New Brookland Tavern Presents:
Ovid's Withering, Invoking the Abstract
122 State St.
West Columbia, SC, 29169
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee amidst an array of old music and southern hospitality, Enfold Darkness unleashes an ungodly European sound, combining the melodic riffs and technical precision of Gothenburg death metal with the ferocity and morose darkness of Norwegian black metal, creating a skillfully crafted blackened masterpiece that is their debut album, "Our Cursed Rapture." Recorded in part by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Through the Eyes of The Dead), "Our Cursed Rapture" gives Death Metal and Black Metal fans alike a new experience.
As most bands experience constant lineup changes during their formative years, Enfold Darkness has had it's fair share. After solidifying a lineup in 2008, the band was discovered by Mike Keene of The Faceless while opening for them in their hometown.
Enfold Darkness sets themselves apart from most of today's extreme metal through delivering a soulful yet haunting performance – not relying on flashy playing alone. The dark and macabre lyrics leave one feeling as they have just read a chapter from an unearthed ancient demonic manuscript while leaving all of the cheesy, Satanic metal cliches behind.
After seeing the release of "Our Cursed Rapture" in November, 2009 on Sumerian Records, Enfold Darkness embarked on several nationwide tours with the likes of The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, and Burning The Masses just to name a few – all the while spreading their name and sound.
[Written by Micah Moses]
Ovid's Withering is a musical unit that has been refined into their own identity through seasons of staying on their own two feet, and never settling for less than their best. With a firm DIY ethic that always has kept them at the most interpersonal level with their lively and interactive fanbase, they crafted a brand that keeps listeners involved in their universe even between musical releases. There's always activity behind the curtains of the Ovid's Withering camp, but the curtains are transparent enough for the faithful followers to never feel forgotten in the midst of the toiling songcraft. With a tight, intense live show, and a focus on clever songwriting over easily-forgotten showboating, they have won over many an audience. Such audiences have included crowds belonging to Periphery, Fleshgod Apocalypse, SepticFlesh, Kataklysm, Enfold Darkness, The Absence, Behemoth, Abiotic, Obscura, Born of Osiris, Six Feet Under, and The Black Dahlia Murder. With recently winning the Tampa chapter of Sumerian's Headbang For The Highway battle of the bands, plus increasing widespread interest and hype for their recently released EP titled 'The Cloud Gatherer', they can effortlessly prove themselves to be an engaging and entertaining musical force on both live and recorded platforms of delivery. While others dream, Ovid's Withering forges grandiose visions into tangible art. 2013 will see them moving forward on a larger scale than ever before, and the journey will be a regrettable one to ignore.
Invoking the Abstract
Formed in January of 2010, Invoking the Abstract is just four dudes who love to shred, while taking every step to evolve musically and progress to the next plateau.
Currently a quartet with the aid of a MacBook drum machine, I.T.A. strives to provide a unique and energizing experience for any metal admirer. For all inquiries, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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