Hells Headbangers announces the signing of Faithxtractor. The label's been fans of the band for years, and the first fruit of this union shall be Faithxtractor's third album, slated for release during the second half of 2017.
Faithxtractor is a dark death metal band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Formed in 2005, the band initially existed as a studio project between brothers Ash and Marquis Thomas. In this form, Faithxtractor released a number of demos/EPs as well as two full-length albums. In late 2013, a live lineup was finally assembled. After some personnel changes, the lineup was solidified with Zdenka Prado (Estuary lead vocalist) on bass, Cody Knarr (Unkured) on guitar, and Ash handling drums and lead vocals; Ash is also active in such Hells Headbangers bands as Shed the Skin, The Vladimirs, Crucified Mortals, and Surgikill. Through this incarnation, the existing catalog was finally unleashed upon live audiences. By gigging/touring regularly during 2014 and 2015, Faithxtractor has gained great appeal and respect throughout the metal underground.
In late 2015, the bandâ€™s most recent EP, Total Death Illumination, was released, showcasing the advancement of a band fully committed to their death metal cause. Initially released on cassette and CD formats, Total Death Illumination also received the proper vinyl treatment via Austenitized Records as a limited 7" in late 2016.
The third full-length album, tentatively titled Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter, is now well into the tracking process at the bandâ€™s own Frequenscream Studios. Unconcerned with scene schemes and useless labeling tags, Faithxtractor will continue down the dark path set forth on previous releases while forever moving forward into darkened territory. The prime directive: sick riffs, Metal & Death.
"We are honored and very pleased to have the opportunity to release our next album through Hells Headbangers," says Ash Thomas. "Having worked with them personally on other projects, I've come to greatly respect their work ethic and dedication. We are extremely proud of the death metal we've created for album #3, and it's very assuring to have a label such as Hell Headbangers behind the coming onslaught!"