Matt Harvey of Exhumed / Gruesome & Pounder on this week’s show!

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Joining me on this week’s show is none other than Death metal virtuoso: Matt Harvey of Exhumed, Gruesome and his latest band Pounder.

It’s been two years since I caught up with Matt napalmdeathvovivodtour2015new_638for an interview. Last time he was out on the road with Voivod, Napalm death and Iron Reagan on the ‘Through Space and Grind’ Decibel magazine tour, promoting the Exhumed album Gore Metal Redux: A Necrospective. Since then so much has happened musically for Matt that I can barely keep up with the pace.
Back in 2015 I asked Matt about Gruesome which at that point was little more than a plan and a few demos. With the release of Closed Casket and then Hideous the noise around the band quickly blew up. Encapsulating the sound of the Florida Death metal band Death. Gruesome wanted to be tribute to Death using inspiration from each album to create their own albums.

With the debut release of Savage Land in April 21, 2015, no one knew how well the band would go on to do. With a second pressing being made by relapse it was safe to say that the band was going to be producing even more music.
Last year the EP “Dimensions of Horror” gave us yet another slice of what they can do as a band but also it would see the band inspired by the album “Scream Bloody Gore”.
A third EP “Fragments of Psyche” is set to be released on March 31st via relapse records. The EP sees the band take on a different form of Death, considering the album Human but also the appearance of Sean Reinert former Death drummer. Details of a new album have also been announced. Tune in for more…..

The Pounder chapter….

With news on the underground erupting up to the masses about Matt’s new band and the announcement that they are set to 16487573_1261022280633678_4204256853494803421_odebut their first live show at this year’s annual “Frost and Fire” festival in California. I was curious to know more
from Matt about his latest musical creation…Pounder! With a more traditional heavy metal sound/ NWOBHM the band are formulated out of Matt’s love for the genre.
Pulling together long-time friend Alejandro and ex-Angel Witch/ ex- Crowning Glory guitarist Tom Draper the lineup was complete. A brand new track was released 7th March 2017 listen to it below.

The Exhumed chapter

Now as far as Exhumed are concerned, their last release was in 2014 and there is news on a new album and also a headlining tour. Again tune in to find out more.

Podcast now available below.

Links:

Gruesome;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gruesomedeat…
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gruesome_de…
Bandcamp: https://gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com

Pounder;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pounderheavymetal
BandCamp: https://pounderheavymetal.bandcamp.com/

Exhumed;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExhumedOfficial
Bandcamp: http://exhumed.bandcamp.com/

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Lord Dying interview on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch podcast

Surfacing out of Portland, Oregon in 2010, in the space of five years, Lord dying have signed to Relapse, thrown out two albums and made one of the most impressive debuts in the last decade with their 2013 album “Summon the faithless”.

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Forming out of a series of different bands.. Black Elk, Portals, and Le Force, the roots of this band can seem clear, the Portland, Oregon music scene that they come from being one of the biggest hardcore punk scenes in the pacific northwest is home to such acts as Poison idea and The Wipers, a major influence to the 80’s grunge scene, but also playing a role in the band’s distinctive mix of Sludge, Doom and riff heavy sound.

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Following the release of their 2012 EP ‘Fall tour’, all 666 of the limited edition tour release sold out immediately, sparking the attention of Relapse records, securing the band with a contract. Hitting the studio straight after the signing, Lord dying produced one of the stand out albums of 2013 ‘Summon the faithless’, this would see the band hit the road on a lord dying ep (1)relentless touring schedule. The Portland based band Red fang also took the guys out on their first venture in Europe, where it saw them play the very prestigious Roadburn festival and spread their wings to a greater audience.

With the European tour complete, Lord Dying were dealt a blow after Jon Reid quit the band, a new album was in the pipeline and with only week’s until they were set to enter the studio, Yob ex-live drummer Rob Shaffer Red-Fang-Euro-Tour-2014also of Monarch and Dark Castle came into the void and completed all drum parts for the second album release ‘Poisoned altars’. Producing the album was long time friend to the band and also Portland resident Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust.  I caught up with Lord dying at the Oakland Metro in the mists of their supporting slot with Crowbar and Battlecross for the ‘Summer of Doom’ tour. Singer, Erik and I discuss Lord Dying venturing back over to Europe and a possible third album to come out of the camp. Tune in this Wednesday 17th June 2015 8pm GMT / 12pm PST on Totalrock

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1. Poisoned Altars
2. The Clearing at the End of the Path
3. A Wound Outside of Time
4. An Open Sore
5. Offering Pain (and An Open Minded Center)
6. Suckling at the Teat of a Shebeast
7. (All Hopes of a New Day)…Extinguished
8. Darkness Remains

Lord Dying on this week’s Barnett’s brutal brunch show

Surfacing out of Portland, Oregon in 2010, in the space of five years, Lord dying have signed to Relapse, thrown out two albums and made one of the most impressive debuts in the last decade with their 2013 album “Summon the faithless”.lord-dying-summon-the-faithless

Forming out of a series of different bands.. Black Elk, Portals, and Le Force, the roots of this band can seem clear, the Portland, Oregon music scene that they come from being one of the biggest hardcore punk scenes in the pacific northwest is home to such acts as Poison idea and The Wipers, a major influence to the 80’s grunge scene, but also playing a role in the band’s distinctive mix of Sludge, Doom and riff heavy sound.

Lord dying 2015

Following the release of their 2012 EP ‘Fall tour’, all 666 of the limited edition tour release sold out immediately, sparking the attention of Relapse records, securing the band with a contract. Hitting the studio straight after the signing, Lord dying produced one of the stand out albums of 2013 ‘Summon the faithless’, this would see the band hit the road on a lord dying ep (1)relentless touring schedule. The Portland based band Red fang also took the guys out on their first venture in Europe, where it saw them play the very prestigious Roadburn festival and spread their wings to a greater audience.

Following the European tour Lord Dying were dealt a blow after Jon Reid quit the band, a new album was in the pipeline and with only week’s until they were set to enter the studio, Yob ex-live drummer Rob Shaffer Red-Fang-Euro-Tour-2014also of Monarch and Dark Castle came into the void and completed all drum parts for the second album release ‘Poisoned altars’. Producing the album was long time friend to the band and also Portland resident Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust.  I caught up with Lord dying at the Oakland Metro in the mists of their supporting slot with Crowbar and Battlecross for the ‘Summer of Doom’ tour. Singer, Erik and I discuss Lord Dying venturing back over to Europe and a possible third album to come out of the camp. Tune in this Wednesday 17th June 2015 8pm GMT / 12pm PST on Totalrock

Poisoned altars_10
1. Poisoned Altars
2. The Clearing at the End of the Path
3. A Wound Outside of Time
4. An Open Sore
5. Offering Pain (and An Open Minded Center)
6. Suckling at the Teat of a Shebeast
7. (All Hopes of a New Day)…Extinguished
8. Darkness Remains

New podcast featuring Pig Destroyer now available

Mass&VolumeWith the release of ‘Mass & Volume’ late last year via Relapse, this two track EP has been seen by many as somewhat of a step away from the Pig Destroyer’s grindcore roots that we know and love.

Taken from sessions recorded in 2007 for the Phantom Limb album, the band have taken a very different approach in sound and somewhat of a move away from their previous releases. With this in mind, I caught up with the guys on their final date of their West coast tour of the US to chat about the ‘Mass & volume’ and the direction of the band. Could there be a new album on the horizon..? Is the shift from grindcore to doom a new sound for the band? Is this a new direction for the guys?

Tune in to find out what’s next for Pig destroyer, their involvement with adult swim and upcoming tour dates this Wednesday 8pm GMT on Totalrock

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