Detroit-based instrumental progressive death metallers Thoren, featuring current and former members of Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon, are proud to announce the release of their second full-length album, ‘Gwarth I’. ‘Gwarth I’ will see release on November 9th via Drylands Records. Thoren had previously released their debut full-length Brennenberg in 2016 which featured a wealth of top-shelf talent and impressive guest spots, ranging from appearances by ex-Obscura fretless genius Fountainhead to a solo from Coma Cluster Void guitarist John Strieder to mesmerizing drums from member Christopher Burrows (Coma Cluster Void).

‘Gwarth ‘I is the culmination of several years spent crafting and recording 19 new songs of uncompromising darkness and instrumental mastery split up into two albums with the second half, ‘Gwarth II’, coming later in 2019. ‘Gwarth I’ also marks the group’s first effort with contributions from ex-Pyrrhon, and live for Malignancy drummer Alex Cohen and Imperial Triumphant and Secret Chief 3 drummer Kenny Grohowski, with each drummer splitting drum duties on different songs.

The music on ‘Gwarth I’ is built not only on advanced musicianship and near impenetrable compositions, but on unorthodox sonic exploration, uncompromising extremity, and unnerving dissonance coalescing into brilliant sensory overload, albeit not for the faint-hearted. Yet for those whom it speaks to, ‘Gwarth I’ has much to offer and praise.

Chaotic yet meticulously arranged, ‘Gwarth I’ is instrumental metal for the dissonant black metal and progressive death metal crowd. They are a rare breed of bleak extremity delivered at blistering tempos while experimenting with an unorthodox approach. If a deranged hybrid between Dysrhythmia and Behold The Arctopus were to exist, the end result would be Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’. The album is strongly recommended for fans of Blotted Science, Behold The Arctopus, Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Deathspell Omega, Martyr, Defeated Sanity, Electro Quarterstaff, and Penderecki.

**You can listen to an extended early teaser video for Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’ HERE

Thoren had the following to say about the upcoming release of ‘Gwarth I’.

‘Gwarth I’ is the culmination of years of hard work writing, practicing, and searching for a sound that combines all of our influences into a cohesive package. We feel that we have achieved our initial vision to make an album that uniquely expresses us and the inclusion of the extraordinarily talented Alex Cohen and Kenny Grohowski as session drummers took the Thoren sound further than ever. We cannot wait to drown you in the dissonance! \m/”

Drummer Alex Cohen adds:
“Easily some of the most thought-provoking, complex, and unique music I’ve played on.”

**Stay tuned for more Thoren news, early singles, pre-orders, and promos for reviewers launching in the coming weeks.

Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’ Tracklist
1. Firith
2. Agarwaen
3. Galvorn
4. Scatha
5. Daleb Dath
6. Angos
7. Ebrietas
8. Kos
9. Tyranny

Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’ Line-Up
Anthony Lipari – Guitars (Evilyn, Vihaan)
Joseph Paquette – Bass (Evilyn)
Alex Cohen (Live for Malignancy, ex-Pyrrhon, Epistasis, Involuntary Convulsion)
Session Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 4, & 6-8)
Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, Secret Chiefs3) – Session Drums (Tracks 3, 5, & 9)
Maggie Cocco – Session vocals (Track 8: Kos)

Thoren Social Media Links
https://www.facebook.com/ThorenDeath/
https://thoren.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/drylands666/
https://drylands666.wordpress.com/

Detroit-based instrumental progressive death metallers Thoren, featuring current and former members of Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon, are proud to announce the release of their second full-length album, ‘Gwarth I’. ‘Gwarth I’ will see release on November 9th via Drylands Records. Thoren had previously released their debut full-length Brennenberg in 2016 which featured a wealth of top-shelf talent and impressive guest spots, ranging from appearances by ex-Obscura fretless genius Fountainhead to a solo from Coma Cluster Void guitarist John Strieder to mesmerizing drums from member Christopher Burrows (Coma Cluster Void).

‘Gwarth I’ is the culmination of several years spent crafting and recording 19 new songs of uncompromising darkness and instrumental mastery split up into two albums with the second half, ‘Gwarth II’, coming later in 2019. ‘Gwarth I’ also marks the group’s first effort with contributions from ex-Pyrrhon, and live for Malignancy drummer Alex Cohen and Imperial Triumphant and Secret Chief 3 drummer Kenny Grohowski, with each drummer splitting drum duties on different songs.

The music on ‘Gwarth I’ is built not only on advanced musicianship and near impenetrable compositions, but on unorthodox sonic exploration, uncompromising extremity, and unnerving dissonance coalescing into brilliant sensory overload, albeit not for the faint-hearted. Yet for those whom it speaks to, ‘Gwarth I’ has much to offer and praise.

Chaotic yet meticulously arranged, ‘Gwarth I’ is instrumental metal for the dissonant black metal and progressive death metal crowd. They are a rare breed of bleak extremity delivered at blistering tempos while experimenting with an unorthodox approach. If a deranged hybrid between Dysrhythmia and Behold The Arctopus were to exist, the end result would be Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’. The album is strongly recommended for fans of Blotted Science, Behold The Arctopus, Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Deathspell Omega, Martyr, Defeated Sanity, Electro Quarterstaff, and Penderecki.

**You can listen to an extended early teaser video for Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’ HERE

Thoren had the following to say about the upcoming release of ‘Gwarth I’

“‘Gwarth I’ is the culmination of years of hard work writing, practising, and searching for a sound that combines all of our influences into a cohesive package. We feel that we have achieved our initial vision to make an album that uniquely expresses us and the inclusion of the extraordinarily talented Alex Cohen and Kenny Grohowski as session drummers took the Thoren sound further than ever. We cannot wait to drown you in the dissonance! \m/”

Drummer Alex Cohen adds:
“Easily some of the most thought-provoking, complex, and unique music I’ve played on.”

**Stay tuned for more Thoren news, early singles, pre-orders, and promos for reviewers launching in the coming weeks.

Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’ Tracklist
1. Firith
2. Agarwaen
3. Galvorn
4. Scatha
5. Daleb Dath
6. Angos
7. Ebrietas
8. Kos
9. Tyranny

Thoren – ‘Gwarth I’ Line-Up
Anthony Lipari – Guitars (Evilyn, Vihaan)
Joseph Paquette – Bass (Evilyn)
Alex Cohen (Live for Malignancy, ex-Pyrrhon, Epistasis, Involuntary Convulsion)
Session Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 4, & 6-8)
Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, Secret Chiefs 3) – Session Drums (Tracks 3, 5, & 9)
Maggie Cocco – Session vocals (Track 8: Kos)

Thoren Social Media Links
https://www.facebook.com/ThorenDeath/
https://thoren.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/drylands666/
https://drylands666.wordpress.com/