Track Premiere: Tribal Gaze – “With This Creature I Return”

photo: Sidney Stauts

Tribal Gaze guitarist Quintin Stauts has summed up his band’s debut album, The Nine Choirs, as “big evil Texas shit.” There’s been plenty of shit of that vintage coming out of the Lone Star State of late; recent blood offerings from the likes of Fugitive, Fleshrot, and Skeleton have ensured that the ceremonial fires at night burn big and bright deep in the heart of Texas. The hellish death metal of The Nine Choirs might make Tribal Gaze the biggest, the evilest, the most Texan of them all. Stauts and co-guitarist Ian Kilmer exchange colossally groovy riffage over the sturdy lurch laid down by drummer Cesar De Los Santos and bassist Zachary Denton. Mckenna Holland leads the ritual from the front of the stage, his throaty bellow betraying a little of the hardcore influence that slinks its way into so much OSDM these days. Tribal Gaze don’t write hardcore songs, though. They play twisted, charred, Morbid Angel-inspired death metal—and they play it extremely well.

Last month, we heard “And How They Wept for Eternity,” and today, Decibel is thrilled to drop the hammer that is “With This Creature I Return.” As Denton notes in a statement below, it’s a structurally diverse jammer, with more riffs than you can shake a brisket at. It’s also an absolute battering ram of a song. Hear it below.

Bassist Zachary Denton: “‘With This Creature I Return’ is a track that contains a lot of riff variety, a song we feel has a little something for everyone. We knew during the writing process that it would become one of our favorites from the new record.”

Maggot Stomp will release The Nine Choirs on CD, cassette, and digital formats on September 16, with the vinyl version to follow in early 2023. Find CD/cassette preorders HERE, digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE, and watch for additional merch and LP preorders to post soon.

Tribal Gaze are on tour now:
9/08/2022 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
9/09/2022 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
9/10/2022 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/11/2022 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/12/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/13/2022 Warehouse – Richmond, VA
9/14/2022 Milestone – Charlotte, NC
9/15/2022 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/16/2022 Santos – New Orleans, LA
9/17/2022 Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
9/18/2022 Spider Ballroom – Austin, TX