If you want more of the awesome Rogga Johansson-Dave Ingram death metal, you MUST get your hands on ECHELON. They released a mind-blowing album earlier on the same label and it has since been completely sold out. Now, with the release of DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, it is brought back in stock and is now available as a low-priced combo with this new album. Listen to the BENEDICTION-esque classic tunes of ECHELON here –
New death metal supergroup ECHELON employ the services of David Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, URSINNE, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, ex-BENEDICTION), Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, EYE OF PURGATORY), Johan Berglund (THE GROTESQUERY), Kjetil Lynghaug (PAGANIZER, JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN) and Travis Ruvo (AKATHARTA, CROPSY MANIAC). Expect death metal that is stupendous, old school and fleshed out, emphasizing on crushing British brutality coupled with classic Swedish melodic sensibilities and riffing power. Care has been taken to ensure that the nostalgic value remains foremost, as the music traverses through many winding yet memorable songs, with impeccable compositions by the riff-master Rogga and probably one of David Ingram’s finest vocal performances of his career. This is a varied, bombastic album that will go down as one of the strongest albums of this era.
Album lineup –
David Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, URSINNE, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, ex-BENEDICTION) – Vocals
Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, EYE OF PURGATORY) – Guitar
Johan Berglund (THE GROTESQUERY) – Bass
Kjetil Lynghaug (JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN, PAGANIZER) – Lead Guitar
Travis Ruvo (AKATHARTA, CROPSY MANIAC) – Drums
Death metal legends David Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, URSINNE, ECHELON) and Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, EYE OF PURGATORY, NECROGOD) team up to create a new chapter of the heaviest form of death metal/crust you’ll hear. With both members being in top form following the resounding success of URSINNE and PAGANIZER on the common label, they do something outstanding for DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, taking the unique sound forward without betraying the roots. The third album is the best one in their acclaimed discography where bludgeoning death metal meets the spunk of crust and leaves something unforgettable in its wake. Immaculately produced and executed as a fully functioning band, ‘And You Will Obey Me’ will go down as one of the strongest albums of this period.
Line up –
David Ingram – Vocals (ex-BOLT THROWER, URSINNE, ECHELON, ex-BENEDICTION, ex-HAIL OF BULLETS)
Rogga Johansson – Guitars/Bass (PAGANIZER, EYE OF PURGATORY, NECROGOD)
Kjetil Lynghaug – Session Leads (PAGANIZER, ECHELON, STASS)
Erik R. Bevenrud – Session Drums (STASS)