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Ischemic, Ontario’s premier death/doom metal act, is thrilled to announce the release of their new single, the title track from their upcoming album, “Condemned to the Breaking Wheel”. This latest offering gives fans a first taste of what to expect from their highly anticipated full-length album due for release on April 5th, 2024. This release is a testament to the band’s relentless drive to crush and cleave asunder, while simultaneously draining their victims of all hope. Listen to the new track here:

In the shadowy catacombs of Toronto in 2012, Ischemic was formed by vocalist Isabelle T and guitarist Adam K. Their mission was clear: to end the drought of local death/doom bands and to offer something uniquely grim and heavy. Influenced by the vile ferocity of death/doom acts such as Hooded Menace, Autopsy, and Asphyx, and blending it with the melodic gloom of Agalloch and Paradise Lost, Ischemic also drew upon the sonic girth of modern doom acts like Ahab, Conan, and Thou. The result is a sound that is capable of crushing skulls, breaking hearts, and trampling crypts.

Ischemic’s live performances have been a vital part of their identity, sharing stages with bands such as Woe, Blizaro, Archspire, Wilt, Bayond Creation, Blood Of Christ, and Iskra.Their shows are known for their intensity and the emotional depth they bring, showcasing the band’s ability to connect with audiences through their powerful music.

The discography of Ischemic showcases a journey through evolving sounds and themes. Starting with “Frigid Descent” (EP, 2013), the band made their mark with a blend of crushing doom and melancholic undertones. This was followed by “All Paths Lead Nowhere” (EP, 2016), where they explored darker, more chaotic territories of black and black/doom metal. “Stagnation and Woe” (LP, 2018) saw the band refining their sound into a cleaner, more focused direction. Then came “Ischemic” (LP, 2021), which marked a shift towards a more primitive dirge, receiving acclaim for its visceral and pummeling force.

As “Condemned to the Breaking Wheel” is set to be unveiled, Ischemic is ready to unleash a new chapter in their musical saga. This album not only represents the culmination of years of musical evolution and experimentation but also reaffirms the band’s commitment to creating deeply affecting and bleakly atmospheric music. With its release, Ischemic is set to once again captivate and engage fans old and new, proving their enduring relevance and innovation within the death/doom genre.

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