Debauchery Joins CDP Roster

Artist: Debauchery
Album: Cranial Indulgence
Release Date: January 31st 2022
Genres: Old School Death Metal (OSDM)
Formats: Compact Disc, Digital
Label: Vargheist Records
Location: North Carolina, USA
Length: 22:54
Price: $8 Compact Disc, $4 Digital

Listen to and order the album or follow Confined below:


1. Distrayed Dischordial Harmonies (06:34)

2. Quarantine (06:29)

3. Dunes of a Fallow Field (06:28)

4. Labyrinth of the Arachne (03:22)

Album Credits

John Snead: Drums, Main Low Vocals
Andy Pitre: Guitars, High Range Vocals
Brent Smith: Guitars, Gutturals and Mid-Range Vocals
Henrik Dahlstrand: Bass

Originally recorded and engineered by Jeff Fischer and John Snead In 1993.

Lyrics by Jeff Fischer for track 1 and Music by Debauchery.
Mixing: ITM Recording Studio.
Remastering: Will at Dead Air Studios.
Artwork: Dave Mowers, rest in peace.
Inlays and art recoloring: Justin Vølus.

A Message From The Label

30th anniversary reissue release of Debauchery’s Cranial Indulgence. Originally released in 1993 on cassette tape independently, Debauchery was a 4-piece death metal band from North Carolina, USA formed in 1989.

This demo has been remastered and resurrected by Vargheist Records on Brent Smith’s behalf now exclusively on CD format with a new front cover from the late Dave Mowers (rest in peace).
Enjoy this killer piece of death metal history from the Carolina Death Metal scene where Vargheist Records originates!

Vargheist Records

More About the Album

Cranial Indulgence is more than a simple re-issue, it’s the unearthing and revitalization of a classic piece of death metal history that up until now had been seemingly lost to us all. Sadly, you don’t know what you’ve been missing until you actually experience it and anyone lucky enough to listen to this album will quickly come to this realisation.

This is death metal from a time when there were no rules and no formulas for what makes an album heavy or brutal and few pioneering bands to draw inspiration from. As such bands like Debauchery were able to make completely unhinged extreme metal that stands on its own merits and sounds unlike anything else out there.

The sheer level of raw aggression on display through John and Andy’s dual vocal assault alone makes the album worth listening to. Crazed raw shrieks, madly barked mid-range vocals and powerful gutturals hit the listener from every side. When you pair this with top tier old school death metal instrumentation and classic filthy production it makes for a winning combination. Thick chunky bass work, mid-tempo drums and complex, furious riffage await the listener. Most importantly, while the album has been remastered it still sounds as if it came straight out of the early 90s, maintaining its raw, DIY sound.

Cranial Indulgence is a must listen for any fans of OSDM, it’s a lost gem that is finally available to a modern audience and this opportunity should not be missed.

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