California extreme metal veterans EXHUMED have entered the studio to record their highly anticipated sixth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s Necrocracy. The album will be entitled Death Revenge and will see a late 2017 release via Relapse Records.
Issues founding guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, “We entered the studio April 1st with our buddy Jarrett Pritchard (Gruesome, Goatwhore) to start the process and no, this is not an elaborate April Fool’s joke… All Guts, No Glory was more of a straight-up speeding attack, Necrocracy had a bit more focus on groove and incorporating some mid-paced stuff in there, and this one is gonna be a lot darker. It’s a concept album, which is a first for us, so expect some new twists on our tried-and-true formula: one part late ’80s death metal, half a cup of German/Canadian/Bay Area thrash, a dash of grindcore, crossover, and crust, and the occasional, well-concealed, Hall And Oates rip-off.”
In related news, EXHUMED has confirmed a string of European tour dates this June which include a performance at Hellfest and follow their North American appearances at Modified Ghost Festival II in Vancouver and the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore in May.
EXHUMED’s entire catalog can be streamed via Bandcamp HERE.
5/25/2017 Modified Ghost Festival II – Vancouver, BC
5/27/2017 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
6/09/2017 Grenswerk – Venlo, NL
6/11/2017 Underworld – London, UK
6/12/2017 MOD – St. Petersburg, RU
6/13/2017 Volta – Moscow, RU
6/14/2017 Goldgrube – Kassel, DE
6/15/2017 Magasin4 – Brussels, BL
6/16/2017 Hellfest 2017 – Clisson, FR
6/17/2017 Metropool – Hengelo, NL
6/18/2017 Paard – The Hauge, NL
San Jose’s EXHUMED has blazed a path for modern-sensible old-school death metal since the band’s 1991 formation, when the band’s founder and sole remaining member Matt Harvey was a tender fifteen years old. EXHUMED spent much of the ensuing decade hacking their way through numerous lineups, demos, split CDs, and EPs. In 1998, the band finally released their debut album, the genre-(re)defining and critic-repulsing Gore Metal. The album crystallized the sound forged with their 1994 demo (old-school death metal meets full-on grindcore with the spirit of thrash) and first split CD (Horrific Expulsion Of Gore and 1996’s In The Name Of Gore respectively); the band envisioned the three releases as a trilogy of sorts.
Read the full EXHUMED bio HERE.