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Scottish blackened sludge trio Exdestrier unleash their debut EP »Glorious Barbarism«, available now on CD and digital

Edinburgh, UK based blackened sludge trio Exdestrier presents their debut EP, »Glorious Barbarism«, which was just released this Friday, April 7th, 2023 on CD and digital.

01. Widowmaker
02. To Glorious Oblivion
03. The King & The Void
04. Mine Enemy The Sun
05. The Place Of Grim Reckoning

Courtesy of C Squared Music:

The three piece progressive blackened sludge band from Edinburgh is preparing to unleash the brutal debut EP, »Glorious Barbarism«. Unveiling an onslaught of thunderous instrumentation, monstrous vocals and a dynamic approach to songwriting, Exdestrier’s offering leads to heinous new worlds.

The creative process behind the EP involved a journey of discovery into what Exdestrier’s sound should be. Each member draws from a different musical background ranging from doom, to extreme metal and punk/hardcore. Together a common ground was found in progressive structures and combining elements of predominantly black metal and sludge. The band’s lyrical themes emerge from dark fantasy realms – tales of medieval landscapes, gruesome warriors and a looming gloom. From »To Glorious Oblivion« about terrible warriors charging into certain death and exulting in their demise, to »The Place Of Grim Reckoning« – the aftermath of a forgotten war, frozen in ice, Exdestrier produce dark and heavy soundscapes.

Pounding percussion, powerful rhythms and technical riffs manifest an ominous mood across the tracks on »Glorious Barbarism«. The band showcase a distinctive style concocted from an array of genres which is enhanced with their own thematic twist.

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About Exdestrier:
Formed in early 2022 when Didier and Chris began jamming, Tommy joined shortly after completing the line-up and Exdestrier began to truly develop. The band take inspiration from the likes of High On Fire, and from acts such as Lazarus Blackstar to Mogwai. Old-school early 90’s progressive extreme metal particularly Amorphis and Enslaved also influence the band’s style.

Exdestrier is:
Chris Smith – Bass and Vocals
Tommy Concrete (ex-The Exploited) – Guitar and Vocals
Didier Almouzni (ex-Dragonforce, ex-Razor Of Occam) – Drums

Recorded by the band themselves in Edinburgh.
Mixed and mastered by Gwen Kerjan at Slab Sound Studio, France.

Digital and CD digipak.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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