Tuesday, June 2, 2020

MEGASCAVENGER sign to Xtreem Music; 1st single, cover art and tracklist revealed!!

One of the countless projects of the Swedish Rogga Johansson, called Megascavenger, has just signed an agreement with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their 5th album that will be entitled "Songs in the Key of Madness" and that will be released in August 6th, 2020 on CD format.

Megascavenger emerged in 2012 as a solo project by Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, REVOLTING, PUTREVORE, RIBSPREADER, THE GROTESQUERY... and up to 40 other bands that are known...) and on each and every album, he has brought forth guests from many prominent bands. Legends from MASTER, ASPHYX, AVULSED, GRAVE, EDGE OF SANITY, MASSACRE and BENEDICTION among many others have all been doing their stuff on Megascavenger songs through their first four albums: "Descent of Yuggoth" (2012), "At the Plateaus of Leng" (2014), "As Dystopia Beckons" (2016) & "Boneyard Symphonies" (2019).

This time, on their 5th opus "Songs in the Key of Madness", Megascavenger have dug deeper into the graveyard soil than before, to spew forth songs heavily influenced by bands like Exhumed, Impetigo, Ghoul, Frightmare and Blood Freak, but still retaining that Grave/ early Illdisposed vibe.

The guests featured for vocals and guitar solos this time, are from MACHETAZO, CROPSY MANIAC, WOMBBATH, FONDLECORPSE and PAGANIZER and they do their best to bring out the worst in both blistering fast and utterly heavy songs of the album. The excellent drums on the album re handled by Jon Skäre of WACHENFEDLT and DEFIATORY fame, as well as many other bands.

Tracklist for "Songs in the Key of Madness" is as follows:

1. They Went Mad
(ft Aaron Whitsell of Cropsy Maniac)
2. The Beckoning of the Rats
(ft Silvester Koorevaar of Fondle Corpse and
Aaron Whitsell of Cropsy Maniac)
3. Laboratory Serenades
(ft Rober of Machetazo)
4. First We Slay (Then We Gorge)
(ft Håkan Stuvemark of Wombbath)
5. Five Severed Fingers
(ft Dennis Blomberg of Paganizer)
6. Nothing but the Feet Remains
(ft Jonny Pettersson of Wombbath)
7. Human Sinkhole
(ft Dennis Blomberg of Paganizer)
8. A Terrible Tale of Reeking Remains
(ft Dennis Blomberg of Paganizer)

Release date for "Songs in the Key of Madness" will be August 6th, 2020 through XTREEM MUSIC on CD format. You can visit Megascavenger's official site here: Megascavenger and listen to the 1st advance single on the following link:
https://youtu.be/SPfJlLvMcGk

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