DIEHUMANE (Ex-Exodus, Ex-Type O Negative) Premiere New Song “Oblivion”

DIEHUMANE, the new project featuring Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative), Garret West, Joshua Vargas, and Greg Hilligiest Jr., have premiered a new song titled “Oblivion.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Grotesque,” which will be released on May 5.

The band commented:


“‘Oblivion’ is our take on a song that’s been written a thousand times; self-loathing, the lack of will to push forward, and isolation. It was one of the first songs written for this project at the end of 2020 and was the track that got the party started. This is the quintessential DIEHUMANE song; weird, moody, abstract, and heavy.”


“What started as a simple hobby file sharing project between friends culminates in the moment we have all been waiting for. Finally, we can answer the question on what we sound like. The track is such a broad scope of our abilities and it was the obvious first choice to put on display as a single.”


“After years of hard work and impatiently waiting, I am thrilled to finally release some music. I honestly can’t wait to see what the response to this is. What we have been listening to for roughly two years in its various stages, the world can finally hear.”


“After a lot of hurdles and preparation, we are finally ready to release. I have been blessed to be given an opportunity to play with a bunch of very talented guys and cannot wait for the world to experience a fresh twist on the metal genre.”


“The first moment I heard the rough track of ‘Oblivion’, I was hooked. I knew I was going to create some killer drums for this song. I’m very excited for it to be coming out. I’d like to thank Oracle Management, WURMgroup and all the fans around the world that are going to enjoy this track.”

“The Grotesque ” Track Listing:

01. “The Executively Dysfunctional”
02. “King Of Nothing (The Bruiser)”
03. “Standing At The Edge Of Forever”
04. “Shell Shock”
05. “The Death Knell”
06. “Epitaph”
07. “Oblivion”
08. “The Vanishing”
09. “Ghosts”
10. “Aphasia”
11. “Nevermind”
12. “Crossroads”
13. “The Descent”
14. “The Devil Sings”
15. “Sparrows”
16. “Skeletons”
17. “Stardust Blues”

DIEHUMANE (Ex-Exodus, Ex-Type O Negative) To Release Debut Album “The Grotesque” In Early 2023

DIEHUMANE, the new project featuring Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative), Garret West, Joshua Vargas, and Greg Hilligiest Jr., are planning to release their debut album, “The Grotesque,” early next year. The effort will be released in partnership with producer Ulrich Wild’s WURMgroup and DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara’s The Oracle Management.

Fafara said the following:

“We here at Oracle Management are very proud to announce that DIEHUMANE has chosen to allow us to represent them. The music belongs in its own category being artistic, heavy, and unique in its own right. There’s seasoned musicians at the helm and one of the best vocalists I’ve heard in many years. Here’s to the future!”

Each band member also commented:


“To be honest, being in a band wasn’t even on my mind at the time a dear friend called me and said, ‘Hey, I know these guys looking for a guitar player.’ He sent me some raw tracks, and I listened for about a month before I replied, and it was the music that I was looking for. It gave me the ability to express myself musically and, even more important, was radically different than anything I have ever played. Music needs ‘different’ in order to evolve. [There’s] so much talent in this band, and I can’t wait for you to experience DIEHUMANE.”


“I am looking forward to the release of this very different and unique album I had the pleasure writing/performing the drum tracks for. It’s different from what I have done in the past and it’s been fantastic to be a part of it with everyone in the band, Ulrich Wild/WURMgroup and The Oracle Management. I feel folks will be blown away.”


“I grew up listening to Sal and Rick. Then Dez took us into his flock with The Oracle and Ulrich (a powerhouse responsible for many of my favorite records) made it his mission to make us sound pristine. What we have here is something special. I just hope people find it as special as we do.”


“I want to thank Ulrich and Dez both for taking interest in us and helping us get it out there. I’m just happy to finally get it out to people’s ears. We’ve been hearing this album in many different forms for two years now, it’s time to let everybody else in the world hear it as it is meant to be heard. I hope you all like it as much as we do.”


“Typically the formation of a project and subsequent creation of an album marks the beginning of something, whereas this one starts with the end, and actually ends with the beginning of something. All of these songs began as a way of dealing with complete and total isolation in 2020 and the loss of what life was before that year, and ends marking the beginning of something awesome, and the album sounds like exactly that. Recording began in a dingy townhome in Galveston, Texas and ended in fucking Hollywood. The musical journey we all took on this album is something I wouldn’t trade for world. Big thanks to Ulrich Wild (WURMgroup) and Dez Fafara (The Oracle Management) for going on this crazy journey with us. I’m so happy with this album that I don’t even care if anyone hates it.”

DIEHUMANE (Ex-Exodus, Ex-Type O Negative) Mixing New Album

DIEHUMANE, the new project featuring Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative), Garret West, Joshua Vargas, and Greg Hilligiest Jr., have finished recording their new album. The effort is currently being mixed by Ulrich Wild.

Vargas commented:

“As of today, the DIEHUMANE album has finished recording. Ten originals and a 10 minute cover. The album is also over halfway mixed because Ulrich Wild is an absolute beast and we only have a few more to mix, then mastering.

I’m super proud of this album. It’s definitely it’s own thing and only sounds like itself, which was always the most important goal and what made it worth doing in the first place. I’m pretty sure it won’t be what some people are expecting, and it’s definitely not gonna be some people’s cup of tea, and that’s perfectly fine. What no one will ever be able to say about it is that we were following others or trying to fit into a certain niche.

And, as a guy who has sat with these songs for over a year, and since I know y’all are interested, I’ll say it now:

Rick Hunolt’s guitar work on this is going to knock people flat. Every solo on here is a classic. There is the shit-ripping solos that he is known for, but then there’s a bluesy and jazzy side of his playing that I’m super excited to see people discover.

As well, Sal’s drumming on this literally sounds like somebody awakened a sleeping giant. There’s a song on here that we nicknamed ‘The Bruiser’ that would be just as heavy, dynamic, and intense if you stripped all of the other music off and just left the drums.

To nutshell it, if you’ve read this and are still interested, you’ll love it and it’ll be worth the wait. Our first video shoots in a few weeks, so it’s not much further now.”

Former Exodus And Type O Negative Members Announce New Project DIEHUMANE

Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative), Garret West, Joshua Vargas, and Greg Hilligiest Jr. have joined forces for a new project called DIEHUMANE. Hunolt commented:

“Ok so it’s time to announce my new band DIEHUMANE. Been in the studio finishing up vocals and odds and ends with the one and only producer Ulrich Wild. Not sure what genre it falls under so I’m not going to put a label on it as of yet, I will let you guys do that when the time comes haha. I will say that the music is absolutely epic, I absolutely love everything about it and am confident you guys will to. So the members are as follows. We have on vocals Garret West, on bass Josh Vargas, on drums the doom lord Sal Abruscato from Type O Negative and Life Of Agony and Greg Hilligiest Jr. on keyboards. I just want to say that without you guys there is no anything so thanks a bunch for following. Our Facebook just went live today so hit us up at our Facebook and Instagram. You guys are going to love this I know it”.