Gore metal maniacs Exhumed and death metal defenders of the old Gruesome return for more kills and thrills with their new split, “Twisted Horror”, out via Relapse Records on 10”/CD/Digital on June 5, 2020.
Featuring 5 brand new tracks from the blood-soaked masters of gore, “Twisted Horror” goes for the jugular and never lets go. From Exhumed’s repulsive, high-speed brutality, to Gruesome’s Schuldiner-Spawned, bloody-gore-screaming old-school death metal, every second of “Twisted Horror” is chock full of relentless riffs, pulse-pounding drums, and screams from the deepest recesses of hell! With the “Twisted Horror” split, Exhumed and Gruesome prove that only death is real!
-(16)- return with their new album, “Dream Squasher.” A testament to the power of loss, every moment of “Dream Squasher” casts the Southern California band into new, deeper depths. Guitarist and lead vocalist Bobby Ferry explains:
A conscious effort was made to inject some positivity into the lyrical themes. The best we could come up with is loving your dog so much, you’d end up killing yourself if your dog dies.
The new album will be released via Relapse Records on LP/CD/Digital on June 5, 2020.
For the first time in the band’s 29-year career, “Dream Squasher” sees founding guitarist and backing vocalist Bobby Ferry stepping forward and taking the helm on lead vocals, rounding out the band with both monumental moments of singing and pained screams of pure vitriol.
From standout tracks like “Candy in Spanish”, to bruisers like “Agora (Killed by a Mountain Lion)” and the mountainous melodies of “Sadlands”, “Dream Squasher” proves to be -(16)-‘s return to form – where riffs dominate and anger reigns supreme.