This week’s AMPED artist of the week is Italian death metal band, Hideous Divinity. The group’s latest single, ‘The Alonest of the Alone,’ featuring Dallas Toler-Wade of Nile and Narcotic Wasteland can be heard below.
‘The Alonest of the Alone’ is taken from Hideous Divinity’s forthcoming album ‘Cobra Verde,’ which is set for release on October 27 in the UK, October 28 in the US and October 31 in Europe via Unique Leader Records. The album’s theme is based on Werner Herzog’s renowned horror movie of the same name and features Ripping Corpse’s classic ‘Last and Only Son’ album cover.
In a statement released online, Toler-Wade declared Hideous Divinity to be one of the most promising up and coming death metal bands of the last few years: “It was awesome to get a chance to do some guest vocals on the record. Hideous Divinity is one of the most brutal bands out right now, and it’s a honor to be part of that brutality.”
Hideous Divinity are currently gearing up for a series of shows to support the album’s release. Dates and venues are as follows:
17/10 Siebnen (CH)District 28 w/Synodik
18/10 Ludwigshafen Deathfest (DE) w/Centurian
19/10 Circolo Colony, Brescia (IT) w/Logic Of Denial
8/11 Aalborg Metal Festival, (DEN) w/Cannibal Corpse, Entombed A.D., Aeon, Marduk
Order ‘Cobra Verde’ at:
Hideous Divinity official bio:
HIDEOUS DIVINITY’s music starts taking form in January 2007 between Oslo (Enrico, former founding member of HOUR OF PENANCE now living in Norway) and Rome (Synder & Mauro, both members and ex-members of HOUR OF PENANCE and EYECONOCLAST). The aim is to come out with some real, straight-in-your-face unholy death metal: in other words, the only music in the world that deserves to be played.The two …songs featuring the “Sinful Star Necrolatry” were written and arranged by Enrico during 2007 and finally recorded by Enrico, Synder and Mauro in September, 2007 at the 16th Cellar Studios by the sound-engineer and long-time friend Stefano “Saul” Morabito (who also took care of the mixing).
After a long period of silence due to Enrico’s relocation in Italy in early 2009 and his subsequent rejoining with HOUR OF PENANCE (from which he will part ways again in fall 2009), the band is finally back on tracks with a new lineup featuring master vocalist Enrico H., Flavio and Fabio respectively shredding bass and guitar, while “Mad Horse” Mizio takes care of keeping tornado beats.
A new song, “Cerebral Code Of Obeisance”, sublimates the regained state of health of HIDEOUS DIVINITY that gains a multi albums deal with UNIQUE LEADER and a partecipation to INFERNO FESTIVAL 2011 in Oslo, ready to release their first full-length of their career in spring 2012.
“Obeisance Rising”, a concept album based on John Carpenter’s masterstroke “They Live” is out, great reviews worldwide, the band parts ways with Flavio, Mizio and Fabio. Giulio Galati on drums, Stefano Franceschini on bass and Antonio Poletti on guitar join what becomes the best HIDEOUS DIVINITY’s lineup ever. Get ready to be torn to shred!
Hideous Divinity online: