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Creeping Death: Hear Death-Metal Upstarts' Rabid New Song "Bloodlust Contamination"

Rising Texas crew debut 'Wretched Illusions' single with vintage VHS-style video

Something about the Southern heat can breed an extra nasty strain of pummeling, brutal extreme metal, and rising death-metal crew Creeping Death are doing a service to their namesake by carrying that torch (quite literally!) with the video for their new song "Bloodlust Contamination." 

Blending vintage appeal and old-school death-metal imagery, the lo-fi clip cuts between a red-lit performance by the young quartet — Reese Alavi (vocals), Trey Pemberton (guitar), Eric Mejia (bass), Lincoln Mullins (drums) — and stylish footage shot next to a ritualistic fire scene, huge nailed gauntlets and sleeveless metal tee locking down the traditional angle.

The track itself is a quality banger that reflects the band's influences (Grave, Bolt Thrower and early Sepultura) as it seamlessly blends elements of black and thrash metal into a decidedly death-metal structure. "Bloodlust Contamination" is a vicious, furious ride that proves why Creeping Death have been gaining a solid edge over the new wave of OSDM bands that have cropped up over the past few years.

"Bloodlust Contamination" is taken from the band's upcoming full-length debut LP Wretched Illusions, due out September 27th on eOne. The new record was produced by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven). Pre-order a copy here, and see a full tracklist and official album art below. Catch the group on their upcoming tour supporting Inter Arma, kicking off August 30th in Washington, D.C., which is followed by a late fall run supporting High on Fire and Power Trip.

w/ Inter Arma:
8/30 Atlas Brew Works - Washington, DC
8/31 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/01 RPM Fest - Northampton, MA
9/02 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME
9/03 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
9/04 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
9/05 Small's - Hamtramck, MI
9/06 Spinelli's - Louisville, KY 

Creeping Death only:
8/28 - Vino's Pizza-Pub Brewery - Little Rock, AR
9/07 - The Golden Pony - Harrisonburg, VA
9/19 - B-Side - Memphis, TN
9/20 - The Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
9/21 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Exodus

With High On Fire, Power Trip:
11/07/2019 Levitation Festival @ Mohawk - Austin, TX
11/08/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
11/09/2019 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
11/10/2019 Foamhenge - Houston, TX
11/12/2019 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
11/13/2019 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/15/2019 Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC
11/16/2019 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
11/17/2019 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
11/19/2019 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
11/20/2019 Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
11/21/2019 Elsewhere - New York, NY
11/22/2019 Elsewhere - New York, NY
11/23/2019 Webster - Hartford, CT
11/24/2019 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
11/25/2019 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
11/26/2019 The Majestic - Detroit, MI
11/27/2019 The Metro - Chicago, IL
11/29/2019 Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
11/30/2019 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
12/02/2019 Neumos - Seattle, WA
12/03/2019 The Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
12/04/2019 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
12/06/2019 The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
12/07/2019 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA

Creeping Death 'Wretched Illusions' official album art, 2019

Wretched Illusions Tracklist: 

1. Ripping Through Flesh
2. Captivity
3. Bloodlust Contamination
4. Sinner's Torch
5. Corroded from Within
6. Peeled from Reality
7. World Decay
8. Wretched Illusions
9. Dawn of Time
10. Consumed