Infection is a Peruvian death metal band with influences from the thrash and deathgrind scene. To the date the group has released a six-song EP (“Nothing but Scum”) and two full-length albums (“Necrokindergarden” and “Acrotomophile Mutilator”). Since their formation, their passion for making music has not declined. On the contrary, they keep the flame of metal alive and expect to consistently deliver brutal music to the world.
The band formed in 2006 when guitar player Antonio Palacios decided to partner up with vocalist Giuliano Canessa. Both shared the same interest in bringing back the rawness of early death metal. Inspired by such acts as Death, Cannibal Corpse and Monstrosity, they started composing and rehearsing their own songs. ‘It was the perfect time to brought that vicious sound back,’ stated Antonio. ‘I always wanted to be in a group that played this kind of music,” added Giuliano, pointing to a pile of discs in a shelf where one can distinguish Death’s “Leprosy,” Morbid Angel’s “Altars of Madness,” and Suffocation’s “Souls to Deny.” Although they were the only fixed members of the band, other talented musicians joined them in order to perform in several venues in Lima, the capital city of Peru. They could have not anticipated the good reception in each of these concerts.
After releasing the “Nothing but Scum” EP in 2008, their first full-lenght album entitled “Necrokindergarden” saw the light in 2009. This album included fourteen tracks of vicious death metal (a cover song of Monstrosity’s “Definite Inquisition” was included as a bonus track.) Positive reviews and support were not only received from the local scene, but also from foreign media.
“Acrotomophile Mutilator” is the title of the new Infection’s album. It was released first in digital format and subsequently a special 12” vinyl edition was produced in 2015. Without departing from their roots, the band incorporated in this record a scoop of melodic and technical elements that shine thanks to a crisp yet organic production. Mastered at “Massive Mastering” by John Scrip, it contains the right elements to grab the attention of headbangers around the globe: complex yet catchy songwriting, ravenous guitar attacks, pummeling bass lines, relentless drumming, and growls coming from the deep abyss of hell.