After releasing high-profile widely loved 2018 death metal albums from Augury and Inferi, rising label The Artisan Era is ready to unleash even more quality death metal upon the masses. Enter recent signees Mordant Rapture, a San Jose, California-based group delivering powerful symphonic heavy technical death metal with a strong black metal influence coursing through it.

The Artisan Era recently announced the upcoming July 13th release of the band’s debut EP, The Abnegation’. ‘The Abnegation’ is a five-song whirlwind of symphonic and blackened technical death metal influenced by the grandiose nature of film scores and also by groups such as Spawn of Possession, Emperor, Necrophagist, and Dissection. Active since 2013, ‘The Abnegation’ will be the group’s first release, due in part to Mordant Rapture laboring for years writing and re-inventing themselves until satisfied with songs they considered top-notch.

Today the band partnered with No Clean Singing to launch the second single from The Abnegation, “Unsightly Beast”. Listen below: