Italian technical uber-brutal death metallers Hideous Divinity, a group that features musicians from infamous Hour Of Penance and usurpers Ghouls, are gearing up to release their second full-length studio record entitled ‘Cobra Verde’, via Unique Leader Records this upcoming month ahead of us.
‘Cobra Verde’ features nine devastating hymns of hateful benelovence, it has been recorded at 16th Cellar Studios (which also was the studio chosen by Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Trifixion, Vomit The Soul et al). A curious fact is that this forthcoming new release counts with the guest vocal appearance of Nile’s Dallas Toler-Wade, a bone crushing cover of Ripping Corpse’s ‘The Last And Only Son’ and it no less a release to be followed by fans into the mythology, musical twisting vibes of Nile, Immolation and the blade shredding influences of Ulcerate.
Born between Italy and Norway in late 2006 as a side project of Hour Of Penance founder Enrico Schettino, Hideous Divinity immediately earned underground accolades thanks to their ‘Sinful Star Necrolatry’ two-track demo, an intriguing mesh of European and American extremities released at the end of 2007. It wasn’t until 2010 that the band, with their first stable lineup, would perform live with longstanding comrades, Insision. In the interim, new songs were composed with their European death and black metal influences giving way to a more mindful, complex yet straight-in-your-face death metal assault in the vein of Nile, Immolation and Hate: the embryo of their first full-length release. Following another successful appearance in Scandinavia at the end of April 2012, this time for the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway, a three-album deal with Unique Leader Records was forged. In late July 2011 the band entered 16th Cellar Studios to record their ‘Obeisance Rising’ debut. The lyrical concept is based on John Carpenter’s immortal masterstroke ‘They Live’, a dramatically relevant testimony of a dark era that never ended.
‘Cobra Verde’ will be released in the United States on October 28th, 2014, the United Kingdom on October 27th and the rest of Europe on October 31st. You can pre-order your copy via Unique Leader Records online store.