Sep 142017
 

Blackened death metal band A Hill To Die Upon are back with a new album entitled “Via Artis, Via Mortis” Initially, the album would be released on September 15th, but it is postponed to Friday, September 29th. Check out the video update below.

The band states: We’re very excited to be working with such an awesome label, and look forward to a long relationship with them. Check out the first single ‘Jubal and Syrinx’ from the new album link below.

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Sep 032017
 

Everyone’s favorite Scandinavian blackened death metal band from Illinois (Missouri) is back with their fourth full-length release that is chock full of their characteristic pounding drums and driving riffs with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

For those not in the know, A Hill to Die Upon, despite the Scandinavian black/death metal sound, actually originated in central Illinois.  In 2008, the band recorded a demo and were signed to Bombworks Records and in 2009 released Infinite Titanic Immortal Omens (2011)was the second release by the band and had a darker feel to it, which some critics liked more than others, but due to the overall strength of the album, even those who were not enthusiastic about it, still rated it highly.  The recording of the the band’s third album Holy Despair was fraught with challenges unlike the 8 day process for Omens as Adam Cook’s basement studio flooded, delaying things several months.  In the end, Holy Despair (2014) was also met with critical acclaim.  In addition to the critical acclaim for the studio work, the band is equally impressive live, especially with the impact the corpse paint brings to the overall feeling as the band seeks to “engage as many of the senses as possible” according to Michael in an interview for HM magazine.  The band has played a variety of festivals over the years including the mighty Cornerstone Festival (several times), Destruction Fest in London, Elements of Rock, and Nordic Fest as well as sharing the band with many legendary and notorious bands, including recently sharing the stage with Deicide, a band directly opposed to Christian beliefs of AHTDU band members.  For Via Artis Via Mortis, the band signed to Luxor Records, Adam Cook and Nolan Osmond handled the recording while Joseph Calliero took care of the mixing and mastering.

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Aug 132017
 

Blackened death metal band A Hill To Die Upon are back with a new album entitled “Via Artis, Via Mortis” which will be released on September 15th. through Luxor Records.

The band states: We’re very excited to be working with such an awesome label, and look forward to a long relationship with them. Check out the first single ‘Jubal and Syrinx’ from the new album link below.

“Via Artis, Via Mortis” will be the follow-up to “Holy Despair” (2014) Continue reading »

Aug 042014
 

AHtDU_2014Blackened death metallers A Hill to Die Upon have released a music video for the song ‘Cloven Hoof Hava Nagila’ the track comes of their  third full-lenght album “Holy Despair” which is released on April 22 via Bombworks Records. The music video was shot on July 19 and filmed by Bloody Roach Media. The video can be seen below.

Pictures of the video shoot can be seen here.

Started by brothers Adam and Michael, A Hill to Die Upon has been characterized by a constant drive to better the music and the inability to give up. After forming in the Winter of 2005, many demos and uncountable shows, AHtDU found it’s niche in extreme metal with Elisha  Mullins and Ravn Furfjord [ex Antestor and Frosthardr]. While releasing their first full length, “Infinite Titanic Immortal”AHtDU has  made great strides in their titanic onslaught. Continue reading »

Mar 182014
 

AHtDU_2014Blackened death metallers A Hill to Die Upon have released a lyric video for the song ‘Satan Speaks’ the track comes of their upcoming third full-lenght album “Holy Despair” which will be released on April 22 via Bombworks Records. The video can be seen below.

As the lyrical text for the song, AHtDU used a poem of the same name by noted British essayist and novelist C.S. Lewis. It appears in a collection of poems named Spirits In Bondage that Lewis wrote as a young man after returning from the horrors of World War I. As Lewis wrote to a friend in 1918, the book is “mainly strung around the idea that I mentioned to you before – that nature is wholly diabolical & malevolent and that God, if he exists, is outside of and in opposition to the cosmic arrangements.” Continue reading »