GRUESOME streams MANTAS cover "Legion Of Doom"
US Death Metallers GRUESOME with current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derkéta are streaming their cover of "Legion Of Doom" by Chuck Schuldiner's pre-Death project, MANTAS. The recording will be included in Decibel magazine's June 2018 issue as a special pictured flexi disc.
Vocalist and guitarist Matt Harvey comments: "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 and a great way to blow off steam by jamming some nasty, primitive death metal."
Stream the track below. A limited number of issues containing the flexi are available here.
GRUESOME’s second studio album "Twisted Prayers" is due out June 1st on CD/LP/DLX LP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records.
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.
GRUESOME announced Summer Europe tour dates starting July 19th at Obscene Extreme, Trutnov, Czech Republic, traveling through 22 cities and ending August 12th at Alcatraz Open Air in Kortrijk, Belgium. Includes additional festival appearances at Wacken Open Air, Partysan Open Air, Stonehenge Festival and more. See the full list of confirmed tour dates below.
Twisting Europe 2018
- July 19 - Trutnov, Czech Republic - Obscene Extreme 2018
- July 20 - Warzawa, Poland - Hydrozagadka
- July 21 - Chorzow, Poland - Red & Black
- July 22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice
- July 23 - Munich, Germany - Free & Easy Festival
- July 24 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
- July 25 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays
- July 26 - Wien, Austria - Viper Room
- July 27 - Ernsthausen, Germany - Master of the Unicorn
- July 28 - Steenwijk, Netherlands - Stonehenge Festival
- July 29 - Osnabruck, Germany - Bastard Club
- July 30 - Wurzburg, Germany - Immerhin
- July 31 - Volmerange-les-mines, France - Nomansland
- August 1 - Mannheim, Germany - 7er Club
- August 2 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
- August 3 - Jonkoping, Sweden - Klubb Dissonans
- August 4 - Linkoping, Sweden - The Crypt
- August 5 - Valby/Copenhagen, Denmark - Underwerket
- August 7 - Desden, Germany - Chemiefabrik
- August 8 - Berlin, Germany - Musik und Frieden
- August 9 - Schlotheim, Germany - Partysan Open Air
- August 10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
- August 11 - Oberhausen, Germany - Helvete
- August 12 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Open Air
"Twisted Prayers" track listing:
- A Waste Of Life
- Lethal Legacy
- Fatal Illusions
- Crusade Of Brutality
- At Death’s Door
- Twisted Prayers
Matt Harvey - Vocals, Guitars
Daniel Gonzalez - Guitars
Robin Mazen - Bass
Gus Rios - Drums