Deicide have started pre-production on their new album. Guitarist Taylor Nordberg confirmed the news on Instagram:
Heaven’s Gate, the new band featuring Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Mike Goo (Warthog), and Jeff Howe (Reversal Of Man, Horsewhip), have premiered a new song titled “Jerusalem Syndrome.” The track, which can be streamed below, was recorded with The Absence’s Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg. On another note, Heaven’s Gate have also announced two shows with Assholeparade:
07/22 Gainesville, FL – The Wolly
07/23 St. Petersburg, FL – The Bends
Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have premiered a new video for their new song “I, Human.” This track is from the band’s new album “Path Of 1000 Suns,“ which will be released on September 30.
“Path Of 1000 Suns” Track Listing:
01. “Hello Future”
03. “Gates Of Neptune”
04. “I, Human”
05. “Stump Sponge”
06. “My Own Tide”
07. “Life On The Sun”
08. “The Call”
10. “Gathering At The Kuiper Belt”
Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have premiered a new song titled “Hello Future.” This track will appear on the group’s upcoming album “Path Of 1000 Suns.“ Stephenson said the following:
“Hello Future! Here we are, we did it! It’s time for the world to hear what we’ve been putting our time and efforts into. We could not be more stoked for this first single and the album! Real down and dirty, simple, straight forward, in-your-face rock n roll for the people. It’s been a labour of love on all counts and a real trip from conception to birth. Here it is kicking and screaming in all its glory! Me and my brothers Taylor, Paul, and Vern‘s hearts could not be filled with more joy for you all to experience this with us. We are Umbilicus and we play Rock N Roll. Dig it! Much love and peace to you all past, present, and future!”
Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have signed a new digital deal with Blood Blast Distribution. Nordberg had the following to say about that:
“We are all so excited to finally start releasing some music from this band! I have worked with Blood Blast Distribution with several other bands, and they are absolutely killer to work with. Pro, great communication, and they care about the artists. Our first single should be out this month, so stay tuned!”
During a recent appearance on the “Brews N Tunes” podcast, new Deicide guitarist Taylor Nordberg offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:
“They had started most of the new album before I joined, but since announcing [that we are going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of DEICIDE’s sophomore album] ‘Legion’ [by performing the LP in its entirety], we’ve kind of shifted gears and we’re trying to lock that in and get a set prepped just in the event that a show pops up. But they have most of the new album prepped, and then we’re hammering out, ironing out some details with the last couple songs. So hopefully that will be out this year. I don’t know any concrete plans on when we’re gonna start pre-production or recording or any of that. But hopefully this year. That would be awesome. But the material is sounding killer. It sounds like DEICIDE.”
Taylor Nordberg (The Absence, Inhuman Condition) has joined Deicide as their new guitarist. He was recruited as a replacement for Chris Cannella. Frontman Glen Benton issued the following statement:
“We are pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Nordberg to the Deicide family! An amazing and accomplished guitarist who takes our sound to the next level and brings a profound level of professionalism that completes and compliments the Deicide machine! GB”
Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Inhuman Condition, The Absence), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James) have launched a new project called Umbilicus. The 70’s style rock band will release their debut album in 2022.
“Umbilicus was formed in the summer of 2020 and driven by our love of rock and roll from the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. I’ve been listening to well-known bands like Grand Funk, Bad Company and Steppenwolf and not-so-well-known bands like Sir Lord Baltimore and Lucifer’s Friend for the last 20 years or so now. The more I listened to these bands the more I wanted to play music like this.
It is just so much fun to sit back and groove out and play by complete feel without beating my body down. To just play some pure hard rock! We composed 10 very cool songs throughout 2020 but the one piece of the puzzle was missing: an awesome voice to tie it all together.
Enter Brian Stephenson! An amazing vocalist and lyricist that completed the lineup! I am so proud of what we have written and I can’t wait for the world to hear what we have to offer!”
A teaser can be found below:
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.
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!