[Friday, November 03, 2006]

Willowtip is extremely happy to announce the signing of Santa Cruz , CA 's technical death metal outfit, ODIOUS MORTEM . Consisting of members Anthony Trapani (CARNIVOROUS) on vocals, Joel Horner on bass, Dan Eggers on guitar, and KC Howard (DECREPIT BIRTH) on drums, ODIOUS MORTEM will enter Castle Ultimate Studios ( Oakland , CA ) with Zack Ohren this month to record their Willowtip debut, Cryptic Implosion . Made up of 11 tracks, one of which will feature a guest guitar solo by Ron Jarzombek (SPASTIC INK, WATCHTOWER), Cryptic Implosion can be seen as a natural, mature progression from the band's previous release, 2005's Devouring The Prophecy , on Unique Leader Records. The band comments on the signing: "We are honored to say that we are now part of Willowtip Records, a label that represents progressive metal of many styles". Cryptic Implosion will be released in early 2007.

Demo recordings of "The Endless Regression of Mind" and "Domain of the Eternal Paradox" can be found at ODIOUS MORTEM 's official MySpace page at

The track list for Cryptic Implosion is as follows:
1 Fragmented Oblivion
2 The Endless Regression of Mind
3 Dysmorphic Avulsion
4 Vile Progeny
5 Conjoint Species
6 Nux Vomica
7 Gestation of Worms
8 Subcortical Desiccation
9 Domain of the Eternal Paradox
10 Collapse of Recreation

Artwork for Cryptic Implosion was created by Pär Olofsson (SPAWN OF POSSESSION, PSYCROPTIC)

Be sure to check ODIOUS MORTEM 's official website at for news and updates.