DE PROFUNDIS now part of the Wickerman Family


We’re proud to announce the signing of DE PROFUNDIS, hailing from England.

The first fruits of this new relationship will begin on the 28th September with the release of the fourth DE PROFUNDIS album, entitled “Kingdom Of The Blind”. Featuring ten stunning tracks of progressive, melodic death metal, Kingdom Of The Blind is without any doubt the finest album to bear the DE PROFUNDIS name. More challenging, more extreme, more captivating and addictive than anything they have released before, Kingdom Of The Blind will thrill DE PROFUNDIS’ devoted fans and draw many new listeners into their cult of technically breathtaking, atmospheric death metal mastery. The album will come complete with some wonderfully evocative artwork, courtesy of Costin Chioreanu, renowned for his work with Arch Enemy, Darkthrone, At The Gates, Grave and many others.

“De Profundis is excited to release our most brutal and ambitious work to date with Kingdom Of The Blind,” comments band guitarist Shoi Sen “and we can’t wait to start working with the guys at Wicker Man. We feel we now have the backing of a really enthusiastic and supportive team, the right people to help take De Profundis to the next level.”

2014 was an excellent year for DE PROFUNDIS as they drew plaudits from around the globe for their fantastic Frequencies EP. The EP hit the top spot in the ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE readers’ poll, running away with the award for the best self release of the year and bassist Arran McSporran also featured in the top ten bassists of the year – amongst some illustrious company like Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), David Vincent (Morbid Angel) and Glen Benton (Deicide). However, even these achievements look set to be eclipsed in 2015, when the monumental Kingdom Of The Blind is unleashed.


De Profundis bio:

Formed in 2005, London’s De Profundis started life playing a haunting blend of Doom and Death metal. Self-releasing their full-length debut “Beyond Redemption” to critical acclaim in 2007, the band wasted no time in making themselves known as a live experience to be reckoned with. Gigging extensively in their native United Kingdom, they went on to stun audiences at Bloodstock Open Air, March Metal Day in Greece, and by 2009 were supporting Iron Maiden in India, resulting in a 2 album deal with Sony India. Despite these explosive beginnings, various line-up changes combined with the band’s disillusionment with the stagnant Doom scene saw them distance themselves from it in favour of a greater challenge.
2010 saw the release of “A Bleak Reflection”, which was picked up by Kolony Records (Ita). Colossal in scope and far more progressive in nature, the album presented a new sound for the band, showcasing superior musicianship and songwriting while retaining the sombre, melodic atmosphere that defined their debut. Countless shows followed, including the UK’s Infernal Damnation, Portugal’s Ilha do Ermal Festival, a European tour supporting Ragnarok (Nor) and a triumphant return to India for a headlining tour, which included playing as co-headliners with Lacuna Coil to 30,000 people at the Kingfisher Octoberfest in 2010. A 14 date Eastern European tour supporting Rotting Christ followed in 2011.
The boundaries pushed on ‘A Bleak Reflection’ were well and truly broken altogether in 2012 by the band’s third opus “The Emptiness Within”, once again released by Kolony Records. After years of honing their art, the sound of De Profundis was streamlined into concise, technical cacophonies that fused ferocious Blackened Death metal with ethereal progressive overtones. The band would film their first promo video for the song “Twisted Landscapes” before storming Germany’s Rockharz festival, supporting Endstille (Ger) on their UK tour, spending 2 weeks supporting Marduk and Immolation throughout Europe and embarking on a UK headlining tour of their own.
In March 2014, De Profundis began recording their next 2 releases: a 4 track EP entitled “Frequencies” to be released in June/July 2014, followed by the bands fourth yet untitled full length album in the near future. With these new releases, De Profundis continue to evolve, the new material being the most scathingly aggressive yet intricate and refined music they have ever written. 

In July 2014 De Profundis will embark on UK tour supporting India’s Demonic Resurrection and 6 years after their first Bloodstock appearance in 2008, De Profundis descend upon the Sophie Lancaster stage determined to prove that they are a force within UK’s Extreme Metal scene that cannot and will not be ignored.

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