BURNED IN EFFIGY - New Album "Rex Mortem"; Stream Premiere via EverythingIsNoise

Chicago's BURNED IN EFFIGY will be unleashing their new album "Rex Mortem" on Friday, January 28, 2022 to follow their debut EP "Terrestrial". Unlike their debut recording, which was all instrumental, this first full-length from the band will see not only new guitarists Mike Hisson and Steve Bacakos on the lineup, but also witness vocalist Mark “Smedy” Smedbron discharge his earworm fury unto the masses. The three new members join co-founding members Eddie Dec (Drums) and Matt Watkins (Bass).

Before the album officially drops, the band has teamed up with EverythingIsNoise for the full stream premiere of "Rex Mortem", which can be heard at the following link HERE.

Lyrically, the album is the introduction of a tale of a tyrannical king’s rule and demise, including some other minor themes and stories from mythology and classic literature. Musically, the album is high-energy, but also diverse. It takes elements from multiple subgenres within metal, mainly melodic death and progressive, while infusing neoclassical elements into each track. No two tracks sound the same. Burned In Effigy skillfully and tastefully changed keys and time signatures throughout, so the feel of their music is constantly shifting, but also smoothly flows between each section.

Bassist Matt Watkins adds:

"We are psyched to present our debut album, Rex Mortem, a catalog of the first chapter of the band. This has been in the works for a long time and we couldn't be more pleased with how it has turned out. The songs vary in complexity and intensity and demonstrate our growth as a band since its inception. Listeners will hear influences such as The Black Dahlia Murder and The Human Abstract, combining our love for death metal and progressive/neo-classical metal. The vocals are gritty and tense and the lyrics emphasize this with dark tales inspired by mythology, history, and classic literature. We believe our album has something for all metal fans, regardless of preferred subgenre."

Album pre-order for "Rex Mortem" is available at Burnedineffigy.bandcamp.com (CD) and all other major digital platforms at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/burnedineffigy/rex-mortem.


1. Doomsayer (3:28) 
2. Artorias (5:08) 
3. Nightfall (3:20) 
4. The Empiricist (4:05) 
5. Hades (4:26) 
6. Atlas (4:23) 
7. Treachery (3:25) 
8. Vendetta (3:55)