Progressive deathcore virtuoso farm Entheos announced today their signing to Spinefarm Records. A statment on their Facebook account further mentions that they will release their second album in fall 2017. In said statement, the band also shows clear satisfaction over their arrangement with the label:
‘We are excited to announce that we have signed with Spinefarm Records… we can honestly say that not only are they some of the coolest, most down to earth people we have met in this industry, but they truly believe in our vision for this band.’
Entheos’s lineup consists of Chaney Crabb delivering positively terrifying death growl vocals, Navene Koperweis playing drums in the way that only a former member of Animals As Leaders could, Evan Brewer on bass (formerly of The Faceless and one of his instrument’s best-kept secrets), and Travis LeVrier on guitars, who is one of many former members of Scale The Summit. For all intents and purposes, Entheos is a supergroup.
Their 2016 début The Infinite Nothing (released on Razor & Tie imprint Artery Recordings) demonstrated an astonishing balance between virtuosity and just plain straightforward braincell-destroying brutality. Entheos toured for that album in support of The Contortionist with Monuments and sleepmakeswaves. While Crabb was not present for the Montreal date on that tour, the band played an instrumental set that proved to the album’s material carried over well live.
Entheos first announced recording for the follow-up to The Infinite Nothing in March 2017; given the aforementioned autumn release date, the band might have been at it longer than that, particularly the writing for it.
Spinefarm Records is a Finnish-based record label that currently counts acts like Amaranthe, 36 Crazyfists, Bullet For My Valentine, He Is Legend, Killing Joke, and Toothgrinder in its roster. At other times, Spinefarm carried Rammstein, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Amorphis, Godsmack, and DragonForce. This effectively makes Entheos the heaviest band on the label right now, and one could argue the most technical as well.