New Brazilian Metal band led by the original Sepultura guitar player JAIRO “TORMENTOR” GUEDZ (The Mist), author and co-author of the classic albums “BESTIAL DEVASTATION” and “MORBID VISIONS”. The band counts with ALEX KAFER (Enterro, Explicit Hate, Ex-Necromancer) on bass and vocals, the drummer ALEXANDRE OLIVEIRA (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction) and the guitar player MARCELO VASCO (Patria, Mysteriis). “The Rise of Heresy” brings back to the surface the essence of the 80’s Death Metal, exploring a more primitive sound, taking the listener to that era, almost in a nostalgic way. The EP features four original songs and two cover versions of SEPULTURA classics: “Bestial Devastation” and “Troops of Doom”. The material was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR) at Crosound Studio (Norway) and will be released October 9th via Nuclear Blast’s digital subsidiary, BLOOD BLAST.
DEBUT ALBUM IS OUT NOW EVERYWHERE
Featuring guitarist Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz – former member of SEPULTURA’s original lineup playing author and co-author to classic records such as Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions – alongside bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis, and acclaimed graphic artist for the likes of Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed), the Brazilian death metal super-group THE TROOPS OF DOOM has signed a deal with Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese powerhouse label run by MOONSPELL’s Fernando Ribeiro!
THE TROOPS OF DOOM revisit the essence of ‘80s-style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes its listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh, genuine, and ferociously heavy. Following their critically acclaimed EPs The Rise Of Heresy (2020) and The Absence of Light (2021), which has been lauded by both the international music press and fans alike, the band is finally gearing up for the release of their first full-length, entitled Antichrist Reborn. With a Vinyl release to follow, Antichrist Reborn will be available as CD Digipack and Cassette on April 15, 2022 via Alma Mater, and digitally released by Blood Blast Distribution.
The album was mixed by Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren at the iconic The Abyss Studio and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio, Sweden. Featuring very special guest musicians such as João Gordo (Ratos de Porão) and Alex Camargo & Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun), THE TROOPS OF DOOM unleash true oldschool death metal in its purest form; dirty, primitive, and brutally powerful as it should be! The cover art was painted by Sergio "AlJarrinha" Oliveira, the artist behind Sepultura's Bestial Devastation original artwork.