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From: San Jose, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Exhumed News
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.
The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest have announced the first ten confirmations for next year's edition of the festival. Among them are recently reunited death metal outfit Exhumed, reactivated groove metal instigators Exhorder and Italian grindcore veterans Cripple Bastards, as well as Impaled Nazarene, Repugnant, The Kill, Wormed, Blood Freak, Cretin and Nightbringer. The festival will take place from May 27th-29th. Stay tuned for further information.
American death metal group Exhumed has announced their reformation after a five year hiatus. The band will consist of vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey, guitarist Wes Caley, bassist Leon DelMuerte and drummer Danny Walker. The band will also be recording a brand new album, their first since "Anatomy Is Destiny" in 2003, which is eyeing a Spring 2011 release.
Matt Harvey stated: "I'm totally fucken psyched to be making music with Exhumed again, it's been way too long. After a few years off and away from the death metal scene, I feel rejuvenated and ready to hack, maim and kill once again. I wanted this to be a continuation of what the band was doing and was on its way to doing, not a reunion or some weird nostalgia thing, so the first person I started talking about this with was our guitarist Wes (Caley), who has been writing some great songs for the new album, and once he got the ball rolling with Leon (DelMuerte, bass, vocals) and Danny (Walker, drums), it come together quickly and easier than ever!"
"We've been writing for the past few months, me in Hawaii, and the other guys in California, and now that I'm back on the mainland we'll be getting things together for album number four. We're all really excited about the new shit, it should combine the directness of Slaughtercult and the intricacy of Anatomy..., so it's definitely gonna be our strongest record yet."
Guelph, Ontario based hardcore/grind act Drudgery has streamed their entire debut album, "Rust," online at the band's MySpace page. The album will be released through Year of the Sun Records on July 15th, 2008.
"One of the ultimate goals for any band is for as many people to hear the music as possible, and in this day and age it's great how easy it is to be able to make your material so accessible to the listeners," says drummer Matt Connell. "We worked really hard on ‘Rust', from the writing stages, to the last stages of the recording process, and wound up making a disc that we feel delivers some pretty raw and adrenaline pumping grind. We're stoked for people to check it out."
Drudgery is the new project spearheaded by drummer Matt Connell (Fuck The Facts, Exhumed) and features ex-Dear Black Diary bassist Steve Ferraro on vocals. The group's debut EP was recorded at Frozen Solid Studios in Guelph, Ontario by Matt Connell.
Here is Drudgery's "Rust" track listing:
1. Sink Or Swim
2. Rad Cadaver
3. At All Cost
5. Bottom Feeder
Guelph, Ontario based grind/hardcore act Drudgery has signed with Year of the Sun Records for the release of their upcoming debut EP, "Rust." Drudgery is the new project spearheaded by drummer Matt Connell (Ex-Fuck The Facts, Exhumed) and also features Steve Ferraro, formerly of Dear Black Diary.
"This band started as a side project back in 2006 and we wound up with a collection of tunes we were all really stoked on," comments Connell. "We've had this tracked for a while now, and we're glad to have it done and for people to hear it."
"When listening to Drudgery you really get that raw old school vibe and it shows on this record" states label head Chris Benn. "When the band approached me with the 'Rust' recording, everything about it was straight up and in your face. From the tracks right down to the artwork, you could tell it was a no nonsense kind of record."
Drudgery's debut EP was recorded at Frozen Solid Sound in Guelph, Ontario under the eye of producer Matt Connell. The group has posted new tracks online at the band's MySpace page.
Selfmadegod Records will release a 115 song discography CD of Swedish grindcore band Retaliation, featuring members of Nasum, Dawn and Thy Primordial. Compiling all the songs recorded and released in nearly a decade in a half the disc includes the splits with Gut, Exhumed, The Kill, Grindwork 4-way split w/ Nasum, Vivisection and C.S.S.O., V/A "Really Fast" vol. 9, and two first classic albums: "The Execution" and "Violence Spreads Its Drape," as well as "Boredom And Frustration/DDD" demo.
"'Exhuming the Past - 14 Years of Nothing' is unadulterated grindcore insanity of the highest form and the best style," states the label's release. "Devastating, hammering, and relentless: these are proper words to describe the sound of Retaliation."
The Retaliation line-up is:
Henke - vocal violence
Jonas - 666-string
Andreas - verbal abuse
Jon - slaying stringulation
Jocke - war and hate
Canada's hardcore/grind band DRUDGERY, featuring members of Exhumed/Fuck The Facts, Arise and Ruin, and Glasgow Grin have finished their new EP, entitled "Rust." The EP consists of 6 tracks, all recorded at Frozen Solid Studios in Guelph, Ontario.
"This band started as a side project back in 2006 and we wound up with a collection of tunes we were all really stoked on" comments drummer Matt Connell, "We've had this tracked for a while now, and are glad to have it done for people to hear it."
Details regarding the release date and label will be announced shortly.
Two newly-released tracks from the EP can be found on the band's MySpace page.
Ibex Moon Records have announced the signing of FATALIST from Ventura, CA. FATALIST features members Wes Caley (ex-Exhumed, ex-Uphill Battle), Neil Burkdoll (ex-Stump, Dirty Dead), Tyler Castro and Art Hayes. They formed in the spring of 2006 and write music reminiscent of Entombed, Nihilist, Grave, Dismember and Unleashed. FATALIST's demo CD entitled "Loss" was self-released in November of 2007.
You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.
John McEntee, Owner of Ibex Moon Records comments: "I was blown when I first heard this band. They have such a sincere heavy, catchy and aggressive death metal vibe. It reminded me of the first time I heard some of the classic Scandinavian death metal bands of the late 80's early 90's. I feel that FATALIST is a extremely promising band and will be a staple of the worldwide death metal scene. I'm proud to have them as a part of the Ibex Moon roster."
Neil Burkdoll states, "We are really excited and happy to be working with Ibex Moon. With bands like Nominon, Funerus, and Incantation, how can you go wrong? John has been very supportive of us and we look forward to releasing a great album in 2008."
Just For Fun
I'm sure this video has been floating around the Internet for a while, but I just saw it. "If Alf Were To Make A Death Metal Music Video" - the title says is all. The video is clips of that bad 80's muppet star of his self-named TV show, Alf, "playing" Exhumed's "DeathWalks Behind You." You can watch the video here.
Licensed from Relapse Records and available as a proper vinyl release for the first time, Exhumed’s debut “gore metal” album is limited to 300 copies and includes a full color jacket, full color inner sleeve and labels. Look for their second album “slaughtercult” in February 2006, followed by their “platters of splatter” 2LP collection in April 2006 on Circle of Tyrants Records.
Formed in 1991, when sole remaining founding member Matt Harvey was at the tender age of 15, Exhumed spent much of the ensuing decade hacking its way through numerous line-ups, demos, split CDs, and EPs. The band finally recorded their debut album, the genre- (re) defining and critic-repulsing “Gore Metal” in 1998. The album crystallized the “old-school Death Metal meets full-on Grindcore with the spirit of Thrash” sound forged during the recordings of their last demo and first split CD (“Horrific Expulsion of Gore” and “In the Name of Gore” respectively).
EXHUMED have announced tour dates in support of their upcoming release Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated available on Parasitic Twin Records, distributed via Relapse Records. These west coast gore fiends kicked off their five week tour on October 27th in Aptos, CA. Throughout the course of the tour, EXHUMED will share stages with the likes of BEHEMOTH, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, GRIEF and many others. A complete listing of tour dates can be found below.
Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated is a collection of cover songs that harken back to the band's filthiest roots (Master, Siege, Unseen Terror) and pays homage to influential classics (Pentagram, Amebix, Samhain and The Cure). Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated will see a U.S. release on November 8th.
Exhumed tour dates are as follows: More...
EXHUMED have announced fall/winter tour dates in support of their upcoming release, "Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated", to be issued on Parasitic Twin Records, distributed via Relapse Records. These West Coast gore fiends will kick off their five week tour on October 27 in Aptos, CA. Throughout the course of the tour, EXHUMED will share stages with the likes of BEHEMOTH, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, GRIEF and many others.
"Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated" is a collection of cover songs that harkens back to the band's filthiest roots (MASTER, SIEGE, UNSEEN TERROR) and pays homage to influential classics (PENTAGRAM, AMEBIX, SAMHAIN, THE CURE). The CD will see a U.S. release on November 8.
Upcoming EXHUMED shows are as follows: More...
American gore metal ministers Exhumed have signed for a CD and DVD with Listenable Records. First product coming from this clinical alliance is a tribute CD entitled "Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated."
Here's what leader Matt Harvey says:
The recordings for "Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated" are in full swing, and I personally guarantee that it's going to be full-on madness! We can't wait for all you maniacs out there to hear the new line-up and especially for us to to get back on the road and bring it to your doorstep! We miss you crazy fuckers! We're also doing the DVD with Listenable later on in '05, which should capture all the beerz, cheerz, and jeerz you've all come to know and love. And if that isn't enough we're planning a European tour in May with a couple of our favorite bands, so we're gearing up for a hella-crazy year! We'll see you there, dudes and dudettes... So fuck yeah- over and out!
Exhumed is excited to announce a new member to the band's dysfunctional family. Joining the band as the new permanent drummer is Canadian native Matt Connell (ex-Fuck the Facts and Experiment in Terror). Exhumed would like to extend a “fuck yeah!” to Connell, who replaces founding member Col Jones (who left the band in 2003, shortly after the recording of "Anatomy is Destiny"). Connell agreed, adding “I'm totally stoked! It's awesome to be part of a band I have always held in such high regard. I look forward to helping the guys unleash some good ol' Gore Fuckin' Metal upon the masses.” The other Matt in the band, sole-remaining original member Matt Harvey, welcomed Connell aboard. “Mike (Beams, guitar and vocals) and I are both excited to be finally solidifying a permanent line-up, and the other Matt is going to be a killer addition to the band. While the Canadian jokes will undoubtedly fly fast and furious in the tour van, no one will be joking when they hear some seriously intense one-foot blasts from this guy! I personally guarantee that it will be a total autopsy holocaust doss of maddening mega-grinding!”
Connell will make his recording debut with Exhumed this December when the band will be recording an album of covers to be titled "Regurgitated Requiems: Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated." The album is slated to feature covers from Siege, Master, Metallica, Hexx, Epidemic, Unseen Terror, Amebix, Sadus, Samhain, G.B.H., The Cure, and others to be announced soon.
Since the departure of Col Jones, who provided percussion for the band from 1991-2003, Exhumed has enlisted the services of Danny Walker (of Uphill Battle and Cinema Strange) and Death Metal hired gun John Longstreth (currently touring with Dying Fetus) on various tours throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Iceland.
Exhumed frontman Matt Harvey has commented on his one-off stint as the lead singer for Exodus at their headlining gig in Mexico City last weekend. Writing to Exodus' official message board, Harvey said, "I don't usually post on boards and what-not, but I wanted to make some kind of statement about the weekend I just had.
"To say I was honored to even be considered to fill in for the show in Mexico would be a HUGE understatement. I've been a fan of Exodus since I bought 'Pleasures of the Flesh' in 1987 when I was 11 or 12 years old. The first metal show I ever attended was the 'Headbangers Ball' tour in '89 with Anthrax/Exodus and Hellween. Exodus is one of my favorite bands off all time and even though I've been mostly involved with the death metal and grind scenes for the past 12 years in Exhumed, my love of thrash and of Exodus has never faltered.
"I just want to thank Gary, Rick, Tom, and Jack for giving me the opportunity to front one of the greatest bands of all time on Saturday. I will never forget it as long as I live and I never would have thought that it would happen in my wildest 'heavy metal fantasy' (as Herr doktor Schnuggles would say). I also want to extend a massive thanks to all the Exobangers in Mexico City for making me feel welcome!
"I know that a lot of people were disappointed that Zetro didn't make it (myself included) but I know that the band didn't want to let the promoters and people involved, and most of all the fans, down. I hope that I didn't let you guys down up there — I did the best I could considering that we had only 5 songs' worth of rehearsal that day at soundcheck. I guess all those years of singing along with the albums finally paid off!
"Thanks so much for being an amazing crowd and making me feel at home, because I would be lying if I said that I wasn't really nervous up there! If anyone has any pictures or video, or audio for that matter I would love to see it.
"Thanks again to the Exodudes and their management and crew for making me feel welcome and especially to everyone at the show!"
The set times have been revealed for this years Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 29th and 30th. Times are: More...
The new CANNIBAL CORPSE album, The Wretched Spawn, has entered the German Album Charts at #74. This is a good showing considering that many copies of the album were imported to Germany from abroad due to the more brutal artwork of that version.
In tour news, as previously reported, Cannibal Corpse will headline the No Mercy Festivals European tour which features HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VOMITORY, EXHUMED, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and PREJUDICE. Dates are as follows: More...
EXHUMED began a massive World Tour Thursday, February 5th. They will also circle North America and Europe supporting CANNIBAL CORPSE and HYPOCRISY throughout February, March, and April. EXHUMED's critically-acclaimed 'Anatomy Is Destiny' CD is available in fine stores now. The band will unleash the long-awaited 'Platters of Splatter' double-disc collection of early material in March.
Upon release, there will be a limited edition (1,000 copy pressing only!) 3 CD version of 'Platters of Splatter' collection available exclusively through Relapse mailorder. Watch http://store.relapse.com for up to the minute information.
Here are the latest EXHUMED tour dates: More...
THE END's 'Within Dividia', their brand-new full-length has been out for a couple of weeks now. THE END will finish a string of Canadian shows and start a run of US dates with the likes of PREMONITIONS OF WAR, BURNT BY THE SUN, EXHUMED and many, many more.
Here's the latest list of THE END Tour Dates: More...
SKINLESS drummer John Longstreth has quit the band due to musical differences, an official announcement should be made soon. John will be drumming for EXHUMED on their upcoming US and European tours.
Gore metallers Exhumed will be replacing Decapitated on the upcoming Cannibal Corpse tour, according to a post by the webmaster here.
That makes the lineup: Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Exhumed, Vile