The blackest of Black Fridays hath arrived! 💀 Preorders are officially live for the 1st ever Gurgling Gore full-length album. I am of course referring to the “I” cassette tape from French Alps-based doomed death metal act EPITAPHE.
First released in 2019 on CD by Aesthetic Death Records, “I” quickly caused a stir in the death metal underground amongst fans and critics alike. In their glowing review, Echoes and Dust called the album “a truly transcendental work.” Bravewords declared it “death metal gold” and predicted that the band would “move up to the big leagues and end up on a Relapse or a Dark Descent.” However, as fate would have it: EPITAPHE continues to wallow in the deepest, cavernous depths of the death metal underground and Gurgling Gore is thankful for that. The big leagues’ loss is Big Daddy Gore’s gain! 💪 To coincide with the impending 2LP reissue of the album by Aesthetic Death, yours truly has the sole honor of releasing “I” on limited edition cassette tape.
If you’re a fan of dissonant, blackened death/doom metal in the vein of Incantation, Inverloch, Dead Congregation, The Ruins of Beverast, Mournful Congregation, Swallowed, and dISEMBOWELMENT, then I highly recommend you snag a copy of this tape while you can. Spanning the length of 63 minutes, featuring multiple 19+ minute-long songs, this album is EPIC in every sense of the word. It is a personal favorite of mine and I am beyond grateful that the band have entrusted me to release it on cassette tape.