Founded by TJ Humlinski (Feast Eternal) and Marty Rytkonen (Prosthesis, Slaunchwise, Charnel Valley, Bindrune Recordings), The Glorious Dead is a band that finds roots planted back in 2008-9, with the 3-song demo, The Burdensome Ceremony of Internment, arising from this inception. Upon suffering line-up changes, the band went dormant until 2017, when Chris Fulton/Drums (Reasonable Deception/Neither) relocated to the area and agreed to join the band. With the addition of Jim Clifton on bass (Shockplate, Eihwaz Recordings), for the first time, TGD was completed by 4 people that all shared the same vision for creating death metal in the old spirit.
Throughout a 2 year timeframe, a full-albums worth of material along with additional tracks has been created. With songs that range from blasting intensity, to a more down-trodden doom crawl, the music of The Glorious Dead is focused on memorable and diseased sounding riffs lurking at it’s core. A stylistic diversity that finds worship in the 80′s darkened thrash movement, co-exists with the cemented foundation of pure and ancient death metal. This diversity arises from a clear vision curated by all the members of the band who’s influences span back to extreme metal’s formative years.
Upon self releasing a 4 song rehearsal demo on a pro-cassette, the concept for Imperator of the Desiccated 7” was born. Featuring 1 exclusive studio recorded track, (Mangled Cerebration) and a live song captured at the bands 2nd ever live performance (Celebrate the Corpse), Imperator of the Desiccated will stand as raw and unpolished snapshot in time for The Glorious Dead. Since the creation of this 7”, Jim Clifton has left the band, finding Chris Boris from the Northern Michigan band – and forest metal stalwarts – Pan, permanently joining the ranks on bass.
Jim and Marty have co-released this 7” on their respective labels Eihwaz and Bindrune Recordings to document this moment of the bands progression and creativity, while The Glorious Dead forges ever onward into the studio to record their debut full-length, Into Lifeless Shrines