Rumor has it Edmonton’s Tales of the Tomb quite enjoyed having their debut recording, Volume One: Morpas described as “Cannibal Corpse fist-fucking At the Gates” in our Thrown Me a Frickin’ Bone column a while back. That was at least three years ago and tomorrow, the death metal dudes, now pared down to the duo of Corey Skerlak and Tres Thomas, will be issuing the follow-up, Volume Two: Mendacium. Steeped in conspiracy theories, backroom lore and the shadowy misgivings of society’s power players, the sounds of Cannibal Corpse firing up the lube-saw at a face down-ass up At the Gates hasn’t been abandoned, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to think Skerlak and Thomas have emptied their wallets to witness more than one stop of Slayer’s ongoing retirement tour.
Today, we allow you to devise your own visuals and metaphors for the pair from the town that Wayne Gretzky built as we present a stream of Volume Two: Mendacium for your deep-thinkin’, death metallin’ consideration. Contact/order info following the tune and a quote from the band on the matter at hand:
“Our second EP, Volume Two: Mendacium focuses on government cover-ups, national lies and the heinous crimes committed amongst the shadows. We choose the Latin word “Mendacium” for the title of this release and it translates to “falsehood,” “untruth” or “lie” which fits perfectly with the theme of the songs on the album. The EP is also an embodiment of the fundamentals of the band — reality is more horrifying than fiction. On the album, we touch on extreme events such as the attacks in New York on September 11, 2001, underground alien bases and even the rumour that Paul McCartney died in a car accident in the ’60s.”
Love the EP cover, by the way!