Sussex quintet Subservience have been gathering a great reputation across their native UK and beyond with their corrosive blend of groove laden extreme metal since forming in 2010. Having already released a demo Blueprint To Chaos in 2010, a split with Sa-da-KO in 2011 and two crushing EP’s Dystopia and Ripped In Half in 2012 and 2013 respectively; Subservience are right on queue and are set to unleash yet another beast of a record.
Upheaval, recorded at Brighton Electric, is the title of the band’s forthcoming EP and is set for release on 17th October 2014. The track listing is as follows.
- Inhuman Savagery
- Divine Malevolence
Talented Indonesian artist Krisna Widiathama was commissioned for the Upheaval cover art, which can be seen to the side.
Speaking of Upheaval, which the band claim is their heaviest effort to date, guitarist Ryan Jardine comments:
“Previously our lyrics had been firmly based on reality but now, with our new vocalist [Dan Lofthouse], we have taken inspiration from works of fiction and combined this with real life experiences. Musically, we really wanted to expand on everything we’ve done before, to push ourselves further and add more technicality, yet making sure we didn’t lose the all-important groove people know us for. Everyone in the band has been fully involved with the new material. We all have a vast range of influences and it’s just been about bringing this all together.”
Drawing influence from the classic death metal bands of yesteryear as well as the recent breed of modern greats you will find no self-indulgent displays here; Subservience have put on a stage show that certainly pulls no punches. Brimming over with concentrated fury and a taste for chaos, they have been met with a great reception amongst their ever-growing fan base. Their live show has earned them a reputation as one of the heaviest bands on the south coast, and has rewarded them with slots at Download Festival 2013 and Hammerfest III, as well as sharing bills with underground heavyweights Blood Red Throne, Xerath, Mortad, Bloodshot Dawn, Hour of Penance, Demonic Resurrection, Flayed Disciple and Eye of Solitude.