CELL live by Mike Lowy (UndefinedGraphics)
CELL live by Mike Lowy (UndefinedGraphics)
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Oklahoma heavyweight metal beast CELL premiere new track “Incarcerated By Flesh”

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Emerging from the rich, red earth of Oklahoma City, the heavy hardcore metal band, CELL, are about to unleash a shattering blow to the scene. In a recent statement, the band professed their exhilaration at joining forces with Unbeaten Records, and the forthcoming release of their latest single, “Incarcerated By Flesh“.

Today, we’ll delve into the marrow of this new offering, where the abrasive edges of musical brutality meet the raw, pulsating core of human emotion.

CELL’s discography to date is an intriguing labyrinth of single tracks and splits that intermittently surfaced in 2021 and 2022, a teasing glimmer of what may be on the horizon.

Now, “Incarcerated By Flesh” seems to point the compass towards the long-anticipated full album from the group. If the sonic architecture of this track is any indication, the forthcoming album will be a seismic event within the heavy hardcore metal landscape.

CELL by Toddi Babu
CELL by Toddi Babu


“Remember that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.” – commented vocalist Skyler Conder.

Drawing on the visceral force characteristic of bands like Bodysnatcher, CELL weave a tapestry of relentless breakdowns and crushing refrains in “Incarcerated By Flesh“. Yet, what sets them apart is an unprecedented agility and diversity in their riffing, adding a fresh dimension to this weighty subgenre.

CELL by Toddi Babu
CELL by Toddi Babu

It’s an audacious expedition to the borderlands of heavy music, where the listener is invited not just to experience the music, but to confront it head-on.

From the eye of the storm, vocalist Skyler Conder shares his inspiration for the song.

According to him, “Incarcerated By Flesh” is a testament to feeling internally entrapped, a sonic manifestation of battling one’s own mental storms. Conder’s past year was marked by emotional turmoil and a relentless struggle against feeling ensnared within his own skin. This song becomes a defiant exclamation against his darkest mental states, turning despair into a powerful weapon of creative expression.

CELL by by Nick Chance
CELL by by Nick Chance

CELL’s latest single officially took flight on July 6, coinciding with the launch of their tour alongside Orthodox, Chamber, Momentum, and 156 Silence.

With a sprawling itinerary stretching from Greensboro to Nashville, the band is set to reverberate their resonant sound across the country. Check out the full list of dates below.

Music is the weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Skyler Conder.

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Here’s the full itinerary:

7/6 – Greensboro, NC – Rockhouse
7/7 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
7/8 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
7/9 – Hollywood, FL – American Legion 92
7/10 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
7/11 – Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
7/12 – Houston, TX – Secret Group
7/13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz
7/14 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom
7/15 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
7/16 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
7/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground
7/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie
7/20 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
7/21 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
7/22 – Santa Cruz, CA – Vets Hall
7/23 – Sacramento, CA – Old Ironsides
7/25 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
7/26 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
7/28 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
7/29 – Kansas City, MO – The Rino
7/30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
8/1 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street (First Avenue)
8/2 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
8/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
8/4 – Philadelphia, PA – This is Hardcore
8/5 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
8/6 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
8/8 – New York, NY – Saint Vitus
8/9 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
8/10 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
8/11 – Louisville, KY – Portal
8/12 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
8/13 – Nashville, TN – Basement East

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