“The Serpent Insignia”, the anticipated first full-length from Mediterranean death metallers COFFIN BIRTH, featuring members from HOUR OF PENANCEFLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and BEHEADED is out today on Narcotica/Time To Kill Records.

Metal Injection is currently streaming “The Serpent Insignia”:


Recently COFFIN BIRTH also premiered the “Christ Infection Jesus Disease” single via the official media partners listed below.

Overdrive (AU)
Deaf Forever (DE)
Blast Beast (DK)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Rock Hard (GR)
Metalitalia (IT)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Loud (PT)
Demon Reports (RS)

The band comment:

‘Christ Infection Jesus Disease’ is the 3rd single to be released by COFFIN BIRTH from the album ‘The Serpent Insignia’, set for release on 30th November 2018 on Time To Kill Records. The song takes no prisoners. Sonically it’s Motorhead on amphetamines and lyrically it is an explicit, direct, and bold assault on the fallacy and fraud that religion and Jesus – its most coveted personality – represents. The holy deceit turned into a sickness, a cancer which has been spreading for thousands of years …and COFFIN BIRTH is the cure”.

The band premiered the “Red Sky Season” lyric video at No Clean Singing HERE and the debut single “The 13th Apostle” via Decibel Magazine.

“The Serpent Insignia” tracklist:

01. Throne of Skulls
02. The 13th Apostle
03. Godless Wasteland
04. Red Sky Season
05. Christ infection Jesus Disease
06. From the Dead to the Dead
07. Casket Ritual
08. Sanguinary
09. The Serpent Insignia
10. Zombie Anarchy

“The Serpent Insignia“ is adorned with a striking cover artwork by Roberto Toderico (ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, SINISTER).

COFFIN BIRTH is the result of a collaboration between some of the finest musicians from the Italian and Maltese extreme metal scenes, namely Giulio Moschini (HOUR OF PENANCE)Marco Mastrobuono (HOUR OF PENANCE, BUFFALO GRILLZ)Francesco Paoli (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ex-HOUR OF PENANCE)Davide Billia (HOUR OF PENANCE, BEHEADED)Frank Calleja (BEHEADED).

Giulio comments:

“One day Marco and myself started experimenting with the legendary HM2 pedal from the 80’s in an attempt to add some new flavours to the Hour of Penance sound but it turned out that we simply could not incorporate its sound into the music because of the tremendous amount of gain and noise that this small pedal produces. However, since we are both huge fans of that exceptional, vintage yet brutal tone we started writing music on the side. Unknowingly and in a short time we ended up with 10 kick ass songs ready to be recorded. It was at this point that we decided to turn this into a proper band and went on to give a call to some friends with whom we’ve travelled and toured throughout the years. This was the right occasion to make some kick ass music together!
The first person we called was our close friend Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse), who also was part of the Hour of Penance line-up from 2006 to 2010. Shortly after we contacted Davide Billia and Frank Calleja from Maltese deathmongers Beheaded to complete the Coffin Birth line-up, which we are extremely happy with”.

The band is now ready to release “The Serpent Insignia”, its maggot filled first full-length album and unleash an assault of vermin infested live shows in a filthy concotion of old school death metal, rock’n’roll and punk. From the dead to the dead.


Frank Calleja (BEHEADED) – Vocals
Giulio Moschini (HOUR OF PENANCE) – Guitar
Marco Mastrobuono (HOUR OF PENANCE, BUFFALO GRILLZ) – Bass
Davide Billia (HOUR OF PENANCE, BEHEADED) – Drums

Official Website



Time To Kill Records


“The Serpent Insignia” is released by Italy’s Narcotica/Time To Kill Records with support from MiBACT and SIAE, in the framework of the“Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura” project.

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