GRUESOME releases "A Waste Of Life" lyric video

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US Death Metallers GRUESOME with current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derkéta return with their second full-length album titled "Twisted Prayers". The album follows DEATH's paradigm shift during the "Spiritual Healing" era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.

Watch a lyric video for GRUESOME’s new song "A Waste Of Life" below.

Vocalist and guitarist Matt Harvey commented on the new song: "‘A Waste Of Life’ was a great opportunity to channel Chuck and vent some frustration in a constructive way - through making some good ol’ fashioned death metal. It’s great to move forward in the Death catalog and get some new ground to cover. As much fun as we had working with the raw and nasty stuff on Savage Land and Dimensions Of Horror, it’s great to challenge ourselves musically and thematically just like Chuck, James, Terry and Bill did on Spiritual Healing. Hopefully we do those guys justice and everyone has as much fun listening to the track as we did creating it.”  

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:

  1. Inhumane
  2. A Waste Of Life
  3. Fate
  4. Lethal Legacy
  5. Fatal Illusions
  6. Crusade Of Brutality
  7. At Death’s Door
  8. Twisted Prayers


Matt Harvey ­- Vocals, Guitars
Daniel Gonzalez ­- Guitars
Robin Mazen ­- Bass
Gus Rios ­- Drums