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Deformatory Unleash Brutal Drum Experience w/ Playthrough “Behold, The Apex of Decay”


Ottawa’s Deformatory will be unleashing their latest concept album “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” on September 3rd. Mixed and mastered by Topon Das (Fuck the Facts) from Apartment 2 Recording along with the artwork done by Paul Gerrard (a movie concept designer known for his imagery on Wrath of the Titans, Hellraiser: Origins and Hellboy), the full length is a continuation of the narrative from their previous album “Malediction” (2016) and depicts an interdimensional horde seeking to consume the essence of planetary life, which is broken up into three chapters.

Over the last few months, the band has shared four singles and videos (streaming below), and today they showcase their first drum playthrough for their crushing track “Behold, The Apex of Decay”, which can be viewed via TheCirclePit's YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/WvuH7CI5DZ0 Drummer Neil Grandy explains the playthrough in further detail:

"'Behold, the Apex of Decay' was an obvious choice for a drum play performance video due to being one of the first tracks we wrote for the album and being wicked fun to play.

It features a wide variety of different styles and techniques throughout the song. Aside from starting off with a smack to the face, the track features both traditional and gravity blasts, along with several tempos, great double kick runs, and a very progressive solo selection.

We wanted to have an equally stunning location to film this drum experience. Filled with incredible architecture and presence, the Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, Ontario totally fit the bill. What a crazy vibe it was to hear these blasts reverberate throughout the church!

The video showcases a wide selection of shots to convey the different playing styles and techniques used on the track, while featuring the unique location to deliver devastating brutally in a house of worship.


For the video, the exact drum kit used to record Inversion of the Unseen Horizon at Apartment Two Studios and features: Crush drums, Remo heads, Sabian Cymbals, Axis Percussion pedals, London Drumstick Co sticks, Roland Electronics." Together since 2010, the duo of drummer Neil Grandy and vocalist/guitarist Charlie Leduc easily create a maniacal strain of death metal. “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” is the third full-length album for Deformatory, following the 2011 EP “A Prelude Of…”; the 2013 full-length “In The Wake of Pestilence” and the 2016 full-length “Malediction”. This massively complex and intriguing album is just the tip of the iceberg for the brutal Ottawa duo. Best suited for fans of extreme death metal and old-school black metal, Deformatory is recommended listening for those who enjoy Origin, Hate Eternal, and Cryptopsy.

The album “Inversion of the Unseen Horizon” will be released on September 3, 2021. Album pre-order - http://deformatory.bandcamp.com

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