Seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH (Kevin Sharp: vocals, Dan Lilker: bass, Richard Hoak: drums, Erik Burke: guitar) will release its new full-length album, “End Time”, on September 27 in North America via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded with Doug White at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, New York and was mixed by Jason P.C. at Goatsound Studios. Mastering duties were handled by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound.
In the current issue of Terrorizer magazine, BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp states that “End Time” lyrically “follows the world’s environmental shake that seems to be going on… obvious changes in our world could shed a bit of light on how everything will unravel…our expansion of population meets environmental issues.”
“End Time” track listing:
02. Simple Math
03. End Time
04. Fuck Cancer
05. Celebratory Gunfire
06. Small Talk
07. .58 Caliber
08. Swift And Violent (Swift Version)
09. Crawling Man Blues
11. Warm Embrace Of Poverty
12. Old World Order
14. Killing Planet Earth
16. All Work And No Play
18. Sweet Dreams
19. Echo Friendly Discharge
20. Twenty Bag
22. Drink Up
23. Control Room
Check out the cover artwork below.
The “End Time” title track is available for streaming on the band’s Facebook page.
“Evolution Through Revolution”, the first full-length album in 10 years from BRUTAL TRUTH, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 65 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.
BRUTAL TRUTH released the “Evolution In One Take: For Grindfreaks Only! Volume 2” CD on December 22, 2009 via Relapse Records.
“Evolution In One Take…” is an audio recording of the band playing the “Evolution Through Revolution” album from beginning to end in one live take at Mark It Zero studios with engineer Dan O’Hare.
BRUTAL TRUTH released its first-ever DVD, “For the Ugly and Unwanted – This is Grindcore”, in Europe on June 22, 2009 via Season of Mist (June 2 in the U.S.). The disc contains a full show shot with five cameras at the Obscene Extreme Festival 2007 in Czech Republic and four more full shows from the “Sounds of the Animal Kindgom” tour as extras.