L-R – Patrick Leyn (Bass) | Evan Salvador (Guitar and Vocals) | Evan Knight (Drums) – Photo Credit: Mitch Ross
Currently working on completing their new EP entitled “Tenebrous Labyrinth” to follow their 2015 debut album “Void To Enlightenment”, Denver, CO progressive death metal trio PILE OF PRIESTS have a new video for their stand alone single entitled “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu” premiered exclusively on NoCleanSinging.com.
Translated from Latin, “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu” means “Redemption Through Torture” as the band explains:
“The song is about the centuries of child molestation within the Catholic Church, and in particular one Wisconsin priest who sexually molested over 200 deaf children between 1950 and 1974. He was never punished by the Vatican hierarchy or by the criminal justice system of the United States. The song musically starts out with an eerie bass intro to portray the sadness and trauma of all the affected victims. It then progresses into a fast-paced melodic ride of pure anger that is sure to rile up the listener.”
Following the release of this new single, the band’s forthcoming EP “Tenebrous Labyrinth” will consist of three original songs and three covers.
Drummer Evan Knight adds:
“We are very proud of our new single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’ and upcoming EP that we plan to follow. Our sound has evolved on every release and we have agreed that this EP to come is the pinnacle of our sound thus far. It’s fast, evil, melodic and incorporates other styles of metal besides death metal.”
To watch “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu”, please visit the following link: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/10/06/an-ncs-video-premiere-pile-of-priests-redemptionem-per-cruciatu/
PILE OF PRIESTS is:
Evan Salvador – Vocals, Guitar
Patrick Leyn – Bass
Evan Knight – Drums
Formed in 2009, the memorably named progressive death metal band Pile of Priests have put in the man hours for their metal, supporting legendary bands like Artillery, Vader and Immolation.
Consisting of Evan Salvador on guitar and vocals, Patrick Leyn on bass, and Evan Knight on drums, they independently released their 2016 debut album ‘Void To Enlightenment’.
Never resting on their laurels, they have now recorded a new EP, consisting of three original songs and three covers, entitled ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ plus prior to the EP being unleashed a stand alone single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’.
Inspired by Death, Edge of Sanity, Old Man’s Child, Cannibal Corpse and the mighty Voivod… Evan Salvador describes his band’s ‘death metal with a twist’.
Pile of Priests aim is to produce a sound inspired by 90s death and thrash metal bands. The trio were disgusted with what they describe as ‘pseudo metal’ and they could feel the resurgence of real metal was coming, and Pile of Priests were going to be at the forefront of this true metal tsunami! Lyrically, Pile of Priests are a firestorm of fury against the injustices of the world, as main songwriter Evan Salvador explains, he focuses on “things that upset me, things that I have true hatred or resentment toward to help conjure creative emotions. Most of our songs are about the fallacies of religion, but also human struggles and current events in the world.”
Evan is stoked for fans to hear Pile of Priests’ new music. “We are very proud of our new single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’ and upcoming EP that we plan to follow. Our sound has evolved on every release and we have agreed that this EP to come is the pinnacle of our sound thus far. It’s fast, evil, melodic and incorporates other styles of metal besides death metal.’
Live Pile of Priests “is all about energy. We certainly don’t stand there like boring robots solely focused on our instruments with blank expressions!”