With Autopsy‘s highly anticipated new album “Morbidity Triumphant” due for release imminently, the band have premiered the disturbing, blood-soaked video for the track “Knife Slice Axe Chop.”
Chris Reifert laughingly says “Ever headbanged and barfed at the same time? Check out the video for our new song ‘Knife Slice, Axe Chop’ and see how it feels. Our buddy Cam and his crew of lunatics at Rabidog Films and The Butchers Shop have given us the blood ‘n guts fest that we’ve always wanted and we can’t wait for you, our beloved Autopsy freaks to shove this nightmare into your eyes and ears. Tell yer pals!”
Since first bursting onto the death metal scene with the now genre classic “Severed Survival” back in 1989 and following up with the equally revered “Mental Funeral” album, the influential US quartet has carved an unwavering legacy over three decades as masters and purveyors of the vile sides of the extreme metal spectrum. And now, Autopsy marks its reinvigorated return, presenting the first new full-length studio opus since 2014’s “Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves”
“Morbidity Triumphant” is a savage offering of brutal death, showing the US legends still have an unbridled hunger for the sadistic, never reluctant to step beyond the threshold of decency. A truly a dark delight for seasoned and new listeners alike, with a raw organic sound perfectly encapsulating what makes Autopsy so distinguishable among its peers, for what could easily be considered one of its strongest offerings to date.
The driving force of Autopsy as ever is the virtuoso guitar pairing of Eric Cutler and Danny Coralles, effortlessly trading off their schizophrenic leads and switching from all-out death metal madness to groove-laden heavy doom, with unmistakable drum/vocal legend Chris Reifert being master of proceedings, spewing his own infinitely creative maniacal musings.
“Morbidity Triumphant” was recorded at Opus Studios with longtime engineer Adam Munoz at the helm, and was mastered by Ken Lee. The cover art was created by the talented Wes Benscoter (Slayer, Bloodbath), which of course Reifert is stoked about.
“Wes delivered another stunner. What a maniac!” said Reifert. “We didn’t give him much to work with as usual. I think, maybe, just a couple of song titles and themes maybe and his imagination did most of the work. The album title came along after the fact. After having our minds blown by Wes‘ art we arrived at “Morbidity Triumphant” which seemed to fit the theme of the painting as well as the way we feel about the state of the band in general. We’ve been working hard at our sick craft with zero compromise and it seems we’re still hitting our stride somehow.”
“Morbidity Triumphant” is out September 30. Pre-orders are available here