Release Day Roundup – 1/18/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Gruesome – Dimensions of Horror

For a band with such an explicit mission statement, Gruesome’s music is a complex and frustrating beast to analyze. The quartet broke out last year with a debut album (Savage Land) and lineup that embodied the concept of an “on paper” scenario; one of those perfect storms of marketing that whets the palates of…

Gruesome (Exhumed, Possessed, ex-Malevolent Creation) Announce Death-Worshipping Debut Album, Savage Land

Gruesome is a death metal supergroup of sorts with one goal in mind: to worship and celebrate the iconic sound of the early Death records. Consisting of Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed), Gus Rios (ex-Malevolent Creation) and Robin Mazen (Derketa), Gruesome has been on my radar ever since they formed last year, and…

Mike Smith Leaves Suffocation

Confirmed by Mike and Terrance Hobbs on the ol’ Facebook, drummer Mike Smith has left Suffocation just before recording their upcoming seventh studio album. Don’t fret though! Dave Culross has already been confirmed as a replacement and will be performing on the new album! For those unfamiliar with Dave Culross,…