January 07, 2022
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.
"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