Blackened death metal outfit Existentialist have shared their new single 'Embers Upon Calvary'. The vicious track marks their first release through US label Seek and Strike, to which the Essex-based quintet are newly signed. Featuring Jason Evans (Ingested) on guest vocals, 'Embers Upon Cavalry' showcases what extreme metal fans can expect from the band's upcoming new album The Heretic, due for release 28th April.

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Existentialist comment: "We chose the track, 'Embers Upon Calvary,' as our first single because it's brutal and hits hard from the start. Musically, it sums up our style, as there's bits of everything we do in the one track. Plus, each of us get a chance to show off a bit of musicianship. Having Jason on the track was a later decision. A couple of us got talking to him when we played Bloodstock and we thought, this track has some really slammy bits in. Jason 'The Slam King' would sound so good, so it happened."

"Lyrically speaking, the track starts where our protagonist declares war against their god by burning the most holy site to the ground and massing an army of non-believers. The deeper message in the track references how religion encourages you to ignore or omit knowledge in order to preserve the core teachings. Similarly to the track, the video was designed to be as in-your-face as possible in order to create an oppressive hell-like feel, both dark and blasphemous."

"When searching for a label, we were specifically looking for was a label who has range. Seek and Strike has a really eclectic mix of metal bands with a variety of sounds. We also wanted to work with someone who gives the artists autonomy to forge their own style, rather than having a commercially motivated input. Seek and Strike gave us the flexibility over release schedules and artistry that was really desirable, alongside a global promotion. We’re very excited about this partnership and here we go."

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