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 five magnificent albums, including the ground breaking The Emptiness Within, the progressive and challenging Kingdom Of The Blind and most recently the raging power of The Blinding Light Of Faith.
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 marked the 10th Anniversary since the release of De Profundis’ first album, Beyond Redemption and a yearlong celebration of major events got 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. Issue 079 of the world’s number one extreme music magazine, Zero Tolerance came with a celebratory retrospective album of De Profundis’ career to date, entitled Decayed: 2007 – 2017. No fewer than 10,000 copies of this collection, featuring the ‘…Orgy…’ single, headed out to every corner of the globe. However, as they celebrated the past, behind the scenes, Imperative PR and De Profundis had been working together on the band’s future and in December of 2017 a new record deal was signed, with fast growing Indian label Transcending Obscurity.
May 10th 2018 saw the release of the fifth De Profundis album – The Blinding Light Of Faith. Adorned with a brand new band logo designed by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Design, to herald a new dark age for the band, The Blinding Light Of Faith was full of the heaviest and most dynamic death metal De Profundis had ever created. The sheer number of glowing reviews was unprecedented in the band’s career and De Profundis immediately hit the road for a headline tour of the UK, with fellow Imperative PR band Formicarius in support. As the UK tour came to an end De Profundis headed to Europe as part of the immense Totenritual Crusade Tour with Belphegor and Melechesh, taking the blinding light to Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and Poland. Meanwhile, back in the UK artist Andy Pilkington continued to work on the incredibly ambitious project of creating interlinking videos for every track on The Blinding Light Of Faith album – a visual realisation of De Profundis’ most remarkable work to date.
The Blinding Light Of Faith tour still continues, with performances at Bloodstock Open Air, Iberian Metal Warriors and Fire & Forge festivals yet to come…the momentum is unstoppable…De Profundis’ greatest days have arrived!
“…a British death metal milestone…”
Dom Lawson – Metal Hammer