I hope you will find this comfortable…
That is the opening line on this album, taken from an ancient Dracula movie, and in 2021 we will finally see the re-release of the debut album from Scandinavian cult death metal band Thorium. Ocean Of Blasphemy will be available on vinyl for the first time in three different colours and on a new CD version. Both formats Including two exclusive bonus tracks (taken from 1998). The album was Re-Mastered in Medley Studio in 2020!
Ocean Of Blasphemy was originally recorded in the summer of 1999 and released in early 2000 by now-defunct Danish label Diehard Records, with this re-release marking the twenty year anniversary of the original album release. The conception of Thorium was spawned by mastermind MHA who wanted to create a band mixing the death metal styles of the Swedish and the Floridian death metal scenes. Inspired by artists like Entombed, Dismember and At The Gates on one hand and on the other Deicide, Morbid Angel and Brutality, he hooked up with equally minded friends from the Scandinavian scene. Thorium was always meant to be a Scandinavian band with no specific country as their home. Over the years this has shown to become impossible, so today Thorium consists of purely Danish members. But previously people like Jonas Lindblood (Puteraeon, ex-Taetre), Martin Schulman (Centinex, Diabolical) and Johan Axelsson (ex-Deranged, Killaman), all from Sweden, have been a part of Thorium, and on the recent 2018 album Blasphemy Awakes Perra Karlsson (Nominon, ex-Benediction, et cetera) played the drums and toured with the band. Songwriting credits on Ocean Of Blasphemy included contributions from Rogga Johansson (Paganizer and about six hundred and sixty six other death metal bands) and the afore-mentioned Jonas Lindblood. Today. Thorium are still going strong after nearly a quarter of a century delivering old school death metal.
As bonus tracks on this re-issue you’ll find the two first ever recorded songs by Thorium. Both were recorded at Soundzone Studio in one day back in 1998. Diehard Records signed the band the minute they heard these two songs.
Ocean Of Blasphemy will be released in vinyl (three different colours, each limited to one hundred units units), CD (limited to five hundred copies) and digital, by Emanzipation Productions, on March 12th 2021.