Less than four short years into a career of brutality, death metal defenders of the old Gruesome - featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc. - returns with the second full-length sermon entitled "Twisted Prayers." The album is due out June 1st as a CD, LP, deluxe LP, cassette, and digital download via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be made over here.
Today, the band teamed up with Revolver for the lyric video for the first single "A Waste Of Life" at this location, or just by clicking play in the player above!
The eight track offering 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. Recorded at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer) who has been instrumental in crafting the band's sonic homage, "Twisted Prayers" features Gruesome doing what the band does best across over forty minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre, etc,) 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!
Additionally, Gruesome will release a cover of Mantas' "Legion Of Doom" as part of Decibel Magazine's Flexi Series in the forthcoming June 2018 issue as a special pictured flexi disc. An accompanying Flexi Disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of Possessed's "The Exorcist" will be available with the deluxe LP edition of the album at Relapse.com.
The track listing and artwork for "Twisted Prayers" can be found here:
2. A Waste Of Life
4. Lethal Legacy
5. Fatal Illusions
6. Crusade Of Brutality
7. At Death's Door
8. Twisted Prayers