Germany’s Profanity are back with a new album set for December release in the shape of Fragments of Solace!
The venerable death metal band says that the mission for this release is clear: “We wanted to transport the vibe of the most important death metal releases for us from the nineties into the present and mix it with our vision of extreme music. For the type of music we play, some of the most influential albums were released in the nineties. This is the music we grew up with. This is the music we love and appreciate and of course we still listen to today.”
For this release the band invited again guests like Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation), Matt Sotelo (Decrepit Birth), Dave Suzuki (ex-Vital Remains, Churchburn), Dima Orlov (Fetal Decay) as well as their ex-bassist Martl Bauer. Fragments of Solace was mixed and mastered by Lukas Haidinger in his Deep Deep Pressure studios. The artwork was done by Federico Musetti.
Fragments of Solace Tracklist:
Progenitor of the Blaze
Where Forever Starts
Towards the Sun
Ceremony of the Rotten
Since 1993, the underground has shaken to the sounds of Profanity. The German tech death three-piece set a heavy mark with their albums Shadows to Fall (1997) and Slaughtering Thoughts (2000) as well as their tour in support of Cryptopsy in 2002 and their appearance at the Maryland Death Fest 2004 alongside Misery Index and Exhumed.
After some years of silence, the band spewed out a new sign of live with their EP Hatred Hell Within (2014). It was recorded with Christoph Brandes (Necrophagist) in his Iguana Studios.
On April 21st, 2017 The Art of Sickness was released. Its title revealed the route of the new material which is full of playfulness and technical brilliance while it strikes a balance between art and insane chaos. Recorded again at Iguana Studios with Christoph Brandes, to make the album even more diverse the band invited guests like Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation), Adrie Kloosterwaard (Sinister), Ricky Myers (Disgorge, Suffocation), Christian Münzner (Alkaloid, ex-Obscura) as well as their ex-bassist Martl Bauer. The artwork was done by Pär Olofsson who also created images for albums by Exodus, Unleashed, Malevolent Creation et cetera.
Profanity is an underground band that enjoys sharing the spirit of the underground with other bands and friends around the world. Over the years, the band has played a lot of shows with great bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Sinister, Vader, Cryptopsy, Misery Index, Necrophagist, Broken Hope, Defeated Sanity and many more as well as performing at festivals like FTC, PartySan, MOD, Obscene Extreme, Maryland Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, Stonehenge, In Flammen OA, Deathfeast OA and more.