Ulcerate to release new studio album “Stare Into Death and Be Still” on April 24th 2020

Ulcerate Stare Into Death and Be Still cover
New Zealand-based death metal trio Ulcerate will unleash their anticipated sixth album, “Stare Into Death and Be Still”, on April 24th, 2020, via new label home Debemur Morti Productions.
The unmistakeable sound of Ulcerate finds its emotional apex on “Stare Into Death and Be Still”, as the band emerges from the claustrophobia and dissonance of their recent past to present a next-level exploration of melody, harmony, and power. The band’s signature, ultra-atmospheric blend of unorthodox death metal with the textures of futurist black metal is here pared-down with the consummate hand of experience, giving stunning credence to the riff, the song, and the meaning.
Embracing production clarity, Ulcerate uses these songs to fully showcase their otherworldly musicianship: a vocal performance from Paul Kelland of unadulterated authority, Michael Hoggard’s guitar, and Jamie Saint Merat’s percussion working in tandem with startling skill and originality, simultaneously skewed and heart-rending, often addictively succinct and reveling in strident motifs that hook, haunt, and transform the listener with their expressive honesty.
Thematically, the album explores the concept of “death reverence” - drawing on recent personal experience to confront the truism that death and tragedy aren’t always sudden or violent, that people are often passive observers trapped “in the silent horror of observing death calmly and cleanly”.
“Stare Into Death and Be Still” is the deepest, purest, and most meticulous form of Ulcerate: a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.
Ulcerate delivers their first preview of the record with a stream of the title track. Listen to the new track below.

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1. The Lifeless Advance
2. Exhale the Ash
3. Stare Into Death and Be Still
4. There is No Horizon
5. Inversion
6. Visceral Ends
7. Drawn Into the Next Void
8. Dissolved Orders