Colorado death metal unit CHTHONIC DEITY will unearth the putrid sounds of their Reassembled In Pain seven-inch EP this Halloween via Carbonized, Woodsmoke, and Lunar Tomb Records.
CHTHONIC DEITY was spawned by Erika Osterhout and Charlie Koryn when their respective bands — Scolex and Ascended Dead — played together in November 2013. Fueled by a common passion for the soul-swallowing sounds of bands like Nihilist, Sacrilege, and Stormcrow, the duo united in January 2014 to record a crude rehearsal, writing some songs on the spot. Osterhout played the demo for her bandmate in another project, Necrosic. Soon thereafter Koryn was recruited to play drums for Necrosic and CHTHONIC DEITY was put on hold.
In 2015, Necrosic recorded their Putrid Decimation MLP with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland. During those sessions, Osterhout and Koryn recorded drums and bass for the songs they had originally written for CHTHONIC DEITY. Due to scheduling conflicts and commitments to their many other projects, those recordings remained unfinished for several years. Finally, in April 2018 the pair recorded guitars and vocals at Koryn’s own Underworld Studios in Portland, Oregon. A few months later they convened again in Denver, Colorado where they not only finished the record but enlisted Paul Riedl from Blood Incantation and Spectral Voice for live guitar duties and played their first show.
Mixed by Wilkinson and mastered by Dan Randall (Necrot, Ghoul), CHTHONIC DEITY‘s Reassembled In Pain, contains four songs of coffin rattling heavy death metal/punk. In advance of its release, opening crusher, “Drained,” is streaming at the Carbonized Bandcamp page. Notes Osterhout, “‘Drained’ was the first song that I started writing to jam with Charlie in December of 2013, just a couple of months after we had met. I wanted to make sure I had some material on hand that’d be fun for both of us to play. Lyrically speaking, it’s based on one of my favorite sci-fi horror movies Lifeforce which was directed by Tobe Hooper, released in 1985, and was based on a novel from 1976 called The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson.”
Stream / Share CHTHONIC DIETY’s “Drained” At THIS LOCATION.
The EP will be released on limited edition vinyl (300 silver; 200 black) via a joint venture between Carbonized Records and Riedl’s own Woodsmoke Records on October 31st. Carbonized will also release the EP digitally while Osterhout’s Lunar Tomb Records will handle the cassette edition. Find preorders HERE and HERE.
Reassembled In Pain Track Listing:
- Disintegrating Organs
- Echoes Of Death
- Blood Ritual
Erika Osterhout – guitar, bass, vocals
Charles Koryn – drums
Paul Riedl – guitar, vocals