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Left to right: Bill Ferguson (Vocals/Guitar), Wallace Huffman (Guitar), Marlow Deiter (Bass), Lowell Winters (Drums), Levi Meyers (Vocals) Photo Credit: Bailey Gottlieb

Growing their fan base with the offering of their debut album ‘Malignance’ for FREE DOWNLOAD via their bandcamp here, Vernon, BC blackened death metal band XUL are proud to announce additional tour dates for their first cross Canada Maliganant Tour that will see the band deliver a brutal assault that fans of Behemoth, Dissection and Immortal will sure not want to miss.

2013 Maliganant Tour – Canadian Dates

May 30, 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans w/ Terrifier, Harvest The Infection, Excrutiating Pain - Show Details
June 3, 2013 - Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub w/ VAALT, NETHERIEL, DESOLACE, DEATH ASSEMBLY
June 4, 2013 – Medicine Hat, BC – Liquid Nightclub – w/ Endast, Autaric, Desecrate Scripture, Out of The Ruins - Show Details
June 5, 2013 – Regina, SK – The Club w/ Autaric, Desecrate Scripture - Show Details
June 6, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo w/ Skeletonwitch, Anciients, Endless Chaos - Show Details
June 12, 2013 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex club
June 13, 2013 – Montreal, QC – Katakombes
June 14, 2013 – Oshawa, ON – The Diezel Room – w/ Pagan Ritual, Livid & The Blood Thirsty, Primalfrost
June 15, 2013 – North Bay, ON – Granite Club
June 21, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel – w/ Noire, Wilt
June 22, 2013 – Saskatoon, SK – The Fez
June 23, 2013 – Edmonton, AB – DV8 w/ Körperlose Stimme, Runeblade - Show Details
June 24, 2013 – Prince George, BC – The Artspace
July 19-20, 2013 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest - Show Details

For more info on XUL, please visit these links:

www.xulofficial.ca

http://www.facebook.com/Xulband

http://www.twitter.com/xulofficial

http://xulmetal.bandcamp.com/

About: 

A five piece group based out of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, following in the footsteps of bands such as: Behemoth, Dissection, and Immortal, XUL have left the beaten path and set out to forge their own brand of Blackened Death Metal.

An energetic and interactive live performance – with crushing rhythms seamlessly coalescing into atmospheric passages, accompanied by punishing percussion waves and subtle vocal harmonies – expands upon the previously established essence of the sub-genre. With songs reminiscent of war-torn landscapes, destructive human nature and evil intent, XUL has captivated audiences and garnered positive reviews, and on June 16, 2012, released their first full length album, entitled “Malignance”.

Driven by determination and a diverse accumulation of musical comprehension, XUL has toured Western Canada, as well as proven themselves worthy to share the stage with bands such as: Obscura, Exhumed, Vreid, Kampfar, Woods of Ypres, Macabre, Withered, Cephalic Carnage, Archspire and 3 Inches of Blood. With a spring 2013 tour looming, XUL is determined to build on an impressive local following by infecting Western Canada with hopes of Canada in its entirety in the near future. XUL’s focus for winter 2012 is to meticulously craft new material for another release in 2013.

XUL – MALIGNANCE – 2012

GENRE: Blackened Death Metal

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 16, 2012

LABEL: SELF-RELEASE

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RIYL = Behemoth, Dissection, Immortal

#10 of Top 20 Best Albums of 2012 for MetalMadeInCanda.ca

“Xul continue to offer a barrage after barrage of obliterating death metal…when the sheer fire power and dexterous performances that Xul serve up are so satisfying. Particularly when you consider that is the band’s debut album. Malignance is undeniably impressive.” – Powerplay Mag UK 

“Malignance, the first record from unsigned Canadian blackened death act Xul, is one of the most impressive debut’s I’ve heard in a very long time. Rarely are the similar artists mentioned in press kits an entirely accurate estimation of the soundscapes to be found within an album proper, but I find the examples of Behemoth and Dissection are quite fitting in this case, as the band excels at weaving the brutality of the former with the epic melodious propensity of the latter, not to mention the grandiosity inherent to both, into a rich and exciting tapestry of extremity.” – Metal-Archives.com

“will appeal to fans of black/death metal.  Hard-hitting and brutal, Malignance is intense and that intensity does not let up until the very last song.” – TheFrontRowReport.com

“Xul operate within the genre of blackened death metal, taking cues from blackened death metal giants like Behemoth, black metal legends like Immortal and Mayhem, as well as death metal demigods like Morbid Angel. They have taken all of these inspirations and combined them into their own artistically highly successful brand of blackened death metal, which features the brutality of death metal and the darkness and evil of black metal. Thus, you get and album the treats you to both the machine-gun bassdrums, guttural vocals, and technically proficient playing associated with death metal and the tense harmonies, tremolo picking, and blazing blastbeats associated with black metal…..Xul’s “Malignance” is a huge artistic success and captures what I consider to be the best from both death metal and black metal.” – Metal Music Archives

“XUL’s “Malignance” is a raging, rolling machine of Black-tinged Death Metal 8/10″ – Metal-Observer

“the band manages to make a sound that encompasses the Death Metal ‘old school’ with the current time style that combines technical, brutality and a very dark mood, as do Belphegor, Behemoth and Azarath. 8/10″ – Whiplash (Brazil)

Malignance features a stunning display of musicianship with its ultra-slick leads, hyperspeed percussion and incredible bass tone. Meyers’s fetid vocals salivating on the album’s rotting body ties the whole gruesome scene together. Xul wreak “Vengeance” on the ears of death metal fans, forcing their way in the cortex to fester and boil. This is one Malignance you’ll be dying to have.” – Kingdom of Noise

“I love death metal that takes no prisoners.” – Battl Helm

“This blackened death quintet from Vernon, British Columbia does not dissapoint with thier first release, Malignance. The first track sets the pace for the whole album; hard hitting, ear splitting, skull crushing brutality. Battlestorm, indeed! Strong black influences shine through, especially in tracks like Porta Nocis, and Vengeance, while the instrumental Winter’s Reign leaves you spellbound. I have to admit to being really impressed with the amount of work these northern bastards have put into this, and I highly recommend it.” – Canadian Black Metal

“a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  “Battlestorm”  “Winter’s  Reign”  and  “Tomb  Of  The  Tyrants”.  RECOMMENDED  BUY” – BringerofDeathZine

“The perfect combination of black and death metal, even with a particularly thrashy sounding guitar line in places on ‘Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains’ really comes together on this album” – BigMetalBastard

XUL - MALIGNANCE - ALBUM COVER
1. Battlestorm 04:27
2. Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14
3. Porta Noctis 05:08
4. Vengeance 03:28
5. Winter’s Reign 04:26
6. Hordes of Black 05:29
7. Incinerate the Earth 04:17
8. Tomb of Tyrants 05:54

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