Release date: January 7 – 2022
Welcome to the sci-fi world of NEEDLESS. On “The Cosmic Cauldron”, the band’s
second album, the Hungarian death metallers offer a ten-track sci-fi concept album
featuring the story of an astronaut who grants an unbearable gift from an entity,
which is beyond our universe. A relic, a framework, a godly being out of this world:
The Cosmic Cauldron.
A nearly one hour long musical journey where the young quintet explore their
explosive mix of melodic death metal, progressive structures and complex
narratives. Featuring the gorgeous voice of Martina Horvath from Thy Catafalque
on the track “Planet Oblivion” and with an otherworldly cover art designed by Mark
Cooper (Rings Of Saturn, Master, Malevolent Creation), “The Cosmic Cauldron” is
metal of the 21st Century on earth with an eye in space.
Needless was founded during the winter of 2004 in Dánszentmiklós, Hungary.
The band started as a home project, and slowly evolved into an active group for the
year 2014. Their music basically consists of traditional elements of melodic thrash
and death metal with the atmospheric side of black metal with some progressive
All mixed up into a fierce blend of aggression and ferocity, with mythical themes
and nihilistic contemplations about humankind in the lyrics. In 2015 the band came
up with their first accountable release called “The Dark Spirit of Ages” EP, which
received critically positive feedback. After its release, Needless did several shows
in its home country with bands like Aggression, Nervosa, Nuclear, Dew-Scented,
and Flotsam And Jetsam. On 2021 they signed to UPRISING! Records and produced
their second album “The Cosmic Cauldron” at No Silence Studios, Hungary, with
Gyula taking care of the productions, mix and mastering.