Song Premiere: Down Among the Dead Men’s “Axis of Insanity”

Wednesday, 6th June 2018

Is there ever a time when metal fans don’t crave a little bit of fresh death metal to absorb? We at DR are happy to oblige, and have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity Records to bring forth a track from supergroup Down Among the Dead Men’s upcoming album (which of course features David Ingram and Rogga Johansson). …And You Will Obey is set to be released on June 15, 2018, and “Axis of Insanity” can be streamed below. As always, if you like what you hear, feel free to click on the Bandcamp widget at the bottom of the page or simply CLICK HERE. There are a number of pre-order combo packs currently available, as well as a few more streaming tracks to check out.

“Axis of Insanity” is about what you would expect from the band at this point, with having two albums already under their belt now. It’s in your face, it’s got some mid-tempo stomping riffs to it, and the blistering crust edge is in complete sync with the old school death metal feel that its members are built from. The energy is palpable from start to finish, with chaotic speed and crusty infusion giving things plenty of punch, never giving you a moment to catch your breath. Complete with a real scorcher of a solo, it’s exactly the type of thing that’s going to light a fire under anyone who listens. It settles in nicely with the rest of the album’s approach – frantic, go for the throat type of stuff that extreme fans crave.

Says the Label:
Death metal legends David Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, URSINNE, ECHELON) and Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, EYE OF PURGATORY, NECROGOD) team up to create a new chapter of the heaviest form of death metal/crust you’ll hear. With both members being in top form following the resounding success of URSINNE and PAGANIZER on the common label, they do something outstanding for DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, taking the unique sound forward without betraying the roots. The third album is the best one in their acclaimed discography where bludgeoning death metal meets the spunk of crust and leaves something unforgettable in its wake. Immaculately produced and executed as a fully functioning band, And You Will Obey Me will go down as one of the strongest albums of this period.

Line up:
David Ingram – Vocals (ex-BOLT THROWER, URSINNE, ECHELON, ex-BENEDICTION, ex-HAIL OF BULLETS)
Rogga Johansson – Guitars/Bass (PAGANIZER, EYE OF PURGATORY, NECROGOD)
Kjetil Lynghaug – Session Leads (PAGANIZER, ECHELON, STASS)
Erik R. Bevenrud – Session Drums (STASS)


Artwork by Turkka G. Rantanen (DEMILICH, DEMIGOD, GALVANIZER)

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Transcending Obscurity official website