Legendary San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act AUTOPSYhas issued the following update:
“We go into the studio at the end of October to record three new songs. It will be a taste of the new album that will soon follow. The three new songs will be released on a special release by Peaceville Records. It will also include all the EPs (‘Tomb Within’, ‘Fiend for Blood’, ‘Retribution For The Dead’, ‘Horrific Obsession’ 7″, and ‘Funereality’) that are out of print. A jackhammer to your skull.”
“Macabre Eternal”, the first full-length album from AUTOPSY since 1995’s “Shitfun”, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 67 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Macabre Eternal” was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California and includes AUTOPSY‘s first 10-plus minute song “Sadistic Gratification”.
AUTOPSY drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert previously said about “Macabre Eternal”: “We’ve brewed up the sickest and heaviest material that our rotten souls could possibly spew forth, and we are confident that it’s our best stuff yet. The EP was a taste of what’s to come, but now it’s time for the full assault from beyond the grave.”
He continued, “The album contains no repeated EP tracks, no re-recorded old songs, no triggered trickery, and nothing less than the pure death metal brutality that AUTOPSY has always delivered.”
AUTOPSY had previously decided to make an official comeback after working together on two songs for the special 20th-anniversary edition of debut album, “Severed Survival”, in late 2008; the band having originally split before the release of its fourth album, “Shitfun”, in 1995. A five-song EP, “The Tomb Within”, came out last September and saw the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-ABSCESS).