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Formed: 1987
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Autopsy News

Below is our complete Autopsy 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Autopsy Reveals New Album Details

July 2nd will mark the return of Autopsy, the U.S. master of brutality, with the band's sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, "The Headless Ritual," on Peaceville Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano, The Headless Ritual is a relentless monster of violent and brutal death metal mastery delivered in the unmistakable Autopsy style of chaotic riffing, insane solos and doom-filled interludes, all served with the band's unhinged brand of vocal sickness. The album was recorded and mixed April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, Calif. with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin)."

Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert, "Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await..."

1. Slaughter at Beast House
2. Mangled Far Below
3. She is a Funeral
4. Coffin Crawlers
5. When Hammer Meets Bone
6. Thorns and Ashes
7. Arch Cadaver
8. Flesh Turns to Dust
9. Running from the Goathead
10. The Headless Ritual More...

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Autopsy Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

U.S. death metal act Autopsy is set to defile the recording studio next month, as the band enters to lay down the tracks for its upcoming album, "The Headless Ritual," due out this year on Peaceville Records.

Recording on the follow-up to "Macabre Eternal" (reviewed here) will commence on April 1st, 2013 at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, California with producer Adam Munoz. More...

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Bolt Thrower Announces U.S. Shows

British extreme metal veterans Bolt Thrower have announced they will be performing a string of shows in the United States this year, in addition to their appearance at the Maryland DeathFest, on what is being dubbed the, "Return to chaos" tour. They will be joined on the trek by fellow British death metal stalwarts, Benediction.

The tour schedule is as follows:

May 23 - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest
May 25 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House (with Autopsy)
May 26 - Oakland, SF - Metro Opera House (with Autopsy, Noothgrush)
May 28 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
May 29 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 31 - Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas
June 1 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's

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Autopsy Issues Update On New Album

The U.S. death metal act Autopsy, which recently served up the five hour epic DVD, "Born Undead," has checked in before recording the band's sixth studio album, due for release on Peaceville mid-2013. Autopsy comments:

"Greetings casket crawlers and gore ghouls! Autopsy is ready to bleed out a bit of news for all to gnaw on...

"2012 has been a hell of a year for the band, with the All Tomorrow's Funerals album release, a string of insane shows throughout the world and the Born Undead DVD hitting the shelves.

"Adding to the insanity is the first official Autopsy sanctioned comic book titled 'Feast for a Funeral' out on Halloween 2012. More info on these releases can be found at this location.

"Now it is time to begin constructing the next deathly audio monstrosity. Consisting of all new material, Autopsy promises the heaviest, darkest and most devastating album to date. More...

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Autopsy Releasing Halloween Comic Book

Bay Area death metal act Autopsy and E-Comix are pleased to announce that Halloween 2012 will be ground zero for the release of "Autopsy: Feast For A Funeral," a fully-authorized comic book.

"Autopsy has driven the hearse to bring death metal to the masses since the late 1980s," said E-Comix President and Publisher, Vince Brusio. "It was a natural fit to fuse their brand of music with a grisly ghost story. So we took the cover image of Severed Survival, expanded on it, and developed a story that takes place on Halloween night. It's pretty gory stuff. As it should be."

Vocalist/drummer for Autopsy, Chris Reifert, commented, "We're damn excited about this, and know it will be a real killer when it's done!"

Fans can now order "Autopsy: Feast For A Funeral" online at this location. Shown the cover and told the plot for the book at the 10th Anniversary Maryland Deathfest, Autopsy gave the green light for the project, which brings to life the band's brand of doom in a ferocious full-color nightmare. More...

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Autopsy Posts Preview Of New DVD

Bay Area death metal pioneering act Autopsy has teamed up with CraveOnline.com to preview some footage from the band’s upcoming DVD release, "Born Undead."

Check out the new promo clip, featuring live footage of “Horrific Obsession,” “Severed Survival,” and “Always About To Die,” as well as interview footage with Dan Lilker, Joe Trevisano, Chris Reifert, plus candid behind-the-scenes action and more at this location.

"Born Undead," an unprecedented look into the blood and guts of one of death metal’s innovators, will be released on August 28th in North America via Peaceville Records. The following press release was issued bout the DVD:

"The extensive DVD will take fans on a journey through the birth, death and rebirth of the legendary act, with a documentary conducted with the band members themselves, as they describe how the beast came to be, and the impact their music has had on the metal world over a span of more than 20 years.

"The film also documents the band’s long-awaited return to the studio and stage, and includes rehearsals of both new tracks and old classics for Autopsy’s live comeback assault. The trio of 2010 reunion shows are all featured, with all the best classic tracks from Maryland Deathfest, PartySan festival and also Hole in the Sky in Norway, where Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, and Danny Coralles were joined by Dan Lilker on bass.

"With hours of footage, as well as extras including the band’s promo video for 'All Tomorrow’s Funerals,' 'My Corpse Shall Rise' and more, Born Undead is the ultimate set for all Autopsy and metal maniacs alike."

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Exodus To Headline Slaughter By The Water

Slaughter By The Water 3 is pleased to announce the addition of the almighty Exodus as this year’s main stage headliner. The main stage will also include performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War, and Abysmal Dawn.

The Pier stage will include performances by Enemy In Peril, Desecrator, Necrosin, Hemotoxin, Ulysses, Siren, Scars of Envy and ZH. A video of Bay Area thrash legends Testament announcing Exodus as the headliners is online now and can be viewed below.

The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25th, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, Bay Area Rocks, Scion, Native American Health Center, Dunlop, Anchor Bay Tattoos, Ustream, and Expressions College, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy, who recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed here.

Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available at this location. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet. More...

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Slaughter By The Water Details Revealed

The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25th, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, and more, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy and includes performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War and Abysmal Dawn.

More announcements including the full line-up and headliner are coming soon. Chuck Billy recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed below.

Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available here. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet.

From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and the bands performing will be announced soon. More...

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Autopsy Reveals New DVD Release Date

Influential death metal act Autopsy has revealed the release date for its upcoming DVD, "Born Undead." The extensive look into the blood and guts of one of death metal’s great pioneers will be released on August 28th in North America via Peaceville Records. A trailer for the upcoming release can be seen at this location.

"Born Undead" charters the birth, death, and rebirth of the legendary act, with an extensive documentary conducted with the band members themselves, as they describe how the beast came to be, and the impact their music has had on the metal world over a span of more than 20 years.

The film also documents the band’s long-awaited return to the studio and stage, and includes rehearsals of both new tracks and old classics for Autopsy’s live comeback assault. The trio of 2010 reunion shows are all featured, with all the best classic tracks from Maryland Deathfest, PartySan festival and also Hole in the Sky in Norway, where Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, and Danny Coralles were joined by Dan Lilker on bass.

With hours of footage, as well as extras including the band’s promo video for “All Tomorrow’s Funerals,” “My Corpse Shall Rise” and more, "Born Undead" is the ultimate set for all Autopsy and metal maniacs alike. Kent Mattieu, who had collaborated with the band on its early classic (and often controversial) album covers, provided artwork for the release. More...

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Autopsy Posts "Born Undead" Teaser

Bay Area death metal act Autopsy has launched a trailer for the upcoming DVD, "Born Undead," which can be viewed below.

"Born Undead" charters the birth, death, and rebirth of the legendary act, with an extensive documentary conducted with the band members themselves, as they describe how the beast came to be, and the impact their music has had on the metal world over a span of more than 20 years.

The film also documents the band’s return to the studio and stage, and includes rehearsals of both new tracks and old classics for Autopsy’s live comeback assault. The trio of 2010 reunion shows are all featured, with all the best classic tracks from Maryland Deathfest, PartySan festival and also Hole in the Sky in Norway, where Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, and Danny Coralles were joined by Dan Lilker on bass.

With hours of footage, as well as extras including the band’s promo video for “All Tomorrow’s Funerals,” “My Corpse Shall Rise” and more, Born Undead is the ultimate set for all Autopsy and metal maniacs alike. Kent Mattieu, who had collaborated with the band on its early classic (and often controversial) album covers, provided artwork for the release. More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Autopsy To Release New DVD

From the macabre tomb of Bay Area death metal pioneer, Autopsy, comes an unrivaled insight into its world of gore and horror in the form of a new DVD, "Born Undead," due out on June 5th in North America on Peaceville Records.

"Born Undead" charters the birth, death and rebirth of the legendary act, with an extensive documentary conducted with the band members themselves, as they describe how the beast came to be, and the impact their music has had on the metal world over a span of more than 20 years.

The film also documents the band’s long-awaited return to the studio and stage, and includes rehearsals of both new tracks and old classics for Autopsy’s live comeback assault. The trio of 2010 reunion shows are all featured, with all the best classic tracks from Maryland Deathfest, PartySan festival and also Hole in the Sky in Norway, where Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, and Danny Coralles were joined by Dan Lilker on bass.

With hours of footage, as well as extras including the band’s promo video for “All Tomorrow’s Funerals,” “My Corpse Shall Rise” and more, "Born Undead" is the ultimate set for all Autopsy and metal maniacs alike.

The DVD also contains artwork from Kent Mattieu, who had collaborated with the band on its early classic (and often controversial) album covers.

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Autopsy Streaming Song From Compilation Album

West Coast death metal pioneer Autopsy will release its 22-track collection of re-mastered classics and rarities, "All Tomorrow’s Funerals," tomorrow on Peaceville Records. The band has teamed up with Pitchfork.com to stream “Mauled To Death,” a vintage Autopsy track that will finally surface from the tomb as part of this monstrous album.

“’Mauled to Death’ is the last song from the early days that never got a proper album treatment, since it was only recorded on a 1987 demo,” said Autopsy drummer/vocalist, Chris Reifert, in a chat with Pitchfork. “Now it's got the double guitar laceration attack (the original version was from before [guitarist] Danny [Coralles] joined the band), as well as some added atmospheric guitar ugliness.”

Check out the song here.

"All Tomorrow’s Funerals" will contain re-mastered versions of all of Autopsy’s past EP’s - everything from "Retribution For The Dead" to the now sold-out "The Tomb Within" - plus four newly recorded tracks.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Autopsy Releases New Music Video

Autopsy is gearing up for the release of a 22-track collection of re-mastered classics, "All Tomorrow’s Funerals," on February 28th. The band has teamed up with Blood-Disgusting.com to premiere a music video for the title track, which can be found at this location.

After tuning into the video, fans can head over to RCRDLBL.com to download the brand new song here.

"All Tomorrow’s Funerals" will release later this month on Peaceville Records, and will contain re-mastered versions of all of Autopsy’s past EP’s - everything from "Retribution For The Dead" to the now sold-out "The Tomb Within" - plus four newly recorded tracks. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Autopsy Streaming New Song Sample

Autopsy has posted a sample clip from the title track of the band's new compilation release "All Tomorrow's Funerals," which features new studio tracks recorded in late 2011 as well as past EP's and rarities that have been specially remastered by the band. Check out the clip below. The compilation will officially launch on February 20th, 2012.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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The Konsortium To Play Inferno 2012

Norwegian act The Konsortium is the latest band to be confirmed to play at the Inferno Festival 2012, which takes place from April 4th - 7th. For more details, head over to the festival's official website.

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Gathering Of The Bestial Legion V Reveals Schedule

Death metal legends Incantation will lay waste to Los Angeles this weekend when they join Autopsy, Acheron, HOD, Divine Eve and many others at the Gathering of the Bestial Legion V on Saturday, January 14th at The Echoplex on 1154 Glendale Blvd. Doors open at 4:00 PM, and for more information, contact the show's website. Along with the new Incantation material, Kyle Severn has also finished up with his first foray into the cinema realm with a new horror/slasher movie called "After Party Massacre." Co-written/co-directed with Kristoff Bates, this slasher starts with live performances by Incantation and Soulless, which then takes a deadly turn after the bands are finished as this unrated movie is filled with blood, scantly clad female flesh and lots of death metal!

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Autopsy Posts "All Tomorrow's Funerals" Cover

"All Tomorrow's Funerals," the latest chapter in Autopsy history, contains new studio tracks recorded in late 2011 as well as past EP's and rarities which have been specially remastered by the band. The set will launch on February 20th, 2012 and can be pre-ordered here. The cover artwork is now available below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. All tomorrow's funerals
2. Broken people
3. Mauled to death
4. Maggot holes
5. The tomb within
6. My corpse shall rise
7. Seven skulls
8. Human genocide
9. Mutant village
10. Horrific obsession
11. Feast of the graveworm
12. Funerality
13. Fiend for blood
14. Keeper of decay
15. Squeal like a pig
16. Ravenous freaks
17. A different kind of mindfuck
18. Dead hole
19. Retribution for the dead
20. Destined to fester
21. In the grip of the winter
22. Sign of the corpse More...

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Autopsy Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Autopsy performing the song "Voices," which is taken off the 1992 album "Acts of the Unspeakable." Check out the footage below.

Autopsy has also announced the release of an upcoming compilation "All Tomorrow's Funerals," due out February 28th on Peaceville Records. Further details are available here.

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Morbus Chron Posts Autopsy Cover

Morbus Chron has posted a cover of Autopsy's "Mauled to Death" online, which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:

"While recording 'Creepy Creeping Creeps', we decided to do a cover of 'Mauled to Death'. Seeing how it never got the attention it deserved, we felt it was the right thing to do. Annoyingly enough there wasn't room for it on the 7".

"Autopsy just re-recorded the track and reminded us that we had our own version just laying there, unheard. So to celebrate them, here is our take on one of their best songs." More...

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