GRUESOME Announce EU Tour and Florida / Puerto Rico Dates
Multi-state OSDM force GRUESOME have just announced the “Forces Of Death United” tour in support of their scorching new EP Dimensions Of Horror. After a trio of local Florida shows, the band will be crossing the pond to perform nine dates in Europe, including appearances at Brutal Assault, Motocultor, and numerous other fests. GRUESOME will also be playing three of the European dates with thrash legends Exodus before heading back west for a one-off gig in Puerto Rico. Check out a full list of shows below.
Produced by the band and co-produced and recorded by Jarrett Pritchard at New Constellation RMP Studios in Orlando, FL, Dimensions of Horror is a gruesome salute to DEATH’s iconic Scream Bloody Gore and once again features cover art by the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre). A six-song slab of grisly, bone-breaking death metal jams, Dimensions Of Horror continues the development of GRUESOME‘s homage to the founding fathers of the genre and proves that no matter the decade, old-school death metal is always relevant, always savage, and always irresistible.
Dimensions of Horror is out now on CD/LP/CS/Digital worldwide and has already seen widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Decibel, MetalSucks, Revolver and more. Physical orders via Relapse.com can be found here, and streaming/digital orders via GRUESOME‘s Bandcamp page are available at this location. Watch the recent music video for “Dimensions Of Horror” below:
Multi-state death metal project GRUESOME was born out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios’ mutual involvement with the Death To All tours (Harvey served as frontman for the original mini-tour and Rios both performed “Baptized in Blood” and worked with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support). After discussing and discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on the first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested that the pair write their own songs in intentional homage to Death. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the band soon had five tracks written. With Harvey writing in California, Rios recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida, while Harvey tracked his vocals on the West Coast.
GRUESOME released a pair of single-song demos in 2014, and was subsequently signed by Relapse Records in June of that year, with a full-length release (recorded in Florida, of course) planned for early the next year. The result of those recordings would become the band’s debut full- length Savage Land, a truly gruesome slab of Leprosy-styled death metal released in April 2015. It’s clear from the song quality on Savage Land that GRUESOME is humbly determined to keep Death’s classic sound alive as faithfully as possible, and the critical acclaim for Savage Land has reflected the band’s dedication. Metal Injection called Savage Land “the advanced, dripping-rot-from-the-
Daniel Gonzalez - Guitar
Matt Harvey - Guitar, vocals
Robin Mazen - Bass
Gus Rios - Drums