Tales Of The Tomb (L-R): Trez Thomas (Guitar and Vocals), Corey Skerlak (Guitar and Vocals) Photo Credit – Kylee Thompson Photography
Painting their canvas of extreme music with inspirations of real-life stories of murder, conspiracy, supernatural horror, and terror, Edmonton's Tales of The Tomb unleashed their new EP “Volume Two: Mendicium” this past September. In support of the release, the band is sharing their latest video for their track 'Dyatlov Pass Incident'. The band explains the story behind the song:
"9 hikers disappeared in what is now called the Dyatlov Pass in Russia. This incident had inspired many different conspiracies trying to explain what happened to the 9 hikers that went missing and were later found dead in the mountain range. Because there was a random unidentified scrap of clothing that looked to come from a military uniform found at the sight of the event. We are taking the angle put forth that the hikers unknowingly stumbled across a military weapons test and met their demise. Basically, they were there at the wrong place at the wrong time and the government was forced to cover up their deaths that the weapons test caused. There was evidence of the hikers ripping the tent from the inside and one of the hikers was found with extensive radiation burns, unclothed, fingernails and hands ripped apart from what was later determined to be from trying to climb the surrounding trees and much more. The song is written push-pull between the chaos of stumbling into this extension event vs. a seemingly normal journey. This was the last song written and displays the direction we are trying to move into from our past EP."
'Dyatlov Pass Incident' (Lyric Video):
A sonic attack layered with grinding blast beats, injected with menacing guttural lows, “Volume Two: Mendicium” is straight from hell with gore-filled lyrics leaving little to the imagination, destroying your eardrums like a corpse erased in an acid-filled bath. The EP was mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy guitarist and head engineer/owner at The Grid Studios Christian Donaldson. The EP also contains a bonus track about the Japanese horror film "Mermaid in a Manhole." Featuring artwork by Tony Midi of Tonymidi Artworks.
'The Sinful Messiah' (Lyric Video):
'The Nightmare Hall' (Lyric Video):
'Nine Eleven' (Lyric Video):
Track Listing: 1. The Nightmare Hall (4:05) 2. Faul (3:02) 3. The Sinful Messiah (4:14) 4. Dyatlov Pass Incident (3:52) 5. Nine Eleven (4:46) 6. Mermaid In A Manhole (3:33) EP Length: 23:44
Unified by the desire to have the grotesque power of 90’s era death and murder metal, Tales of The Tomb started as a thought that grew into an insatiable need to make extreme music. Tales Of The Tomb was created in October 2013 from founder Corey Skerlak (guitar, vocals) out of inspiration from the original murder metal band Macabre.
Much of their inspiration is drawn from the hideous crimes and conspiracies of the world. Retelling stories of the dark hidden secrets and victims from such crimes. This was the inspiration for the name Tales of The Tomb.