Aduanten is a dark-textured death metal collaboration featuring members of Obsequiae, Panopticon, Horrendous, and Vex. Our sound owes just as much to metal bands like Katatonia and Novembre as it does to post punk titans such as The Chameleons and Joy Division.
Aduanten is built on the success of our former band, Vex, which included tours with Oceans of Slumber, Agalloch, and Woods of Ypres, three critically acclaimed albums, and a number of other releases.
Our debut 2021 EP Sullen Cadence features bassist Joel Miller (Mantianak), vocalists Tanner Anderson (Obsequiae, Panopticon) and Damian Herring (Horrendous), and synth and percussion by Adrian Benavides (Earthdiver). Herring also mixed and mastered the EP. Sullen Cadence earned broad critical acclaim, including favorable reviews by Decibel, Brooklyn Vegan, and Metal Injection, and was named to numerous best of lists and major streaming playlists.
We seek to partner with a label as we prepare to release our second EP, which features the same lineup as Sullen Cadence and evolves the expansive musical foundation we created on Sullen Cadence into riveting new musical frontiers.