Four years after their devastating debut demo, Chicago death merchants BERATOR vomit forth 20 minutes of fierce, old school black/death on coke via Dark Descent Records. In an age where an over-polished sound is the norm, Elysian Inferno delivers a welcome reminder of just how ferocious and vehement extreme metal can be.


Guitarist Richard Olsen, who left behind his Profanatica duties to focus on BERATOR full-time, stresses the importance of production:


“The BERATOR EP was tracked live, just me and Dan (drums) in his studio, and we built around those live tracks for the record, which in itself, gives it a level of raw power you can’t get from a click. Tim Pearson (bass, ex-The Chasm) and Pat Clancy (guitar, ex- Nachtmystium) then added their parts. The sound is entrancing, excruciating, and insane, for people who appreciate forward, to the point, nonstop riffs. It’s a seamless record meant to be heard as 20 some-odd straight minutes of rhythm and violence.”


Dark Descent Records will release Elysian Inferno on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats on June 10.


Elysian Inferno Track list:


Onslaught to Absolution

Dead Rats

War Lust

Final Crucifixion

Swine Cult


The band will embark on a US tour in late May, including a performance at Decibel Magazine’s Metal and Beer Festival in Philadelphia.


BERATOR is ready to unleash this long-awaited reign of terror, for our upcoming Venomous Onslaught tour with Craven Idol this May/June 2022”


Venomous Onslaught tour dates:

May 30th – Milwaukee, WI @ Xray Arcade

May 31st – Chicago, IL @ LiveWire Lounge

June 1st—Indiana, IN @ Black Circle Brewing

June 2nd- Detroit, MI @ Old Miami

June 3rd—Cincinnati, OH @ Junkers Tavern

June 4th—Rochester, NY @ Photocity Music Hall

June 5th— Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s

June 6th—Providence, RI @ Dusk

June 7th –Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

June 8th – Washington DC @ Pie Shop

June 9-11th – Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel Metal and Beer Fest




Rich Olsen – Guitar/Vocals

Daniel Kuzay – Guitar/Backup Vocals

Mikey De La Mora – Bass/Backup Vocals

Dave Cieck – Drums


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