OUT NOW - Soulstorm's new CD titled "Fall Of The Rebel Angels" contains 10 new tracks + bonus that will fill the void for dark and bleak music missing from today's scene. One of the original Death Metal and Industrial hybrid terror units. Combining the brutality of classic Death Metal with the eerie coldness of Godflesh inspired industrial madness. Foreboding rhythms , gloomy, abrasive, and most importantly an immersive listen comparable to bands like Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost. The track "The Nihilism Quotient" features quest vocals by Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice fame.
FALL OF THE REBEL ANGELS
03. Fall Of The Rebel Angels
04. Kingdom Of Rats
06. Descent Into Desolation
07. The Nihilism Quotient (ft. Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice)
08. Plague Of The North Winds
09. Residual Traces
10. Catalyst Rising
11. Return To The Eve (Live) Celtic Frost Cover
A little about SOULSTORM: Soulstorm was formed in May of 1991 by Nick Sagias. Nick Sagias had just disbanded his previous band Overthrow and played in Holland’s Pestilence before realizing he needed to do something new and exciting. Soulstorm were one of the early underground pioneers in a wave of death metal with industrial overtones, sounding like a cross between Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost. The duo quickly recruited John Sagias (Drums) and Rick K. (Guitar) to round out a live touring line up.
As the band gathered steam, they recorded what would be their first bit of exposure, the “Control” demo (Epidemic, 1991). Four crushing songs, sounding like no other, quickly established the band as a force in the extreme metal music scene. John Sagias decided to leave the band and move in a different musical direction and was replaced by drummer Patrick Harquail. It was at this point in time that Soulstorm was ready to release a full-length debut CD that came in the form of the highly acclaimed “Darkness Visible” (Metal Blade/Music For Nations/Epidemic) CD in 1992. Soulstorm then released their first video for the song “Disruption”, which was directed by Andrew Hunt (Sweet Karma) and was nominated for a Much Music Video Award for Best Metal Video in 1993. Many impressive live shows followed such as opening for Entombed, KMFDM, Cannibal Corpse, Grave, U.S.S.A., Malhavoc, Suffocation, Clutch, Cancer, Massacre and Milwaukee Metalfest ’93 as well as touring the United States and Canada with Sacrifice, Thought Industry and Genitorturers.
In late 1993, Nick took a new approach and re-invented the bands sound with a new touring line-up, touring across Canada with Juno award winners Monster Voodoo Machine and releasing a second full length CD, “From Euphoria To Paranoia” (Cargo, 1994). After taking 1996 off, the “F.E.T.P.” line-up got back together, stripped down the sound of the band and released the “Under The Killing Sun” CD to a limited run of 1000 copies. At the end of December 1999, Soulstorm called it quits and Nick Sagias put music on hold for the next 5 years, recording only once during that time with drummer Patrick Harquail. On and off from 2006 to 2011, Nick started laying down the foundations of what was to be Soulstorm’s 3rd full-length CD until 2012. In Sept 2012, Soulstorm welcomed new guitarists Bryan Mallon (Wetwork) and Shawn Stoneman (Woods Of Ypres) to the band.