Monday, May 22, 2023

278: Ascended Dead

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 278 features an interview with Jon Reider of Ascended Dead.

[cover photo by Scott Kinkade]

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Ascended Dead are young men with an old school mindset. Finding inspiration in the speed and chaos of pioneers like Possessed, the San Diego group stay true to the original spirit of underground metal while keeping pace with any modern death or black metal band.

I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Jon Reider about his love for the formative years of death metal, and how that shapes Ascended Dead's approach. We also discussed why it took the band six years to release their second album Evenfall of the Apocalypse, and the ways in which the album is a return to the style of their earliest recordings.

My thanks again to Jon for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Dawn of Armageddon"
taken from the album Abhorrent Manifestation

"Nexus of the Black Flame"
taken from the split with Evil Priest

"Bestial Vengeance"
"Inverted Ascension"
taken from the album Evenfall of the Apocalypse

Ascended Dead on IG

Ascended Dead on FB

Ascended Dead on Bandcamp

Evenfall of the Apocalypse on Bandcamp [through 20 Buck Spin]

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