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A morbid new creature arises from the Italian lands. Devoted to DEATH & DOOM and carrying the torch of Derkéta, Cianide, Temple of Void, Coffins and the likes, Ferum delivers 5 hymns of filth on their debut EP!
The first Ferum regurgitation took place in Bologna during 2017 when Angelica and Samantha decided to start a band with the aim to play death doom metal.
Later joined by Matteo fulfilling the bass duties and stabilizing as a 3 pieces line-up, the band started the writing process for the first release with Samantha writing all the musics later arranged with Angelica and Matteo. Noteworthy is the fact that the band has already been pushing the live side of their music with the help of an additional guitarist and has already shared the stage with bands like Valgrind, Undergang and Gorephilia among the others.
The debut EP “Vergence” was recorded in August 2018 at Art Distillery Studios and is composed by 5 tracks of raw death metal entrapped in morbid slow parts, the whole engraved by Samantha’s obsessive vocals. The Ep also showcases a cover from Cianide (a major influence for the band) and his graced by the voice of Marko Neuman (Convocation, Dark Buddha Rising) who left a deep scar of painful expression to the record.
The lyrics explore mental and physical states of asphyxiating discomfort and desolation taken from everyday experiences. These states inspired also the concept for the cover art: an undefined face pierced by thick thorns and evaporated on a layer of dreary blackness. The picture was taken and processed by Inchiostro Lisergico through with the method called “etching”, in which the design is incised and fragmented by acid, just as time does with reality.
“Vergence is the result of my passion for the Death/Doom scene combined to the tightest line up I've ever been playing with, as we could have given this debut the proper STENCH only by sharing the same mindset and enthusiasm. Plenty of shows are in the works already so be on the lookout for Vergence to reach you soon” (Samantha)
For fans of Derkéta, Cianide, Temple Of Void and Coffins
released December 14, 2018
Music and lyrics by Samantha except "Funeral" by Cianide
Arrangements by Ferum
Etchings and graphics by Inchiostro Lisergico
Recorded in August 2018 at Art Distillery Studios
Mixed and mastered at Toxic Basement Studio
Guest vocals in "Perpetual Distrust" by Marko Neuman
Feedback sample in Subconscious Annihilation recorded at Monumental Cemetery of Messina
“Ed è subito sera” poem by Salvatore Quasimodo
Samantha - Guitars, Vocals
Matteo - Bass
Angelica - Drums
© 2018 Ferum
℗ 2018 Everlasting Spew Records