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Transcending Obscurity Records launches the 2023 label sampler

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It’s time for the annual Transcending Obscurity label sampler! It’s a good mix of known label bands (Eternal Storm, Feral, Crawl, Warcrab, etc.) and new ones and the label will be revealing more information about their releases shortly. Not all of them will be released this year, but you all can definitely look forward to imminent releases from Lurk, Decipher, Vomitheist, Burial Hordes, and where the new sampler bands go, ones from Gateway, Dead and Dripping, Serpent of Old, Thorn, Crawl + Feral (split release), Terra Builder, etc. Phew!

Comments the label: “The 2023 label sampler is our boldest one yet for which the order has been kept in an instinctive manner rather than following a strict genre-wise or hierarchical structure. It reflects our inclination towards the more contemporary styles even though most of the bands are unique in their own ways and they all bring something of their own to the compilation. It also happens to be among our shortest one so far and it would’ve been shorter had several bands not submitted their songs at the last moment just to be a part of this, despite their upcoming releases still being in varying stages of completion. We look forward to a promising year filled with releases from acts both known and obscure and hope to appease fans of various styles from all over the world as always.”

All the proceeds from this sampler will go towards the daily feeding and welfare of the 30 adopted stray cats and dogs on Transcending Obscurity premises.

Artwork by Mark Riddick

Track list:

1. GATEWAY (Belgium) – The Coexistence of Dismal Entities (Death/Doom Metal) 05:00
2. VEILBURNER (US) – III Visions of Hex-Shaped Hiss, Behead The Howling Spirit (Dissonant Death/Black Metal) 07:00
3. PHASMA (Greece/US) – Part II: Metamorphosis (Brutal Death/Black Metal) 05:04
4. CUTTERRED FLESH (Czech Republic) – Amanda (Brutal Death Metal) 04:01
5. DEAD AND DRIPPING (US) – Meticulously Unraveling the Serpentine Consciousness (Brutal/Technical Death Metal) 04:18
6. ORPHALIS (Germany) – From Shadows Arisen (Brutal/Technical Death Metal) 03:34
7. TERRA BUILDER (Germany) – Abyss (Death Metal/Grindcore) 04:00
8. WALKING CORPSE (Sweden) – The Wheel (Death Metal/Grindcore) 04:57
9. ENRAGEMENT (Finland) – Heavenly Inferno (Brutal Death Metal) 03:57
10. ARBORESCENCE OF WRATH (International) – Hangman (Brutal Death Metal) 04:42
11. IGNOMINY (Canada) – Defaulting Genetics (Dissonant Death Metal) 04:39
12. SAEVUS FINIS (Portugal) – Thou Hast Destroyed Thyself (Dissonant Death Metal) 03:35
13. SERPENT OF OLD (Turkey) – From the Impending Dusk (Death/Black Metal) 07:29
14. THORN (US) – Gaze of the Seer (Death Metal) 04:39
15. SEPULCHRAL CURSE (Finland) – Howl of the Cursed (Death Metal) 04:16
16. CRAWL (Sweden) – Förkastad av Ljuset (Death Metal/Crust) 02:11
17. FERAL (Sweden) – Released from the Bondage of the Earth (Death Metal) 03:38
18. PLAGUE RIDER (UK) – Modern Serf (Experimental Death Metal) 06:15
19. IMPERIALIST (US) – Call of the Vulcain (Black Metal) 04:16
20. SVARTULVEN (Greece) – Theria (Dissonant Black Metal) 06:30
21. TEMPLE KOLUDRA (Germany) – Spearheaded Mask (Black Metal) 05:06
22. BROOD OF HATRED (Tunisia) – Self-Destruction (Atmospheric/Dissonant Death Metal) 04:41
23. ETERNAL STORM (Spain) – Last Refuge (Progressive Death Metal) 10:14
24. DYSSEBEIA (Switzerland) – Hatch (Progressive Death/Black Metal) 06:04
25. OFFICIUM TRISTE (Netherlands) – Morose (Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal) 08:14
26. WARCRAB (UK) – Orbital Graveyard (Death Metal/Sludge) 04:06
27. ALTAR OF BETELGEUSE (Finland) – Salvation (Psychedelic Death/Doom Metal) 05:31
28. NULL VALLEY (US) – Thought is a Virus (Sludge/Death Metal) 03:12
29. DWELLING BELOW (US) – Attraction Vulgarity (Death/Doom Metal) 09:06

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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