Not content to let the album rot away, EXHUMED returned to the studio almost two decades later to re-record the landmark offering. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 - 2015, set for release this February via Relapse Records, maintains the maniacal ferocity of the original recordings while adding depth to the sonic devourment thanks in no small part to years of touring and a vastly improved-sounding recording quality.
Proclaims vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: "I'm super pumped that we got the chance to re-record Gore Metal. I don't think any of us were happy with how it turned out the first time around, so getting another shot at it meant a lot to me personally. I was also really excited to have our old friend Ross Sewage reprise his vocals on the new version, ensuring that it still sounds like that era of EXHUMED, though things are a lot more audible this time around!"
Get surgical with the sounds of "Open The Abscess," now playing at Bandcamp here, on YouTube here or on Dailymotion here.
Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 - 2015 track listing:
02. Open The Abscess
03. Postmortem Procedures
04. Limb From Limb
06. Casket Crusher
07. Death Mask
08. In My Human Slaughter House
09. Sepulchral Slaughter
10. Vagitarian II
11. Blazing Corpse
12. Deadest Of The Dead
As a precursor to the release, the perpetual road warriors in EXHUMED, currently terrorizing Europe alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal, will embark upon a massive North American tour next year with co-headliners Napalm Death and Voivod. Set to commence on January 27th in Miami, the band will raze nearly three-dozen megalopolises, with the infiltration coming to a close on February 28th in Houston. Additional support will be provided by Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate with Ringworm, Dayglo Abortions, Theories and Phobia to appear on select performances throughout the trek. You have been warned.