Detroit-based instrumental progressive death metallers Thoren, featuring current and former members of Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon, recently announced the forthcoming release of their second full-length album, Gwarth I. Gwarth I will see release on November 9th via Drylands Records.
Gwarth I is the follow up to the band’s 2016 debut full-length Brennenberg which featured a wealth of top-shelf talent, ranging from appearances by ex-Obscura fretless genius Fountainhead to a solo from Coma Cluster Void guitarist John Strieder to mesmerizing drums from member Christopher Burrows (Coma Cluster Void).
Gwarth I is the culmination of several years spent crafting and recording 19 new songs of uncompromising darkness and the second half, Gwarth II, will be coming later in 2019. Gwarth I also marks the group’s first effort with contributions from ex-Pyrrhon, live for Malignancy drummer Alex Cohen and Imperial Triumphant and Secret Chief 3 drummer Kenny Grohowski, with each drummer splitting drum duties on different songs.
Today the band partnered with Indy Metal Vault to exclusively premiere Thoren – “Galvorn”. It is the second single to air from Gwarth I, and one of the album’s tracks that Imperial Triumphant and Secret Chiefs 3 drummer Kenny Grohowski plays on.
**You can listen to Thoren – “Galvorn” HERE
For Fans Of: Behold The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Martyr, Blotted Science, Defeated Sanity, Deathspell Omega, and Penderecki.
Pre-orders for Thoren – Gwarth I are now live
Thoren – Gwarth I Tracklist
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Thoren – Gwarth I Line-Up
Anthony Lipari – Guitars (Evilyn, Vihaan)
Joseph Paquette – Bass (Evilyn)
Alex Cohen (Live for Malignancy, ex-Pyrrhon, Epistasis, Involuntary Convulsion)
Session Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 4, & 6-8)
Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, Secret Chiefs3) – Session Drums (Tracks 3, 5, & 9)
Maggie Cocco – Session vocals (Track 8: “Kos”)
Additional Gwarth I Album Credits
-Mastering by John Strieder (Magma Art & Sound, formerly Magma Studios, Berlin, Germany)
-Drums recorded at Solitude Studios, Carversville, PA
-Guitar and Bass recorded in respective members home studios
-Cover Art by Anthony Lipari