Earlier this spring, contemporary death metal practitioners Creeping Death confirmed the arrival of their eagerly-anticipated collaboration with producer Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage with the summer launch of Boundless Domain.
Marking the beginning of their campaign via MNRK Heavy and their first venture with a Dutkiewicz in the production seat, the band made it clear that the intention was to level up from their lauded 2021 release, The Edge of Existence, effectively ratcheting up the bombast the band had already built into their brand.
From the onset, Creeping Death proved relentless, kicking off the charge of the album with the gore-obsessed obliterator "Intestinal Wrap" - an introductory single that enlisted death metal royalty with George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher with a stellar vocal assist. In the weeks leading up to the June 16th drop, the Texas aggressors added to their offensive with tracks like "The Common Breed" and "Vitrified Earth" packing a pure wallop.
Set to begin supporting North American tour that spans two legs, Creeping Death have officially released what is arguably their most dynamic album to date - and undeniably their most anticipated thus far. Hailed for their homage to the classic crush of the genre, the unit offer a timeless tribute to death metal savagery, while stepping up their skill as songwriters and showmen.
To mark the arrival one of the most anticipated albums of the year among fans, Creeping Death frontman Reese Alavi broke down the thematic heft of every track on Boundless Domain. Traversing apocalyptic despair, a fascination with ancient warfare and a bleak, nihilistic perspective of humanity overall, the album exceeds the hype and excels in delivering brutality... boundless.
Alavi - Boundless Domain is an ode to our friend Riley, personified as a fictional character. I pulled a lot of inspiration from him in this track lyrically.
Alavi - 'Intestinal Wrap' is our “gore” track, involving another fictional character.
Alavi - 'Vitrified Earth' is quite literally about every nuke being launched at once. The song is a warning about our leaders and their disregard for the people.
"THE PARTHIAN SHOT"
Alavi - ''The Parthian Shot' is about the conception and first use of the tactic and how effective it was in ancient wars.
Descending from the sky / With enemies riding close behind / This ancient tactic, bait and retreat / The sounds of the splitting air confirming your defeat
"CREATORS TURNED TO PREY"
Alavi - Creators Turned to Prey is the first of a few tracks that hypothesize the end of mankind. It’s a story about being wiped out by the very things we made to make our lives easier.
Organic matter reproduced / The labors of life reduced /
The creatures we create enslaved / The gift of will our gravest mistake
Alavi - 'Cursed' is the second track about our demise, a song about infertility and the end of mankind.
"REMNANTS OF THE OLD GODS"
Alavi - 'Remnants of the Old Gods' is a very fantasy based track about a gift from the gods.
Ancient text left behind, behold the secrets, behold the lies / Holding the power to become immortalized / Created by true divinity, inhabited / By the knowledge that dwells within
Alavi - 'Looming' is the third and final track about the end of mankind - a first hand account of a planetary collision.
Ten days before impact /
Hysteria spreads /
Unrelenting storms, and tides ten fold / Spewing gas from the core, watch it all unfold
"THE COMMON BREED"
Alavi - 'The Common Breed' highlights the complacency and blind trust of humans.
This hideous death is something you chose / Sustaining your life for as long as we can / How does it feel, slow death by our hand
Boundless Domain is now available via MNRK Heavy. Order - HERE.
The Texas death metal behemoths begin their Boundless Domain Summer 2023 tour tonight (June 16th). The two-part tour will feature support from Year Of The Knife, Fleshrot, Saintpeeler for leg one and Enforced, Upon Stone, and Saintpeeler for leg two.
Leg one kicks off on June 16th in San Antonio, Texas and wraps on July 1st in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band picks right back up on July 10th for leg two, which wraps on July 21st in Fort Worth, Texas. See dates and cities below.
Creeping Death Boundless Domain Summer 2023 Part 1 w/ Year Of The Knife, Fleshrot, Saintpeeler:
6/16/2023 Vibes Underground – San Antonio, TX
6/17/2023 The Rock – El Paso, TX
6/18/2023 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
6/19/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/20/2023 Supply & Demand – Long Beach, CA
6/21/2023 Kilowatt Bar – San Francisco, CA
6/23/2023 Dante’s– Portland, OR
6/24/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/26/2023 The Shredder – Boise, ID
6/27/2023 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
6/28/2023 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
6/29/202389th Street – Oklahoma City, OK * No Fleshrot
7/01/2023 Mass Movement Community Arts – Tulsa, OK * No Fleshrot
Creeping Death Boundless Domain Summer 2023 Part 2 w/ Enforced (July 12th – July 16th), Upon Stone, Saintpeeler:
7/10/2023 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
7/11/2023 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
7/12/2023 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC
7/13/2023 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
7/14/2023 Lovedraft’s Brewing Co. – Mechanicsburg, PA
7/15/2023 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
7/16/2023 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
7/18/2023 The Loud – Huntington, WV
7/19/2023 Eastside Bowl – Nashville, TN
7/20/2023 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
7/21/2023 Tulips FTW – Ft. Worth, TX