21 years since their murderous debut, Gore Metal, Exhumed will continue their onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on their new brand new album Horror, which will be released just in time for Halloween on October 4th.
If I'm being honest, I didn't think Exhumed would be able to outdo the cover art for their previous release, Death Revenge, but holy shit... Horror features some of the coolest album art I've ever seen!
The band also released the first single from the album, titled "Ravenous Cadavers". You can listen to it below!
"‘Ravenous Cadavers’ is a great taste of the album – and this is one of the more mid-paced tracks on the record, so… Horror is all about stripping away everything and getting down to the core elements of our sound: raw and nasty aggression," said frontman Matt Havey. "The album’s like mainlining Grinding Death Metal at a lethal dose. If you liked the more intricate, melodic stuff that we’ve done, this may not be the one for you. If you’re a fuckin’ maniac that wants to pound some beers and smash up some tombstones, this is the record you’ve been waiting for."
Horror is due out on CD/Deluxe LP/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com, as well as on Amazon. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.
Aptly titled, Horror is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through 15 of the band’s most intense tracks to date. Nightmares meet shred, as the speed-inducing track "Ravenous Cadavers" highlight Exhumed’s penchant for blazing, face melting guitar work, while "Naked, Screaming and Covered in Blood" and "Playing With Fear" elevate Exhumed to levels of grind unheard of since Gore Metal!"
Horror was recorded at Exhumed’s home-built studio Darker Corners, a first in the band’s career. The album was produced by Exhumed and Alejandro Corredor (Brujeria, Nausea) and was mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust).
Catch Exhumed on tour with Gatecreeper, Necrot and Judiciary beginning next month!
Oct 31 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Nov 01 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Nov 02 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
Nov 04 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov 05 Miami, FL @ Chuchill’s
Nov 06 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
Nov 07 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell Stage
Nov 08 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
Nov 09 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Nov 10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Nov 11 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore
Nov 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Nov 13 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
Nov 15 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Nov 16 Lakewood, OH @ Foundry
Nov 17 Hamtramck, MI @ Sanctuary
Nov 18 Madison, WI @ The Crucible
Nov 19 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Nov 20 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Nov 22 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 24 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Nov 25 Bozeman, MT @ The Eagles Ballroom
Nov 27 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 28 Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret (No Exhumed/Necrot)
Nov 29 Seattle, WA @ Substation
Nov 30 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
Dec 01 Arcata, CA @ Rampart Skatepark
Dec 02 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
Dec 03 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Dec 04 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
Source: Relapse Records