Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), who recently launched Inhuman Condition alongside Terry Butler (Obituary) and Jeramie Kling (The Absence).
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
NORDBERG: Inhuman Condition consists of Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc, The Absence, FORE, Goregäng) on vocals and drums, Terry Butler (Obituary, former Massacre, Death, Six Feet Under member) on bass, and myself (also of The Absence, FORE, Goregäng) on guitar. Jeramie and I had originally written the songs to be the new Massacre album when we were in the band back in 2019/2020. After we left the band, we decided to revive the songs with a new band.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
NORDBERG: Since it was written to be a Massacre album, the early Massacre releases were of course an influence. Death, Celtic Frost, Metallica, Sepultura, Obituary, Napalm Death, Vio-Lence.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
NORDBERG: Our new release, which is our first album, is called “Rat God”, and it will be out on June 4th on Jeramie and I’s label Listenable Insanity Records. Our first single, “Tyrantula” came out April 23, and the video was released the same day. It will be out on the Bandcamp, on CD, limited CD box set, and cassette. It will be out on vinyl August 6th on Black Serpent Records, who will also put out some CDs. We have also partnered with Blood Blast Distribution, Spiritual Beast, Rapture Records, Metalized Distro, and Burdentombs Records for worldwide distribution. I think people should check it out because from what people have told me, it’s “refreshing”. I think it’s easy to grasp, catchy, groovy, and it makes your head move.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
NORDBERG: Intensity. We just played our first show (yes, a real show!) here in Florida with Deicide at our friends club, The Verona, and it was sold out and it was nuts. People can expect movement, sore necks, stiff backs, maybe some bruising, and definitely a smile on their face because we’re here to have a good time.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
NORDBERG: Many tours and several albums under our belt, still the three of us making the music, still just getting along and enjoying doing what we’re doing. Hopefully we’ll have a “Rat God: Live At Wacken” Blu-ray out by then!