Chicago's Warforged is working to carve out their own spot within the world of progressive death metal.

Through the years, the band has developed an underground hype within their niche, touring with bands such as Black Crown Initiate, Inferi, Alterbeast, Inanimate Existence, Cognitive, and Micawber and supporting Chicago dates for national and international legends like The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Ne Obliviscaris, Beyond Creation, and Decrepit Birth, among others.

The quintet made waves in 2014 with their first release Essence Of the Land — a 14-minute, four song ghost story through the swamps of old time America — and again in 2015 with their eight minute single, Two Demons. The band took time to build upon and elaborate on a unique musical style and mission statement. What started as an idea of modern death metal with hints of black metal evolved into a more progressive, unique, and "epic" ethos. After five years of creativity and focused work, the band released their debut album, I: Voice on May 10th, 2019 through The Artisan Era. The music plays as a stream of consciousness, jumping often from one area of the metal spectrum to the next with recurring melodies and themes throughout for the purpose of bringing about an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Horrifying and beautiful, dynamic and aggressive, harmony found through dissonance, an ebb and flow through drama and resolution, a flirtation with memory, a call for collaboration, personality, and reality... immense emotional energy seamlessly woven within the death metal genre.

Not to be outdone, the band created an entire video to accompany the 70+ minute runtime of I: Voice. Like the album, the video flows between intense playing shots to disturbing and unsettling imagery to emphasize the chaos happening within the songs. The video is unpredicatable and unique and the first of it's kind in the death metal genre.

The album also features guest work from influencial names in the metal community such as Dallas Toler-Wade (Narcotic Wasteland, ex-Nile), Kee Poh Hock (Native Construct, Replacire), Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid, ex-Obscura), Dan Gargiulo (Artificial Brain, Revocation), Navene Koperweis (Entheos, Fleshwrought), Stevie Boiser (Inferi, Tethys, Equipoise), Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), and Tymon Kruidenier (Our Oceans, ex-Exivious, ex-Cynic).

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Adrian Perez - Vocals/Keys

Jason Nitts - Drums

Jace Kiburz - Guitar

Maxwell Damske - Guitar

Alex Damske - Bass





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