Transcending Obscurity Records is proud to welcome the ambitious death metal band of Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) and Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Henry Kane, Ursinne) called Heads For The Dead to its family. Expect crushing old school death metal inspired by horror movies and having a great sound and atmosphere to boot. The band joins a roster featuring death metal bands such as Paganizer, Down Among The Dead Men, Ursinne, Feral, De Profundis, Echelon, Rogga Johansson, Come Back From The Dead and many more. The debut full length ‘Serpents Curse’ will soon be scheduled for release this year on multiple formats. Stay tuned for the release date announcement.
Transcending Obscurity Records label owner Kunal Choksi commented: “I’m absolutely honoured to work with Ralf Hauber of Revel In Flesh in a special project that involves my friend Jonny Pettersson of Henry Kane, Ursinne, Wombbath, Pale King, etc. The moment I heard Heads For The Dead, I knew this was world class death metal – it eschews any particular style of the music and in fact uses influences from a few to meld a form of death metal that’s powerful as well as atmospheric. The album will have an ambitious multiple format release and you all will get to listen to their first track via the coming 2018 label sampler.” Ralf Hauber added: “The Heads For The Dead debut album has grown in an over two years long working process! Countless hours of work on vocal lines, the concept, arts and most of all the absolutely refreshing experience in working for the first time with Jonny Pettersson as main composer and producer on a project! On the one hand it felt like running free, since there was no expectation, no limitation, although on the other hand everybody knows that you can never deny your roots! The complete album has musically many faces, many raging influences, many depths and extremes sides, too. The vocals belong to my most extreme and challenging works thus far! The exciting moment of unveiling this trip to the everflowing spheres of horror is soon to come! We are looking forward to the co-operation with the rising and ambitious new label Transcending Obscurity Records! The 'Serpent’s Curse' is unbound!!!” Jonny Pettersson commented: “When we started working on the songs for Heads For The Dead, I knew that we had something special brewing. Our own take on old school extreme metal, where our obsession with old horror movies shines through in everything from the music to the visual aspects. Knowing that we had something good going on, I knew that we needed a label that could do the album justice, and I am proud that say that Kunal and his label Transcending Obscurity Records accepted our offer.”
"Serpents Curse" will feature guest appearances by Matt Moliti (Sentient Horror) and Hakan Stuvemark (Wombbath). The artwork (shown below) and layout was created by Branca Studio (Paradise Lost) and the band's logo was created by Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie). The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Serpent’s Curse 2. Heads for the Dead 3. Deep Below 4. Post Mortem Suffering 5. The Awakening 6. Death Calls 7. Of Wrath & Vengeance 8. Gate Creeper 9. The Return to Fathomless Darkness 10. In Darkness I Feel No Regrets