Swarming streams “Hideous” from Cacophony of Ripping Flesh: Recordings 2010-2012


Swarming brings together experienced old school death metal personnel from Finland and Sweden to slash out a putrid, raw, grinding and crusty form of death metal that borrows as much from Autopsy and Carcass as it does Demigod and Dismember. For Halloween, Dead Beat Media has released Cacophony of Ripping Flesh: Recordings 2010-2012 which collects the complete works of the band during the first two years of its existence.

Check out the exclusive stream of “The Hideous Incantation” right here:

Storming death metal riffs gain support from an underpinning of melody balanced by the sickening, dragging and decomposing riffs that like the unsteady hand of a drunken surgeon dragging scalpels through flesh, induce a mood of hopeless darkness and perverse enjoyment of the world’s suicide. Demonstrating competence in both the technicalities of death metal and the intricacies of rock guitar, Swarming show death metal at its most engaging and yet repulsive.


Swarming (formed in February 2010) is a Finnish-Swedish collaboration with Lasse from Hooded Menace, Phlegethon, and Ruinebell, and Rogga from Paganizer, Ribspreader, and Humanity Delete. The guys share the same passion for raw and filthy music and that is what they are here to deliver with Swarming. Downtuned and putrid, grinding, crusty death metal!

Swarming Cacophony of Ripping Flesh – Recordings 2010-2012 compiles tracks recorded during the band’s existence so far including the two tracks from Swarming/Zombie Ritual split (Doomentia 2010). Cover artwork comes from David of Extremely Rotten Records. The album was mixed by the band and mastered by Mikko Saastamoinen (whose other works include Hooded Menace, Ruinebell and Vacant Coffin).

Thanks to Jill at Dead Beat Media, we are able to offer you this exclusive album track stream on Halloween 2015. As you are gorging on candy and cider, take a moment to vomit purulent blood with Swarming!


  1. The Hideous Incantation
  2. Reeking of the Bowels
  3. It Came From the Graveyard
  4. Hacksaw Holiday
  5. Feasting on Drowned Flesh
  6. Amputation Frenzy
  7. Convulsing Into Eternal Doom
  8. Premature Embalming

You can find the CD and cassette at the Dead Beat Media store at deadbeatshop.bigcartel.com and keep track of the band through Facebook pages for Dead Beat Media and Swarming.

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8 thoughts on “Swarming streams “Hideous” from Cacophony of Ripping Flesh: Recordings 2010-2012

  1. Nuclear Whore says:

    Quite putrid, repugnant and laid back.

    Thank you for the info.

  2. Emperor Tomato Ketchup says:

    I think DMU should check this out: https://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/stoic-death

    1. LordKrumb says:

      Desecresy is quite well-covered on DMU (https://www.deathmetal.org/tag/desecresy/), so the new album will perhaps be reviewed here some time soon.

      I didn’t know the new one was available for streaming. Will give it a spin tomorrow.

      Not heard the first two albums yet, but I’ve been thoroughly gorging on ‘Chasmic Transcendence’ over the last few months. Great album.

      1. Gabe Kagan says:

        I think Brett himself is planning to review the latest Desecresy, but if too long passes without him doing so, I or one of the new writers we’ve brought on board can probably do it justice as well.

  3. Emperor Tomato Ketchup says:

    And by the way: thanks for the stream of excellent non-“lifestyle” articles you have posted lately. Very much appreciated!

  4. LordKrumb says:

    Seems like it could be a good release.

    This particular sample song hasn’t fully grabbed me yet but, after 3 spins, its twisting flow of Autopsy and Demigod style sections is starting to draw me in, so I’m tempted to take a chance on ordering the album (the CD is only $10, available directly from the label here: http://deadbeatshop.bigcartel.com/product/swarming-cacophony-of-ripping-flesh-cd-pre-order )

  5. Sack-ramentum - Cum Shall Be Spilled says:

    Is that a rotten but those on the cover?

    1. Sack-ramentum - Cum Shall Be Spilled says:

      *butt hole

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