Named after an ancient torture device, TREPALIUM sure know how to crush bones with their technical, multi-faceted yet wrenching death metal. In Latin, “trepalium” also means “labour”, a concept the French band knows more than well, being referred to as one of the best live performers of their generation. Since its creation TREPALIUM has been a member of the Klonosphere, a group of French metal bands featuring KLONE, HACRIDE, MISTAKEN ELEMENT and many other acts who are not afraid to cross the boundaries and bring metal to a new dimension of diversity, technicality and energy.
Within two albums and about a hundred concerts, TREPALIUM became a reference in the French extreme scene, sharing the stage with international renowned bands (Gojira, Misanthrope, Anorexia nervosa, Aborted, No return, Supuration, Behemoth, Malevolent creation, Krisiun, Blockheads, Comity, Scarve, Incantation, The Exploited) and was featured on major festivals such as Fury Fest, Hellfest and Brutal Assault.
Recorded and mixed by Sylvain Biguet (who already co-recorded “Alchemik Clockwork of Disorder”) and mastered at Thibeault Chaumont’s Deviant Lab studio, third album “XIII” will also surprise with the quality and the clearness of its production, revealing the width of TREPALIUM’s musical influences more than ever. The warm, powerful, sharper and more acoustic sound will remain as the band’s trademark.
Debut and sophomore albums “Through the Absurd” (2004) and “Alchemik Clockwork of Disorder” (2006), both released on Holy records, already showed a very mature band. Mixing jazz-funk rhythms and noise sounds to an extremely groovy death metal, TREPALIUM is now about to unleash “XIII”, definitely a future spearhead for the power death metal genre.