Sublevel Records first release of the year is the brand new Artisan album “The Stain of Life”!
The band is from the Los Angeles area and features in its ranks Kragen Lum’s good friend (and Prototype bass player!) Mike Bear. The Stain of Life features 10 tracks and over 50 minutes of killer Thrash meets Progressive meet Death Metal.
The album also includes guest appearances from Kragen (solos on “The Sickness” and “Useless”), Charles Elliott from Abysmal Dawn, and Ian Jekelis from Aborted. If you like bands like Death, Cynic, and Prototype definitely check it out. Watch the first video for “The Sickness” now on YouTube at the link below.
Pre-orders start right now for the physical CD edition. They also have a CD + MP3 version with an immediate download of the album. CDs will ship on February 25th. The CD has killer packaging with a 12 page full color booklet and all of the lyrics.
If you’re looking for WAV or FLAC lossless files, they have those as well: https://artisanmetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-stain-of-life