Death metal disciples Gruesome — featuring within its punishing ranks current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and Derketa — has just shared the first new song, “Forces of Death,” from their newly announced EP, Dimensions of Horror.
Check out the “Gruesome” track here.
Now, I’ll let guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey promote the track, because, not only does he provide a solid case for checking it out, but he also makes me want to party with him. Here’s what he had to say:
We’re totally psyched to bring you the first track from our new EP. This record, Dimensions of Horror, delves deeper into the roots of our favorite Floridian, Chuck Schuldiner, and revisits the days of Scream Bloody Gore and the numerous Death demos. We wanted to do something rawer, nastier and more primitive than [Gruesome debut] Savage Land and we hope you guys enjoy it and get into that gutter-level, early death metal head space with us. So as you listen, close your eyes, imagine that you just got home from high school in 1987, ditched your Mongoose bike and ejected your brand new None Shall Defy cassette out of your Walkman to check your mailbox. Inside, there’s a 60-minute TDK tape in the mail from an overseas pen pal with the Insanity 1985 rehearsal on one side and a dub of this new ‘mini-LP’ on the other. You steal some of your dad’s beer, light up a joint before your parents get home, and pop this bad boy in the stereo while you watch a worn out, second generation VHS dub of The Beyond on mute on a 125-pound television. Now you’re ready to enter the dimensions of and enlist in the forces of death.
Now, if that does’t sound like a good time, I suggest you reexamine your life choices.
Dimensions of Horror is due out May 20th, 2016, on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally worldwide. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com can be found here, and digital pre-orders via Gruesome’s official BandCamp page here.