Colombian Death/black Metal merchants Nepente have completed work for their upcoming release I Will Get Your Soul. Release date to be announced.
2002: Blackened Death Metal band Nepente was founded in Manizales (Colombia) by José Fernando Ospina (Vocals), Mauricio Aristizábal (Drums), Wilmar Correa (Bass), Esteban Daza (Guitar) and Juan Pablo Buitrago (Guitar). The band played their first shows with some of the most well-known bands in the Colombian metal scene at that moment like Masacre, Luciferian and Twilight Glimmer..
2005: Recording of the EP Ascension in El Pez Studios in Medellín (Colombia). In order to support this record, the band did a tour in their home country.
2006: The band concentrated on writing the songs for their first full-length release and appeared on two compilation CDs of the labels Metabolic Records and Metal War Productions in the United States.
2007: Nepente opened show for Norwegian band Ancient in Pereira city and played some headlining shows in other Colombian’s cities. Later that year the band signed a contract for their first full-length with the American metal label Metabolic Records.
2008: Metabolic Records releases the album Atonements, mixed and mastered by Jean Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm guitarist and producer of albums of Kataklysm, Malevolent Creation, Ex Deo, etc.) in his J.F.D. Studios in Canada. Nepente opened for Greek Black Metal band Rotting Christ in their home town Manizales.
2009: The band toured Ecuador and Perú and get the opportunity to open a show for American metal legend Omen in Lima Peru. Later, the band makes their first official video clip of the song Procession. Guitarist Juan Pablo Buitrago leaves the band.
2010: Nepente played with well-known Brazilian death metal band Krisiun on their Colombian tour. Guitarist Pablo Vasquez joins the band.
2011: The band continues the writing process for their forthcoming album and plays a show with the influential black metal band Inquisition.
2012: The band enters Ethylic Studios to record their second full-length. It was mixed and mastered in the famous Polish studios Hertz Recording Studio (Vader, Hate, Behemoth, Decapitated, Bessat)
Suffering Is The Seed was originally released independently and then through Metalhit in digital format and as a CD with Sonic Blast Media in February 2013.
Ascension (EP) (2005)
Suffering Is The Seed (2012)
I Will Get Your Soul (2015)
I Will Get Your Soul credits:
2013 August: I Will Get Your Soul recorded at Manizales Studio (Manizales Colombia).
2014 February: Mixed/Mastered @ Hertz Recording Studio (Bialystock, Poland) by Slawomir Wieslawski and Wojciech Wieslawski.
All music by Pablo Vasquez.
All lyrics by jose Fernando Ospina C.
Additional rhythm and lead guitars by Victor Hugo “Tormento”
Cover art by Leonardo Duarte Enciso.
Album layout/design: Leoonardo Xiomara Valencia
Nepente logo by Julian Carddona
Nepente is presently working as a quartet:
Willmar Correa: Bass
Mauricio Aristizabal: Drums
Pablo Vasquez: Guitars
José F. Ospina: Vocals
Praise for Suffering Is The Seed:
“…the Colombian savages have cooked up one hell of a vicious cyclone. Suffering is the Seed is pure mayhem from start to finish, a pulverizing cacophony that is unrelenting for every second of every song. A potent blend of brutal death metal and sadistic black metal, Suffering is the Seed is an album that will undoubtedly render the listener unconscious, disembowel him, and then fill his carcass with bags of cocaine in order to cross borders.”Teeth Of The Divine
“… it is a savage and sonically scurrilous violation, a torment of corrosive intensity and unbridled devastation. It is also a thoroughly rewarding if painful confrontation continuing the uncompromising power of South American extreme metal with strength and accomplishment.” The Ringmaster Review
“…unabashed brutality, face-peeling riffs, and machine gun drums…” Blistering.com
“…it’s wonderful to see a band that goes above and beyond trying to do something different…” The Grim Tower
Suffering Is The Seed