On May 7, Maryland murder factory Rotted Life will release Purging Holiness, a limited 7” split between Atlanta’s long-blasting blasphemers Father Befouled and one of the most promising new death metal acts from the States, Exaugurate, who also call the deep south of America home. Coming off their debut EP, 2020’s Chasm of Rapturous Delirium, Exaugurate pit their uniquely atmospheric but pointedly malicious ferocity against the long-standing murky primacy of underground veterans Father Befouled. Ultimately both the victor and the victim are you.
Justin Stubbs (Encoffination, Infestment, etc.), frontman for Father Befouled, tell us the magazine that “Father Befouled recorded this song in December 2019, right before the world shut down.” He continues: “We wrote this one specifically for the split after our European tour in 2019. We are extremely excited to share this with our friends Exaugurate, who we consider THE sickest new death metal band of the new decade.” He goes on to say that he and “CE from Exaugurate go back several years and have been talking about a union forever. We feel like this is a very strong FB song, showing where we are heading going into our next material. Once it’s safer we cannot wait to get out there and play… shows with Exaugurate will be a must.”
Purging Holiness 7″
For the physical manifestations of this 7″ annihilation, you can expect a gatefold with spot-embossed logos in two variations: 250 on black and 100 on red & black splatter. Sick and timeless cover art by Alex Shadrin. Layout and design by Justin Stubbs.
Get the split 7” May 7 from Rotted Life Records.