Mute Books


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Propraetor Truly a unique and landmark band in the genre. Masterful work all around.
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Vrhovny Why don't you have this yet? Favorite track: Billowing Vervain.
Keenan Johnston
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Keenan Johnston With this release I think it's safe to lay those Mitochondrion comparisons to rest... Auroch have delivered their best work yet, both in concept and execution. This is regal, grandiose death metal with lyrics that read like scriptures of an ancient text, just as they are printed in the wonderfully laid-out booklet. The incredibly compelling opening track was enough to convince me, but that level of quality is maintained throughout. Death metal fans, take note. Favorite track: Billowing Vervain.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Auroch continues to push the envelope with 'Mute Books'. The trio's relentless brutality and technical prowess can't be matched. Favorite track: Say Nothing.
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    12-page booklet with design and art by Cold Poison.

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Vancouver, BC based death metal band AUROCH have slowly been gaining recognition as one of Canada’s most active death metal bands since their release of their “Taman Shud” LP from 2014. Since then the death metal power-trio, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Montesi (who is the bassist/vocalist of MITOCHONDRION), vocalist/bassist Shawn Haché (who is the vocalist/guitarist of MITOCHONDRION) and drummer Zack Chandler, have been active on the live circuit consistently (through various shows, tours and festivals in the US and Canada, including a recent US tour and an appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, and a European tour under their belt likewise with appearances at such festivals as Killtown and Incubate), had their debut album “From Forgotten Worlds” re-issued earlier this year via 20 Buck Spin and most-recently had their split/collab 7”EP with their co-conspirator sister band MITOCHONDRION come out via Dark Descent.

Now the enveloping shadow of dark death metal chaos looms with AUROCH’s new album “Mute Books” which will reveal itself as the band’s darkest, most brutal, complex, and musically virulent release to date, carrying the innovative Canadian death metal tradition laid down by the likes of Gorguts, Cryptopsy (nothing past “None So Vile”!), Kataklysm (nothing past “Temple Of Knowledge” of course!), and more recently through the likes of MITOCHONDRION and CHTHE’ILIST respectively.

With the songwriting on “Mute Books” reaching a new plateau in technicality and over-the-top dynamics along with a new achievement in production and sound courtesy of producer/engineer Arthur Rizk (PRURIENT, PISSGRAVE, Inquisition, Black Twilight Circle, Power Trip), AUROCH have cast their most ferocious undertaking yet; one of the darkest, most violent, whirlwind-like bizarre monuments of alchemic death metal of the year.


released October 21, 2016

Artwork and design by Cold Poison.


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