GRUESOME: Premiere “A Waste of Life” Drum Playthrough via SickDrummer
SickDrummer is pleased to unveil GRUESOME drummer Gus Rios’ bludgeoning playthrough video for the track “A Waste Of Life.” The tune comes by way of the band’s Twisted Prayers full-length, released last week via Relapse Records. Watch the full video AT THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released NSFW video for “Fatal Illusions” as well as the Jeffrey Sisson-directed video for “Inhumane” and lyric video for “A Waste Of Life” HERE.
GRUESOME recently partnered with Decibel Magazine to share their cover of “Legion of Doom” by Chuck Schuldiner’s pre-DEATH project MANTAS. The recording will be included the forthcoming June issue as a special pictured flexi disc. Stream the exclusive track via Decibel Magazine HERE.
GRUESOME has announced two exclusive concerts in Florida with labelmates Exhumed before their European tour this Summer in support of Twisted Prayers. The Twisting Europe 2018 tour begins July 19 at Obscene Extreme in Trutnov, CZ and ends August 12 at Alcatraz Open Air in Kortrijk, BE. Includes additional festival appearances at Wacken Open Air, Party San Open Air and more. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.
GRUESOME’s second studio album Twisted Prayers is due out June 1st on CD/LP/DLX LP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION. Deluxe LP edition of the album includes an accompanying Flexi Disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of POSSESSED’s “The Exorcist”.
“Gruesome bring you back to the old-school realm of killer death metal” – Metal Injection
“Guardians of old-school death metal” – Metal Sucks
“Wall to wall memorable riffs and feels within the world that Schuldiner would have inhabited on Spiritual Healing.” – Revolver
“Just like Spiritual Healing, songcraft and virtuosity meet with stunning results” – Decibel
Less than four short years into their career, GRUESOME (featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc.) have quickly made a name for themselves as not just torchbearers of DEATH’s eternal legacy but as one of the most heralded bands in the scene today. After releasing a pair of acclaimed EPs, GRUESOME return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.
Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, FL, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across eight songs and 40+ minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary DEATH guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!