The 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival will be taking place from June 16th-18th in Clisson, France next year, and the final lineup has now been confirmed. Continue reading
Belgian death metallers Dehuman will be doing a run of Southern European dates, in support of their album Graveyard of Eden, out March 9, 2015 internationally and March 10, 2015 in North America and digitally via Kaotoxin Records.
Produced at both the Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Emptiness) and Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Deep In Hate, Department of Correction), Graveyard of Eden is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut Black Throne of all Creation.The album will be released on March 9 as a limited-edition (500 copies) deluxe DigiSleeve CD (Digital version and North American release is March 10). Vinyl treatment – white collectors vinyl (100 copies) and standard black (400 copies) – will come on April 13.
The band now features drummer Laye Louhenapessy of Putrid Offal. Grab a free download of “Crypts of Blood” here.
DEHUMAN Southern Europe Tour dates
Apr 16: El Passo – Torino (IT)
Apr 17: Traffic – Roma (IT)
Apr 18: Ateneo Occupato – Roma (IT)
Apr.19: Volume – Nice (FR)
Apr 20: TBA
Apr 21: TBA
Apr 22: Blackout – Montpellier (FR)
Apr 23: Leyenda Rock – Madrid (ES)
Apr 24: La Tejera – Valencia (ES)
Apr 25: CSA Social Rock – Aguillas (ES)
Apr 26: Sala Be Good – Barcelona (ES)
Apr 27: TBA
Apr 28: Toca – Braga (PT)
Apr 29: SWR Fest – Barroselas (PT)
Apr 30: Mogambo – San Sebastian (ES)
May 01: Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse (FR)
Putrid Offal has been confirmed for this year’s Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov, Czech Republic. The band will be supporting their recently released album Mature Necropsy, out now via Kaotoxin Records.
The band also just announced the addition of Laye Louhenapessy to the line-up as their official skin brutalizer behind the drum kit. Laye is no stranger to Kaotoxin fans, as he’s also the drummer for Dehuman whose second full-length, Graveyard of Eden is currently available for pre-order (March 9 release). Laye’s live premiere with Putrid Offal was February 15 for the live-in-the-studio recording the band performed for French cult radio show Killing Machine.
May 23: Unideath Fest II – Roulers (BE)
Sep 10-12: Death Feast – Andernach (DE)
Kaotoxin Records has secured a licensing deal with The Crypt to release the vinyl version of Putrid Offal’s
Premature Necropsy, which will be released sometime in late 2015/early 2016 as a 500 copy limited edition first press (250) on colored vinyl) with exclusive liner notes. The 2014 demo version of “Suffering” from the collector EP of the same name will be included as a bonus track.
Premature Necropsy consists of the band’s early 90s discography, which comes as a bonus CD with their just released Mature Necropsy debut full-length (500-copy limited edition first press), and features their 1991 Unformed demo and split with Agathocles, 1991 Premature Necropsy split LP with Exulceration and 1992 Obscurum per Obscurium six-way split CD with Supuration (among others).
I’ll let you in on a secret – reviewers hate getting albums like Mature Necropsy (Kaotoxin) in their to-do pile. Not because they’re bad (far from it – it is an absolute master-class in what it does), but because there’s little to say about them. If you think Symphonies of Sickness (Earache) -era Carcass with a thick dose of 90’s American Death Metal is a good idea, absolutely buy this album right now.
No? I’m not allowed to just stop there?
Okay, journalistic trick to fill space number 1 – background details. Putrid Offal are a French Grind/Death band who put out a series of well-regarded EPs, splits and demos in the early 90’s but failed to achieve more than marginal underground success and vanished within a few years. After returning in 2014 with an EP and compilation, they’ve finally put out their debut full-length, only twenty-five years since they started, consisting entirely of previously released tracks, rerecorded in 2015.
Rerecording older material is generally frowned upon and rightly so, but Putrid Offal 2015 lend these songs not only a sharp, savage modern production – a great example of how a skilled producer can give an Extreme Metal band clarity and power without stripping away any of the dirt or ugliness that they need – but the total confidence and focus of men who are twenty-five years older and know exactly what they’re doing.
What does it sound like? The press release mentions “Early-Carcass, General Surgery, Necrony, Pathologist, Dead, Cock And Ball Torture”… so Carcass, then? Like General Surgery they hybridise their Symphonies Of Sickness worship with a thick vein of Death Metal, but unlike their Swedish peers they turn to the thick, suffocating gut-punch of classic American Death Metal rather than the punk-fuelled charge of Entombed. Don’t expect to hear anything new here (even the playful touches of keyboards and chanting that appear amongst the violence on several tracks have been done before), but I haven’t heard it done this well in a long time.
So… If you think Symphonies…-era Carcass with a thick dose of 90’s American Death Metal is a good idea, absolutely buy this album. Will that do now?
Putrid Offal will be running a crowdfunding campaign via Kaotixin Records for their limited edition (100 copies) Suffering Kollektor Series CD. The release is an autographed “vinyl replica” CD with exclusive sticker (and no future repress). Support the campaign here.
Watch the Suffering teaser video here.
The Kaotoxin Kollektor Series is a brand new series of ultra limited collector releases by fans for fans! All Kaotoxin Kollektor Series releases will be crowdfunded and coming as a 100 copies ultra limited edition deluxe “vinyl replica” CD (high-quality, spined-cardboard sleeve with printed inner sleeve), will be autographed by the bands and come with exclusive stickers. All funders’ names will be listed in a dedicated thank list in the CD!
1. Suffering (2014 version, taken from
2. Suffering (2014 demo version)*
3. Suffering (1991 version, taken from
4. Livor Mortis*
* both tracks exclusive to this release, “Livor Mortis” being the very first Putrid Offal original released in 20 years.