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

Gruesome – Twisted Prayers (Relapse Records)

“Twisted Prayers” is GRUESOME’s second full length release and wherever the hell Chuck Schuldiner is, he has this thing on full blast and is throwing up the horns. If you think this band is simply a Death tribute band, a Death cover band, or a gimmick band, you are really missing out on some really good death metal. Gruesome not only pays homage to Chuck Schuldiner and Death by keeping the attitude, the riffs, the overall old school death metal vibe, but they do it really really fucking good.

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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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Gruesome Announce Second Full-Length Album Twisted Prayers, Share New Lyric Video

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.) return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.

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Watch a lyric video for GRUESOME’s new song “A Waste of Life” below.

Vocalist / guitarist Matt Harvey commented on the new song:

“‘A Waste of Life’ was a great opportunity to channel Chuck and vent some frustration in a constructive way – through making some good ol’ fashioned Death Metal. It’s great to move forward in the Death catalog and get some new ground to cover. As much fun as we had working with the raw and nasty stuff on Savage Land and Dimensions of Horror, it’s great to challenge ourselves musically and thematically just like Chuck, James, Terry and Bill did on Spiritual Healing. Hopefully we do those guys justice and everyone has as much fun listening to the track as we did creating it”

Additionally, GRUESOME will release a cover of MANTAS’ “Legion of Doom” as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series in the forthcoming June issue. An accompanying Flexi Disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of POSSESSED’s “The Exorcist” will be available with the deluxe LP edition of the album at Relapse.com.

GRUESOME’s second studio album Twisted Prayers is due out June 1st on CD/LP/DLX LP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, FL, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across eight songs and 40+ minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary DEATH guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

New Gruesome Lyric Video Released

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.) return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.

Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, FL. Artwork by the legendary Ed Repka Illustration (Death, Atheist, Massacre) and features legendary DEATH guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

“”A Waste of Life” was a great opportunity to channel Chuck and vent some frustration in a constructive way – through making some good ol’ fashioned Death Metal. It’s great to move forward in the Death catalog and get some new ground to cover. As much fun as we had working with the raw and nasty stuff on Savage Land and Dimensions of Horror, it’s great to challenge ourselves musically and thematically just like Chuck, James, Terry and Bill did on Spiritual Healing. Hopefully we do those guys justice and everyone has as much fun listening to the track as we did creating it” – Matt Harvey

GRUESOME: Complete New Album; Announce Summer Europe Headlining Tour

Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME completed their second full-length album and follow-up their 2015 debut full-length, Savage Land. The new album entitled Twisted Prayers was recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, FL. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Twisted Prayers once again features artwork from the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Venom) and is expected to be released in Summer 2018 via Relapse Records. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.

Additionally, GRUESOME announce headline Summer Europe tour dates starting July 19 at Obscene Extreme 2018, travels through 22 cities and ends August 12 in Kortrijk, BE. Includes additional festival appearances at Wacken Open Air, Free & Easy Festival, Stonehenge Festival and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

GRUESOME Tour Dates:

Jul 19 Trutnov, CZ @ Obscene Extreme 2018
Jul 20 Warzawa, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Jul 21 Chorzow, PL @ Red & Black
Jul 22 Prague, CZ @ Modra Vopice
Jul 23 Munich, DE @ Free & Easy Festival
Jul 24 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
Jul 25 Tolmin, SL @ Metaldays
Jul 26 Wien, AT @ Viper Room
Jul 27 Ernsthausen, DE @ Master of the Unicorn
Jul 28 Steenwijk, NL @ Stonehenge Festival
Jul 29 Osnabruck, DE @ Bastard Club
Jul 30 Wurzburg, DE @ Immerhin
Jul 31 Volmerange-les-mines, FR @ Nomansland
Aug 01 Mannheim, DE @ 7er Club
Aug 02 Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
Aug 03 Jonkoping, SE @ Klubb Dissonans
Aug 04 Linkoping, SE @ The Crypt
Aug 05 Valby/Copenhagen, DK @ Underwerket
Aug 07 Desden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
Aug 08 Berlin, DE @ Musik und Frieden
Aug 09 Schlotheim, DE @ Partysan Open Air
Aug 10 Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
Aug 11 Oberhausen, DE @ Helvete
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz Open Air

Expulsion shares a new track from their album Nightmare Future

Extreme metal act Expulsion — which features members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome, and numerous others within its ranks – today shares a new track off from their forthcoming debut album Nightmare Future due out July 14th via Relapse Records.

Comments guitarist Matt Olivo, “You’re living an undead existence connected to machines to keep you alive. Death is imminent, but when? Minutes? Days? Years? Decades? ‘Comatose’ tells this cautionary tale with vivid morbidity and sheer ultra-violence.”
Adds the respected blogs, “The band sound a whole lot like Motörhead writing a grindcore LP. The bass is thick, the riffs come first, and each brief piece of the record seems catchy as well as mosh-inducing,” furthering of “Comatose,” “The tune aims for a pure high. Speed hits nostril. Nerves hit overload. Volume hits maximum. As it should be.”
Produced by Matt Olivo, mixed by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Mayhem, Faith No More, Halford), Nightmare Future will drop on July 14th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical preorders and bundles are available at Relapse.com and digital downloads can be preordered via Bandcamp
Spawned from the cerebral mind of grind legend Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Expulsion combines grind, punk, and crust into a caustic musical vomit guaranteed to stack the corpses high. Olivo’s partner-in-grind, Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome) was recruited over beers in a sweaty Los Angeles apartment to bring his classic brand of oratory assault. The additions of veterans – drummer Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) and bassist Menno Verbaten (Lightning Swords Of Death) – complete the fit-to-burn outfit. Expect nothing but the best of throat-shredding vocals, relentless blast beats, buzzsaw riffs, and raw bass tones. Expulsion will leave you horrified with their vile brand of classic, ’80s sickness!
EXPULSION:
Matt Harvey – Vocals
Matt Olivo – Guitar
Danny Walker – Drums
Menno Verbaten – Bass

New Kick Ass “Death” Metal From Gruesome

Multi­-state death metal project GRUESOME was born out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios’ mutual involvement with the Death To All tours (Harvey served as frontman for the original mini­-tour and Rios both performed “Baptized in Blood” and worked with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support). After discussing and discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on the first two albums, Harvey half­-jokingly suggested that the pair write their own songs in intentional homage to Death. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the band soon had five tracks written. With Harvey writing in California, Rios recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida, while Harvey tracked his vocals on the West Coast.

Gruesome Announce ‘Dimensions Of Horror”

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After exploding onto the death metal scene in 2015 with their Leprosy-inspired full-length debut Savage Land, death metal wrecking crew GRUESOME (featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and Derketa) returns in 2016 with a new EP entitled Dimensions Of Horror. Produced by the band and co-produced and recorded by Jarrett Pritchard at New Constellation RMP Studios in Orlando, FL, Dimensions of Horror is a gruesome salute to DEATH’s iconic Scream Bloody Gore and once again features cover art by the legendary Ed Repka (DEATH, Atheist, Massacre). A six-song slab of grisly, bone-breaking death metal jams, Dimensions Of Horror continues the development of GRUESOME‘s homage to the founding fathers of the genre and proves that no matter the decade, old-school death metal is always relevant, always savage, and always irresistible.

Dimensions of Horror is due out this May 20, 2016 on CD/LP/CS/Digital worldwide. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com can be found here, and digital pre-orders via GRUESOME‘s Bandcamp page are available at this location.

Over the past year, GRUESOME has performed at numerous festivals worldwide, including Full Terror Assault Fest, Obscene Extreme America, and Netherlands Deathfest.  The band has also been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore this coming May 26 – 29. Stay tuned for more festival announcements.