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

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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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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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Autopsy Streaming New Song "Hand Of Darkness"

California Bay Area death metal pioneer Autopsy has partnered up with Stereogum.com’s “Haunting The Chapel” to premiere a brand new track titled “Hand Of Darkness,” which is from the band’s long-awaited fifth studio album "Macabre Eternal." You can check out the song by heading over to this location.

"Macabre Eternal" will hit stores May 31st on Peaceville Records and the album is available for preorder through the Peaceville webstore at this location.

The cover artwork can be viewed here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned And Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

Autopsy announced its permanent reunion in June 2010, and then released "The Tomb Within" EP, the band’s first collection of newly recorded tracks since 1995’s "Shitfun." The EP was recorded at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and reunited the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess).

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Metalhit Offering New Free Compilation

Digital download store Metalhit.com has launched its second monthly compilation to be available for free download worldwide. Owner, Mike Riddick, comments:

“What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks from metal bands spanning a variety of genres. Metalheads want to be ‘in the know’ on the latest titles, and what better way to do this than to offer up legal downloads of the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!”

Metalhit’s second compilation includes 11 downloadable tracks from Acephalix, Autopsy, Inevitable End, Indestructible Noise Command, Vreid, Amorphis, Tyr, Gamma Ray, Bleeding Fist, Flame and Gallhammer. The compilation can be downloaded at this location. A new set of unreleased free songs will be be made available in mid-June.

Visitors to Metalhit’s site may also enter to win a free copy of Autopsy's latest CD, “Macabre Eternal,” courtesy of Peaceville Records.

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Autopsy Posts Audio Samples From New Album

Reactivated death metal act Autopsy will release a new album titled "Macabre Eternal" on May 30th/May 31st, 2011. Peaceville Records has now launched a new website for the release, which features audio samples from the album, artwork, and more. You can check out the new site by heading over to this location. Live footage of the band performing the new song "Always About To Die" is also available here.

The track listing for "Macabre Eternal" is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned And Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Autopsy Announces New Live Shows

Death metal act Autopsy will be releasing a new album titled "Macabre Eternal," which will see release on May 31st, courtesy of Peaceville Records. The band has now announced upcoming shows in support of the release. Details are as follows:

June 3rd - Chaos In Tejas - Austin, Texas, USA
June 25th - Slaughter By The Water - Richmond, California, USA
July 2nd - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
July 16th - Hammer Open Air - Lieto, Finland
August 27th - Gathering Of Bestial Legion - Los Angeles, California, USA

You can also check out footage of Autopsy performing the new song "Always About To Die" by clicking here.

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Autopsy Live Footage Available Online

Autopsy recently posted online the new song "Always About To Die." Footage has now been posted online of the band performing the song at the Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg, Holland.

Autopsy’s new album will see release on May 31st, courtesy of Peaceville Records. The track list for "Macabre Eternal" is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned And Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Autopsy Posts New Song Online

California death metal act Autopsy has teamed up with BrooklynVegan.com to premiere a brand new track from the band’s forthcoming album "Macabre Eternal." "Always About To Die," the initial track to be revealed from Autopsy’s first full-length record in over a decade, can be streamed online now at this location.

Autopsy’s fifth studio album is slated to hit stores on May 31st, courtesy of Peaceville Records. The track list for Macabre Eternal is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned And Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Autopsy announced its permanent reunion in June 2010, and then released "The Tomb Within" EP, the band’s first collection of newly recorded tracks since 1995’s "Shitfun." The EP was recorded at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and reunited the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess). Autopsy will play several festival dates in 2011 leading up to the release of "Macabre Eternal."

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Autopsy To Play Slaughter By The Water Fest

California death metal act Autopsy has confirmed a headlining appearance on the upcoming “Slaughter by the Water” festival in Richmond, CA. The event is scheduled to take place at the Craneway Pavilion at 2:00PM on June 25th. Other confirmed performers are Nuclear Assault, Whiplash, Cattle Decapitation, Zombie Apocalypse, Warbringer, and more. Head over to this location for tickets and more info.

Autopsy is currently gearing up for the release of the band’s long-awaited fifth studio album, "Macabre Eternal," which is slated to hit stores on May 31st, courtesy of Peaceville Records. The cover artwork can be viewed here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned And Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Autopsy Posts New Album Artwork

San Francisco Bay Area death metal act Autopsy recently finished recording the band's fifth studio album, "Macabre Eternal," which is due out May 31st on Peaceville Records. You can now check out the album's cover artwork below.

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The track listing is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned and Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Autopsy To Release Vinyl Edition Of New Album

San Francisco Bay Area death metal act Autopsy has completed recording its long-awaited fifth studio album, "Macabre Eternal," which is due out May 31st on Peaceville Records. The band has announced that it will release a special vinyl edition of the forthcoming musical massacre before the CD and digital versions hit stores, available exclusively through the Peaceville web-store on May 16th.

Autopsy drummer/vocalist, Chris Reifert, states, “We've brewed up the sickest and heaviest material that our rotten souls could possibly spew forth, and we are confident that it's our best stuff yet. The EP was a taste of what's to come, but now it's time for the full assault from beyond the grave. The album will contain no repeated EP tracks, no re-recorded old songs, no triggered trickery, and nothing less than the pure death metal brutality that Autopsy has always delivered."

The band will play several 2011 festival dates in support of Macabre Eternal. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned and Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Bands Announced For Slaughter By The Water Fest

The first batch of bands have been announced for the forthcoming edition of the Slaughter By The Water festival. The 2011 edition of the festival is set to take place on June 25, 2011 at San Francisco, California's Craneway Pavilion. The confirmed list of bands that are set to appear include;

AUTOPSY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
WHIPLASH
ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST
VINDICATOR
DREAD
WITCHAVEN

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Autopsy Reveals New Album Track List

San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act Autopsy recently entered the studio to record a new album, which will be titled "Macabre Eternal" and is set for release this coming June through Peaceville Records. The band has now announced the "Macabre Eternal" track listing will be as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned and Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Autopsy Enters The Recording Studio

San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act Autopsy has stepped back into Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA to begin recording the band's first full-length album since 1995’s "Shitfun." The new album will be entitled "Macabre Eternal," and the forthcoming record will be released in June 2011 on Peaceville Records.

Autopsy drummer/vocalist, Chris Reifert, states, “We've brewed up the sickest and heaviest material that our rotten souls could possibly spew forth, and we are confident that it's our best stuff yet. The EP was a taste of what's to come, but now it's time for the full assault from beyond the grave.”

He continues, “The album will contain no repeated EP tracks, no re-recorded old songs, no triggered trickery, and nothing less than the pure death metal brutality that Autopsy has always delivered."

The band has confirmed "Always About To Die," "Hand Of Darkness," "Spill My Blood," and "Bludgeoned And Brained" as a few of the titles which will be included in the new album. You can also catch Autopsy love in the following dates:

April 30th - Neurotic Death Fest - Tilburg, Holland
June 3rd - Chaos in Tejas Festival - Austin, Texas
July 1st, 2nd or 3rd (exact performance date TBA) - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
July 15th - Hammer Open Air Festival - Lieto, Finland

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Cerebral Bore To Play Neurotic Deathfest

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have been confirmed to play at this year's Neurotic Deathfest, which takes place on April 29th and 30th in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Other acts on the bill include At The Gates, Autopsy, Obituary, Hate Eternal, Decapitated, and more. For more information about the Neurotic Deathfest, head to this location.

Cerebral Bore formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland and have toured relentlessly around the globe. The band is comprised of front woman Som Pluijmers, guitarist Paul Mcguire, bassist Kyle Rutherford, and drummer Allan Mcdibet.

The band's debut album, "Maniacal Miscreation," is due to be released on Earache Records on April 4th, 2011.

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Maveth To Play Hammer Open Air

Maveth has issued the following announcement about appearing at the 2011 edition of the Hammer Open Air Festival in Finland:

"Hammer Open Air Metal Festival! Next summer Maveth will perform at Hammer Open Air Festival in Lieto, Finland. Dates for the festival are 15th and 16th of July 2011. For more info visit this location."

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Autopsy Confirms Festival Appearance

Legendary California death/grind act Autopsy has announced its participation in the upcoming edition of Neurotic Deathfest. The festival appearance is in promotion of its forthcoming EP, the first batch of new material to be released in over a decade. The EP, titled "The Tomb Within," will be released on CD and LP on September 13th, 2010 through the Peaceville Records webstore, with a street date planned for later in the fall.

Neurotic Deathfest it set to take place April 29th and 30th, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland.

Neurotic Deathfest confirmed line-up:
AUTOPSY
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
GRAVE
PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT
WORMED

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