Matt Harvey of Gruesome “We are a Death tribute, homage, worship, whatever you want to call it band.”

In the video below Matt Harvey of GRUESOME talks new Solo movie, clubs versus festivals, gear and Death with Hayden Johnson of Capital Chaos TV. Less than four short years into their career, death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME — featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc. — returns with its second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Continue reading “Matt Harvey of Gruesome “We are a Death tribute, homage, worship, whatever you want to call it band.””

Gruesome Shares “Inhumane” Video

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME today delivers the official video for “Inhumane.” Now streaming below, the tune comes by way of the band’s impending Twisted Prayers full-length album.

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Exhumed Announce West Coast Tour With Incantation

The gore metal merchants in EXHUMED will terrorize the West Coast next month alongside death metal veterans/labelmates Incantation. The tour commences February 22nd in Fresno, California and tramples its way through seven cities ending on March 3rd in Oakland, California. Direct support will be provided by Phobia. The journey follows the band’s appearance at the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal alongside Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved, Goatwhore, and many others and comes in advance of their previously announced Grind Over Europe II Tour with Rotten Sound and Implore.
EXHUMED will be touring in support of their Death Revenge full-length, recently released via Relapse Records. Issues frontman Matt Harvey, “Our tireless efforts to worm our way into your ear-holes continues! We didn’t get to hit all the cities we wanted to since the release of Death Revenge, so we asked our buds in Incantation and Phobia to come out and rage with us on the West Coast. This tour will be short, fast, and extremely fucking loud, so don’t miss it. This is a call to all death metal maniacs, grind freaks, and nutty friends – don’t fucking pose – DECOMPOSE!”
EXHUMED w/ Incantation, Phobia:
2/22/2018 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
2/23/2018 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
2/24/2018 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
2/25/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
2/28/2018 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
3/01/2018 Bossanova – Portland, OR
3/03/2018 Metro – Oakland, CA

Exhumed “Death Revenge” in Richmond, Virginia – Live Show Review

Hey there, it’s Nikki Knight bringing you once again, a review of another awesome Metal show! This time it is Gore Metal God’s Exhumed with Arkaik, Disintegrated & Loud Night at Strange Matter in Richmond, Virginia. Allow me walk you through my awesome night full of metal, moshing and mayhem.

First to hit the stage was Loud Night, and yes they were indeed loud and awesome. The guitar riffs and bass were amazing. The drummer pounded the drums as if to pound away flesh. The music was great and high energy. The vocalist had a powerful voice and took control of the crowd. He made us laugh in between songs. This was a definite good choice to have them open this show

After a smoke break, and a little praying to the booze God’s that someone offers to buy my broke ass a beer (successful), Disintegrated came on to the stage. This is an awesome grindcore band. The fast rhythm of the drums, pummeling your face, took off with the excellent riffs of the guitar and bass. The lead singers vocals were deep and guttural. The power in his voice, vibrated through out the whole crowd. They didn’t take too long, in between songs to get started on the next one. It was like rapid attack of mosh worthy grindcore metal. I truly enjoyed their set.

Next up was Riverside, California’s Arkaik. They have a new album “Nemethia” that came out on Unique Leader Records in September. Definitely check them out because they are not ones to miss. The technicality of the guitarists riffs, were amazing and so fast you can hardly see their fingers. The crowd ate them up and so did I. The vocalist had very strong and powerful range. He kept checking in on the audience maintaining our full focus. He introduced a few new songs, and I will be honest I am interested in this new album and I haven’t even heard the first ones. This show has made me a fan.

Now for the part we had been waiting for, Exhumed. On this tour they are introducing their 6th album on Relapse Records, “Death Revenge”, which is a concept album, that takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. The show opens up with the eerie “Death Revenge Overture”, red lights and low billowing fog setting the tone. A masked mad scientist, comes out on stage to get the crowd ready, as the band is getting together on stage. Matt Harvey brings the songs to life with his voice and creates a feeling of chaotic wonderment. The band works well together bouncing off each others energy. The sound of the guitars bass and drums, along with the vocals create a fun filled environment. The mosh pits were rolling as a drunk girl, hops up on stage, partying it up, as the band continues to play and we’re quite patient with her as security helped her off the stage. I helped keep her busy moshing, with having her almost knock me over.

Then the masked man came back with a chainsaw wielding it through the crowd as everyone cheered. He then put some sort of electric helmet on the guitarist ,and electrocuted him as he played a solo riff, and came back to life, with the masked man handing him a beer, because of course beer helps heal that sort of thing. As the set progressed, more people started to move around and mosh, people were so in awe, a very memorable new friend screamed “I would suck dick for this band!”. Near the end of the set, the masked man pulls out this coffin, and opens it up revealing a dead body. He takes the head and sprays the front row with blood. After the last song people kept clamoring for more so they did two encore songs. I did not want this show to end. Be on the look out for tour dates near you, and definitely check out their new release, “Deaths Revenge” currently availble at all of your favourite music outlets.

Image may contain: 4 peopleCheck out Exhumed, on the remaining dates of this tour, with Arkaik and grab a copy of their new album, online here or at a record store near you.
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

Set list….Death Revenge Overture, Defenders of the Grave, Lifeless, Decrepit Crescendo, Casketkrusher, Torso, Limb from Limb, Dead End, Night Work, Waxwork, Unspeakable, Distorted and Twisted to Form, Coins Upon the Eyes, As Hammer to Anvil, Open the Abscess

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EXHUMED To Begin US Headlining Tour This Week; Death Revenge Out Now

Gore metal maniacs EXHUMED will kick off their US headlining tour this week. Set to begin November 15th and run through December 8th, the trek follows the band’s recent performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Support will be provided by Arkaik. See confirmed dates below.

EXHUMED will be touring in support of latest full-length, Death Revenge. The band’s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.

EXHUMED w/ Arkaik:
11/15/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA
11/18/2017 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
11/21/2017 Alamo City Music – San Antonio, TX
11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/24/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2017 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
11/26/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

Exhumed Share New Music Video For “Night Work”

Gore metal maniacs EXHUMED have shared the official music video for “Night Work” off the impending, new full-length album Death Revenge.

Frontman Matt Harvey comments: “We are extremely stoked to present this cinematic clip that brings you deep into the world of the Death Revenge storyline. Director Jeff Sisson really outdid himself capturing the vibe and violence of the record and the concept. This is the first video we’ve done that really fulfills the horror-movie vision we’ve always wanted to capture with our music. Spoiler Alert: It’s a tale of grave-robbery, murder and madness. So sit back, turn off the lights, lock your doors, and get ready to undertake some ‘Night Work’ with us.”

On having to change habits on the road due to Decapitated arrests: “And if you think that you can do something without consequences and that nobody is watching, you’re probably mistaken whether it’s rape or sexual assault or saying something inappropriate or whatever. And if you’re if you’re in a band and you want to go out on tour and get laid, that’s great, that’s completely fine, but if you think that you’re entitled to it because you’re in a band you deserve whatever is coming to you. I don’t think it’s really going to change anything much because this is just such a weird random outlying event. It’s not like it’s happening all the time.” see full interview with Capital Chaos TV here.

EXHUMED‘s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths. Cover illustration is by Orion Landau with interior illustrations by Lucas Ruggieri (lucasriggieriillustration.com).

EXHUMED recently announced a short run of live dates in November with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth and more as well as a performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th in San Bernardino, California. See confirmed dates below with additional live abrasions to be announced in the future.

EXHUMED w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:
11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Exhumed
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Exhumed
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV w/ Exhumed
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ Exhumed #
11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA w/ Exhumed # **
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Exhumed
# = No Suffocation
* = No Necrot, Wormwitch

Interview with Matt Harvey of Exhumed

Lock the mausoleum doors and chain up the cemetery gates. Long-standing gore metal maniacs, EXHUMED re-emerge with their disgusting new album Death Revenge.
The band’s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths. Cover illustration is by Orion Landau with interior illustrations by Lucas Ruggieri.

 

Frontman Matt Harvey comments: “We’re very excited to see this record come out. It’s been a long time since we’ve fucked up your stereos! I think this record has a darker vibe than the last two, with a pretty gnarly tale of grave-robbery, dissection, murder, and all sorts of general skullduggery. We dig it and we hope you filthy animals will too.”

On Carcass comparisons…..

Yeah, I mean you know, definitely Carcass is one of our influences, but you know I think people, because we have two vocalists and because we use words with more than two syllables, I think people have been really eager, rhroughout our careers to say you guys really sound like Carcass and it didn’t really bother me that much until Carcass got back together and I was like oh God this is really getting annoying. So I’m happy to hear that, you’re not just, our new record sounds just like Carcass, not really what I want to hear. But I mean hey like you said it’s all. It all depends on the listeners.

On early musical upbringing….

You know first hearing like all their music Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix and Stanley Brown and Robin Trower and Cream. My Dad was a huge Cream fan. And then my my uncle was a jazz fusion musician and so you know I remember hearing you know stuff like Chick Corea or Mahavishnu Orchestra when I was a kid and my grandmother also was a piano teacher. So I you know it seemed like you could it was there was a thing that you could do you could pick up an instrument and get fairly proficient at it you know because I could go to my grandma’s house and her playing you know whatever Christmas carols or or you know little box bits and stuff like that. So then I think when I was about 10 or 11 I started listening to the music just outside of what my family was exposing me to and I was really into like Run DMC and the Beastie Boys the L cool J that I was kind of like my first foray outside of my parents music.

On selling tickets to play Bay Area clubs in the beginnin …

Oh yeah of course. I mean it’s really funny. There’s a Facebook page about the Stone, the Omni and One Step Beyond and I just became a member of it or whatever going on and I was going through and I was like looking . Yup there’s my phone number for cheap tickets right there. OK., scroll down. There’s another flyer with my phone number. Yes I mean it was a trip because you know we kind of read like you got sucked into that world really quickly. You know we’ve done a couple of shows and I think we played Marsugi’s in San Jose. And then we were doing a show at the Omni on like a Thursday night you know how they would always have those weekday like local band shows and you know 40 people would show up to a 800 capacity room and it’s very depressing. But basically one of the bands I think was Aggro that pissed off the staff there and they were supposed to be opening for Death. I think this would have been the very beginning of 92. I guess it would have been on a Human tour. And so they said you guys are off the show. They just turn to us like you guys want to play with Death in January or whatever. Yeah of course. And so then that Death tour ended up being canceled and a bad first of all that I will put you on with the Autopsy and then with Cannibal Corpse And this is you know January and February 92 and so we’re like this is even better. Like holy shit. And you know because you were such sort of like clean cut kids we always would show up on time and we would always have the money.

You know like we are we were very reliable and so. And also because we were young and nerdy we couldn’t have gotten in that much trouble you know I mean like we were backstage causing trouble we weren’t trying to sneak beers we were doing anything shady. We were just there to you know play death metal. So they liked us you know the most we asked for was like with free soda. And you know just right right and we were just you know I was like 16 or 17. So I’m just getting coke now. And so we just they kind of kept offering us more and more shows. You know it was like us and Immortal Fate and something until 93 when the club started to close down. I mean we really didn’t need to play anywhere else.

EXHUMED w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:
11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Exhumed
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Exhumed
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV w/ Exhumed
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ Exhumed #
11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA w/ Exhumed # **
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Exhumed
# = No Suffocation
* = No Necrot, Wormwitch