Upcoming Tour Dates

Got several tour dates in late March with A LIFE ONCE LOST and AUTHOR & PUNISHER coming up.

3/19 – Prestonburg, KY @ Jenny Wiley Convention Center

3/20 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge

3/21 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn’s

Decibel “Now Slaying”

Two people over at Decibel included our new record on their “Now Slaying” list. Thanks guys!

Grime Maiden Live

Check out “Grime Maiden” from our Audio Tree Live session.

Tour Blog – Week 2

Head on over to thegauntlet.com to check out the second installment of our tour video blog, (HERE).

From Birth To Soil – In Stores Today

For the first time you can pick up our debut record, “From Birth To Soil”, on cd, in stores and online. Head on over to Amazon.com to grab a copy (HERE). 


“A hirsute barbarian using the Sword to vanquish a ravenous creature with one Red Fang and one Black Tusk” – REVOLVER

“These rousing songs…combine sludge/doom/stoner styles into a snarling, pit-inducing sound”  – GUITAR WORLD

“This band is like an injection of Mastodon’s first two albums into their last two albums” – DECIBEL

“From Birth To Soil – is an absolute monster of heavy riffage from start to finish.” – SLUDGELORD

“…take affirmative action on the beefy sludge thrash sound.” – BLISTERING

“This cd is a kick in the balls of metal music, and lord knows we need quite a few of those. A must buy.” 10/10 – WICKEDCHANNEL


Chicago metal band ENCRUST release their debut album, FROM BIRTH TO SOIL today, September 25, 2012 on Density Records. The five-piece is currently on Fender’s Carnival of Death Tour with Obituary, Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, and Jungle Rot.  The band was recently added to the MetalSucks CMJ showcase to be held October 18 in Brooklyn at Public Assembly and includes Pig Destroyer, KEN Mode, and Early Graves along with Encrust.

A new lyric video for the track “Engine of Deceit” debuts today here: http://youtu.be/8aDJQSscYqI and fans can listen to a stream of From Birth To Soil in its entirety now at http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/09/21/encrust-from-birth-to-soil/

Formerly known as Hunters, ENCRUST is Chris Angelucci (vocals), Luke Tobias (guitar), Ryan Kasparian (guitar), Jeremy Pyrzynski (bass), and Brian Kutanovski (drums).   Encrust have shared the stage with the likes of everyone from Red Fang and Corrosion of Conformity to Goatwhore and Exhumed, and the result is always high-energy and high-emotion – some have even described it as unsettling.   ”Here’s an example,” says Pyrzynski. “Chris broke his hand punching Ryan in the head because that’s what they do live. They get wild, and it’s always unpredictable—even for the rest of us on stage.”

ENCRUST on tour:

9/25 – Reno, NV @The Alley

9/26 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

9/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

9/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre

9/29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly ^ CMJ show

10/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Frankie’s *

10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge *

* – supporting Early Graves

Tour Dates