Via Steel for Brains:
Between Gorguts’ Colored Sands and Ulcerate’s Vermis, technical death metal raised the stakes considerably in 2013 for any contenders or pretenders in the years to come. Where Gorguts (among others) might look at their songs as a virtuosic undertaking rightfully devoid of any organic meanderings, Ulcerate give their music an autonomy while still holding together the scorching technical prowess of their associated genre. Vermis shows a band who, with this their fourth full length, have discovered the inherent value of instinct over influence as the songs here, while inarguably razor sharp and death metal of the most unrelenting variety, are not tethered to any one notion of what death metal or technical death metal should be. This less restrictive approach to their songwriting and deadly precise focus is precisely what makes Vermis an easy pick for one of 2013’s essential heavy releases...
Sick Drummer Magazine is proud to bring you this exclusive Jamie Saint Merat - Ulcerate - 'Vermis' drum tracking video. The video is a montage of various tracks from the 'Vermis' tracking session recorded in February/March 2013 at MCA Studios, Auckland, New Zealand. The mix is drum-specific, no editing, no quantizing! Audio engineering by Jamie Saint Merat & Michael Hoggard. Mixed by Jamie Saint Merat and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, New York. The music was written by Michael Hoggard & Jamie Saint Merat and lyrics by Paul Kelland. Art & layout were also handled by Jamie Saint Merat.
We are proud to announce we will be performing at Maryland Deathfest XII next year... further North American dates to follow
We are very proud to announce that we will be performing at Hellfest 2014, in Clisson France. More info at hellfest.fr ›
12.10.2013 // Christchurch (NZ) @ Churchills Live
01.11.2013 // Auckland (NZ) @ Whammy Bar
02.11.2013 // Wellington (NZ) @ SFBH
28.11.2013 // Brisbane (AUS) @ Crowbar
29.11.2013 // Sydney (AUS) @ The Stag w/ THE AMENTA
30.11.2013 // Melbourne (AUS) @ Sonic Forge Festival
Weight of Emptiness: via Loudwire
When it comes to Ulcerate, we’ve gotta talk about tone. With each release, Ulcerate’s production standards change slightly, but the filth-ridden atmosphere created by Michael Hoggard’s guitar tone is truly unique. The blackness and hopeless abandonment of floating through space combines with the crushing force of a black hole to form Ulcerate’s sound — a sound which continues throughout the entire ‘Vermis’ album.
Ulcerate is truly one of the heaviest, most atmospheric and precise death metal bands in the world. If you’re feeling a sonic need to have your head both engaged and crushed in at the same time, take a listen to Ulcerate’s new track ‘Weight of Emptiness’ in the player below.
We will be playing the Sonic Forge festival in Melbourne, Australia in November. Further Australasian dates will be announced soon. Further details at via Facebook.
Via Earsplit Compound:
"Following the recent unveiling of the details on ULCERATE’s impending and highly anticipated fourth LP Vermis, today Relapse has leaked an in-studio video with the Auckland, New Zealand tribe as they meticulously crafted the mammoth album at hometown MCA Studios earlier this year. The combined demolishing power and technical prowess of the music the trio creates is truly jaw-dropping on every one of the band’s releases to date, and watching them hone and construct these anguished hymns piece-by-piece is enthralling for any extreme music musician or ULCERATE devotee."
Via Earsplit Compound:
'Innovative New Zealand Death Trio Preps Fourth LP For Deployment'
"After signing ULCERATE last year, new label Relapse unveils the info on the band’s newest works as the album nears release late this Summer. After a year of writing and planning, the creation of the record came to fruition in March of this year when the band entered hometown MCA Studios. The nine passages harnessed during these sessions culminates into a nearly fifty-five minute document of the outfit’s most tumultuous craftsmanship yet, entitled Vermis. Relapse will unleash the album on CD, double LP and digitally, now confirmed for release September 17th in North America, preceded by September 13th in Germany and Benelux, and September 16th in the UK and rest of the world. Preorders have been made available here."
"Additional propaganda, hymns and more on Vermis will be announced in the coming weeks in addition to new ULCERATE tour actions for 2013."
After almost exactly twelve months of exhaustive work we are now in the final stages of preparation for our fourth album. This week we enter the studio to track what has become a violent, monolithic piece of work.
The Destroyers of All gatefold double LP is now available directly via the Store section.
We will be supporting Rotten Sound on the New Zealand leg of their SE Asia / Australian / NZ tour:
Auckland, 11 April @ Rising Sun
Wellington, 12 April @ Bodega
For those on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/147821325370579/
Via Willowtip Records:
We are happy to report that the Ulcerate vinyl is now in stock and all preorders have shipped. We are shipping all online orders immediately.http://willowtip.com/releases/details/ulcerate-the-destroyers-of-all-2xlp.aspx
Vinyl version of Ulcerate's critically acclaimed album The Destroyers Of All. Double gatefold 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies. Also includes an Ulcerate/Gigan double sided poster while supplies last. Shipping in mid October, check the store news for updates.They are also printing a new shirt design to coincide with the release.
Colors: Dark Red limited to 120 / Clear limited to 170 / Black limited to 210
We're very proud to announce our European tour with our good friends Svart Crown, press release below:
New Zealand’s unorthodox death metallers ULCERATE have announced a three-week headlining European tour in the winter of 2012 in support of their critically acclaimed new album, The Destroyers of All. The tour will kick off on February 2nd in Reims, France and continue through February 25th in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Direct support throughout the tour will be provided by French blackened death metal masters, Svart Crown.
'Ulcerate will release their third full-length album The Destroyers of All on January 25 2011 through Willowtip Records. Ambitious, oppressive and expansive, with a strict adherence to the tradition of total bleakness the band is becoming known for, The Destroyers of All presents the most atmospheric and challenging listen from the band to date.'