PODCAST: Episode 64 – Matt Harvey of Exhumed Talks Death Metal, Horror and Metallica

One of our favorite interviewees in person or the phone is Matt Harvey of Exhumed. Matt is as amazing to chat with as he is a guitarist and bandleader. Exhumed’s new album is the aptly titled Horror (Relapse Records) which came out just ahead of Halloween 2019, and he was in a spooky mood when we chatted. We talked about the new album, his proclivity for writing great OSDM songs, the consistency of the current lineup of the band, his favorite horror movies ever, and his thoughts on attending one of Metallica’s “S and M 2 Concerts” in San Francisco, earlier this fall, and more. Catch the band on tour through the start of December with Necrot! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Exhumed – Horror

In an old interview, the Godfather of Death Metal, Chuck Schuldiner, laid out the blueprint of what the genre is, what its themes are, and what listeners should expect from it. He described the genre as “fantasy, tongue-and-cheek, Horror movie level type of scary stuff…” Many bands within the genre have followed this blueprint and carried on the tradition of writing gore lyrics, but none better than the legendary, Exhumed, who have always leaned more towards the gore aspect of Death Metal and later coined the term Gore Metal. Their new album, Horror (Relapse Records) follows this blueprint very well.

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Asking Alexandria Shares their Zombie Apocalypse Inspired Video for “The Violence”

Asking Alexandria has primed us for something big and here it is! The band has just dropped a new single and video for the track “Violence”. Less a music video and more like a stylized Zombie Apocalypse and horror genre mini-movie, it’s totally sick and has a ton of production value. The NSFW created by the band and the team of director Jensen Noen, producers Sam Malko, Brand Birtwistle, and Joe Grayem, DP Brandon Cox, and Executive Producer Steven Contreras. Purchase and stream the song and watch the clip now! Catch the band on tour all summer with Papa Roach and Bad Wolves. Continue reading

New Years Day – Unbreakable

If Wes Craven was a genre of music, it would be New Years Day. For the most part, Ash Costello and gang have depended on a recipe of heartbreak mixed in with edgy guitars and a punk rock attitude. On their fourth release Unbreakable (Another Century) they break free from their comfort zone with a more confident, electro-fused, uplifting follow-up. Continue reading

The Ghost Next Door – A Feast For The Sixth Sense

Horror has played a large role in Metal for decades with eerie and creepy imagery being one of the quintessential elements of some of the largest acts in the genre. The Ghost Next Door’s sophomore release, A Feast for The Sixth Sense (Ripple Music), demonstrates this in swathes. Continue reading

Ho99o9 – The United States of Horror

If you were lucky enough to catch Ho99o9 (pronounced ‘Horror’ if you’re looking at that and wondering where to start) recently on tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan or on the festival scene then you know that this is a group who are equal parts unpredictable and excellent. Excellent because whether you’d heard any of their music before or not there is absolutely no doubting that you were walking around with a “What the fuck was that!?” look plastered on your face in the immediate aftermath. Continue reading