Exmortus Announces New Live Dates

Exmortus is going back out on the road.

The veteran metal outfit announced a new slate of live dates Tuesday.  The almost monthlong North American tour is scheduled to launch May 6 in Indianapolis, IN and to run through May 29 in Fresno, CA.

The majority of the tour’s dates are in the Southwest and West Coast.  Silver Talon and Cultural Warfare will join Exmortus for the tour.

This latest string of live dates comes will follow an upcoming string of dates alongside Homewrecker and Venom Inc. that runs from April 24 in Colorado Springs, CO to May 4 in Brooklyn, NY.  the Misfits will join that tour on select dates.

Both tour schedules are noted below.  The upcoming live dates are in support of Exmortus’ latest full-length studio recording The Sound of Steel, which was released June 8 through Prosthetic Records. The 10-song record can be ordered now here.  It produced three singles — ‘Make Haste,’ ‘Feast of Flesh‘ and ‘Victory or Death.’

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

EXMORTUS live w/ Venom Inc & Homewrecker! 
4/24 – Colorado Springs, CO – Zodiac
4/25 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liqour Lounge
4/27 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena w/ The Misfits*
4/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
4/29 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
4/30 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
5/01 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
5/02 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
5/03 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
5/04 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
*No Exmortus

 

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

EXMORTUS live on the North America Spring 2019 Tour: 
5/06 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle
5/08 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
5/09 Odessa, TX The Club
5/10 El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar & Grill
5/11 Mesa, AZ Club Red
5/23 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro+
5/24 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s Pub*
5/25 Bend, OR The Third Street Pub*
5/26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
5/27 Seattle, WA Club Sur*
5/28 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom*
5/29 Fresno, CA Strummer’s+
*with Silver Talon
+with Cultural Warfare

More information on Exmortus’ upcoming live dates, videos, news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

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TesseracT Claims Top Honors In Phil’s Picks’ 2018 Top 10 New Hard Rock & Metal Albums List

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This year has been a truly productive time for the metal community.  Veteran acts, up-and-comers and even the underground have produced offerings that have given the metal masses more than enough reason to put their horns in the air all year long.  The most notable acts who have released standout albums this year include, and are not limited to  from All Hail The Yeti, Judas Priest and Artillery just to name a few bands.

Keeping this in mind, rock and metal critics the world over will have to agree that developing a list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal offerings was a monumental task.  That was especially the case for this critic.  This critic’s list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums features new albums from bands from both sides of the Atlantic and from the mainstream and the underground.

Taking the top spot in this year’s list from Phil’s Picks is none other than the British prog-metal outfit TesseracT, Sonder.  The band’s latest offering is both musically and lyrically a truly in-depth offering that holds its own in the metal community and the prog community.

Second place this year goes to Florida’s own Nonpoint.  The band’s aptly-titled is a powerhouse offering from the veteran hard rock band that shows Nonpoint as a band at the top of its game both musically and lyrically.

Judas Priest takes the bronze this year with its new album Firepower.  This one was not an easy choice to make, as Nonpoint, Judas Priest and TesseracT are all outstanding bands in their own right.  Firepower harkens back to some of Judas Priest’s best work from days long gone, and is such a welcome album.  With lyrics that pay tribute to the military, that make a bold statement of standing up for one’s self and more, it is that much stronger, so it was not with ease that the album ended up in third.

Also featured in this year’s list are new albums from Artillery, All Hail The Yeti and Soulfly just to name a few more. As always, the top 10 albums are the main list while the five that follow are all honorable mention titles.  With all of this in mind, here is Phil’s Picks 2018 Top 10 New Hard Rock and Metal Albums.

PHIL’S PICKS 2018 TOP 10 NEW HARD ROCK & METAL ALBUMS

  1. TesseracT — Sonder
  2. Nonpoint — X
  3. Judas Priest — Firepower
  4. Between The Buried and Me — Automata
  5. Soulfly — Ritual
  6. Sevendust — All I See Is War
  7. All Hail The Yeti — Highway Crosses
  8. Exmortus — The Sound of Steel
  9. Artillery — The Face of Fear
  10. The Amsterdam Red Light District — Sapere Aude
  11. Ice Nine Kills — The Silver Scream
  12. Black Label Society — Grimmest Hits
  13. Unearth — Extinction(s)
  14. Atreyu — In Our Wake
  15. Zardonic — Become

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Exmortus Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus and Obituary are teaming up for a new slate of live dates.

The bands will embark on the second leg of the “East Coast Redneck Run” presented by Kerrang! starting September 1 in Carrboro, North Carolina.  The roughly two week tour schedule is currently scheduled to run through September 16 in Ocala, Florida and to include stops in Asheville, North Carolina; Asbury Park, New Jersey; Reading, Pennsylvania and a number of other cities.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS live w/ OBITUARY
09/01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/02 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
09/04 Charleston, WV @ The Bakery
09/05 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
09/06 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
09/07 Reading, PA @ Reverb
09/08 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
09/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
09/11 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
09/12 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hal
09/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
09/14 Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s
09/16 Ocala, FL @ Grand Pointe

Exmortus front man Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez said in a prepared statement that the band, which is touring in support of its latest album The Sound of Steel, is looking forward to its upcoming run with Obituary.

“We developed a good friendship with Obituary when they brought us out to Europe earlier this year, and now we’re honored that they asked us to join them again for another run here in the states/  Glad they’re not sick of us!,” Gonzalez said.  “It’ll be a short but sweet run up and down the East Coast, but afterwards, we’ll work our way home with good friends and awesome musicians Immortal Guardian and hatchet, who we toured with just this last Summer of Steel.  Also joining our ranks for the first time are Byzantine, who boast heavy riffs with mystic melodies.  We’re ready to rock!  See you this September Steel!”

 

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

That latter dates of which Gonzalez mentioned is a run that is set to immediately follow Exmortus’ run with Obituary.  It is set to start September 18 in Margate, Florida and run through October 1 in Fullerton, Colorado.  That schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS w/ BYZANTINE & IMMORTAL GUARDIAN
09/18 Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
09/19 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
09/20 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
09/23 Laredo, TX  @ Ethos Live
09/24 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill

EXMORTUS w/ HATCHET & IMMORTAL GUARDIAN

09/25 Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music
09/26 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
09/28 Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar

EXMORTUS w/ HATCHET & CULTURAL WARFARE

09/30 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
10/01 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

The Sound of Steel was released June 8 via Prosthetic Records.  It entered Billboard’s Hard Music Charts at #11 and led to the release of the singles ‘Victory or Death,’ ‘Feast of Flesh‘ and ‘Make Haste.’

More information on Exmortus’ upcoming live schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

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Exmortus’ Latest LP Lives Up To Its Title And Then Some

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It’s hard to believe, but this year is already almost halfway over.  Not to get too much into semantics, but it isn’t halfway over until this month is over.  Over the course of the first half of 2018, the hard rock and metal community has seen so many powerful new records released.  Surprisingly enjoyable new albums from the likes of Judas Priest, TesseracT, Black Label Society and so many others have given hard rock and metal fans plenty about which to be happy during the first half of the year.  Now as we look toward the second half of the year, veteran metal outfit Exmortus is setting the pace for the field with its latest full-length studio recording, The Sound of Steel.  Front man Jadren “Conan” Gonzalez explained the record in a recent interview, saying, “This new record takes the best from both Slave and Ride albums, and adds a killer twist especially accentuated by Chase Becker and Carlos Cruz of Warbringer while still paying homage to our classic favorites like Priest, Yngwie, Slayer, etc. “We also deliver, tastefully, the extremities of black/death metal and of course the neo-classical structure/harmony that we are known for.  This is what we believe to be The Sound of Steel.”  Gonzalez’s statements here are spot on as this record proves to be everything that Exmortus’ fans have comes to expect from the San Diego, California-based band as is evidenced by the album’s lead single ‘Make Haste.’  This song will be discussed shortly.  ‘Into The Maw of Hell’ delves into those death metal roots that Gonzalez noted.  It will be discussed later.  The full-on instrumental ‘Tempest,’ which comes much later into the album, is yet another example of what Gonzalez discussed of the album.  Between this song, the others noted here and the album’s other seven entries, it can be said of The Sound of Steel that it is a strong new effort from the veteran metal act and an equally strong lead off to the second half of 2018 for the hard rock and metal community.

Veteran metal outfit Exmortus’ latest album The Sound of Steel — its fifth full-length studio recording – is yet another impressive offering from the San Diego, California-based band and an equally strong start to the second half of 2018 for the metal community.  That is because from start to finish, it proves to be everything that audiences have come to expect from the band.  These statements are supported right from the album’s outset in the form of its opener, ‘Make Haste.’  Gonzalez said of this song that it was “inspired by the constant pressure of making deadlines and getting s*** done…and will set the mood and attitude just right as the opening track.”  He could not be more right, as the energy in the song’s full-throttle musical arrangement conveys a certain urgency.  That is clearly evidenced through the song’s dual-guitar attack and impeccable time keeping from Gonzalez, fellow guitarist Chase Becker and drummer Carlos Cruz.  Bassist Cody Nunez adds a nice counterpoint to the guitars with his low-end, rounding out the song’s old school thrash arrangement.  It is a sound that will impress the band’s more seasoned audiences just as much as it will casual thrash metal fans.  In regards to its lyrical content, the song is just as interesting as it hints at a battle between foes.  Of course, the album’s artwork somewhat adds to that interpretation as Gonzalez screams, “Rise up you lazy lot/We must make haste/Strike now while the iron’s hot/There’s no time to waste/Prepare for war/Behold new steel is forged/Rush into battle/We will take them by surprise/Crush them to dust/They will not see the sun arise/Lay all to waste/Leave not a trace/More steel be wrought/No time for thought/Behold our strength/Make haste.”  This comes across as a war cry of sorts, a leader getting his soldiers ready for battle, and it is a message that continues on in similar fashion in the song’s second verse.  The second verse sees the song’s subject telling his troops to lay waste to the lands and to be merciless against all foes.  Again, this is familiar territory for Exmortus, lyrically speaking, and once again conjures comparisons to the likes of Amon Amarth with said content.  At the same time, it’s nice to see that the band is, again, not just trying to copy said band’s style lyrically (or musically).  To that end, the song proves even more why it is such a solid representation of all that The Sound of Steel has to offer listeners.  It’s only one of the songs that serves this purpose, too.  ‘Into The Maw of Hell’ is another of the album’s entries that supports that statement.

‘Into The Maw Of Hell’ is another standout addition to The Sound of Steel, as with the album’s opener, in part because of its musical arrangement.  While this song is not the full-throttle shred-fest that was the arrangement at the center of ‘Make Haste,’ it still boasts its own positives, most notably its heaviness and drums.  Some may call it a stretch, but a close listen to this arrangement leaves one imagining what it would be like if Dream Theater and Iced Earth crossed paths with Megadeth.  It is a truly interesting composition that is certain to be one of the album’s most notable works.  Of course the song’s arrangement is only one part of what makes it stand out.  Its lyrical content is certain to generate its own interest because of its seeming socio-politically charged commentary.  That seeming commentary comes as Gonzalez screams in the song’s lead verse, “You claim to know right from wrong/Yet you bask in your hypocrisy/As for me, I know where you belong/Practice what you preach/I’ll make you see the maw of hell.”  Now for those who might not be familiar with the term “maw,” a maw is – according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary – “the throat, gullet or jaws especially of a voracious animal” as well as “the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing.”  So in other words, this song’s subject is addressing the hypocritical masses of the world (who could easily be the world’s political and religious leaders as well as ordinary people) who say one thing and do another, telling them that they belong in the mouth of hell.  That’s a pretty acerbic statement to say the very least.  He goes on to scream in the song’s second verse, “Hell on Earth…Grim reality/This cannot be true/On and on…dark is rising before we’re back into the maw of hell.”  He continues on to note in the song’s third verse that the world is in fact going to hell…maybe not literally, but it’s going to hell in the proverbial hand basket, continuing the theme that was started in the song’s lead verse, basically saying Earth has become its own hell because of the actions of certain figures.  Again, it makes for a powerful statement; a statement that when coupled with an equally powerful musical arrangement, makes the song in whole stand out even more.  When it’s all said and done, the whole of the song proves yet again why The Sound of Steel is another solid effort from Exmortus and an equally strong lead off to the second half of 2018.  It still is not the last of the songs that serves to support those statements.  The full-on instrumental that is ‘Tempest’ is yet another work that supports those statements

‘Tempest’ does all of its talking solely through it arrangement rather than relying on any lyrical themes, and does quite the impressive job of communicating, too.  It crosses the band’s modern metal shredding chops with its ability to handle neo-classical sounds for a whole that truly comes across as a certain controlled chaos.  That is evidenced in the expert balance of the previously noted dual guitar attack of Gonzalez and Becker with Nunez’s bass line.  Each musician gets his moment to shine here and do so with full precision while Cruz never once loses the beat, at times mirroring the one and only Mike Portnoy with his chops and time keeping.  The end result of the group’s collective work is a musical storm that is just as impressive as any of the instrumentals presented in the band’s past records without rehashing said works at the same time, making it stand out that much more.  Keeping this in mind, when it is considered along with the other songs noted here and those not directly noted in this review, the end result is an album that the metal legions in general will appreciate just as much as Exmortus’ most devout fan base.  To that end, this album proves in whole that it is indeed its own steel solid offering and an equally strong start to the second half of this year.

Exmortus’ fifth full-length studio recording The Sound of Steel is a record that proves over the course of its 10 song, 42-minute run to live up to front man Jadren Gonzalez’s words.  It conjures thoughts of the most solid steel, and in turn proves to be just as solid of a start to the second half of 2018.  That is evidenced in part through musical arrangements that join the best elements of modern and old school metal and in turn make for a musical whole that metal purists and Exmortus fans alike will appreciate.  The album’s lyrical content, which offers its own share of interest, joins with the interest created through the album’s musical arrangements to make the album in whole another strong effort from the band.  As a matter of fact, the whole of the album proves it to be, in comparison to the year’s other current metal and hard rock albums, another easy candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s best in said category.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on The Sound of Steel is available online now at:

 

 

 

Websitehttp://exmortusmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

 

 

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Exmortus Releases More New Music From ‘The Sound Of Steel’

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

The wait is almost over for Exmortus’ new album The Sound of Steel, and in anticipation of its release next Friday, June 8, the band is giving audiences one more preview of its new record.

The band debuted its new single ‘Victory or Death’ on Friday.  The nearly four-minute song highlights the band’s modern shredding abilities while also crossing that with its equally familiar classical shredding for its musical foundation.  The song is streaming online now and can be purchased via Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

Pre-orders for The Sound of Steel are open now. It will be available on CD, digital and limited vinyl pressings.  Its track listing and vinyl pressings’ information is noted below.

The Sound of the Steel tracklist 
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

Initial LP pressings will be limited to 1,000 copies pressed in the following colors:

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

Two other singles have already been released from The Sound of Steel along with their videos.  The videos for ‘Feast of Flesh‘ and ‘Make Haste‘ are streaming online now at Prosthetic Records’ official YouTube channel.

 

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

The band announced on Tuesday that it will launch “The Summer of Steel Tour” June 28 in its home town of San Diego, California.  The nearly month-long tour schedule is currently scheduled to run through July 24 in Oakland, California and includes performances in: Spartanburg, SC; Tulsa, OK; Brooklyn, NY and many other cities.  The current schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS live:
06/07 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky – w/ Kataklysm
EXMORTUS on The Summer of Steel Tour:
06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock*
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine**
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club**
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live**
07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar***
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero***
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz***
07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge****
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room****
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
* EXMORTUS only
** w/Immortal Guardian
*** w/Black Fast
**** w/Micawber

Front man Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez said in a written statement that the band collectively is looking forward to getting back on the road and releasing its new album in the process.

“We are stoked to unleash The Sound of Steel upon North America this summer!,” Gonzalez said.  “This is our first headlining tour, and we’re excited to have within our ranks: The Absence and Hatchet, as well as special regional guests — Novareign, Immortal Guardian Black Fast and Micawber.  So come and have your minds melted by the new tunes as well as old favorites!  See you soon!”

More information on Exmortus’ new tour dates, its latest news, videos and more is available online now along with all of its latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://exmortusmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/exmortusband

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Exmortus Announces “Summer of Steel” Schedule

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus has announced its first batch of live dates in support of its new album.

The band announced on Tuesday that it will launch “The Summer of Steel Tour” June 28 in its home town of San Diego, California.  The nearly month-long tour schedule is currently scheduled to run through July 24 in Oakland, California and includes performances in: Spartanburg, SC; Tulsa, OK; Brooklyn, NY and many other cities.  The current schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS live:
06/07 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky – w/ Kataklysm
EXMORTUS on The Summer of Steel Tour:
06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock*
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine**
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club**
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live**
07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar***
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero***
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz***
07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge****
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room****
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
* EXMORTUS only
** w/Immortal Guardian
*** w/Black Fast
**** w/Micawber

Front man Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez said in a written statement that the band collectively is looking forward to getting back on the road and releasing its new album in the process.

“We are stoked to unleash The Sound of Steel upon North America this summer!,” Gonzalez said.  “This is our first headlining tour, and we’re excited to have within our ranks: The Absence and Hatchet, as well as special regional guests — Novareign, Immortal Guardian Black Fast and Micawber.  So come and have your minds melted by the new tunes as well as old favorites!  See you soon!”

The Sound of Steel is currently scheduled to be released June 8.  It will be available on CD, digital and limited vinyl pressings.  The vinyl pressings’ information is noted below. Pre-orders are open now.

Initial LP pressings will be limited to 1,000 copies pressed in the following colors:

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

The Sound of Steel‘s track listing is noted below.

The Sound of the Steel tracklist 
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

Two singles have been released so far from The Sound of Steel along with their videos.  The videos for ‘Feast of Flesh‘ and ‘Make Haste‘ are streaming online now at Prosthetic Records’ official YouTube channel.

More information on Exmortus’ new tour dates, its latest news, videos and more is available online now along with all of its latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://exmortusmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/exmortusband

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Exmortus Debuts More New Music From ‘The Sound Of Steel’

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Thrash metal outfit Exmortus is giving audiences another preview of its forthcoming album The Sound of Steel.

The band has unveiled the video for its new single ‘Feast of Flesh.’   It comes roughly a month after the band debuted the lyric video for the album’s lead single, ‘Make Haste.’ Frontman and band founder Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez explained in a recent interview with LA Weekly that lyrically, the song is centered on the human condition in a manner of speaking, and is not meant to be any kind of socio-political or other statement.

“As some may have noticed on my personal page, I don’t just post guitar or band stuff, but a lot of food pictures, and I’m not vegan,” Gonzalez said.  “‘Feast of Flesh’ is a celebration of our carnal needs and desires.  I’m not trying to make any political/environmental statements, but I feel this song expresses the ugly and brutal nature of humans and other animals. It ain’t pretty, so we thought it would be fun to shoot the band chowing down on actual raw flesh fresh from the meat market.”

Gonzalez added his girlfriend played a direct role in the video and that her inclusion made the video all the more personal for him.

“My girlfriend was willing to play the hapless victim of the carnage, which made the whole experience quite fun and yet funny since we were all trying to act and not laugh at the whole idea.  The song itself is more of a caveman stompy headbanger, so the music works beautifully with the lyrics and visuals in bloody harmony!  So sit back, and enjoy the ‘Feast of Flesh’! Cheers!”

The Sound of Steel is currently scheduled to be released in stores and online on June 8 via Prosthetic Records.  Pre-orders are open now.  It will be released on CD, digital and exclusive limited edition LP pressings.  Their specs are noted below along with the album’s full track listing.

The Sound of the Steel tracklist 
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

Initial LP pressings will be limited to 1,000 copies pressed in the following colors:

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

More information on Exmortus’ new single is available online now along with all of its latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

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