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From: San Jose, CA, United States
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Below is our complete Exhumed 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.
As West Coast gore crew Exhumed prepares to drop a fifth official studio full-length, "Necrocracy," upon society in two weeks, today the title track of the splatter platter has been exposed through Invisible Oranges. Give the song a listen below.
Stated founding mouth/throat/axe Matt Harvey on the track’s creation: “Not only is this the title track for our new record (duh), it was the first song we finished putting together for the writing process and helped set the tone for the record. It's big, nasty and heavy, like your weird drunk aunt that smells like Funyons and laughs too loud at Thanksgiving dinner. This one has a little of everything, dual geetar action, fist pumping build ups, rapid fire drum fills and all the gore and grime you've come to expect from an exhumed track. Check it out and piss off some neighbors!”
Exhumed's ongoing European Takeover is wrapping up this week, to be immediately followed by an official LA release party for "Necrocrac"y on August 8th. The Fall months will see the bastards hitting the streets again for a month-long North American trek with labelmates Dying Fetus. More...
Today Loudwire is bringing the latest tones of torment from West Coast death grind deviants, Exhumed.
Titled "Sickened," the track is featured on the band’s impending "Necrocracy" full-length. Check out "Sickened" at this location.
Notes Matt Harvey of the tune: “‘Sickened’ is probably our bassist Bodybag Babcock's favorite tune on the record, and may be the thrashiest tune we came up with for the record. It's fast, nasty and while hashing it out in the rehearsal room, we referred to the bridge section as the ‘Bay Area pit starter riff,’ which quickly endeared us to the song.
"We're definitely planning on including this in our live set when we head out with Dying Fetus this Fall, so get your puffy white hi-tops ready to run in a circle at the appropriate moments. Lyrically, this is a nasty little tale with a slight historical twist -- it's basically about getting the bubonic plague, and not just twisted gory fate it brings, but the despair and isolation the disease brought, as our putrid protagonist's contagious condition causes him to be shunned by family and friends. So it's a real upper. Anyway, turn it up, pound a beer, find a friend, and then hit them.”
The full album's track listing is:
1. Coins Upon The Eyes (streaming here)
3. (So Passes) The Glory Of Death
4. The Rotting
5. The Shape Of Deaths To Come
9. Carrion Call
10. The Rotting
Exhumed's new album "Necrocracy" will be released through Relapse Records in North America on August 6th, 2013 and August 5th, 2013 in Europe.
Now a clip for the song "Coins Upon The Eyes" has been made available online and can be heard below. The full album's track listing is:
1. Coins Upon The Eyes
3. (So Passes) The Glory Of Death
4. The Rotting
5. The Shape Of Deaths To Come
9. Carrion Call
10. The Rotting
There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!
On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.
From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.
Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.
Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE
Thursday 4th July 2013
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...
With over two decades of gruesome grinding under the belts, you might assume West Coast horror hellions would be ready to slow down. You’d be deathly wrong. A true work of sonic repulsion, Exhumeds upcoming "Necrocacy" full-length is the band’s political manifesto for a new dark day. There is no democracy, no equal rights, no freedom of choice -- bow down to your one true master: THE SAW!
Comments Matt Harvey, he of the decrepit death rattle and repugnant requiems: "We're super pumped that 2013 will see the release of Necrocracy. We think it's our heaviest record to date and we can't wait to start playing the new tunes on the road. The album is a bit hookier and meatier than All Guts... and we hope all you maniacs enjoy it. You should find a few more tunes on this one to bang your head and get wasted to! See you on the road or on the slab! Cheerz!"
"Necrocracy" will be released via Relapse Records in North America on August 6th, 2013, August 2nd, 2013 in Germany/Benelux and August 5th, 2013 in the UK/world and come available in CD, LP, Deluxe LP and digital formats. The track listing is:
1. Coins Upon The Eyes
3. (So Passes) The Glory Of Death
4. The Rotting
5. The Shape Of Deaths To Come
9. Carrion Call
10. The Rotting More...
Death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus has announced a North American headline tour for this fall. The tour is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC, running through November 2nd in Springfield, VA.
The tour features support from label mates Exhumed and Devourment, as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2).
Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive Dying Fetus "herbal grinder," a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP souvenir laminate will be available for purchase here. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday.
It has also been confirmed that Dying Fetus has re-signed with long time record label Relapse Records. The band commented on the signing:
"We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things Dying Fetus. Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both Dying Fetus and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties."
The band will also return to Europe this summer. The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...
This year marks 15 years of Obscene Extreme and to celebrate the occasion the organizers of the festival decided to go all out in extreme style by hosting an additional three festivals in three additional continents.
Over the last few months Obscene Extreme has appeared in Mexico City - Mexico, Jakarta - Indonesia, and Melbourne - Australia. There has been much success but also some failures and after some time at home to reflect on the adventure the man behind the whole idea, Curby, has spoken about the experience on the run up to the final Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic this July:
"Hello freaks!!! This is Curby/obscene... I believe that you our loyal OEF fans have followed us on our tour so you probably know what happened but for those who haven't I would like to sum up our first ever OEF World tour. When I was pondering over our plans for the World tour I was really full of enthusiasm (and actually I still am). I hoped for something new but our first world volume was a really tough game, not only financially but also emotionally. It's very difficult to understand how big differences are between Europe, Mexico and Indonesia... I knew it would be different, but so much? What can you do if you pay everything in advance as in Mexico and people don't work at all? Not much... when you read my statements for every continent, you`ll understand me... More...
West Coast gore deviants Exhumed will take to the streets again this April on a near month long North American rampage alongside headliners Suffocation.
The live assaults commence April 4th on Long Island, New York and will level nearly two dozen cities before coming to a close in April 28th in Hartford, Connecticut. Additional support will be provided by Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron and Lord of War (on select dates).
Says Exhumed’s Matt Harvey, “We're beyond psyched to hit the road with long-time faves of ours, Suffocation. This tour will bring all you maniacs one of the heaviest nights of your lives! We couldn't think of a better way to start our tour cycle for 2013 and get people stoked for our upcoming record. We will be debuting some new tracks and have a new show and set ready to melt your face and make you reevaluate your life decisions. We’ll see all your ugly faces in April for a celebration of guts, grog and grotesqueries! Excelsior!”
Coinciding with the tour kick off, the May 2013 issue of Decibel offers up a brand new Exhumed flexi featuring the track "The Beginning After the End," taken from the band’s recently completed recording sessions.
Elaborates Harvey: “We're totally psyched about the Decibel flexi! I remember getting the D.R.I. Manifest Destiny flexi in RIP Magazine and the Sabbat Blood For The Blood God flexi in White Dwarf back in the day, so it's killer to carry on in that tradition. We've talked about doing it ever since we got back together, so I'm more surprised that [editor Albert] Mudrian actually let me write about the SF Giants [included in the baseball preview of the same issue], to be honest. But anyway, the track ‘The Beginning After The End’ is something we did during the latest recording sessions, so it will give folks some idea of the sound and vibe of the new record. Hopefully this track will inspire some curiosity and headbanging, as well as increase the sales of Natural Ice beer and home pregnancy tests. It's also part of our incredibly savvy and calculated promotional campaign designed to get as many of you filthy maniacs out in force for our tour with Suffocation this month, so come on down and let's get weird!” More...
American death metal legends Suffocation have announced that they will be embarking on a tour of North America this April in what is being dubbed the "Despise The World" tour.
Joining them on the trek will be Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn, Adimiron and on select dates, Lord Of War. The tour is in support of the new Suffocation album, "The Pinnacle of Bedlam," which was released this past week through Nuclear Blast Records.
Speaking about the tour, the band stated: "The Pinnacle of Bedlam is approaching! Together with Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn, Adimiron, and Lord Of War we will tip the scales of degradation. Fans can prepare to see us performing old and new songs with surgical precision. The hooded messenger of death is now set forth!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:
"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"
The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:
"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.
"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.
"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."
The track listing is as follows: More...
After a short touring break following a massive assault with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, gore metal purveyors Exhumed will take sonic raucousness to the streets once again this week.
This time the road warriors will be systematically blasting their home state of California alongside grind cohorts Phobia - the frenzy will begin tomorrow, February 15th in Lancaster, followed by beatings in San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Fullerton, Ventura, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco on the nine city assault.
Stated Exhumed's Matt Harvey on the affair: “We haven't played a show in... well; it's been over a month, so things have been way too quiet. So we're psyched to get into some of the nooks and crannies of the golden state with our old buddies in Phobia. We've totally re-vamped our set, and we'll be rolling out a track from the new record this time around as well, so the show will be all new even for our friends and family locally who've been subjected to our racket a few times recently already. We've been talking about getting on the road with Shane the pain and crew for a long time, so this little jaunt is well overdue. We hope to see a bunch of mutants, maniacs, earth dogs, rivet heads, gorehounds, toe cutters and eye gougers out there on the road! Cheers!" More...
California gore lords Exhumed will return to the road this February alongside grind behemoths Phobia. The short West Coast beat down will commence February 15th in Lancaster, California and conclude February 23 in San Francisco.
The latest stretch of dates follows Exhumed’s maniacal run with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste at the end of the year, which was met with a host of hurdles including being denied entry into Canada and vehicular failure that left them temporarily stranded in Alabama. Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey:
“As happy as we were to get home for the holidays, we thought we should make time to hang out with our old friends in Phobia and grind through our home state of California. We had so much fun playing out-of-the-way places during the impromptu one-off dates we did during the Napalm Death/Municipal Waste tour, we thought we would hit some nooks and crannies back home that we haven't played in years. Plus, we'll get a chance to get a bunch of our buddies' bands on the bill like POOR, Gravehill, DIS and Mortuous. We've been itching to play some stuff from the new album live and we're working out a seriously revamped setlist for this one, so come on out California! Let's have a few beers, let it loose, and get weird!" More...
Thanks to vehicular issues en route home from their mammoth tour alongside Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, the California roadburners in Exhumed have booked an additional week’s worth of headlining live rituals set to commence this Friday in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “Since our van decided to blow up and we're stuck in Alabama for a week, we figured we had time to book some fill-in shows for our longer-than-expected ride home. So come on out and rage with us — last chance in 2012! We look forward to making the most out of this opportunity to melt your faces one last time before we fuck off and get ready for 2013.”
Catch up on the latest Exhumed roadside shenanigans with their latest diary entry, "If You're Not Wasted, The Day Is" Tour Diarrhea Part II: The Wrath Of Khan, at this location.
12/07/2012 Grant St. Dance Hall - Lafayette, LA
12/08/2012 Mangos - Houston, TX
12/09/2012 Red 7 - Austin, TX
12/10/2012 Korova - San Antonio, TX
12/11/2012 Pine Box - Midland, TX
12/12/2012 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
12/13/2012 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
12/14/2012 TBA, CA
12/15/2012 TBA, CA
Exhumed recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011’s "All Guts, No Glory" full-length. Titled "Necrocracy," the offering was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). "Necrocracy" will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next Spring.
As was previously announced, California gorelords Exhumed were forced to cancel several dates on their tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste due to Canadian border patrol issues.
Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey of the situation: “If you have a DUI, like four out of six people in our tour party do, the Canadian border patrol will charge you $200 per person to obtain a ‘temporary resident permit’ to be in the country, or, if they feel like being dicks, they can arbitrarily decide to just not let you in. We’ve never had an issue getting in, but this time they decided to be dicks. The woman we spoke to at customs informed us that we had received too many TRPs in too short of a time and would not be able to apply for any further TRPs until we had all completed their extremely convoluted rehabilitation process. We had to sign documents that legally bound us to leave the country immediately, and stated that if we were found in Canada after being denied entry, we would be arrested. Gnarly.
"Anyway, we looked into other options to get in to the country, but unfortunately there's no way we can do the Canadian dates on this tour. We're super bummed to not get to see all our friends in the Great White North. Hopefully we can get this all straightened out -- which means loads money to an immigration lawyer -- before the new record comes out. In the meantime our dauntless booking agent, Dan Rozenblum, is lining up some shows for us on our trek out west to rejoin the Waste / Napalm traveling extravaganza. So come on out and party with us in some seriously down and dirty, tiny and intimate venues. This is our last tour for the year, and we want to make the most of it. If you have a show we could jump on between St. Paul and Seattle, hit up our agent at email@example.com.”
Exhumed recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011’s "All Guts, No Glory" full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). The offering will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next year. More...
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about Exhumed missing upcoming Canadian shows:
"Unfortunately the mad dogs in Exhumed have been denied entry to Canada so they will not be able to make their upcoming Canadian shows. Catch them on these brand new dates below instead."
Nov 1 Buffalo, NY The Funeral home
Nov 8 Ogden, UT Mojos Gallery w/ Skeletonwitch, Havok
Nov 9 Boise, ID The Venue
Exhumed also recently finished recording a new album, which is due for release next year.
West Coast death gore hooligans Exhumed recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011’s "All Guts, No Glory" full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). The unholy offering will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next year.
In the interim, the West Coast road burners, who recently returned from a short run of Japanese dates with death metal legends Cannibal Corpse, will embark upon a five-week North American Tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste. See all confirmed dates below.
Exhumed 2012 features the lineup of vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey alongside bassist Rob “Body Bag” Babcock, drummer Mike Hamilton, and guitarist/vocalist Bud Burke, who played bass with the band from 1999 – 2004 and recently rejoined the legion for live rituals on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. More...
After nearly two years of nonstop live demolition, West Coast gore-torn death metal goliaths Exhumed recently entered the studio to record to the follow-up to 2011’s "All Guts, No Glory" full-length. The band is currently tracking drums at Trench Studio in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). Everything else will be tracked at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia).
The as-yet-untitled long player is expected to offer up ten tracks of audio sickness including “Carrion Call,” “Sickened,” “The Rotting,”and “Coins Upon The Eyes,” and will be released via Relapse Records sometime next year.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey of the new material: “We're super psyched to be back in the studio working on a new record. The songs we've worked up are a bit darker and more open this time around, but of course built on the same disgusting foundation we've been repulsing people with for years.
"It's a really natural progression from All Guts... and it's a lot of fun to work with the lineup that's done all the touring. It feels a lot more like a ‘real band’ situation this time around. There will be periodic studio reports on our blog if you want to stay abreast of all the excruciating details. We can't wait to get this thing ready to assault your ears!"
Exhumed 2012 features the smoldering lineup of Harvey alongside bassist Rob "Body Bag" Babcock, drummer Mike Hamilton, and guitarist/vocalist Bud Burke, who played bass with the band from 1999 – 2004 and recently rejoined the legion for their live rituals on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. Further studio updates to be announced in the coming weeks. Upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
The relentless road demons in Exhumed will add to their expanding agenda of live takeovers with a string of Japanese tour dates alongside death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse. The shows kick off on October 15th in Tokyo and will serve as a warm up to the band’s recently announced five-week North American Tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, with additional support from Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, Speedwolf, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge, Repulsion and Dwarves on select dates.
Notes frontman Matt Harvey: "We are totally psyched to head back to the land of the rising sun! Japan has always been one of our favorite places to play -- the kids are amazing, the food is great, and the giant robots are just a delight! To go there with our friends in Cannibal is even cooler, and we are pumped to make sure this will be a death metal spectacle of epic proportions. It's been quite a while since we've been there so it will rule to trot out some new tunes in between sake bombs and bar hopping in Roppongi."
Additionally, the band plan to enter the studio at the end of the year to begin recording a sixth full-length and follow-up to "All Guts, No Glory." Upcoming tour dates are available below.
w/ Cannibal Corpse
10/15/2012 Club Quattro - Tokyo, Japan
10/16/2012 Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan
10/17/2012 Club Quattro - Nagoya, Japan More...
Philadelphia-based progressive thrashers Vektor, who are currently in the middle of a U.S. headlining tour, have confirmed a string of North American shows with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste.
The band will be appearing as a special guest for eight shows at the beginning of the tour - which also features Exhumed - kicking off on October 26th in Springfield, Virginia. Vektor frontman David Disanto comments:
"We're all extremely stoked to be sharing the stage with such awesome and legendary bands! This will be our first time on the road as a support act and it's an honor because we're big fans of all the bands."
See Vektor on tour at the following shows: More...
Exhumed, having just finished brutalizing stages on the final nights of the Summer Slaughter tour, has announce a next North American excursion supporting co-headliners Napalm Death and Municipal Waste.
Notes frontman Matt Harvey: “We had planned to finish up our tour cycle for All Guts, No Glory with the Summer Slaughter tour we're currently wrapping up, but as we kept talking about bands we'd like to go out and support on tour, the top two names on the list were quite literally Napalm Death and Municipal Waste. Needless to say, when we were had the opportunity to take part in this tour, our plans to stay home and work on a new record just seemed boring in comparison. There was no way we were passing this up!
"In the immortal words of Mick 'Human Tornado' Harris, we are bloody chuffed to take part in such an autopsy holocaust doss! I couldn't think of a better bill for us, and the prospect of playing with even more of our favorite bands like Attitude Adjustment, Repulsion, and Dayglo Abortions only sweetens the pot! So please bring your liberty spikes, English Dogs-style crimped hair, crusty dreads, hessian thrash bangs, patch jackets, bootleg LARM shirts and as much beer as you can possibly sneak into the venue, because this one is going to be fucking insane! See you there!”
The upcoming Exhumed tour dates are as follows: More...