UK-based extreme metal juggernauts, Existentialist, return with 'The Zealot's Demise', the second single / video from their upcoming album, The Heretic, out 28th April via Seek and Strike. This beast of a track showcases the band’s dynamic song structures backed with captivating melodies under the blackened deathcore banner.

Watch the video here:
Stream the single and pre-save the album here:

Existentialist comment: “Technically, 'The Zealot's Demise,' is one of our most complex. There are some weird off-beat patterns at times between the kick and hand work, guitars and orchestration. Combined with tempo and time signature changes, it made the track a real challenge, but was an enjoyable writing experience. It's collectively one of our favorite tracks to play live because it smacks hard and has some savage breakdowns.

“We have scheduled a record release show in our hometown of Colchester at Three Wise Monkeys performing the new album in its entirety. This will be followed by our co-headline UK tour with Draconian Reign. We are hugely excited for this as it's been on the cards since we met them and had an absolute blast at Bloodstock. Both of us are releasing our album/EPs this spring, so this will be an amazing opportunity for you all to see us performing our new material on the road for the first time. We have some incredible support bands on each of the dates too, some old friends of ours and some new, so if you want to see what peak UK blackened deathcore looks like, don't miss out. It will be dark, it will be heavy and it will be epic."

Watch the video to previous single 'Embers Upon Calvary' featuring Jason Evans of Ingested here:

Existentialist have also announced a co-headline tour with label-mates Draconian Reign across the UK from 4th - 7th May. Dates:

  • May 04: London New Cross Inn
  • May 05: Nottingham Percy Picklebackers
  • May 06: Rotherham The Bridge Inn
  • May 07: Norwich B2, Brickmakers
Essex-based Existentialist are a five-piece blackened death metal band who are wholly cementing themselves as serious players in the scene. Their debut album Prophet of Ignorance, released in 2020, demonstrates the band's technicality, musicianship and above all, heaviness. The combination of the dark vocals, aggressive guitars, intense drumming and sinister orchestral sections creates a beautifully morbid blend of noise. The energy the quintet bring to their performances makes this band one not to miss.
Formed in 2015 by Jonny (guitar) and Olly (drums), they were later joined in 2018 by Phill (bass) and Sam (lead guitar). The line-up was completed in 2019 with the addition of vocalist Patty, allowing the release of the debut album Prophet of Ignorance in December 2020. A wide range of influences have helped the band to develop a complex sound, drawing from a variety of genres.

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