I’m not even going to pretend this is fresh news. But better late than never right?! As a quick reminder from yesterday, we will be covering the Boston region of the Wacken Metal Battle USA 2017. The first round of this inaugural competition took place on February 21st at ONCE Somerville and we couldn’t be more excited to share the round one winner… Coffin Birth!
Coffin Birth is a Boston-based blackened death metal band that has been making waves throughout New England in recent years. Dating back to 2003 and looking to Lovecraft for influence, Coffin Birth have created an exceptionally dark, brutal approach to death metal that offers a healthy dose of technicality. By claiming the first round of the Boston region of the Wacken Metal Battle USA, they have earned themselves a spot in the Boston final on April 20th and moved one step closer to reaching Wacken Open Air 2017.
Coffin Birth’s most recent release, The Bowels of Chaos, is available on Bandcamp. A few tracks are available as a free stream for those that want to get a high level idea of what they bring to that table. That said, the full album is also available for purchase by way digital download as well, which I encourage you all take advantage of. Being the fan of blackened death metal that I am, I highly, highly, look forward to checking these guys out on April 20th.
Congrats are in order for Coffin Birth! Be sure to check back next week for the winner of round two.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”