Autopsy “The Headless Ritual” out today in North America
Bay Area death metal legend, Autopsy, has released its highly-anticipated sixth studio album, The Headless Ritual, today in North America on Peaceville Records. The Headless Ritual can be purchased digitally via iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-headless-ritual/id659587780# or on Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Headless-Ritual-Autopsy/dp/B00CL1CA40.
This week only, fans can dissect this latest offering for free on Noisey.com at: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/premiere-stream-autopsy-headless-ritual.
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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