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Heliogabalus
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Location: Italy
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:53 pm 
 

THECODONTION is a newly formed Black/Death Metal band from Italy. Our main influences are bands like Antediluvian, Revenge, Celtic Frost, Ride For Revenge and Teitanblood.
No guitars are used in our music, only distorted bass, drums and vocals, all the bass parts are played with fingers and no picks have been used during the recording.
Aesthetically and lyrically we focus on prehistoric creatures, fossils, dinosaurs and geologic periods and we try to convey these concepts through music itself too, in fact we call our music style "Prehistoric Metal of War".

We are going to publish our first four track demo, named "Thecodontia", through the Norwegian extreme metal label Gravplass Propaganda (which has also released Oksennus, Eggs of Gomorrh, Engulfed, Spektral Hatchery and Kult Mogil) on February the 16th. It will be released on cassette in 100 copies. Every track on the demo describes a different genus of thecodont (which were reptiles similar to crocodiles and dinosaurs' ancestors).

Mixing, mastering and programming has been handled by Francesco Comerci from Helslave and our logo has been drawn by Andrew Cunningham from Malthusian and Wreck of the Hesperus. The artwork has been drawn by Giulia Ajmone-Cat and it is based on real thecodont bones.

Full demo streaming below!

http://www.cvltnation.com/exclusive-dem ... ecodontia/

Pre-orders: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/pre-o ... odontia-mc
https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases
Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecodontion/

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:43 pm 
 

All preordered copies through Gravplass Propaganda will go with an extra 32mm logo button.

CVLT Nation about "Thecodontia": " [...] Literally not a single fuck was given by these two weirdos in worshipping at their own personal altar of total black/death annihilation. Thecodontion‘s is simply some of the most personal, out there, crazy shit I’ve had the pleasure to witness in extreme metal in a long ass time".

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:38 pm 
 

Thecodontion featured on No Clean Singing:
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/02/0 ... codontion/

"The deeply distorted, gravel-throated bass seizes attention immediately, and it carries you along in a savage thrill ride along with the jet-fueled drumwork and the vocalist’s venomous shrieking. And to make the experience even more riveting, there are some magnetically attractive, body-moving riffs in the song, as well as an array of freakish arpeggios that make this head-spinning trip even more… head-spinning".

Pre-orders:
http://shop.gravplass.org/product/pre-o ... odontia-mc
https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:47 am 
 

The Moldy Crypt on "Thecodontia":

"[...] Thecodontion have done an incredible job at capturing the symmetry between musical performance and musical theme. The music on this release is an exact parallel of its subject matter. There is never any denying that these guys have a sound all their own. With only one debut EP, they’re already one of those bands that will make you say “oh shit, this is that prehistoric reptilian fossil war band”".
https://themoldycrypt.wordpress.com/201 ... ep-review/

Pre-orders:
http://shop.gravplass.org/product/pre-o ... odontia-mc
https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases (LAST COPIES)

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 pm 
 

Cassette tape sold out from us. Pre-orders are still active through Gravplass Propaganda:

http://shop.gravplass.org/product/pre-o ... odontia-mc
Digital download: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/album/thecodontia

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:27 am 
 

Another great review for "Thecodontia" published by "The sound not the word":
https://thesoundnottheword.com/2018/02/ ... more-15920

"[...] Though there’s still a few rough edges to Thecodontia, for a debut release it is very impressive, displaying a strong understanding of what it is that makes war metal such a compelling style of music. [...] Even within the already extreme world of war metal, this feels like a release and band that is uncompromising. It’s a very exciting release, and I can’t wait to hear what the duo unearth for their next record."

Cassette (pre-order): http://shop.gravplass.org/product/pre-o ... odontia-mc
Digital download (pre-order): https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/album/thecodontia

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:03 pm 
 

OUT NOW! Cassette limited to 100.

Also, Thecodontion is featured on Toilet ov Hell:
http://www.toiletovhell.com/tired-of-go ... dinosaurs/

"[...] That raw, rugged bass riffing dripping with erotic prehistoric pheromones, those tortuous but oddly sensual pterodactyl rasps, and that funky, caveman-bangin’ drum-clangin’ is just what the doctor ordered to de-lamify your life and get you hip to the old sound of sleaze. It’s everything you could want in metal – big ol’ crunchy riffs, earth-shattering lower end, and enough aggression to make their chief inspirations in Antediluvian and Ride for Revenge to run like cowardly sauropods – and there ain’t nobody doing it better than Thecondontion. [...] Four tracks. Boiling oil bass work. Troglodyte drumming. Screeching from another age. A whole lotta hard rockin’. That’s what Thecodontia offers you".

Cassette: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc
Digital download: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:06 am 
 

Following labels have some copies:

Caligari Records (USA) - http://caligarirecords.storenvy.com/col ... hecodontia

Soon:
Amor Fati Productions (Germany) - http://www.amor-fati-productions.de/page.php
Arachnophobia Records (Poland) - http://arachnophobia.pl/
Blood Harvest (Sweden) - http://www.bloodharvest.se/

Still available @ Gravplass Propaganda (Norway): http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc
Digital download / streaming: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

American customers are strongly encouraged to order their copies from Caligari Records.

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:57 am 
 

New interview @ Blog Thrower (Italian language): https://blogthrower.wordpress.com/2018/ ... #more-3650

Cassette still available @ Gravplass Propaganda: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc
Digital download / streaming: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:13 am 
 

Wonderbox Metal on "Thecodontia":
https://wonderboxmetal.com/2018/03/09/t ... ia-review/

"To me this sounds like an unholy cross between the chaotic mayhem of Revenge and the grooving song-smarts of Venom. Mixing these two together probably sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it very much does, especially when everything is smothered in thick, fuzzy bass. Bloody hell, I really like this. [...] Get this. Get this now."

Cassette: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc
Digital: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:25 pm 
 

Insane Voices Labirynth on "Thecodontia" (review in Italian):
https://www.insane-voices-labirynth.it/ ... codontion/

"[...] The tracks are simple in structure but the sound is well refined despite the absence of guitars. An original project both for their lyrical themes and the choice of not using guitars".

7,5 / 10

Cassette: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc
Digital: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:28 am 
 

Interview @ Wonderbox Metal:
https://wonderboxmetal.com/2018/03/21/i ... more-32071

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:22 pm 
 

TONEwood Music on "Thecodontia":
http://tonewoodmusic.blogspot.it/2018/0 ... a.html?m=1

"There is a strange sense of genius involved in the distorted bass leads that take up the majority of the soundspace on this demo tape. Though paired with vocals and far-back drums, the dirty heaviness of that bass borders on the incredible. [...] fans of filthy black metal in the vain of Cultes des Ghoules and Void Meditation Cult as well as the Antediluvian/Mitochondrion crowd should be pleased with this offering of deadly metal from the Cambrian period".

Cassette:
http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc

Digital:
https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:54 am 
 

Indy Metal Vault on "Thecodontia":
https://www.indymetalvault.com/2018/03/ ... al-treats/

"Holy crap. What do you get if you cross Revenge and Celtic Frost, while stripping away all of the guitars and replacing them with three basses? You get this colossally ugly slab of fiery chaos, that’s what".

Cassette:
http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc

Digital:
https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:06 pm 
 

Thecodontion @ Toilet ov Hell's "Riff of the Week":
http://www.toiletovhell.com/riff-of-the ... rter-2018/

"Pretty cool EP, primal enough to fit the war metal tag, yet also straying from the path enough to keep it interesting. I was surprised by the riff at around 0:25 – that shit is downright danceable. The riff just before my pick is also cool, but I went with this kinda evil-sounding one. You should still listen to the whole song though. And then the others, too. Then go forth and make more dinosaur metal".

PS: in that article, you can vote for our riff.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:48 am 
 

VM-Underground.com on "Thecodontia":
http://www.vm-underground.com/review/th ... ntia-demo/

"[...] This is pure straightforward Black Metal of death with some cool and innovative things which hopefully will develop even more in the future to make the sound stand out a bit more. Cool demo".

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:12 am 
 

Musica Difficile Italiana (blog focused on Italian avant-noise/power electronics) on "Thecodontia":
http://musicadifficileitaliana.tumblr.c ... hecodontia

"[...] "The sound formula is composed by a hammer-on-teeth-bass tone, feral drums and screaming vocals. The peculiar lyrical themes are the cherry on top to this great work".

Official YouTube streaming on the MetalVault channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRZmTPxjMik
Cassettes still available: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc

The band is working on a new EP. More news soon.

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:47 am 
 

"Thecodontia" CS is still available from the following websites:

Gravplass Propaganda (Norway): http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc
Caligari Records (USA): http://caligarirecords.storenvy.com/col ... hecodontia
Cavernous Records (UK): https://cavernousrecords.bigcartel.com/ ... a-cassette
Amor Fati Productions (Germany): http://www.amor-fati-productions.de/shop/
Atavism Records (France): https://www.atavismrecords.com/product- ... hecodontia

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:41 am 
 

New review for "Thecodontia", by Black Metal Ist Krieg Webzine. Italian language: http://www.blackmetalistkrieg.net/?p=7940

Tapes: http://shop.gravplass.org/product/theco ... odontia-mc

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:23 pm 
 

"Thecodontia" is now available on all digital platforms.
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/07MwTZMX ... 6u9wPJrZwA

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Heliogabalus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:03 pm 
 

THECODONTIA DEMO CASSETTE BACK IN STOCK!

We have received the remaining stock of the demo tape from Gravplass Propaganda, so if you're looking for a copy, there you go.
Six panel J-card, featuring lyrics and band logo. Roll fold.
Buy: https://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/releases

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