Yesterday (Friday, April 21st) Melbourne-based Blackened Deathcore act MÉLANCOLIA, has released its debut album “HissThroughRottenTeeth” via Greyscale Records (AUS/NZ) and Nuclear Blast Records (Rest of World). To celebrate the release the band unveiled an official music video for “God Tongue” created by Jackson Webster Visuals.
“God Tongue” shares eerie visuals of a mortal monstrosity. The track observes organized religion and condemns those who follow for the wrong reasons.
Immersing listeners in a torturous tale of birth, life and death, “HissThroughRottenTeeth” follows a fallen deity, cast down from a godly realm and met with the punishment of reincarnating as a human with a wealth of knowledge yet stripped entirely of power.
Vocalist alex Hill comments: “Essentially the album is about the pain of existence and how we get no say in coming into this world.”
The album traverses different stages of the deity’s miserable existence, doomed to repeat a painful cycle for all of eternity. MÉLANCOLIA sink their teeth into their monstrous storyline with eerie passages, guttural deliveries, and grotesque visuals, dispensing pure dread through their music.
After establishing themselves just last year with their leading single “Horror_Ethereal”, the band announced this February their signing to both Greyscale Records for Australia and New Zealand and Nuclear Blast for the rest of the world. MÉLANCOLIA may be fresh out the gates but they’re miles from the start line as the four-piece have crafted a unique sound that has already catapulted them to new heights.
MÉLANCOLIA echo a tormented entity trapped within the claws of despair, angst, and unnerving melancholy. Like messengers of darkness, Alex Hill takes his place at the forefront as vocalist, Joshua Taafe and Billy Morris join the fold as guitarists with Mason Page on drums. Storming through the gates of 2023 with a vengeance, MÉLANCOLIA played their first-ever show with THY ART IS MURDER on their Decade Of Hate Australian Tour in January alongside STARVE and JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED.
“HissThroughRottenTeeth” track listing:
- Dread Will Follow
- GOD TONGUE
- When Shovels Drag On Concrete
- The Hands That Tied The Noose
- …a cold static eulogy
You can watch the official music video for “God Tongue” below: