CHAOS RECORDS is proud to present the highly anticipated debut album of America's SACRILEGION, From Which Nightmares Crawl, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. The CD and tape versions will be released on December 9th while the vinyl version will follow next year.
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, SACRILEGION was formed in 2018 as a solo project for Connor G. Carlson (Delusions of Godhood, Unceremonial) to write death metal combining his influences of At the Gates, Edge of Sanity, and Intestine Baalism with The Chasm, Cenotaph, and Amorbital: essentially, to merge an unrelenting death metal assault with powerful melodies to invoke feelings of horror, wonder, and darkened bliss. After the release of The Pest Dialect demo, Connor was joined by Geronimo Santa Cruz on guitar, and the duo continued to work on perfecting their craft. In 2020, the duo invited Alex Seolas (Tomb of Belial) on bass and Ashton J. Childs on drums (ex-Onethium) to complete the quartet.
Throughout 2021, with this bolstered lineup, SACRILEGION worked on their debut full-length - and at long last, it is here. Bearing the ominous title From Which Nightmares Crawl, SACRILEGION's debut album bursts and bristles with an onslaught of death metal lunacy at once tastefully classic and palatably modern. Truly, the quartet create a dense and rippling dervish of decibels that fuses eerie melodicism with deft shifts of crush and blast. While the ten songs comprising From Which Nightmares Crawl contain an often-dizzying amount of transitions, SACRILEGION's attack is always straightforward - always moving, but always memorable. As the album moves on and the labyrinths become darker and deeper, the band's mad science begins to make more sense and a sensation of the epic arises...and the shadows swallow you whole. Truly, here is where From Which Nightmares Crawl.
Graced with appropriately evocative cover artwork courtesy of John Quevedo Janssens (Paganizer, Summoning Death) and simply devastating mix & master by Damian Hearring (Horrendous, Cryptic Shift, Void Rot), SACRILEGION stake their claim for one of the year's premier death metal debuts with From Which Nightmares Crawl.
released December 9, 2022
Connor G. Carlson - Vocals, Guitar
Geronimo Santa Cruz - Guitar
Ashton J. Childs - Drums
Alex Seolas - Bass
Kenji Nonaka (Intestine Baalism, Another Dimension) - Guitar (Solo) (Track 7)
Mike Jenks (Blood Purge) - Recording (Vocals)
Andy Patterson (Insect Ark, The Otolith, ex-SubRosa) - Recording (Drums)
Geronimo Santa Cruz - Recording (Guitars, Bass)
Damian Herring (Horrendous) - Mixing/Mastering, Re-Amping
John Quevado Janssens - Cover Art
Depravarts - Logo
Andrid Lopez - Layout
Dan Fried (Excarnated Entity) - Layout
Tristan Cooper - Photography