Hierophant premiere new song




HIEROPHANT are now premiering the third sinister song taken from their new full-length ‘Mass Grave’. The raw Italian death metal outfit will release their fourth full-length on the 4th of November.

The track “Crematorium” is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Deaf Forever (DE)
Diablorock (ES)

Metalliluola (FI)
Horns-Up (FR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Kvlt (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Zero Tolerance (UK)

HIEROPHANT comment: “On a sonic level as well as lyrically, ‘Crematorium’ deals with the idea that the world we live in and life as we know it are just a temporary phase before incineration. We all are caught up in an unstoppable march towards the end, where everything is destined to disappear and turn into nothing once again.”

The artwork of ‘Mass Grave’ has been created by the renowned Italian painter Paolo Girardi (INQUISITION, THE LION’S DAUGHTER) and can be viewed together with the track-list below.



01. Hymn of Perdition
02. Execution of Mankind
03. Forever Crucified
04. Mass Grave
05. Crematorium
06. In Decay
07. Sentenced to Death
08. The Great Hoax
09. Trauma
10. Eternal Void


HIEROPHANT poster release show


HIEROPHANT have announced a special release show at the Bronson Club in their hometown Ravenna on November 4th in addition to their previously published European tour in support of their new album ‘Mass Grave’ alongside RINGWORM and NOISEM. All currently announced dates can be seen below.

04 Nov 16 Ravenna (IT) Bronson Club (release show with special guests)

19 Nov 16 Roeselare (BE) De verlichte Geest
21 Nov 16 Nantes (FR) Scene Michelet
22 Nov 16 Montpelier (FR) Secret Place
24 Nov 16 Zurich (CH) Werk21
25 Nov 16 Liege (BE) Reflektor Club
26 Nov 16 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
27 Nov 16 Drachten (NL) Iduna
30 Nov 16 Bydgoszcz (PL) Estrada
02 Dec 16 Hamburg (DE) Indra
03 Dec 16 Duisburg (DE) JUZ St. Peter




Darkness comes crushing down like an avalanche of despair, misery, and pain. While an undercurrent of harsh brutality is tangible within each note, there is also a black void clawing at sanity and trying to drag all emotion into the lurking abyss. HIEROPHANT conjure a bleak sonic landscape on their fourth full-length ‘Mass Grave’.




HIEROPHANT were conceived in the classic Adriatic city of Ravenna in the Emilia-Romagna in 2010.

The band quickly left a mark as one of the leading exponents of extreme Italian music. A first self-titled full-length was released in the same year as their founding and the band started to constantly play all over Europe. HIEROPHANT were also picked up on the other side of the pond. Following the EP ‘Son of the Carcinoma’ (2013), their sophomore album ‘Great Mother: Holy Monster’ (2013) was also released in North America.

Several tours and festival performances later, the Italians showed no sign of relenting. Their third full-length ‘Peste’ (2014) rather increased the band’s massive sonic impact, amalgamating sludge, black and death metal as well as a manifest punk attitude.

Now HIEROPHANT take their extreme brand of hard music a step further with the ominously titled ‘Mass Grave’. No pink unicorns here.




Lorenzo: vocals, guitar
Ben: drums
Steve: guitar
Giacomo: bass, backing vocals


Style: Death Metal

Available formats 
Jewel Case CD
Gatefold LP in various colours




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