Infernal blackened speed metal act Butcher announce a stream of tour dates and festival appearances for the rest of the spring and this summer, and beyond. The Belgian band is currently preparing their new album, which will be their first with new label home Osmose Productions.
A statement from the band reads: "Pure, unpolished, fast, heavy, epic, blackened speed metal - Butcher is stoked beyond belief to announce the signing of the band to Osmose Productions! A label we hold in the highest regard because of its vision and its integrity, two terms that we do not take lightly! We will work like maniacs to surpass our debut album, Bestial Fukkin' Warmachine, and Osmose Productions will give us the chance to do just that. Join the Butcher speed metal legion and hopefully see you guys on the road for a live metal meltdown!
A burnt off’ring to the godz of speed metal - that is what Butcher is all about. Well, we call it speed metal because it's one of the few genres within the realm of metal might that hasn't been contaminated by the need to sound polished as pop, the idea of fitting in on every bill, by being progressive or other overrated contemporary conceptions. As Butcher, we present you a furious frenzy of speed, black & heavy metal - all brewed in a cauldron of analog & vintage recording material. An acquired taste in these modern times, but surely to be savored by metal maniacs that have an affection for Agent Steel, Celtic Frost, Nifelheim, Venom, Exciter, Darkthrone, Manowar, Destroyer 666, Slayer, and the likes.
Let us not bore you too much with past details. Suffice to say that the reincarnation of the band started in 2014 after a long hiatus. We existed between 2002-2007 with a dedicated local following and crazy live shows to boot, yet nothing but two forgettable demo recordings to show for it. We simply disbanded, but every time we kept meeting each other, the metal hammer of old kept striking the anvil.
Louder, harder, faster - and the backbone (R Hellshrieker, JA Pulsator, PB Tormentor) gets back together with new shredmaster KK Ripper taking the lead, backed up by DB Destroyer. We really embraced our vision, stopped being content with just being local heroes, and we want to push through. Bring unadulterated metal pleasures to anyone that feels to crash, bang & wallop. The metal community is both united and fragmented, and while we have our convictions, we’ll let others be the judge of what’s what - but we know, feel, and see at live performances that Butcher’s music and dedication to bringing the most energetic live show is sparking a fire in the audience. A fire that, more often than not, engulfs in a consuming blaze of metal mania.
Our first full-length album, Bestial Fukkin’ Warmachine, is aptly named when you consider the lack of edits, digital sound compression, or most modern recording techniques. Take a look at our stage wear, inspired on Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Sarcofago, Sodom, Nifelheim, Living Death, Slayer... But above all, simply absorb the metal assault that we edged into black wax, burned into silvered jeweled discs as well as coded into streamable format. Yet, Butcher is only getting started. By now being in the stable of worldwide force Osmose, we are eagerly writing material for our next album, and we keep trampling like a black steed straight from in our live performances... Onwards into battle, like Sentinels of Death!
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