Cult Swedish death metallers DERANGED will release a new full-length album, "Struck By A Murderous Siege", on October 28th via Agonia Records. It is the band's first studio album in five years, and their ninth altogether, that was recently completed at Berno Studio (Amon Amarth, The Crown, Witchery) in their hometown Malmö. The album's cover artwork is a visiual depiction of its title, and it was created by Mike Hrubovcak (Grave, Six Feet Under, Sinister).
Despite of DERANGED's roots, their sound is more associated with American death metal rather than the early 90's Swedish death metal scene they originated from, and can be described as technical and brutal death/grind with several groove influences.
Guitar player & main songwriter, Thomas Ahlgren, commented on the album:
"The new Deranged album, titled "Struck by a murderous siege" is a blend of classical Deranged brutality with a bit of new elements that will fit perfectly both old and new Deranged fans. You can be sure about that! The album, consisting of five fast, grinding and shredding songs and three heavy mid-tempo tunes, will give the listener the most interesting and varied Deranged album so far. Prepare to hear the echoes of serial killers and brutality!"
The successor to "Cut Carve Rip Serve" from 2011 will feature 8 new tracks with a playing time of roughly 40 minutes.
On October 28th, DERANGED will also release a special compilation album, "Postmortem Rituals", that will feature a collection of rare demo tapes and 7" singles, that have never been released on CD or on any other format than the original media (or that have never been released at all). The entire compilation has been newly remastered from original DAT tapes and includes:
- "...the confessions of a necrophile" (Demo 1-92),
- "...the confessions continues" 7" (single 1-93),
- "Upon the medical slab" 7" (single 2-94),
- untitled and never officially released ´97 demo,
- rare versions of old classic songs along with three cover tracks.
"Struck By A Murderous Siege" will be available in:
- Digipack CD.
- Box CD (inc. "Postmortem Rituals" compilation album).
- Black LP.
- Transparent LP (limited to 150 copies).
- White & black T-shirts.
- Digital format.
The compilation album "Postmortem Rituals" will be available as a BOX CD (inluding the new album) and double gatefold LP. There will also be a limited white T-shirt.
Pre-orders are available HERE.
New album tracklist:
1.The frail illusion of osteology
2.Hello from the gutters
4.Shivers down your broken spine
5.Cold icy hands
6.Struck by a murderous siege
7.Toy box torture chamber
8.Undead instrument by grim ascendancy
DERANGED was formed in 1991 by a couple of bored teens in the southern parts of Sweden, that basically wanted to do something in their sparetime. Inspired by the bloodiest and most violent bands of the period, like early Carcass, Napalm Death, Impetigo, Suffocation, and even bloodier horror movies, they started to grind. The early fascination proved to be a particularly long-lasting and fruitful one, with a short break between 2007 and 2009. DERANGED is led by drummer Rikard Wermén, the band's mastermind and sole remaining member from the original 1991 line-up.
Upcoming shows (more TBA):
30.03.2017 - ES - Madrid, Sala Silikona
31.03.2017 - ES - Salamancea, Nave Bunker
01.04.2017 - PT - Tondela, Tondela Rocks II
02.04.2017 - ES - Vigo, Transylvanie Club
"Hello From The Gutters" (rough mix track excerpt):
Follow DERANGED at:
Fosser @ Oak Metal Club, NO
Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's Concert Hall, US
Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down, US
Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques, CAN
Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace, CAN
Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick, US
Athens @ Temple, GR
Dubai @ El Barrio Bar, AE
Joliet, IL @ The Forge, US