In an endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on October 25th, Rotted Life in conspiracy with Memento Mori are proud to present Conjureth‘s highly anticipated debut album, Majestic Dissolve. Memento Mori will release the CD version while Rotted Life will handle the vinyl and cassette versions.
Hailing from San Diego, California, Conjureth formed in 2018 with the goal of continuing the traditions forged by the originators of death metal. Indeed, they did that with two demos in 2020, Foul Formations and The Levitation Manifest. That the members do or have done time in such bands as Encoffination, VoidCeremony, and Ghoulgotha, among many others, is a moot point; Conjureth are equally DEATH METAL, if not more so, but reside in their own ancient sphere altogether.
Evidence of such can be found with their debut album, Majestic Dissolve. Taking influence via everything from Florida to Finland, the power-trio steamroll their way through late ’80s-inspired filth. There was a short time when death metal wasn’t primarily full of blastbeats, caveman riffs, ultra-low-tuned guitars, and super-guttural vocals. Sadly, this era was fairly short-lived, but we all know how it spawned some of the most classic material the genre has ever seen. As brazenly displayed by the 10 songs comprising Majestic Dissolve, Conjureth slots in that bygone age of 1986-to-1989-style death metal with a heaping portion of thrash metal riffing and a dash of the technical side of things that would be unearthed a few years later. It’s both “by the books” and also bent, as the weird & eerie title of Majestic Dissolve suggests, not to mention its mesmerizing cover art courtesy of Erskine Designs.
Put simply, Conjureth is a band that celebrates the past giving birth to the future. Girded in a scything mix & mastering courtesy of Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, Majestic Dissolve is modern proof that death is just the beginning!
released October 25, 2021
Wayne Sarantopoulos - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Ian Mann - Lead Guitar
Frankie Saenz - Drums, Bass (on this recording)
All music and lyrics by Wayne Sarantopoulos & Conjureth
Recorded April 23-25th, 2021 by John Haddad at Trench Studios, Corona, California
Mixed and mastered by Javier Felez Rodriguez, Moon Tower Studios, Spain
Cover Art by Mark Erskine/Erskine Design
Back Cover by David Willis
Layout by Justin Stubbs