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HADAL MAW Announce ‘Charlatan’ EP and Drop Single ‘Idolatry’ Before Supporting Psycroptic & Archspire

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Hadal Maw are returning to the fold with their new single Idolatry- and the announcement of their new EP Charlatan, which will see it’s way into the world on Friday August 31. Physical and Digital Pre-Orders are available now at!

Premiering on triple j’s The Racket last night, Idolatry is the first single and the opening track from Hadal Maw’s upcoming EP “Charlatan”. The five track release, totalling over thirty minutes, is an endeavour by the 5 piece from Melbourne, Australia to take their vision of progressive death metal and focus it into their most cohesive work yet. After mere seconds into the track, Idolatry informs the listener with no uncertainty that the band has zero intentions of relenting, dousing the atmosphere in jarring melodies, blasting drums and the searing roar of latest addition Tim Anderson’s bass work coupled with the familiar screams of Sam Dillon, while also suddenly shifting gears with clean crooning vocals amongst the sparse landscapes of Nick Rackham and Ben Boyle’s guitar interplay. 


Hadal Maw’s EP Charlatan will be release on Friday August 3 and can be pre-ordered now at all good online outlets and available now for physical pre-order at Single Idolatry is available to stream and purchase at all good online outlets!

Sam Dillon, vocalist for Hadal Maw says that Idolatry touches upon the extreme admiration and obsession we have for power and faith, however false and detrimental that it may be for us. Many horrific acts can be pursued under the banner of religion or peace and sadly, this is a very real nightmare of our times. An anthem to abandoning our empathy and being lead by tyrants however farcical they appear.”

Speaking further about the themes of the forthcoming EP, Dillon says that “We are witness to the rise of the Charlatan. Through the perfecting of lies and preservation of myth the serpents have come to power, we are beneath their pulpit. A vicious collection of anthems addressing the result of relinquishing to fear and those corrupt enough to peddle it.” 

2017 saw Hadal Maw release their album “Olm” through EVP Recordings (Psycroptic, King Parrot, Behemoth), displaying their inevitable breaking away from death metal and growing towards their ongoing desire to produce unique, meaningful works – instead of replicas. With its sprawling atmosphere, simultaneously crushing and beautifully twisted guitars and amorphous drumming, “Olm” gave Hadal Maw its voice as a valuable contributor to the art form of heavy music. Heavy Magazine said that Olmrepresents a seismic shift for Hadal Maw. It’s an intelligent, flawlessly-executed body of work… an outstanding example of modern technical death metal that exceeds all the necessary quality hallmarks… 

You can catch Hadal Maw tearing it up on these dates!

PSYCROPTIC, ARCHSPIRE, HADAL MAW Australian Tour – August 2018

August 16th – Brisbane, Crowbar
w/ Kaerulean
August 17th – Sydney, Bald Faced Stag
w/ Heathenspawn
August 18th – Melbourne, Max Watts
w/ Primitive
August 19th – Canberra, The Basement
w/ Inhuman Remnants
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