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DEAD ELEPHANT 'Thanatology' Black Vinyl LP & CDR


title: 'Thanatology'
catalogue # REPOSELP028
formats: Black Vinyl LP - Only 114 Copies For The UK

LP Tracklisting :

A1. Bardo Thodol (12:51)
A2. On The Stem (9:17)

B1. Destrudo (4:07)
B2. A Teardrop On Your Grave / Downfall Of Xibalba (16:27)

extra info: limited edition 114 only black vinyl LP with colour printed inner sleeve and CD disc copy in plastic wallet.

release page:


Review Quotes :

"Combining vast swathes of distortion and hulking tectonic rhythms with samples of Italian funeral marches and shards of heavily treated guitar. Dead Elephant are, at least a lot more interesting than most doom bands ... a visceral and immensely satisfying album" ROCK-A-ROLLA

"Genuinely intense and impossible to second guess. Thanatology is an overwhelming work" KERRANG

"One of the most unique approaches to heavy music that you'll hear this year" BIG CHEESE

Release Info :

In their own words ...

In this order of things life sometimes is cruel. Sometimes we feel caught in a strange trap. The events appear to us as a dark spiral and our destiny is get lost in it. There, it’s very difficult to understand what is right and what is wrong. There, something must burn and you must accept to lose it. From the consciousness that some things must die in order to change is born Thanatology, the new album from Dead Elephant out in June for Riot Season.

Thanatology aims to investigate the process of acceptance of loss, a concept particularly timely, son of these transition times.

The conflict that emerge in the feral struggle of the parts is where Dead Elephant made their own research. Musically the core of the album is represented by the meeting between the Dead Elephant music approach and the funeral march of South Italy. The claustrofobic and visceral force that emerge from the album trying to go over the stagnant preconceptions of heavy music speaking to the cerebral and to the bowels. Their powerful sonic assault have a wide range of influences that pass through the heavyness of bands like Cherubs, Jesus Lizard, Colossamite, Melvins, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost and the psychedelic attitudes of Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, Neurosis and Badalamenti soundtracks.

Dead Elephant’s born in 2002 and its first release was SING THE SEPARATION in 2005 (Unfortunate Miracle) followed by LOWEST SHARED DESCENT in 2008 (Robotradio).

Also available on CD with 8 page booklet.


Enrico Tauraso: electric guitar, voice, power electronics, samples
Fulvio Grosso: electric bass, voice
Omar Tomaino: drums

You can listen to a preview track on the Riot Season Soundcloud site now :

This vinyl edition of the Dead Elephant album will be co-released between Riot Season and two Italian labels, Shove Records & Sangue Dischi. The total pressing is 400 on black vinyl and 200 on red vinyl. Each label will get an equal share (170) with the band also getting their cut (obviously). There will be no repress.

Also available on ultra limited red vinyl while stocks last.

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