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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Total Invasion invite you to enter the “Invasion Zone”

The stench of death hangs heavy in the air and every surface is awash with blood. Jagged shards of bone and unrecognisable pieces of muscle and tissue lie scattered across the floor, while glistening entrails are suspended from the ceiling like slippery, stinking ropes – vomit inducing decorations in a house of madness. It shuffles through the gore and offal, breathing heavily from the exertion of reducing so many sweating, screaming human animals to this lifeless mess. And it is one of many. It is but the vanguard of the oncoming total invasion!

Formed in New York in the summer of 2021 Total Invasion are one of the heaviest musical entities ever to emerge from the grime and noise of the city. Combining skin-flaying speed with deviant grooves and bone breaking bludgeon, Total Invasion have created a grisly four track EP of staggering force and ferocity – “Invasion Zone”. Opening with the remorseless, relentless “New York Tough” with its arsenal of abhorrent riffs and incredible bowel-scouring vocals from the throat of Ryan Jones, Invasion Zone never lets up for a second. Through the diseased, hook infested zombie attack of “Everyone Loves Raymond” and the nightmare savagery of “Dripping Wet”, to Invasion Zone’s climactic crowning glory, the morgue dwelling masterpiece that is ‘Human Elation’, which brings all of Total Invasion’s sickening skills to bear in a superlative, sore-covered demonstration of the brutal death metal art. This is one gargantuan beast of an EP!

Mastered by Brad Boatright (Black Breath, Skeletonwitch, Obituary etc) at Audiosiege Mastering, the sound on “Invasion Zone” is brutal perfection – the vocals plumbing unearthly depths and the guitars exuding a venomous miasma with enough acidic bite to dissolve flesh on contact. Out now on Brutal Mind, “Invasion Zone” is already in line for the title of heaviest release of 2023.Grab your copy now and prepare to be obliterated!

Ryan Jones – vocals
John Sepa – guitar/bass
Sam Schereck – drums
Michael Dimmitt – live bass