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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 for 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 debut 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.
It’s been 18 months since I last caught up with the Aussie bar-stewards of King Parrot, but it was like a day hadn’t passed. This time the boys are out on tour with Voivod on the Post-Society tour. With the halfway mark date passed, I catch up with vocalist Matt Young at Slim’s in San Francisco to chat about the tour, their last album Dead Set, new label and upcoming European tour with Obituary, Exodus and Prong.
With the noise that surrounded King Parrot after their 2012 album “Bite Your Head Off” it was no surprise after touring in 2014 with Phil Anselmo of Down that he would soon want a slice of the pie. So with a trip to New orleans the band set up camp at Anselmo’s studio to begin recording their second album Dead Set. Now signed to his music label Housecore records/ Agonia the band have been relentlessly touring North America, Canada and in late 2015 they finally reached the European shores touring with Weedeater.
Check out this week’s show as Matt Young and I discuss what’s next for the King Parrot and more details about the upcoming European tour. This Wednesday live – 15th June 2016 – 8pm GMT / 12pm PST – Totalrock.com.
Upcoming European Tour Dates:
»Battle Of The Bays« – Europe 2016 w/ OBITUARY, PRONG, KING PARROT
22.10. F Lille – Aeronef
23.10. F Rennes – L’Etage
24.10. F Paris – Elysée Montmartre
25.10. UK London – Electric Ballroom
27.10. UK Glasgow – Garage
28.10. UK Manchester – Academy 2
29.10. UK Birmingham – o2 Academy 2
30.10. UK Southampton – Engine Rooms
05.11. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
06.11. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
11.11. PL Warsaw – Progresja
12.11. PL Katowice – Mega Club
15.11. RO Bucharest – Arenele Romane
16.11. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
17.11. HR Zagreb – Tvornica Club