The metal force of Ohio’s Plaguewielder are gearing up to unleash their third long player, Covenant Death, next month through their new spiritual home Disorder Recordings. The label happens to be owned by the infamous Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves and Deeper Graves, amongst others), who not only recorded, mixed, and mastered the album, but also played bass, along with additional guitar, and even syth, to help fully capture this brutal eight tracker.
And today, we can bring you the second cut from Covenant Death, the five and a half minute behemoth At Night They Roam that crushes its way through a post-black metal and post-metal cacophony, now click below, and for pre-orders head over to Bandcamp.
More On Plaguewielder & ‘Covenant Death’
Ohio natives Plaguewielder are back with their third album, Covenant Death. Expanding on the sounds captured on previous releases, the band has formed into a pulverizing force. Covenant Death is the expressions of sadness through suffering and the anger that follows closely behind.
Hailing from the economic wasteland in the Southeastern sector of their home state, Plaguewielder is an extreme metal power duo. With a sound that embodies the misery of our times, the band has been an underground force that has taken them all over the East Coast spreading filth and grime to anyone brave enough to bear witness.
Released in 2015, the debut LP Succumb To The Ash captures the bleakness and grime of the decaying mill towns they hail from. Their second album Surrender To The Void was released three years later on Fragile Branch Records. Departing from the doom-laden influences, Plaguewielder took the self-destructiveness and self-harming behavior to another level. In June 2019, the band released the Suffering From Self Inflicted Wounds EP, easily their most visceral, pummeling, and pissed off release.
Now, 2021 sees Plaguewielder delivering their third full-length album, Covenant Death. Expanding on the sounds captured on previous releases, the album blends black metal, post-rock, goth, and death metal into an original and pulverizing force not to be fucked with. Covenant Death is the expressions of sadness through suffering and the anger that follows closely behind.
Covenant Death was engineered, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves), who also joins vocalist/guitarist Bryce Seditz and drummer Tim Roberts on the record, providing bass, additional guitars, and synth, along with Steve Lehocky (Cryptic Abuse) who provides additional guitars. The cover art was painted by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice) and the layout handled by Wilson.
Covenant Death Tracklisting:
01. To Dance With Wolves
02. At Night They Roam
03. A Death That Knows No End
04. One With the Shadows
05. Covenant Death
07. Black Mysticism
08. Forever We Shall Be
Plaguewielder on Covenant Death are:
Bryce Seditz – Vocals, Guitar
Tim Roberts – Drums
Jeff Wilson – Bass, Additional Guitars, Synth
Steve Lehocky – Additional Guitars
Plaguewielder and their new album Covenant Death drops 2nd April via Disorder Recordings, pre-orders are available now over on Bandcamp.