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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 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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Autopsy Comments On New Compilation Release

Bay Area death metal pioneer Autopsy has completed recording and re-mastering work on the upcoming, "All Tomorrow's Funerals," due out February 28th on Peaceville Records. This monstrous release will contain all of Autopsy's EP's re-mastered by the band, as well as new cuts, totaling 22 tracks all together.

Everything from "Retribution For The Dead" to the now sold-out, "The Tomb Within" will be presented on CD and DLP with all original artworks, liner notes from the band and new cover art from renowned artist, Matt Cavotta.

Said the band, "Well, we've finished recording a few new tracks for the upcoming collection album All Tomorrow's Funerals, and they came out brutal and heavy as hell. Along with the newly written songs, we did a revamped version of 'Mauled To Death,' which is the very last of the old songs that needed a proper album quality recording. This album will also contain all four EP's, all of which are out of print, as well as a compilation track from 1991, so the grand total is 22 tracks. It's something we've wanted to do for quite awhile, getting all the loose chunks together in one place rather than having them split up and added on as bonus tracks here and there. Everything has been painstakingly re-mastered with the band's guidance and sounds better and more crushing than ever. And don't worry, we didn't get carried away and ruin anything! Combine all that with killer new cover art from Matt Cavotta and we've got one hell of release in the works. Look for it in February 2012.

"We are now working on all new material for the next album, due out late 2012/early 2013 and we can definitely promise more of what you would expect from Autopsy. There will be no compromise and no holding back. If you want 100% pure death metal brutality, you will certainly get it."

Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15-year hiatus with the 2010 EP, "The Tomb Within." The band then released its fifth full-length, and first since 1995, "Macabre Eternal," earlier this year.

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Autopsy Reveals "All Tomorrow's Funerals" Details

Autopsy returned to Fantasy studios in Berkeley, CA late October to record a few new tracks for an upcoming collection entitled "All Tomorrow's Funerals." This monstrous release will be on Peaceville records and constains all of Autopsy's EPs remastered by the band itself as well as the new cuts, totalling 21 tracks all together.

Everything from "Retribution For The Dead" to the now sold out "The Tomb Within" will be presented on CD and DLP with all original artworks, liner notes from the band, and a new cover from Matt Cavotta. The release date is tentatively set for February 20th, 2012 and 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

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Autopsy Posts Live Studio Stream

Autopsy is currently holed up at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA to record material for the upcoming "All Tomorrow's Funerals" release. The band is currently streaming footage from today's studio session online, which can be found at this location.

The upcoming "All Tomorrow's Funerals" release will include previous EP tracks remastered by the band as well as new cuts, totalling 21 tracks all together, along with new cover artwork from Matt Cavotta.

The release date for "All Tomorrow's Funerals" is tentatively set for March of 2012, with further details to be announced as they are made available.

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Autopsy Re-Recording Demo Track

Autopsy is currently holed up at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA to record material for the upcoming "All Tomorrow's Funerals" release. The band commented on re-recording old material:

"We will be dusting this song off and recording it next week as a bonus along with two new tracks for 'All Tomorrows Funerals.' It was on our first demo back in 1987."

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Autopsy Recording New Material

Autopsy has checked in with the following update about recording new material for an upcoming collection to be released through Peaceville Records:

"Autopsy will be entering Fantasy studios in Berkeley, Ca. late October to record a few new tracks for an upcoming collection entitled 'All Tomorrow's Funerals.' This monstrous release will be on Peaceville records and will contain all of Autopsy's EP's remastered by the band themselves as well as the new cuts, totalling 21 tracks all together.

"Everything from 'Retribution For The Dead' to the now sold out 'The Tomb Within' will be presented on CD and DLP with all original artworks, liner notes from the band and a killer new cover from Matt Cavotta.

"This is something the band has wanted to do for a long time, having all these chunks of material in one cohesive release, with the best sound and packaging possible. Autopsy will make every effort to make sure this death metal assault is top quality and worthy of your attention. The release date is tentatively set for March of 2012."

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Autopsy To Enter The Studio

Autopsy has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to record new tracks for an upcoming release:

"Greetings Sicko's, we go into the studio at the end of October to record 3 new songs. It will be a taste of the new album that will soon follow. The 3 new songs will be released on a special release by Peaceville Records.

"It will also include all the E.P.s (Tomb Within, Fiend for Blood, Retribution for the Dead, Horrific Obsseion 7", and Funereality) that are out of print. A jackhammer to your skull."

Autopsy will also be appearing at the 2012 Maryland Death Fest, with details on the show available at this location.

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Autopsy To Reissue "Mental Funeral"

Peaceville Records has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing the "Mental Funeral" album from reactivated act Autopsy:

"Autopsy's 1991 masterpiece, 'Mental Funeral', will be re-released October 17th, marking 20 years since the birth of this classic slab of brutality. This new edition includes a bonus DVD featuring 2 early live shows, from Rotterdam 1990, & San Pedro 1991, as well as extensive new liner notes from the band. Pre-order here."

The track listing is as follows:

CD Disc 1
1. Twisted Mass Of Burnt Decay
2. In The Grip Of Winter
3. Fleshcrawl
4. Torn From The Womb
5. Slaughterday
6. Dead
7. Robbing The Grave
8. Hole In The Head
9. Destined To Fester
10. Bonesaw
11. Dark Crusade
12. Mental Funeral

DVD Disc 2
Autopsy live – Rotterdam, Holland 1990
1. Disembowel
2. Retribution For The Dead
3. Embalmed
4. Destined To Fester
5. Gasping For Air
6. In The Grip Of Winter
7. Charred Remains
8. Ridden With Disease More...

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MDF 2012 Confirms Godflesh, Eyehategod and More

GODFLESH (UK) will be making an exclusive North American appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2012, the festival's tenth edition. In addition, the following bands have been confirmed: WINTER, TSJUDER (Norway), HORNA (Finland), SARGEIST (Finland), DISMA, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER (Spain), NASHGUL (Spain), AUTOPSY, NAPALM DEATH (UK), EYEHATEGOD, NOOTHGRUSH, RWAKE, DEVIATED INSTINCT (UK), COUGH, COKE BUST, INFERNAL STRONGHOLD, BACKSLIDER, CASTEVET.

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Autopsy To Re-Release Album On Vinyl

"Acts of the Unspeakable," the third album from death metal act Autopsy, is to be re-released on June 20th on yellow vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. The release is limited to 2000 numbered copies, and pre-order information is available at this location. A statement from the band's publicist about the album reads as follows:

"Californian gore metallers Autopsy burst onto the scene in 1988 with almost immediate infamy. Frontman Chris Reifert was already a well known force on the underground through his time as drummer with Florida's highly respected metal combo, Death. After playing drums on the band's debut album, the much acclaimed 'Scream Bloody Gore', Chris moved back west to the more open climate of San Francisco and together with Danny Coralles & Eric Cutler formed Autopsy. The partnership kicked off in April 1989 with their debut album 'Severed Survival', a brutal explosion of heavy riffs, tight drumming and a screaming vocal, rounded off with concepts of death, disease and diabolica. A successful European tour with label mates and rising stars 'Paradise Lost' saw the band solidify their ever-growing army of devotees.

"Their third album, the highly controversial 'Acts Of The Unspeakable' surfaced in Oct '92 to widespread delight and fury. The press and fans adored the album, with artwork & lyrics loosely mirroring concepts similar to Hieronymous Bosch. The authorities didn't quite see things in the same way as copies of the album & T-Shirts (based on album artwork) were seized the world over. This only added to the reputation of the band with 'Acts' being lauded as the definitive Autopsy album."

You can also find our review of the band's new album "Macabre Eternal" here, or find a recent Autopsy show report at this location.

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Autopsy Kills At Austin's Chaos In Tejas

Death metal pioneers, Autopsy have made only a couple of festival appearances since their reformation in 2010. From 1995 to last year, ravenous gore fiends could receive Autopsy’s filthy sounds and images only through proxy groups containing Autopsy members such as The Ravenous and Abscess. With the release of “Macabre Eternal,” the group made another festival appearance for this year (the only appearance at this time) at one of the word’s biggest punk music festivals, Chaos in Tejas.

Yet another multi-venue festival in Austin, Texas, Chaos in Tejas celebrates punk in all its various forms. 130 bands including Cro-Mags, Doom, Killing Joke, Converge, Hooded Menace, Lärm, The Gates of Slumber and Orange Goblin performed in the festival’s seventh installment. Although not all acts were punk oriented, punk and its offspring of “core” acts were most numerous. Autopsy’s affection for grind fit well with the precluded power violence and core-grounded acts.

With a bill including bands unfamiliar to many fans of Autopsy, a $35-dollar entrance fee, and Autopsy’s prolonged absence; I assumed this show would have a small turnout. Just like SXSW in March, Chaos in Tejas venues swell to capacity. Every square inch of the venue’s outdoor stage and smoking patio was filled with raggedy-patched punks and longhairs. Maneuvering through the outskirts of the pit area proved difficult enough, but finding a place up front to take pictures proved near impossible.

Shooting the first band of the night means feeling out the crowd. I’m always a bit timid during the first shoot and my photos of Iron Lung reflect an unsuccessful trial run. The lack of personal space was bad enough, but crowd surfers and stage divers made photo positioning near impossible, at least at first. I became bolder with later sets by shoving my way through the crowd, using karate stances to maintain a base when the crowd became especially raucous and tending to my camera instead of providing a hand
or head for stage divers to land.

Iron Lung’s style defines the term power violence. The two-man group alternated blistering grind and crossover with sludgy, down tempo passages. Their singer’s tough hardcore vocal approach wasn’t to this writer’s liking, but their energy made a big impression, although without the same rousing effect as what the audience felt. I had never seen a band or show incite so much rowdiness. In addition to stage diving that I rarely witness at metal show (I believe the last one was Testament in 1995), I witnessed a guy hanging from the rafters like a god damn monkey.

Innumerable Forms was the only death metal band of the evening. The Massachusetts band played slow and heavy with reverence to iron boot sloshers Incantation, Grave and of course, Autopsy. IF only recorded one EP, so I’m not sure what material they used to fill their set. Their live sound was not as raw as their recording, which allowed a greater sense of audibility. Kudos goes to their singer for wearing a Paradise Lost long sleeve. He represented a depressive style mostly, if not fully, overlooked at this show.

After IF’s pace coagulated the blood of its onlookers, Extortion’s blitzkrieg attack was like a Bunsen burner to the crowds’ veins. Not much information exists about this aussie band’s origins on the Net, but apparently they’ve made a considerable sized dent into the world-wide punk scene because I heard many people say they were there to see the group…and the crowd went wild (phrase of the night). The group’s energy had much to do with the crowds’ reaction. Each song contained a million notes, but lasted only seconds. These kinds of songs offer little in terms of hooks and melody, but the band’s quick bass lines brought something to remember.

Taking the stage right before Autopsy, Citizens Arrest marked a good time to retreat from the heat before Autopsy’s onslaught. The NYC band played typical NYC hardcore with meaty, ringing chords and punk sensibilities. They occasionally played a catchy groove, but most of their sound owed to music typical to this style. Citizens Arrest was the closest band of the night to bearing to typical hardcore, and in that regard, were the least interesting artist of the night. More...

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