Canadian Experimental Death Metal Band VHOD To Release Debut Album!

VHOD - Dreamcleaver - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MNSSTO4E

After a few months in his home studio in Armstrong, BC, Chris Shaver has produced the debut full-length VHOD album, ‘Dreamcleaver’. Chris mans the helm alone, performing all the instruments and vocals and this album showcases snippets of unused  material spanning many years as well as brand new material. The release is a fair representation of VHOD’s Experimental Death Metal angle and will cement a milestone for Chris in his quarter-of-a-century musical journey thus far.

VHOD - Chris Shaver - promo pic - 2015 - #9936MNSSTO33

VHOD was conceived in January 2014 and is a merger of Godcursed (2004-2014), Morbid Darkness (1989-2014) and Worms Of The Birth (2011-2014), which were all active projects of sole member Chris Shaver at the time.  Early VHOD releases exhibited sporadic styles and were mostly instrumental pieces used as a basis for finding a more focussed signature sound. Said releases consist of 3 singles, ‘The Scornful Winter’, ‘One Fallen’ & ‘Cimmeria’ and an EP, ‘Dreams Of 11.14′, respectively, all released independently.

In December of 2014, work began on the ‘Tor’ Series, which consists of 4 parts: ‘Behind The Shroud Of Mist’, ‘Wrap Three Times’, ‘Portal’ and ‘The Desolates’, respectively. In these independent releases an evident foundation was made with which future VHOD recordings will branch out from. Dreamcleaver is set for release November 13th 2015 on Finnish label INVERSE RECORDS.

Lyric video “The Spectre’s Behest available in this location or below:

Track list:

  1. Still The Blood
  2. The Spectre’s Behest
  3. On The Tree Of Woe
  4. So Pass Away/Locus Mortis
  5. Dragon Sand
  6. Reap The Harvest
  7. Now Underground
  8. Flesh For Our Swords
  9. Obsequies
  10. Dreamcleaver

Line-Up: Chris Shaver (All Instruments, Vocals, Compositions)

More info:

Official Website:







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