will release the new EP from reactivated Finnish death metallers CONVULSE
on limited vinyl, CD and digital on January 25. Entitled "Inner Evil"
, the effort was recorded in full analog in the autumn of 2012 and consists two long exclusive tracks. CONVULSE
's current lineup features the band's original vocalist, guitarist and bass player, and their brand of classic old-school death metal still sounds like it's 1991. With a new full length album scheduled for autumn 2013, this is the first recorded material by CONVULSE
since their demise in the mid-Nineties.
"Our new material has a strong old-school death metal feel to it, and the band is tighter than ever before," says CONVULSE
guitarist/vocalist Rami Jämsä
. "When recording, we concentrated on the energy brought on by playing everything live — no triggers or Pro Tools
. Nothing beats a well-rehearsed band playing live, be it on stage or in the studio."
One of the most memorable pioneers of the first wave of Finnish death metal, CONVULSE
were there in 1990 with bands such as XYSMA
to create the scene which was to become legendary.
Formed in 1988 under the name S.D.S.
's first release was the "Resuscitation Of Evilness"
demo cassette in 1990. The success of the demo led to a deal with the French record label Thrash Records
, which released the band's first full-length album, "World Without God"
. A CD-single, "Lost Equilibrium"
, followed in 1993 via Relapse Records
, after which CONVULSE
prepared to record its second album, "Reflections"
. The group travelled to Sunlight Studios
in Sweden and laid down the effort in a one-week period. The following year (1993) was dedicated to CONVULSE
members performing their mandatory military service in Finland, which delayed the release of "Reflections"
until the summer of 1994 (also through Relapse
). An attempt to regroup in support of the CD ended "with poor results," and after serious discussions, a decision was made to put CONVULSE
After an 18-year break, CONVULSE
returned in 2012 and played a few comeback shows in Finland. In addition, the band has already been confirmed to play next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest
, with more live appearances in the works.
Video footage of CONVULSE
playing the song "Incantation Of Restoration"
live at their rehearsal studio can be seen below. CONVULSE
2012 is:Rami Jämsä
: Guitar, Growls Juha Telenius
: BassKristian Kangasniemi
: Guitar Rolle Markos