Gruesome is streaming their namesake track “Gruesome” here, off their forthcoming debutSavage Land, out in North America on April 21st, preceded by its European release dates, April 17th in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 20th in the UK and rest of the world via Relapse Records.
Stream “Hideous” below.
Uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, Derketa and more, with Savage Land, the collective is humbly determined to keep the sound and spirit of Death alive as sincerely and authentically as possible.
Savage Land was recorded by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, and features a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el).
Krisiunand Origin have announced the Devastation on the Nation tour with Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested as support. Krisiun had previously announced that they were working on their next record with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Malevolent Creation, Madball, Agnostic Front) at Mana Studios in Tampa, FL. Origin is supporting their latest release Omnipresent, which was recorded and mixed with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS, mastered at Menegroth – The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus). The album marks the recording debut of Jason Keyser (Skinless), who has being touring with them as their vocalist since the release of Entity.
“Devastation on the Nation” tour dates feat. Krisiun & Origin with Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption, Ingested Sep 04: Mojoes – Joliet, IL Sep 05: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI Sep 06: Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB Sep 07: Dickens – Calgary, AB Sep 08: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB Sep 09: Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC Sep 10: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA Sep 11: The Pin! – Spokane, WA Sep 12: Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, OR Sep 13: Rockbar Theater – San Jose, CA Sep 14: The Grizzly Den – Upland, CA Sep 15: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA Sep 16: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ Sep 17: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV Sep 18: Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT Sep 19: Roxy Theater – Denver, CO Sep 20: Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM Sep 22: Gas Monkey B&G – Dallas, TX Sep 23: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX Sep 24: Scout Bar – Houston, TX Sep 27: Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC Sep 28: Diamonds Pub – Louisville, KY Sep 29: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD Sep 30: Reverb – Reading, PA Oct 01: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY Oct 02: Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY Oct 03: Mod Club – Toronto, ON Oct 04: The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Death metal supergroup Gruesome will be releasing their debut album Savage Land in North America via Relapse Records on April 21st, 2015, April 17th in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 20th in the UK, rest of the world on CD and digitally. Featuring within their bestial ranks members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, they are a supergroup of sorts paying homage to the game-changing sounds of Death’s early recordings.
Gruesome was born out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios‘ (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours – Harvey serving as frontman for the original nine-member mini-tour and Rios performing “Baptized In Blood” and working with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support on a several dates. After discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on Death’s first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the “band” had five songs written. Rios later recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida.
The result is the eight scathing tracks contained on Savage Land. Recorded by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and including a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el), Savage Land is a truly gruesome slab of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled death metal.