Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Outer Heaven's debut, Diabolus Vobsicum, is out today, February 10th, on Melotov Records and streaming in its entirety via Noisey.

Stream Diabolus Vobiscum, here.

The young Pennsylvania band deals in creeping, minimal death metal, drenched in doom. Though peers include Code Orange and Full of Hell, Outer Heaven has committed fully to the darkness, delivering a debut that Noisey's Kim Kelly calls "game-changing" and likens to "'90s death metal and its doomier counterparts across the pond."

Order from Melotov Records, here.

"Bludgeon your senses with Outer Heaven's game-changing debut album, Diabolus Vobiscum... Outer Heaven came up in the Pennsylvania hardcore scene... Their new album for Melotov Records has far more in common with musty '90s death metal and its doomier counterparts across the pond; songs like 'Vault of Whispers' exude mournful decay in line with what My Dying Bride and Katatonia were dishing out in their prime."

"Pummeling riffs... putrid death doom"
–CVLT Nation

"Similarities to Mitochondrian and Decibel favorites Incantation. These are promising comparisons for extreme metal... It's new school death metal with an old school feel without the shelf dust."

"While hardcore and thrash often have a symbiotic relationship, it isn't as often that you see death metal align itself with its breakdown companions. However, Outer Heaven have managed to mesh the genres in a sparse yet doomy way that keeps the EP interesting..."
–Invisible Oranges

"The doom/death metallers incorporate elements of their classic influences into their modern approach to create a set of extremely dark and crushing tracks."

"Outer Heaven let nuances of their influences bleed into their dirty death concoction... Mixing old school death metal with doom, hardcore, and a pinch of black metal makes for an interesting (and heavy) sound..."
–American Aftermath