Malicious Souls



Vulture backstory

Vulture’s supercharged mix of Deutsche-thrash and Canadian-style speed metal has been incinerating eardrums since 2016, when the quintet released their Victim To The Blade EP.

The Germans gained worldwide profile when their second opus, Ghastly Waves And Battered Graves, appeared on Metal Blade in 2019 – a record we described as a “true metal triumph”.  

And they’ve just revealed that their new full-length, Dealin’ Death, will be released on the same label on May 21.

With new albums from Evile and Nekromantheon en route, it’s set to be a good year for thrash.

In Vulture’s own words…

“Take all our key elements – fierce riffing, halftone-shifts, aggressive vocals, huge toms, changing dynamics, horror-synths and classical twin guitar harmonies and cast it in a mould, then you have Dealin’ Death,” says guitarist Stefan Castevet.

 “The result sounds a little ‘back to the EP-ish’ to my ears, yet it contains new approaches that we’ve never included in our sound so far, like choirs with harmonies.

 “I think Dealin’ Death is the best we’ve ever sounded.

“The mix itself is absolutely flawless to my ears.”

The verdict on Malicious Souls

Well, it’s clear that Vulture have been keeping their talons sharp since Ghastly Waves And Battered Graves hit the racks.

The band’s manic energy – and devotion to pure heavy metal – pours from the song.

Castevet and fellow guitarist M. Outlaw tear it up like Downing and Tipton on a Kreator binge, and Leo Steeler’s screeches are as gloriously old school as Malicious Souls’ horror-themed video.

It certainly bodes well for the rest of Dealin’ Death.

What’s next for Vulture?

Dealin’ Death’s release date is coming up fast – and Castevet is champing at the bit.

“We can’t wait to get feedback for it, hopefully people will admire it as much as we do,” says the axeslinger. “Once the pandemic is over, we also can’t wait to play shows and even tour again.”

Vulture album cover