Less than a year after the release of The Headless Ritual
Autopsy is churning out yet another full length. Although they've made it clear that they can't do tours I find it strange that they only did one show (three if you count the Bolt Thrower ones) to support the last album. They managed to do a fair amount for Macabre Eternal
and there are still plenty of cities they haven't hit since they reunited.
The US death metal legends have completed work on their seventh studio album, to be titled ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves’ & set to be unleashed April 21st (April 29th in the US) on Peaceville Records.
‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves’ was recorded at Fantasy Studios with producer Adam Munoz, & sees a continuation of Autopsy’s pursuit of the ultimate in metallic horror & extremity, featuring the longstanding combo of Eric Cutler and Danny Coralles on guitars, Joe Trevisano on bass and Chris Reifert on drums/vocals. From all-out death metal savagery to crawling, doom-filled sludgery, ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves’ further pushes the limits of taste and brutality with this latest relentless onslaught of terror from beyond the grave.
Artwork comes courtesy of Wes Benscoter, who was also previously responsible for the stunning ‘Macabre Eternal’ album cover.
“TOURNIQUETS TIGHTEN....HACKSAWS RIP.....GRAVES ARE FILLED.....THIS IS AUTOPSY, THIS IS DEATH METAL.... With the stench of ‘The Headless Ritual’ still permeating the befouled air, Autopsy has once again come for your very metal soul with their newest blood soaked homage to all things dark, twisted and horrific....once again bone crushingly heavy nightmares await....”Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves” will awaken the most depraved part of the coldest zombie’s stare.....blood will flow, brains will be destroyed, coffin lids will be opened…”. AUTOPSY
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