If you’re looking to get a little spooky in a totally metal way this Halloween season, Dethrone the Sovereign might be right up your alley. Hailing all the way from Salt Lake City, UT, the progressive metal group has been a-shreddin’ and a-riffin’ for quite some time now. And now, in celebration of their newest album Harbingers of Pestilence, which was released in July this year through Famined Records, they’re bringing you an exclusive playthrough of the closing track “Perennial Eclipse”, only right here, on Gear Gods!
In this playthrough, guitarists Nick and Conner tear through the song in a blaze of glory. The riffs are fast, the drums are blasty, and the vibes are haunting. We always love it when bands can successfully incorporate orchestral elements into their sound, so these guys are definitely onto something here. And with that album cover, it’s like you’re at a mass at a techno-futuristic demon church. Who doesn’t love that?
Additionally, on the interesting tuning of the song, the dudes had this to say:
“Played and recorded with Ibanez RG7s, we kept our Drop C tuning (used on our previous EP, Autocracy Dismantled) while adding a low G for the top string, allowing us to create heavier sounding rhythms than we used to.”
You can stream Harbingers of Pestilence in its entirety here, as well as grab a copy through Famined Records’ website, iTunes, and/or Google Play. The dudes have been up to some good stuff as of late, so be sure to keep up with them on their and Famined Records’ Facebook pages.