GEHENNA has intimidated the hardcore community with a vicious and controversial reign of terror since the early 1990s, and has appropriately upgraded their moniker in recent years by re-dubbing themselves THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, separating themselves from several weaker acts bearing the Gehenna banner. Since the band’s inception, their truly depraved outlook on life and the human race has set them apart from the pack; their hatred for everything around them seething through every moment of every song they’ve ever released, the band having released a plague of material through CrimethInc, Area 51, Holy Terror, Crawlspace, A389 Records, Magic Bullet Records and more since the mid-’90s.
THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s Deathkamp Ov The Skull material annihilates all prior expectations of the band. The title track alone is nearly eight minutes in length and finds the band exploring more of a slow, brooding heaviness before exploding into their familiar brand of evil thrash and unrelenting blasts of murderous musical napalm just past the five-minute mark. “First Blood Part II” keeps the pedal to the metal, not letting up once. From there, “TormentORR” answers the question, “What happens when THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and Integrity collaborate on a track?,” as Integrity’s singer Dwid Hellion and guitarist Rob Orr leave indelible marks with their contributions. The Funeral Embrace portion is five songs of what the band is more traditionally known for: absolute violent mayhem, typically in doses of less than two minutes or less. “Amphetamine Psychosis” sounds exactly as fucked up and demented as it reads. “Serve The Cult” isn’t so much a call to action as it is a demand punishable by humanity’s annihilation. “Savage II” is pure nihilism put to tape; if you play this in front of small children, you are a bad person. “Into the Grave” and “Funeral Embrace” serve almost as a one-two punch about getting real about death and the fate of all men, women, and living things on the planet. It only ends one way, but Hell be damned if the members of THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA aren’t going out with their hands around more than a few throats on the way out.
Stream Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace via Noisey at THIS LOCATION.
Both Deathkamp Ov The Skull and Funeral Embrace are now available separately on 7″ vinyl EPs through Holy Terror Records RIGHT HERE and have been collected on one CD which is out now on Magic Bullet Records HERE; digital sales can be placed via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.
THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA will bring its confrontational live attack to the populations of the Western US this Fall, having declared a full tour of the coast alongside Seattle deathgrind outfit, Theories. Beginning on October 22nd, the tour will storm south for over two weeks, with Landmine Marathon and others set to join several shows. Final TBA dates will be filled in the coming days as the tour is finalized. A large European tour is being planned for 2016 as well.
Interviews with THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and review copies of Deathkamp Ov The Skull and Funeral Embrace are available worldwide, now in advance of the upcoming tour dates or in-person throughout the tour.
10/22/2015 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Landmine Marathon
10/23/2015 Panic Room – Portland, OR w/ Landmine Marathon
10/24/2015 Missing Time Records – Eugene, OR
10/25/2015 Fruitdale Grange – Grants Pass, OR
10/26/2015 Sheas Tavern – Reno, NV
10/27/2015 The Colony – Sacramento, CA
10/28/2015 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
10/29/2015 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
10/30/2015 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
10/31/2015 Los Globos Matinee Show – Los Angeles, CA
11/01/2015 Ventura Library – Ventura, CA
11/02/2015 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
11/03/2015 TBA – Las Vegas, NV
11/04/2015 The Chinatown Youth Center – Fresno, CA
11/05/2015 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA