Progressive/Brutal Death Metal veterans Afterbirth have signed to Willowtip Records! After originally forming in 1993, the influential band disbanded for two decades, and then reformed in 2013, releasing two acclaimed full-length albums. Afterbirth is currently working on its third, as-yet-untitled album, for release on Willowtip. Stay tuned!
Afterbirth released the following statement concerning the signing: “Having Afterbirth join forces with Willowtip Records is a natural fit, and one that the band could not be more pleased with. The forward-thinking nature of Willowtip has been something that Afterbirth has taken note of time and time again. Albums released by the label have enriched our lives tremendously and inspired our creativity both collectively and individually for many years.
Separately, both the band and the label have pioneered a trail of brutality, experimentation, and evolution within the death metal genre, and it makes complete sense that their trails would converge to continue those traditions together. A commonality and like-mindedness have existed between the band and the label for quite some time.
The band has been hard at work crafting their as-yet-untitled third album. A handful of new songs has emerged, further revealing their commitment to being true to their early brutal death origins while continuing to push their songs into uncharted territories. Hints of black metal, grindcore and industrial metal have now also begun to reveal themselves alongside the existing progressive, brutal death metal structures.
It is truly an honor for Afterbirth to be recognized and supported by a label with such a long-running reputation for both preserving death metal’s traditions as well as progressing its future. Our shared values now come together to carry those traditions forward into an ever-innovative and sonically merciless future!”