Brazilian Death / Thrash Metal Trio CLAUSTROFOBIA signs with MAR
Metal Assault Records is extremely pleased to announce the newest addition to its label roster.
Longstanding Brazilian death / thrash metal trio CLAUSTROFOBIA has signed with Metal Assault Records for a two-album deal. Formed in 1994 by brothers Marcus and Caio D'Angelo, the band boasts of a career spanning nearly three decades, a discography comprising six full-length albums and a DVD release, a multitude of international tours, high-profile live performances sharing stages with the likes of Iron Maiden, Slayer and Anthrax ... and countless fans all over the world.
Now headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Claustrofobia has completed their seventh full-length studio album. Produced by Adair Daufembach and Claustrofobia, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Adair Daufembach in August 2020 at Northwood Sound Studio in Los Angeles, Unleeched, which will be released by Metal Assault Records on March 11 2022 on digital and physical formats. The album's lead single, "Neuro Massacre" premieres on November 5 along with a music video. To coincide with the single + video premiere, pre-orders for the new album will be launched on November 5, on claustrofobia.bandcamp.com.
Metal Assault Records would also like to announce that we are partnering with Wikimetal / ForMusic to distribute our Claustrofobia releases physically and digitally in Brazil and select South American countries.
We are pleased to hereby reveal the cover art for the new album, co-conceptualized by Claustrofobia vocalist / guitarist Marcus D'Angelo and Alcides Burn:
Unleeched track listing:
1. Stronger than Faith (4:10)
2. The Encrypted (3:56)
3. Neuro Massacre (2:56)
4. Psychosapiens (3:12)
5. Corrupted Self (3:36)
6. Unleeched (3:36)
7. Snake Head (4:20)
8. Crawling back to yourself (3:30)
9. 2020 (March to Glory) (4:20)
In other news, Claustrofobia will embark on a short run of tour dates in Florida later this month:
10.28 - Winter Park FL - Haven Lounge
10.29 - Jacksonville FL - TBA
10.30 - Port Saint Lucie FL - Open Air Festival
10.31 - Pompano Beach FL - Piper's Pub
11.4 - Miami FL - The Hot Box
11.5 - Fort Myers FL - Howl Ft. Myers
11.6 - Tampa FL - Pegasus Lounge
11.7 - Gainesville FL - High Dive
More about Claustrofobia:
Founded and led by the D’Angelo brothers, fiercely independent since 1994, Claustrofobia acts with the same respect and attitude in the dirtiest underground clubs or on today’s biggest stages.
Their unmistakable energy and authenticity has won them countless fans throughout Brazil, South America, Europe and the United States. It is no surprise that they shared the stage with Metal royalty Iron Maiden, Slayer, Anthrax, among others.
In 2019, they returned to Brazil for a historic show at Rock in Rio, at the request of Brazilian fans, through a nationwide petition. The band was also invited by Slayer to open for their final show in São Paulo.
"Building a cult is one of those things that’s easy in theory but tough in practice. Or it is, anyway, if you’re not Claustrofobia — a Brazilian death metal-tinged trad-thrash ultra-power trio that will have you head banging your way into the fold via the new Caio D`Angelo-helmed video for the soul-stirring, killer anthem 'Riff Cult'" - Shawn Macomber, Decibel Magazine, December 2020
Marcus D’Angelo – Vocalist and Guitarist
Caio D’Angelo – Drums and Effects
Rafael Yamada – Bass and backing vocals
(Photos by Courtney Ware)