Pulchra Morte releases a music video for »Knife Of The Will« from their sophomore album »Ex Rosa Ceremonia«
Photo by Jeremy Miller
US death/doom metal band Pulchra Morte featuring members of Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer, Eulogy, Abigail Williams and more releases a music video for »Knife Of The Will« from their sophomore full-length album, »Ex Rosa Ceremonia«, out on November 6th, 2020 via Transcending Records.
Video was shot during a rehearsal session at Earth Analog.
01. The Serpent’s Choir
02. Fires Of Coil
03. Knife Of The Will
04. In The Mourning Light
05. Prince Among Shadows
06. The Archer & The Noose
07. To Suffer (The Way You Do)
08. Locust Humanity
09. Ex Rosa Ceremonia
10. Principio Ad Finem
Courtesy of Earsplit PR:
Death doom collective Pulchra Morte has unveiled a brand new video for »Knife Of The Will«. The track comes by way of the band’s acclaimed »Ex Rosa Ceremonia« full-length, released last Fall via Transcending Records.
Boasting a distinguished lineup that includes past/current members of Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer, Eulogy, and more, Pulchra Morte’s »Ex Rosa Ceremonia« delivers a collection of weighty psalms focused on atmosphere, feeling, and flow. With drums recorded to tape in the analog environment of Earth Analog Studios, and guitars, bass, vocals, and cellos captured at New Constellation RPM, the offering is thunderous both in sound and execution.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by the band’s own Jarrett Pritchard at New Constellation and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Halford, Sepultura) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, »Ex Rosa Ceremonia« features cover art by Brian Sheehan, as well as a guest lead from Jay Fernandez (Brutality), guest vocals from Heather Dykstra, cello courtesy of Naarah Strokosch, and backing vocals provided by dozens of contributors including member’s of 1349, Immolation, Exhumed, Black Tusk, Mondo Generator, and more making up »The Serpent’s Choir«.
»Ex Rosa Ceremonia« is available on CD, LP, and digitally. For physical orders in North America, go to THIS LOCATION and for Europe go HERE. Find digital orders HERE.
Pulchra Morte – comprised of Adam Clemans (Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer), John Porada (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams), Jarrett Pritchard (Eulogy), Clayton Gore (Eulogy, Harkonin), and Jeffrey Breden (Leagues Below) – began in 2017 with the intent to recapture the purpose of greats from the late-‘80s through early-‘90s doom-laden death metal scene, a point where feeling superseded technicality. The band released their debut full-length »Divina Autem Et Aniles« in 2019. The record reaped the praise of media outletsboth Stateside and abroad with Decibel Magazine noting, “With Pritchard behind the knobs… the record’s in capable hands to conjure the somber serenades of early Anathema. But with Pulchra Morte, Pritchard takes melodic death-doom oddities like Visceral Evisceration’s »Incessant Desire For Palatable Flesh« or Pyogenesis’ »Ignis Creato« and polishes their rough casket wood.” Brutalism lauded the band’s, “Brilliant riffs, beautiful melodies, and haunting atmosphere” while Grizzly Butts proclaimed, “I did not merely collapse under its striking invocations of sorrow or the plodding, romanesque strings of melodic lead that highlight each track, Pulchra Morte’s sourly dire debut pressed life’s most troubling concerns as a rifle against my temples.”
The band played various shows throughout the US in support of »Divina Autem Et Aniles«, including the Full Terror Assault Open Air V festival, as well as several sold-out shows in support 1349’s North American tour with Uada and Cloak before entering the studio in September of that year to »Ex Rosa Ceremonia«.
Pulchra Morte is:
Jarrett Pritchard – Guitars
Clayton Gore – Drums
Adam Clemans – Vocals
Jeffrey Breden – Guitars
John Porada – Bass/Backing Vocals
“There’s not only misery in their might, but a heaping helping of super-strong songwriting all adding up to make this one of the best doom/death releases of this miserable year.” – Metal Injection
“This knack of combining the mournful and the pulse-quickening marks them as masters not just of doom-death but of metal itself, while simultaneously proving that you can still punch the air even with your head in your hands.” – Kerrang
“…breath-taking death-doom to move even the most callus hearts…” – Decibel Magazine
“…thick and heavy and with a perfect balance between melody and aggression, and Pulchra Morte really nailed it on assembling that choir.” – BrooklynVegan on »The Serpent’s Choir«
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well