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Below is our complete Alterbeast news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Alterbeast (formerly Gary Busey Amber Alert) has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming album:
"We are very pleased to announce that we have received the masters of our record 'Immortal' (out early 2014 via Unique Leader Records), and it sounds phenomenal!
"We truly believe there is something for everyone one on this 8 track juggernaut, and will be releasing cover art, done by Raymond Swanland, track listing, album release date, and a new song for your listening pleasure very soon!
"Info on pre order packages, merch, and touring will be covered in the near future as well! In the mean time watch our drummer Gabe shred at Castle Ultimate Studios!" More...
Sacramento technical death metal legion Alterbeast is pleased to announce a union with Unique Leader Records. The label comments:
"Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), Alterbeast combines influences from the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn of Possession with numerous classic death metal acts like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an infuriated expulsion of animosity.
"After a year of dedicated song-crafting, Alterbeast unleashed their first demo in 2012 and played countless shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local death metal community.
"Earlier this year, Alterbeast entered Augmented Audio at Sound Temple Studios to record their debut. Titled Immortal, the record was engineered by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan 'Bart' Williams. The band later enlisted Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil) to the drum stool, returned to the studio - this time at Oakland's Castle Ultimate with engineer Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) -- to record drums, mix and master the album.
"Slated for release in early 2014 via Unique Leader, Immortal will feature eight tracks of brutal, uncompromising death metal mastery. Further Alterbeast developments to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned." More...
Gary Busey Amber Alert has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Garrett Garvey:
"Hey everybody. Unfortunately Garrett has decided to leave the band. We already have Gabe (The Kennedy Veil) filling in for us and he is absolutely killing it.
"We're excited for what the future holds and are trying to keep as many shows as possible as Gabe is having to split his time between two bands. Check out his videos and come out to a show. See you all soon."
Gary Busey Amber Alert, hailing from Sacramento, has released a new demo. G.B.A.A. is streaming that demo over on MySpace, plus they have uploaded a video for the track "Vile Remnants." G.B.A.A. will play it's first live gig on January 6th at On The Y in Sacramento, along with the bands Sepsis, Symbolik, Aborticide and From Cities to Salt.