relentless Brutal Death Metal onslaught delivered with jaw-dropping technical finesse featuring Stefano Franceschini from ABORTED on bass! Death metal was not supposed to be like this. Over the course of the genre’s 30-year history, no band has bent the rules so masterfully yet abided by its tenets so dutifully like Rome-based squad Hideous Divinity. On their fourth full-length (first for new home Century Media) “Simulacrum,” the Italians open portals to new blood-curdling dimensions via profane riffs, superb drumming, and frightful vocals. Hideous Divinity offer the savagest ends of the spectrum (and the dreadful in between) on “Simulacrum.” Songs like “Deleuzean Centuries,” “Anamorphia Atto III,” “Bent until Fracture,” and “Implemini Exitio” are full-blown views into the insanity of death metal beyond the abyss. “Simulacrum” will be available as ltd. Digipak with a 16 page booklet and two bonus songs, the inverted cover of Mayhem’s “Cursed in Eternity” and the super-good death metal interpretation of Machine Head’s “Blood of the Zodiac”, and as LP (incl. the CD with the bonus tracks of the Digipak edition).