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Ingested Post Death Metal Slammer, “Mouth of the Abyss,” From Forthcoming New EP

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No rest for death metal’s hardest-working road dogs: after what felt like a never-ending tour schedule last year and the release of a new album, The Level Above Human, U.K.-based slam purveyors Ingested are back for more with a new EP titled Call of the Void (not to be confused with the band of the same name) scheduled for release in June.

My first impression of “Mouth of the Abyss,” the EP’s first single now streaming via Exclaim, is that it’s a little heavier on the traditional technical death metal and a bit lighter on the slams than much of the band’s past work. There are still plenty of grooves, of course — you’re moshing! — but, well, I’ll just let drummer Lyn Jefs explain:

“Our new EP isn’t just material for material’s sake or a stopgap between albums, this is something we feel is an important evolution in our style and is a piece of music that will again transcend the genre of slam.

“We feel immensely proud of the Call of the Void EP, it is something we have worked hard on to develop while on the road so much of 2018. It is darker, riff-heavy and atmospheric but still has all the ingredients that make Ingested what it is.”

Take a gander below and see if you agree with Lyn and my assessments. Call of the Void comes out on June 14th via Unique Leader; pre-order here. Ingested will return to the road in Europe this spring; dates underneath the embed.

05/4 Saint-Omer, France – Dreamer Fest
05/5 Lyon, France – Rock’n’Eat ^
05/6 Lenzburg, Switzerland – Metbar ^
05/7 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion ^
05/8 Rostock, Germany – Mau Club ^
05/9 Copenhagen, Sweden – Stengade +
05/10 Stockholm, Sweden – Slaktkyrkan +
05/11 Jonkoping, Sweden – Klubb Dissonans +
05/12 Goteborg, Sweden – Truckstop +
05/13 Oslo, Norway – Bla +
05/15 Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore ~
05/16 Berlin, Germany – Nuke Club ~
05/17 Chemnitz, Germany – Ajz ~
05/18 Chrudim, Czech Republic – R-Klub ~
05/19 Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka ~
06/14 Apeldoorn, Netherlands – Gigant
06/15 Munich, Germany – Slamavaria *
06/16 Klagenburt, Austria – Club Stereo *
06/17 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
06/18 Szeged, Hungary – Jate Klub *
06/19 Cluj-Napoca, Rmania – Flying Circus *
06/20 Kosice, Slovakia – Colloseum *
06/21 Litomerice, Czech Republic – Death Coffee Party
06/22 Tynec nad Labem, Czech Republic – Tynecky Mazec Festival

^ with Cryptopsy, Gloryhole Guillotine, Incite
+ with Cryptopsy, Gloryhole Guillotine, Nightrage
~ with Cryptopsy, Gloryhole Guillotine, Deomnical
* Call of the Void EP Release Tour w/ Within Destruction

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