It’s taken Scandinavian death metallers Thorium a decade to release the follow-up to 2008’s highly acclaimed Feral Creation album. But in that time very little has changed between then and new LP Blasphemy Awakes. And, as you’re about to discover, that is a very good thing.
“When I started Thorium back in 1997 I wanted our sound to be a blend of the Florida scene with Morbid Angel, Deicide and Brutality and the Swedish scene with Entombed, Dismember and At the Gates,” says vokillist states MHA. “This is still my aim today and I believe Blasphemy Awakes came out just the way we wanted. This is our tribute to death metal – a tribute to my second home.”
Decibel is ready to get home sick with “Maniac,” the first single and video from Blasphemy Awakes. Check it out below.
Blasphemy Awakes was recorded and mixed in late 2017 by Jakob Gundel (Invocator) in Copenhagen at Gain Factory. The new line-up features Perra Karlsson (Deströyer 666, Nominon) on drums, Kræn Meier (Sacrificial, Atomkraft) on guitars and JP Storm (ex. Dominus) on guitars and bass.
Blasphemy Awakes out worldwide June 1 on Mighty Music and available on LP, CD and digitally.