PYRRHON (pronounced "peer-on") is a death metal band from New York City. They formed in 2008 after a chance meeting on a subway platform, and have been honing their increasingly twisted take on the genre ever since.
PYRRHON’s debut EP, FEVER KINGDOMS, was released in October 2010 by The Path Less Traveled records and received consistently laudatory reviews. The EP was recorded and mixed in August 2009 by Dan Pilla at Bad Lab Studios in Tabernacle, NJ and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves Studios in Queens, NY.
PYRRHON released their first full-length album, AN EXCELLENT SERVANT BUT A TERRIBLE MASTER, in September 2011 via SELFMADEGOD RECORDS. The album is a nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling. The album was again engineered by Pilla and mastered by Marsto. The cover art and layout were created by Caroline Harrison. The album received glowing praise from mainstay media outlets such as Decibel, Terrorizer, Invisible Oranges, and MetalSucks.
Over the ensuing two years, PYRRHON logged hundreds of hours in their practice space, laboring feverishly over their sophomore record. They emerged from this lengthy gestation period with THE MOTHER OF VIRTUES, a daring epic that expands radically upon the multifaceted sound established by the band's first LP. THE MOTHER OF VIRTUES was tracked and mixed by Ryan Jones (Today is the Day, Mutilation Rites, Wetnurse); Marston returned once more to mastering duties. Upon hearing THE MOTHER OF VIRTUES, groundbreaking metal label RELAPSE RECORDS signed PYRRHON to a multi-album deal. The album will see a worldwide release in 2014.