LEFT TO DIE (members of Gruesome and Exhumed)
Left to Die is a new band featuring classic Death members Terry Butler (Obituary et al) and Rick Rozz (ex-Massacre) paired with Gruesome founders Matt Harvey (Exhumed et al) and Gus Rios (ex-Malevolent Creation). The Florida-based band is currently writing an EP and planning a summer US tour, performing the classic Leprosy album in its entirety, along with cuts from Scream Bloody Gore.
Californian death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS will release their forthcoming third studio album, entitled “Devouring Mortality” on April 13th, 2018 via Dark Descent Records in North America and Century Media Records for the rest of the world. Tracked at Trench Studios (Abysmal Dawn, Exhumed, Hirax, etc.) in California and mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (Asphyx, Dissection, Bloodbath, etc.), the record’s artwork was created by Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Morbid Angel, Pestilence etc.), to much excitement of vocalist, guitarist and main composer Chris Monroy: “Having the opportunity to work with Dan Seagrave on the artwork was a dream come true for us, and Dan Swanö, man he really made our album sound huge and heavy as fuck! It is a true honor to be able to work with these two legends. We can’t wait to share it with all the fans of death metal!”
Colin Tarvin – Guitars
Mike Beams – Guitars
Clint Roach – Bass
Chad Gailey – Drums
Rae Amitay (Thrawsunblat) wanted a band of her own where she could step out from behind the kit and write some riffs, pen some lyrics, and scream some shit. With those dreams in tow, she enlisted the help of her best pal Evan Berry (Wilderun, Replacire) on guitar. They wrote a bunch of material. Then they rounded out their trio with John Picillo on bass (Without Waves) to lay down the low end. With Rae opting to handle the mic onstage (while tackling drums and vocals on their albums), she asked Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Kastasyde, Without Waves) to take on live drumming duties. And so, with personnel set in place, the band crafted four visceral, heavy, and sometimes disgusting tracks for their debut EP, ‘Akrasia’ — recorded at Lo-Tech Laboratories by Jeff Ziolo, mixed by Kurt Ballou, and mastered by Brad Boatright. Coming December 2013.