What would metal sound like on Mars? Abrasive. Chaotic. Experimental. Dead Swarm took this question to heart in the conception of their first EP, The Swarm is Coming…, released March 11, 2014. Founded in Phoenix, AZ at the start of 2013, Dead Swarm’s approach to metal is dark and aggressive, influenced by the groove of Six Feet Under, Morbid Angel’s raw aggression, the technicality of Death, and the driving guitar riffs of early Pig Destroyer. Featuring articulate gutteral lead vocals and a hard-hitting rhythm section, the thrashy death metal sound of Dead Swarm is matched by its unsettling lyrical themes–influenced by psychological horror films, ghost stories, and portrayals of human capacity for evil.