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POSSESSOR to release The Speed Of Death EP

January 07, 2022

POSSESSOR to release The Speed Of Death EP

APF Records is delighted to confirm the release of POSSESSOR's new EP The Speed Of Death on 28th January 2021. First single Twisted Nerve Endings premiered on APF Records YouTube channel and Facebook page on 5th January.

Hopped up on horror and forged in the fires of hell comes the raging new EP from the 3-headed proto-metal beast that is Possessor: SPEED OF DEATH will blow your January blues away.

With ripping amps about to blow, a barrage of overdriven bass attack and pile-driver drums from beyond the grave, this mausoleum of riffs and madness will take your soul and wake the dead. A short spiky dose of horror drenched metal awaits those brave enough to enter this twisted realm between life and death. 

Following shows with the likes of Conan, Black Moth and The Shrine, 2019’s APF Records-released album Gravelands album cemented the London band’s reputation as a heavier-than-hell primitive force to be reckoned with. High praise printed in both Kerrang! and Zero Tolerance along with a swarm of worship online, Possessor returned to Bear Bites Horse Studio in 2020 to shake the foundations to the ground once more. The result was 2020’s Damn The Light record, written entirely from the band’s homes during the Covid-19 lockdown shituation and only rehearsed via phone videos and voice messages. More concise, complex and epic than previous albums, Damn The Light was doused in a refreshed and refined energy, thanks in no small part to the introduction of new drummer extraordinaire Nathan Perrier (11Paranoias, Satan’s Wrath, Capricorns) into the witch’s cauldron. 

Now in 2021, and after eight long years together, the coffin lids close and as the dust settles POSSESSOR have decided to call it day. They leave one final parting gift; a blood-dripping middle finger in the form of THE SPEED OF DEATH. Four songs that will keep you up at night and make you prey you’re not dead by dawn. Inspired by the end of the world and the decay of humanity, but injected with the bands usual humour and a knowing nod to all the masters of metal and horror that came before them, one or two members may rise from the grave so keep an eye out for the next chapter…

THE SPEED OF DEATH will be available on CD, cassette tape and digital download. Pre-orders are open now, here on the APF website.

POSSESSOR to release The Speed Of Death EP

"Nighmare imagery is draped over a Frankenstein’s monster of sound that stitches together some of the most menacing stuff in the metal mausoleum: from the frosty cool of Darkthrone and Celtic Frost’s pitch-black progressiveness to the scourging severity of High On Fire and Motorhead’s Cenobite-endorsed swagger”. – Kerrang! Magazine 

“POSSESSOR have laid down a graven slab of deliciously unpretentious heavy-fuckin’-metal. It is metal scraped down to the marrow – big of riff, girthy of groove, and unashamed of its influence. Crank it up loud, raise a beer in one hand and the horns with the other”.Distorted Sound Magazine 

“Possessor have stirred every closed crypt with their sneering, shadow-dwelling horror sludge”. – Decibel Magazine 

“A storming collection of up-tempo, sludgy rock & roll with a host of vintage metal and horror influences that feels like a neat refinement of their prior releases”. The Quietus 

“There’s shades of Fu Manchu and High On Fire, but with an old-school rock ‘n’ roll spirit also rearing its head throughout. For a record that feels familiar in its inspirations, it’s certainly a dynamic affair.” Astral Noize Magazine

Out today: Swamp Coffin

November 26, 2021


Angry, visceral sludge metal from Rotherham, UK. An album born of trauma and pain, the fact it was made and released at all is a miracle. These lads have been through the mill and somehow come out the other side. Get on it.

“Building on what was laid down on 2019’s Flatcap Bastard Features, the band have upped the ante, conceptually exploring the brutal realities of depression, trauma, grief, betrayal and a general disenchantment with the world; Noose Almighty is a harrowing but cathartic album”. – Distorted Sound Magazine

“It’s an album of catharsis that deals with depression, trauma, grief and disillusionment. It’s ugly. It’s brutal. It’s a hell of a listen”. – MMH Radio

“Part NOLA sludge, part Conan’s pummelling doom. Add a muscular flex of hardcore from the hotbed of Sheffield and Leeds. Like Black Sabbath warped by hardcore and contemporary cynicism”. – Decibel Magazine

“This album represents an enormous step forward and progression in Swamp Coffin’s musical output. Heavy, dirty, innovative, and ferocious, the future of UK metal looks like it’s in safe hands”. – Ave Noctum

Swamp Coffin - Your Problem

November 17, 2021

"The band is called Swamp Coffin and the song is called 'Your Problem'. If you expected anything other than being bludgeoned by riffs until you're a firm part of the Earth's crust, then I don't know what to tell you. Because this is absolutely that in heaps and piles, and deserves to be listened to at only the loudest possible volumes."

YOUR PROBLEM. Swamp Coffin's new single. Premiering today exclusively over at Metal Injection.

Taken from the album Noose Almighty, out on APF 26th November.

Get it in your face. 

Link: https://metalinjection.net/video/swamp-coffin-drags-you-all-the-way-down-with-new-song-your-problem

Happy Anniversary to PIST

November 08, 2021


Happy anniversary to PIST. Hailz was released two years ago today.

A massive step up from 2014's Riffology and 2015's Rhythm & Booze, it brought them to a much wider audience, culminating in their triumphant tent-filling performance at this year's Bloodstock Festival.

The best is yet to come though. The follow up is gonna floor you. Coming your way on APF Records summer 2022.

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