Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Announce January Tour With Micawber & Crusadist

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) have announced a January tour with Micawber and Crusadist. Here’s the dates:

01/06 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
01/07 Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
01/08 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
01/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Kendell’s Bar
01/10 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
01/11 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
01/12 Lincoln, NE – 1867 Bar
01/13 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s
01/14 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
01/15 Chicago, IL – Live Wire Lounge
01/16 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
01/18 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger (no Micawber)
01/19 Savannah, GA – The Wormhole (no Micawber)

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Announce East Coast Tour

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have announced an East Coast tour with Crusadist. Here’s the dates:

09/04 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
09/05 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
09/07 Richmond, VA – Another Round Bar
09/08 Wilmington, DE – Bar XIII
09/09 Baltimore, MD – Shamrock Inn
09/10 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/11 Staten Island, NY – Mother Pugs
09/12 Albany, NY – Empire
09/13 Providence, RI – Alchemy
09/14 Turtle Creek, PA – Sub Alpine
09/15 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
09/17 Atlanta, GA – Vision Studios
09/18 Gainesville, FL – High Dive
09/19 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Premiere “The Neck Step” Video

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have premiered a new video for their new song “The Neck Step.” This track is from the group’s new album “Rat God,” which will be released on June 4 (vinyl out August 6). Butler commented:

“’The Neck Step’ is one of my favorite songs on ‘Rat°God’. It’s a rifftastic, neck-stepping hell-ride, chock-full of devilish hooks!”

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Premiere “Killing Pace” Video

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have premiered an age-restricted video for their new song “Killing Pace.” The track features lyrics that were written by Cannibal Corpse‘s Paul Mazurkiewicz and it will appear on the group’s new album “Rat God,” which is set to be released on June 4 (vinyl out August 6). Nordberg said the following:

“This song turned out to be such a ripper! Once we got Paul to write some gnarly lyrics and catchy vocal patterns, it really developed into a bit of an anthemic song, and it’s very mosh-able. It was also so cool that Jeramie was able to talk to director Max Raven and get permission to use the footage from ‘The Abomination‘, it’s just a classic slasher video!”

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Premiere “Euphoriphobia” Video

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have premiered a new video for their new song “Euphoriphobia.” This track is from the group’s new album “Rat God,” which will be released on June 4 (vinyl out August 6). Kling commented:

“‘Euphoriphobia‘ is a collection of thoughts that are channeled into one bullet. This bullet is then loaded into a chamber of a large weapon. That large weapon is then aimed and ready. What comes next is up to you.”

[via Decibel]

Metal Anarchy’s Music In The Age Of COVID-19 Series: Interview With Taylor Nordberg (Inhuman Condition, The Absence)

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Taylor Nordberg (Inhuman Condition, The Absence, Goregäng, etc.)

METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

NORDBERG: I’ve been doing alright. I’ve been pretty healthy this last year, and I’ve probably been the busiest I have ever been, so I suppose that’s good too!

METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?

NORDBERG: Definitely! At the start of the pandemic, Jeramie [Kling] and I did a project where we wrote a song, recorded it, mixed it, and released it all in one day. Then we did that for 12 different metal sub-genres and had it released on Blood Blast Distribution. We collaborated with a ton of friends in different bands around the world, and it was just a fun, intense, “let’s see who’s crazy motivated!”, kind of experience. From that, we formed a punk band called FORE with our buddy Brian “The Canadian Glenn Hughes” Stephenson, and Spiesi (former Kreator bassist) and we play 80s/90s style punk, like Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring, NOFX, etc. We also finished up the new album for The Absence, new music from Goregäng, Jeramie played on the new Ex-Deo album, we obviously finished up this Inhuman Condition album, and 5 additional songs. It’s been crazy busy!

METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?

NORDBERG: We just played our first show this last weekend, actually! We played a crazy club gig with Deicide here in Florida. Before that, Jeramie and I’s last show was playing with Massacre in Peru last February, and Terry [Butler]’s last show was in March with Obituary on the Black Label Society tour.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?

NORDBERG: We haven’t really considered it much, but it could happen. Terry has done a bunch of great livestream shows with Obituary over the last 6 months, but we have been so busy planning the album’s release we haven’t planned any livestreams yet.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?

NORDBERG: I strongly believe it will. It won’t be the same as it used to be, maybe, but music is such an important industry in the world, it’s crazy that it isn’t deemed “essential”. People want music. People want LIVE music. It’s such a positive release for people and I think it’s going to come back in some way, because I know the musicians want it too.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?

NORDBERG: Support the bands you love! Now, more than ever, bands need help from their fans. Most bands make their money on tour selling merch, and we have all been out of work for over a year. Many band members support their families from touring so any shirt, CD, or sticker counts. We have shirts, socks, sweatshirts, and hats at www.king-dark.com/collections/inhuman-condition and you can preorder our album on our Bandcamp at inhumancondition.bandcamp.com.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Inhuman Condition

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!

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Premiere “Tyrantula” Video

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have premiered a new video for their new song “Tyrantula.” This track features Rick Rozz (ex-Massacre) and it will appear on the group’s new album “Rat God,” which will be released on June 4 (vinyl out August 6). Nordberg commented:

“Finally these songs can start seeing the light of day! It has been so long since they were originally written, but it has been well worth the wait. ‘Tyrantula‘ was such a fun choice for a single because it’s a total skull-smasher. From the intro, to the stomping riff, to the thrashy bits, it’s intense the whole way through, and I think it gets stuck in your head.”

[via Metal Injection]

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Tease New Song “Tyrantula”

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have shared a teaser for their new song “Tyrantula.” The full track will appear on the band’s new album “Rat God,” which is set to be released on June 4 (vinyl out August 6).

“Rat God” Track Listing:

01. “Euphoriphobia”
02. “The Neck Step”
03. “Planetary Paroxysm”
04. “Killing Pace”
05. “Gravebound”
06. “Tyrantula”
07. “Rat God”
08. “Crown Of Mediocrity”
09. “Fait Accompli”

Inhuman Condition (Obituary, The Absence) Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Rat God”

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), have revealed the cover art for their new album “Rat God.” The artwork was created by Dan Goldsworthy, who had the following to say about it:

“This project was a huge honor and pleasure to be a part of. Having been a huge fan of Floridian death metal for the better part of 3 decades, I can’t begin to express how all the guys involved in this album have influenced my own musical and artistic journey (“Leprosy” and “Spiritual Healing” are two of my favorite album covers of all time), so when Jeramie asked me to be on board I jumped at the chance! Regarding the cover itself, the band already had a fairly strong idea of the main concept we were going to go for, but gave me the creative control to proceed with my interpretation. Whilst there is a slightly deeper figurative meaning behind the art, in a literal sense I see the main character existing somewhere between Norman Bates and the Picture of Dorian Grey. As far as I’m concerned you can’t beat the thrash/death metal album art of the late 80s/early 90s, but hopefully this cover does the legacy of that era justice!”