From all-out death metal savagery to crawling, doom-filled sludgery, with Chris Reifert’s distinctive brand of vocal sickness, Autopsy pushes the limits of taste and brutality. One of the early breed of US death metal acts, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco, & released 4 albums on Peaceville Records – beginning with the classic debut ‘Severed Survival’ in 1989 – before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form Abscess. Autopsy triumphantly & officially returned from the grave after a 15 year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within’, followed by the release of the band’s fifth studio album, “Macabre Eternal” in 2011, kickstarting a new era for the band.

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Autopsy offers up a double dose of depravity, doom and death.

The US death metal maestros are set to return with a double-bill of unbridled horror on Peaceville Records, including their latest new material since their highly acclaimed opus, ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves’.

Commencing with the aptly-titled ‘Skull Grinder’, containing 7 new tracks and released on vinyl to coincide with 2015’s ‘Black Friday’.

This was followed by ‘After the Cutting’,  a special limited release containing an expansive book penned by Dennis Dread recounting the careers of the gore legends, featuring unseen photos and exclusive artwork, accompanied by four discs brimmed full of classics, new tracks and previously unheard rarities from deep within the band’s own archive.

“We at Autopsy HQ are pleased to have the opportunity to once again torture your minds and ear holes through the medium of recorded brutality. The band went back to Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in late July to record a brand new release called “Skull Grinder”. Musically, it’s just what you’d expect from us; no style changes, wimp outs, sell outs, settling down or caving in. Add to that acknowledgement of the obvious, some of Wes Benscoter’s sickest art yet to (dis)grace the cover, and you have a new sledgehammer to the bowels with no apologies offered whatsoever.

In case that isn’t enough to bring the taste of bile into the back of your throat, let it be known that there is also a four-disc set on the way titled “After the Cutting”, packed with hours of horrifying music, cover art from none other than Kev Walker as well as an extensive book written by Dennis Dread, riddled with interviews, photos and other assorted uncleanliness.”


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