The Expansion

by Siderean / Teleport

One of the most singular bands orbiting the death metal underground in the past decade, TELEPORT formed in 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia and promptly set course for a prodigious schedule of self-released demos, each one perfecting their slithering, shapeshifting sound. Undoubtedly inspired by Gorguts, Voivod, and Australia’s Stargazer and yet finding contemporaries in Blood Incantation and Sacriphyx, Teleport truly hit their stride with last year’s The Expansion. As aptly titled as the band’s moniker, The Expansion weaves a winding, oft-bewildering path across its three-track/21-minute runtime. Sulfurous to the very end, one could pin tags like “prog” or “tech” or simply “that’s crazy, man!” onto Teleport style of death metal, but within their attacking angularity exist actual hooks – malformed and mesmerizing, of course, but hooks to hold onto as you sink deeper into their maelstrom…

And now, under the aegis of EDGED CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS, that maelstrom will open wider and devour more listeners whole with Teleport’s imminent debut album for the label. To coincide with this new, wider release of The Expansion, the band will be embarking upon a mini-tour through Italy alongside comrades Bedsore.

Origin: Slovenia / Formed in: 2010 / Genre: Death Metal