RIYL: Crimson Moon, Bloodbat, Cattle Decapitation
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Inception: San Diego, 2015
Formed in 2015, Defixion (from a Greek synonym for curse tablet and binding ritual, "Defixio") plays death metal in the Swedish vein, with lyrical themes dealing with curses, magic, execration texts, bygone cults, antiquity, vox misticae, maledictions, and mythology. "Our lyrics contain magical invocations and occultic curses employed in ancient cultures," says the band. "Please do not practice them lightly or blindly. We are not responsible for their consequences."
They first earned notice with their three-song demo in 2015 and a second demo entitled DXN in 2016. Their EP Tabella Defixionis was recorded and produced in 2018 by Ed Talorda of Disgorge at Trench Studios and HZ Audiotech Services and self-released in a limited run.
In 2019, the band signed to Xtreem Music, which reissued their Tabella Defixionis EP.