New York death metal veterans DEHUMANIZED have inked a multi-album deal with U.S. record label Comatose Music. The band’s new CD, “Controlled Elite”, will be released on November 27. The effort was recorded at Full Force Studio in Long Island, New York with engineer Joe Cincotta and it “picks up right where ‘Prophecies Foretold’ left off over 14 years ago, with bludgeoning blast beats and plenty of old-school NYC-style grooves with colossal audio production,” according to a press release.
Commented Comatose Music‘s Steve Green: “Being a longtime fan of DEHUMANIZED, I am absolutely honored to be working with these guys. This new album is crushing and proves that DEHUMANIZED is back with a vengeance!”
Added DEHUMANIZED drummer and founding member George Torres: “All of us in DEHUMANIZED are extremely excited to be a part of Comatose Music and 2013 is going to be the year to remember for all fans of DEHUMANIZED. We want to spread this new album like the plague!”
The history of DEHUMANIZED dates back to the mid-’90s, an era that saw the rise of several legendary New York death metal acts, not the least of which included SUFFOCATION, INTERNAL BLEEDING and PYREXIA. In 1998, DEHUMANIZED released its debut album, “Prophecies Foretold”. The CD was a savage crash course into the classic style of New York slam death metal. As a result of this impressive release, they are now considered by many as one of the bands who helped define and shape the undeniable sound and feel of New York death metal.
Sadly, in 2000 DEHUMANIZED broke up. They reformed in 2004 only to split up once again in 2007. Finally, in 2011 DEHUMANIZED resurfaced with a solid lineup and new music. In addition, they have returned to the live stage and have made appearances at several large festivals.