Death Engine "PLACE NOIRE"

THRT067 / April 13, 2018


Let it be clear : few bands have mastered the art of communicating and releasing tension as well as Lorient, France's DEATH ENGINE. Delivered with an effortless austerity, their suffocating brand of noise rock-infused hardcore is unarguably of the most unmerciful sort. Now back to the three-piece that recorded their groundbreaking debut EP "Amen" (2013), the french band returns with "Place Noire", their second full-length.

Recorded live then mixed in Laval by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Plebeian Grandstand, Necrodancer) and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, Crippled Black Phoenix), this record is a natural progression in the band's body of work, full of hypnotic patterns, earth-shaking breaks, menacing bass tones and guitars that swing between desperate, angst-driven riffing & feedback assaults. Then the more emotional, expressive vocal approach and the clean-cut songwriting make of "Place Noire" the band's most memorable work while being more abrasive than ever. Blast it at unreasonable volume and feel your body consuming itself from the inside.

  • Recorded live and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at The Apiary, Laval, France
  • Mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamb Studios, Stockholm, Sweden 
  • Artwork by Hugues Pzzl

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01. Modern Life
02. Decline
03. Dead End
04. Pickaxe
05. Ordinary Violence
06. Romance

    Death Engine "Mud"

    THRT049 / March 2, 2015

    LP / CD  / DIGITAL

    Following the release of their abrasive debut EP "Amen", DEATH ENGINE made a brutal entrance in 2013 with a couple of European tours – a string of infernal outbreaks that have little in common with your average live show. The now four-piece from Lorient, France spent most of 2014 working on their debut album "Mud", which was once again recorded by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle and mastered by Sylvain Biguet.

    Behind their ascetic, less-is-more work ethic, DEATH ENGINE's sound remains evasive – oscillating between dark, desperate noise rock and metallic downpours of petrifying violence, bleak shoegazing guitar work and gigantic industrial dirges, cathartic climaxes and merciless tribal-ritual rhythms that could last forever. "Mud" features seven new tracks that deliver the coup de grâce, exploring new fields while still pushing the band’s trademark visceral tension to unreachable highs.

    • Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval, France
    • Mastered by Sylvain Biguet in Paris, France 
    • Artwork by Hugues Pzzl

    139 x ultraclear + black 7"EP
    370 x black + black 7"EP 20 x black test presses


    01. Medusa
    02. Organs
    03. Cure
    04. Zero
    05. Still
    06. Entertain
    07. Negative

      Death ENgine "Amen"

      THRT033 / June 20, 2013

      10"EP / CD  / DIGITAL

      Lorient, France’s DEATH ENGINE deliver violent and obscure noise in the vein of Playing Enemy, Swans or Amenra. Recorded in a live setting and mixed by producer/engineer Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle then mastered by Sylvain Biguet, their debut EP "Amen" features four tracks of thunderous riffs, cutthroat vocals and hypnotic drumming, like cathedrals collapsing in slow-motion.

      • Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval, France
      • Mastered by Sylvain Biguet in Paris, France 
      • Artwork by Hugues Pzzl

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      01. No Hope
      02. Dallas
      03. Gun
      04. Amen