Puncturing The Grotesque
THE NEW STUDIO RELEASE MARKING 30 YEARS OF AURAL SICKNESS FROM US GORE LEGENDS 'AUTOPSY' PRESENTED ON VINYL
"A deformed sonic journey awaits that will make your flesh crawl and your speakers puke". CHRIS REIFERT
Marking 30 years of depravity, the highly influential US death metal pioneers return with the 'Puncturing the Grotesque' mini-LP, containing 7 tracks of blistering sickness, and their first new material since the pulverising 'Skull Grinder'.
With the returning line-up of Chris Refiert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles & Joe Trevisano, Autopsy once more deliver a rancid concoction of slow brooding doom and high-octane metal madness injected with twisted solos and an overdose of vocal insanity.
As a nod to their origins for this release, Autopsy also present a cover version of 'Fuck You!!!', originally by West Oakland 80s outfit, Bloodbath (the former band of Danny Coralles). Bloodbath was an influential act in the lead up to the formation, and early years, of Autopsy, and so ultimately it was ideal to include a rendition of this rarely ever heard track on 'Puncturing the Grotesque'.
'Puncturing the Grotesque' was recorded at Earhammer Studios (Violation Wound), in Oakland CA with engineering & coproduction duties carried out by Greg Wilkinson.
The delightfully distasteful artwork comes courtesy of Dennis Dread (Darkthrone/Abscess).
Of the 30th anniversary of Autopsy, mainman Chris Reifert comments: "30 years of Autopsy...how the hell did that happen? Seems like just yesterday but somehow a million years ago that a couple of degenerate teenagers formed this beast that still lumbers and lurches around the confines of the studio and the expanse of the world itself. It's hard for us to believe too.
Just don't think we're letting you out of the audio noose yet....we still have some of our sickest tricks up our sleeves for your horrific pleasure!"
One of the early breed of US death metal acts, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco, & released 4 albums on Peaceville Records - beginning with the classic debut 'Severed Survival' in 1989 - before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form Abscess. Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15 year hiatus with the 2010 EP, 'The Tomb Within'. This was followed by the release of the band's fifth studio album, 'Macabre Eternal' in 2011, to great acclaim, and the band has subsequently remained at the top of the death metal pile since. The full legacy of Autopsy was also recently extensively documented in the book/set 'After the Cutting'
- Depths Of Dehumanization ( 01:15 )
- Puncturing The Grotesque ( 03:09 )
- The Sick Gets Sicker ( 05:28 )
- Gas Mask Lust ( 04:20 )
- Corpses At War ( 04:02 )
- Gorecrow ( 03:55 )
- Fuck You !!! ( Alternate Version ) ( 01:51 )
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