You just know that when forces from such acclaimed death metal mobs as Bolt Thrower, Memoriam, Ashen Crown and Zealot Cult join forces the result is likely to be nailed on success.
So it is with British / Irish death metal outfit DeathCollector who have just released a video for their storming second single ‘Mental Hedonist’. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album, Death’s Toll, set for release on 23 June via Prosthetic Records.
The band’s vocalist Kieran Scott tells us: “We’re excited to show this side to our sound with ‘Mental Hedonist’! This song is about addictive narcissism, beauty industry standards, toxic fashion industry, projected delusion and forcibly altering one’s self mentally and physically to fit an image forced upon you against your own will, health and wellbeing and ultimately becoming addicted to being not yourself and gaining twisted escapist pleasure from it.
“This song has a more modern edge to it with our signature DeathCollector sound,” adds Kieran. “We want people reflecting upon the things we do to ourselves sold to us by charlatans delusion of betterment that have a fatal toll on our minds and body.”
You can check out the video right here…
Formed in 2021 as little more than a way to pass the time playing cover songs until life creaked back to normality, DeathCollector’s debut EP, Time’s Up, elicited considerable interest in the UK underground and caught the ear of Prosthetic Records. With their roots firmly planted in the scene that has supported them from the word go, DeathCollector are ready to branch out and show the rest of the globe exactly what they’re made of.
With a Bolt Thrower member in their ranks it would be all too easy to lean on the past and rely on name recognition and re-hashing a tried and true formula, but DeathCollector yearns for something more.
Aiming to capture the fervent brutality of their live performance on record despite the physical distance between them, Andy Whale (Bolt Thrower/Darkened) decamped to Fordhouse studios to record the drums. Over in Ireland, Mick Carey (Zealot Cult) laid down his guitar parts with engineer Ciaran Culhane, whilst vocals and bass were recorded in home studios in the UK. The record was mixed and mastered by Gord Olson with the intention of creating something that was true to their principles: raw and unbridled.
You can pre-order Death’s Toll here.