Swedish assault combo Sanctrum have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their upcoming sophomore masterpiece “ROT”.
The album, which features 10 tracks of pure sonic violence, was recorded during September-October 2014 and was produced by Lawrence Mackrory (F.K.Ü. Darkane).
To celebrate this great event we have prepared a preview of this intense and majestic record:
About the band:
2008 – SANCTRUM releases their critically acclaimed debut album “In Harm’s Way” (Metalcast Records) in Europe, U.S.A. and Canada, produced by Grammy award winning recording engineer Carl Vikman. The opening track “Dead Inside” got airtime on radio as well as on TV. In the early spring the band went on a tour through Scandinavia with UK’s metalcore maniacs Centurion; and in the fall a similar tour with their Diamond worshipping friends in Icons of Horror.
In 2009, due to irreconcilable differences, the band parted ways with its former record label, and made their debut album available for free online.
In 2011 SANCTRUM was invited to participate in the “Metallsvenskan” tournament broadcasted on the network “TV4 sport” Later that year one of the original guitarist, Volkan, decided to leave the band due to various reasons. The search for a replacement was neither long nor arduous; the position was almost instantly filled by Alex Tollin.
The EP “Autumn” was recorded in may 2012 with producer Teddy Möller at BlueFlame studios and was released digital on all big platforms. The title track also appeared on the compilation “Sicksound – A New Era” (Sickhouse Sound Production HB).
Come 2013, the writing process for their second full-length album slowly began while still supporting the Autumn EP, including winning the 25th Villa de Bilbao music contest in Spain of 2013.
In 2014 SANCTRUM once again entered the studio to record their sophomore album, entitled “ROT”, in Studio Maskinrummet during September-October 2014 with producer Lawrence Mackrory (F.K.Ü. Darkane). Shortly after the recording session, SANCTRUM signed a worldwide record deal with WormHoleDeath records for the distribution of “ROT”.
Irfan Cancar – Vocals
Viktor Arfwedson – Guitars
Emil Anter – Bass
Oskar Odelbo – Drums
Alex Tollin – Guitars
About the album:
01. Thousand lies
02. Above us all
03. This time around
04. The sickness within
05. Painting the river red
09. The ritual
10. On justice
The whole band stated:
“We are extremely happy and excited to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with WormHoleDeath records for the release of our most ambitious project to date, our sophomore album ROT! The WormholeDeath crew have really taken us under their wings, giving our album all the attention and recognition it deserves. It’s an honor to join forces with WormHoleDeath, and we feel we have found good partners who are as passionate about ROT as we are! We put our hearts and souls into the writing and recording of this album over the course of last year. The album is bigger, heavier, and more ferocious than we ever could imagine at the start of the writing process. It is our best work by far, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone. Stay tuned for more updates. Yours, True Panzer Division Sanctrum”
“When I got Irfan’s email I thought: Uppsala / Sweden … Ok then, let me check this out right now.
After that, I just remember that I saw red. When I regained consciuosness in an ambulance my office mates told me how it went.
Minute 1: the whole office was cold and dark…Minute 3: the whole office was devastated by black winds of destruction and nordic storms…Minute 10: My ears started bleeding and I felt like desperate … Minute 20: I lost consciousness … Dragonslayer began and I felt that my soul was departing from my body…Minute 25: Swat broke through the door to save us from the blast … Minute 30: An hestatic state of coma arrived … End of record: The deal offer was ready and a superior infernal force ordered me to send it to the band immediately.
Ok then, jokes apart… I am absolutely proud to announce the signing of this band as I just feel that this record is a great opportunity of growth for our label. “ROT” is ferocious and pays tribute to no-one. “ROT” simply stands out for its tuneful brutality and the tracks clearly exude with the band’s attitude and conviction. SANCTRUM is a force of nature leaving you breathless, gasping for air…It’s like when the sky is low and you gather up its harm and gods with grateful arms.”
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