Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:47AM
July 2 will mark the return of Autopsy, the U.S. master of brutality, with the band's sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, The Headless Ritual, on Peaceville Records. The Bay Area death metal legend has teamed up with NPR Music to premiere the first cut, "Arch Cadaver," off the upcoming album at: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2013/05/28/186921722/vikings-choice-back-from-the-grave-autopsy-awakens-an-arch-cadaver.
After listening to the new track, fans can head over to the Peaceville web-store for a variety of The Headless Ritual pre-order options, including bundles with an exclusive Autopsy shirt design, at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/collection/225/. All pre-orders also include a special free Autopsy patch featuring the album cover artwork (while supplies last).
Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano, The Headless Ritual is a relentless monster of violent and brutal death metal mastery delivered in the unmistakable Autopsy style of chaotic riffing, insane solos and doom-filled interludes, all served with the band's unhinged brand of vocal sickness.
The album was recorded and mixed April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, Calif. with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin).
Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert, "Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await..."
01. SLAUGHTER AT BEAST HOUSE
02. MANGLED FAR BELOW
03. SHE IS A FUNERAL
04. COFFIN CRAWLERS
05. WHEN HAMMER MEETS BONE
06. THORNS AND ASHES
07. ARCH CADAVER
08. FLESH TURNS TO DUST
09. RUNNING FROM THE GOATHEAD
10. THE HEADLESS RITUAL
Among the early breed of U.S. death metal pioneers, Autopsy formed in 1987 in the San Francisco Bay Area and released four albums on Peaceville Records. Beginning with the classic debut Severed Survival in 1989, the group disbanded 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,' followed by the release of the band's widely acclaimed fifth studio album, Macabre Eternal in 2011.
Stay tuned for more information on Autopsy and The Headless Ritual.
Chris Reifert - drums/vocals
Danny Coralles - guitar
Eric Cutler - guitar
Joe Trevisano - bass
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