Gruesome Stream Cover Of Death’s “Choke On It”

Gruesome are streaming their cover of Death’s “Choke On It” via Loudwire. This version of the song, titled “Choke On It ’91,” will appear on the band’s new EP “Fragments Of Psyche,” which is set to be released on March 31.

Gus Rios said the following:

“This is a true homage from apprentice to master for me! The idea was to reinterpret this song as if Sean Reinert had recorded it, though I’ve always been very vocal about my adoration of Bill Andrew‘s more simple but solid style, so obviously NO disrespect there! This is simply a fun reworking of what I consider to be one of the best tunes on Leprosy, and one that I thought would particularly lend itself well to some more complex grooves. Doing my best Bill/Reinert impersonation!”

Gruesome Stream New Song “Fragments Of Psyche” Feat. Sean Reinert (Ex-Death/Cynic)

Gruesome are streaming their new song “Fragments Of Psyche” featuring Sean Reinert (Ex-Death/Cynic). This song is the title track of the band’s new EP, which is set to be released on March 31. This release will feature the previously mentioned track, along with a reworked cover of Death’s “Choke On It” and some demos.


“Fragments of Psyche” Track Listing:

1. “Fragments of Psyche”
2. “Choke on It ’91”
3. “Closed Casket” (Demo Version)
4. “Gangrene” (Demo Version)
5. “Gruesome” (Demo Version)
6. “Psychic Twin” (Demo Version)
7. “Savage Land” (Demo Version)

Matt Harvey (also of Exhumed) said the following:

“We are super psyched about this EP as it features a very, very special guest: Mr. Sean Reinert who did an incredible job on the tune we wrote for him. I can’t even express how humbled I am to have such an incredible musician and equally great dude as Sean playing on one of our songs. Having Sean do this with us really makes it feel like we are honoring the legacy of Death in the best way that we collectively know how.

This EP is all about connecting the different eras of the Death discography and also bridging the Gruesome sound into new areas moving forward. It’s only fitting that we pay homage to the Leprosy record with this “Humanized” reimagined version that Gus and Dan did a fantastic job arranging.

We are really excited to continue paying tribute to Chuck‘s work in all the different eras of Death as we move forward with Gruesome. We hope that you enjoy going along with us, thanks for checking out our tunes and let the Death Metal Flow.”

Gruesome (Exhumed, Etc.) Announce Summer 2016 Tour

Gruesome have announced a summer tour, which includes mostly European shows. You can see the dates below.


Tour Dates:

08/04 Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
08/05 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
08/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Kreepy Tiki
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Fest
08/11 Schlotheim, GER – Party San Open Air
08/12 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/13 Ieper, BEL – Ieper Hardcore Fest
08/14 Essen, GER – Turock
08/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage (feat. Exodus)
08/16 Colmar, FRA – Grillen (feat. Exodus)
08/17 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm (feat. Exodus)
08/19 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor Fest
08/21 Santurce, PR – Club 77

Gruesome (Exhumed, Etc.) Premiere “Dimensions Of Horror” Music Video

Gruesome (Exhumed, etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Dimensions Of Horror,“ via Bloody Disgusting. This song is the title track of the band’s new EP, which will be released on May 20.

Matt Harvey said the following:

“For our first foray into the realm of video, we are very stoked to give you the title track of our new EP, Dimensions Of Horror. The video, much like everything we’ve done with Gruesome, harkens back to a simpler time, when you could reliably find a guy with a mustache kicking back on the hood of his Trans Am blasting ‘Master Of Puppets‘ in the parking lot of your local 7-11.

A time when mullets and latch-key kids roamed lands gripped with ‘Satanic Panic,’ and you could still buy acid at high school. Yes, the 1980s. Those were the days when Chuck Schuldiner‘s individual thought patterns turned toward mutilation and rituals involving zombies. We hope that this proudly ‘B’ video grips you with fear, or at least makes you nostalgic for the halcyon days of big white high-tops, bigger hair, and first generation of death metal. So come with us and enter the dimensions of horror.”

Gruesome (Exhumed, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Raped By Darkness”

Gruesome (Exhumed, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Raped By Darkness,“ via Revolver. This song is from the band’s new EP, “Dimensions Of Horror,” which will be released on May 20.

Matt Harvey said the following:

“‘Raped By Darkness‘ is another tune that has its origins in the ‘Horror’ section of the video rental places that dotted the landscape of the mid-1980s like zits on a teenage metalhead’s face.

When I was nine or ten-years-old, it was a never-ending ordeal to convince someone’s parent or guardian to rent R-rated, or even better, unrated, horror movies for me and my friends to watch. Sometimes I would just browse the aisles and be captivated by the cover art for movies like Street Trash, Future Kill, and Basket Case, which I never actually got to see until much later. Despite, or maybe because of, their limited availability, I lived for gory flicks like The Toxic Avenger, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, and Evil Dead, which is what this song is based around.

In the tradition of great death metal cuts like ‘Dead By Dawn,’ and the oh-so-subtle ‘Evil Dead,’ this is an ode to Sam Raimi‘s horror masterpiece, but ours is lyrically centered around one particular scene – the infamous ‘tree rape’ bit. The music is, of course, directly modeled after our raison d’etre, Death, particularly the Scream Bloody Gore era that this EP is centered around.

When I first discovered death metal, back in 1989 (you know, when dinosaurs and mullets roamed the earth), it resonated with me immediately and very specifically as the audio equivalent of all those VHS movies about the occult, deranged killers, and inter-dimensional fiends. If we’ve done our job as a band correctly, this EP should transport the listener to those days of low-budget gross-out movies and death metal demos dubbed onto blank tapes and disseminated via the postal service.

To fully appreciate the song and immerse yourself in the vibe we’re trying to create, we recommend cranking this tune on cassette via a $20 Radio Shack boom box with a Dark Angel sticker on it, while chugging cheap American beer (preferably stolen from someone’s parents) in an empty drainage ditch covered in graffiti while passing a joint of skunk weed around with your friends. Join us in some unabashed nostalgia.”