New Zealand's Ulcerate are a marvel and a juggernaut. Approaching 15 years of existence, the trio keeps getting stronger and more adept as songwriters. In the realm of technical death metal, Ulcerate understand that a good hook is just as important as a ridiculous chord progression. 

Ulcerate's latest jaw-dropper is fifth album Shrines of Paralysis, due via Relapse on October 28 (order yours). And while Ulcerate are always pushing the limits of death metal, they know their history; like any good death metal album should, the new LP includes at least one "-tion" amongst its ranks: the new track "Abrogation," which makes its debut here and now. Stream it below.

"Abrogation" is a whirlwind of death metal insanity, complete with odd atonal riffing, sick grooves when needed, subtle melody and a growl seldom seen this side of the Styx. Check it out, and catch them on the road this fall, including at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY, on November 29 as part of a CLRVYNT Presents event (tickets are on sale).

ULCERATE on TOUR
Oct. 21  Auckland, NZ @ Kings Arms
Oct. 22 — Wellington, NZ@ San Fran

ULCERATE w/ZHRINE + PHOBOCOSM
Nov. 2 — Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
Nov. 3 — San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
Nov. 4 — Portland, OR @ Panic Room
Nov. 5 — Seattle, WA @ Highline
Nov. 6 — Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
Nov. 7 — Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull
Nov. 9 — San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Nov. 10 — Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Nov. 11  El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Nov. 12  San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Nov. 13 — Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar
Nov. 14  Dallas, TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop
Nov. 15  New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Nov. 16 — Gainesville, FL @ Atlantic
Nov. 17 — Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
Nov. 18  Atlanta, GA @ 529
Nov. 19  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov. 20  Baltimore, MD @Metro Gallery
Nov. 22  Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Nov. 23  Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Nov. 24  Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
Nov. 25  Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Nov. 26  Detroit, MI @ Corktown Tavern
Nov. 27  Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Nov. 28  Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Nov. 29  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar