Over the course of their career DE PROFUNDIS have grown and developed at a prodigious rate, their music blossoming into ever more imaginative and challenging forms, reaching out in a multitude of diverse directions, leaving limiting genre definitions and regulations shattered in their wake. Blending unfettered creativity, fierce ambition and outstanding musicianship the band have so far unleashed four magnificent albums, including the ground breaking The Emptiness Within and the stunning Kingdom Of The Blind.
Kingdom Of The Blind, which was released through Wicker Man Recordings, a new subsidiary of ATMF, in 2015 was afforded lavish praise from critics across the world and hailed as undoubtedly the greatest De Profundis album to date. The torrent of glowing reviews lead to prestigious live appearances for the band, as they were invited to play with Enslaved, Grand Magus, Gorgoroth, Kampfar and Gehenna. In 2016 they also appeared at the Incineration Festival in London, one of the major extreme music meetings on the global calendar.
2017 marks the 10th Anniversary since the release of De Profundis’ first album, Beyond Redemption and a yearlong celebration of major events is well underway. The band started the year by hitting the road around the UK with Norwegian black metal kings Taake and renowned weavers of atmospheric darkness Fen. This tour marked the first appearance in the De Profundis live set of new song ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’, a masterpiece of old school death metal, performed with De Profundis’ trademark skill and ingenuity. With the tour complete, ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’ was then released as a powerful video single, with the dark and disturbing imagery created by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Flotsam And Jetsam).
With the new video still making waves with metal sites across the net, De Profundis were back on the road again for a full European tour with David Vincent of Morbid Angel’s new band, I Am Morbid. The package was completed by gore legends Necrophagia, US pagan metal warriors Helsott and openers The Heretic Order and saw De Profundis take their anniversary celebrations to Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands.
Upon their return from Europe it became clear that ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’ was not destined to be just an addictive addition to the live set and the soundtrack to a chilling video release. The next announcement from the De Profundis camp was that they would be releasing a celebratory career retrospective album, entitled Decayed: 2007 – 2017. Decayed… is to be released exclusively with issue 079 of the world’s number one extreme music magazine, Zero Tolerance – no fewer than 10,000 copies heading out to every corner of the globe.
With album number five already recorded and plans for an autumn headline tour of the UK in the works, De Profundis’ 2017 celebrations look set to run and run…
“…every song is a brilliantly constructed whole…” 5.5/6
Zero Tolerance Magazine