's not overly sterilized or mechanical, showing off the kind of forethought and passion that went into Purgatorio as a whole.

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