Eugene, Oregon-based sci-fi metal practitioners Arkhum have been reaping worldwide praise to their debut full-length album, “Anno Universum”, recently released in North America on Vendlus Records. Following a long line of demos and EP’s, Arkhum’s crushing, biological death metal is fully embodied on the debut album, with “Anno Universum”‘s ravenous eight tracks covering more solid ground in 33 minutes than many contemporary tech-death metallers can in twice the time. Following the recent release of the album, Arkhum are booking more live appearances to showcase the material, their next being a hometown headlining show this week, with more in the planning stages. Check out dates here.
Exploring multiple facets of the death metal genre, Arkhum simultaneously utilize classic patterns and integrate their own technical flair and sci-fi imagery on their “Anno Universum” debut full-length. Through a torrential flood of unique, technically-proficient and utterly corrosive death metal, the album documents war-torn stories of torment, despair and pain, born of vast, unexplored realms of the cosmos, not just here on Earth.
4/30/2011 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Tormentium, Jean Grey, Rocket Propelled Chainsaws