GRUESOME: Share “Legion of Doom” (MANTAS Cover) For Decibel Flexi Series
Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME have 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.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey, “We did ‘Legion of Doom’ to highlight the through-line from the early Mantas days all the way to Spiritual Healing. That signature riff just oozes heaviness. After working on the more melodic and developed album material, it was a lot of fun amd a great way to blow off steam by jamming some nasty, primitive Death Metal.”
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”.
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!