"The Serpent Insignia" is the impending debut full-length of Mediterranean death metal commando Coffin Birth.
The band unleash the feral urgency of classic Swedish death metal with the bludgeoning, no-frills ferocity of grind and punk.
In advance of "The Serpent Insignia"' 's release next month, Decibel Magazine spews forth the sordid sounds of the album's first single, "The 13th Apostle".
The band comment:
"We are elated to present Coffin Birth’s official video 'The 13th Apostle' which is also our very first song to be released from the upcoming album 'The Serpent Insignia'. Directed and produced by Sanda Movies, 'The 13th Apostle' takes no prisoners, it captures the filth and aggression at the essence of Coffin Birth's music.
With 'The Serpent Insignia' being such a varied album combining different elements from the spectrum of heavy music from rock'n'roll to grind, picking one song was not an easy decision.
The '13th Apostle' however is the one that combines all the right elements representing Coffin Birth's proposition at its best and most brutal".
Witness Coffin Birth's "The 13th Apostle" exclusively at Decibel Magazine.
Coffin Birth is the result of a collaboration between some of the finest musicians from the Italian and Maltese extreme metal scenes, namely Giulio Moschini
(Hour Of Penance), Marco Mastrobuono (Hour Of Penance, Buffalo Grillz), Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse, ex-Hour Of
Penance), Davide Billia (Hour Of Penance, Beheaded), Frank Calleja
"One day Marco and myself started experimenting with the legendary HM2 pedal from the 80's in an attempt to add some new flavours to the Hour of Penance sound but it turned out that we simply could not incorporate its sound into the music because of the tremendous amount of gain and noise that this small pedal produces. However, since we are both huge fans of that exceptional, vintage yet brutal tone we started writing music on the side. Unknowingly and in a short time we ended up with 10 kick ass songs ready to be recorded. It was at this point that we decided to turn this into a proper band and went on to give a call to some friends with whom we've travelled and toured throughout the years. This was the right occasion to make some kick ass music together!
The first person we called was our close friend Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse), who also was part of the Hour of Penance line-up from 2006 to 2010. Shortly after we contacted Davide Billia and Frank Calleja from Maltese deathmongers Beheaded to complete the Coffin Birth line-up, which we are extremely happy with".
The band is now ready to release "The Serpent Insignia", its maggot filled first full length album and unleash an assault of vermin infested live shows in a filthy concotion of old school death metal, rock'n'roll and punk. From the dead to the dead.
Watch for additional information, audio previews and pre-order details as well as Coffin Birth live actions and more over the weeks ahead.
Coffin Birth line-up:
Frank Calleja (Beheaded) - Vocals
Giulio Moschini (Hour Of Penance) - Guitar
Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse, ex-Hour Of Penance) - Guitar
Marco Mastrobuono (Hour Of Penance, Buffalo Grillz) - Bass
Davide Billia (Hour Of Penance, Beheaded) - Drums
"The Serpent Insignia" will be released by Italy's Narcotica/Time To Kill Records with support from MiBACT and SIAE, in the framework of the "Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura" project.
Coffin Birth - "The 13th Apostle" Official Video