MEET AUTOPSY’S NEW BASS PLAYER – GREG WILKINSON
Autopsy have announced that Greg Wilkinson has joined their ranks “We’re excited to announce that Greg is the madman joining us provide the four string thunder for Autopsy! He’s a good bud of ours and we are well acquainted with his crushing musical skills. We know you’re going to be as stoked with our choice as we are. Give him a nice big welcome, will ya?
For those of you not familiar with Greg’s work – he’s a studio engineer and musician; owner / engineer of Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA known for producing local bands like High on Fire, Autopsy, Necrot, Mortuous, Vastum, Ulthar, Violation Wound as well as non local / international bands like Undergang, Phrenelith, Hyperdontia, Withered, etc.
Check out some his work here
Leather Glove band camp link – featured leads by both Danny and Eric on the album “Perpetual Animation”
Brainoil bandcamp link
Deathgrave band camp link
Congratulations Greg on joining Autopsy, can’t wait to see what you’re going to bring …
AUTOPSY’S FIRST OFFICIAL LIVE ALBUM FEATURING CLASSIC TRACKS FROM OVER THREE DECADES OF DEPRAVITY, INCLUDING NEW UNRELEASED TRACK
“Live, loud, raw and ugly! Autopsy lays waste to the stage and assaults the crowd with classic death metal brutality”.
Out now and just in time for Halloween, Autopsy will release their first ever official live album – Live in Chicago.
The show was recorded this year just ahead of lockdown on 7th March at Reggie’s Rock Club, in Chicago, and contains 66 minutes of classics spanning their whole 30+ year career of the death metal legends.
Chris Reifert remembers the show fondly “We feel extremely lucky to have played this show, we got home from the trip and about a week later our home cities were all in lockdown. It was our 4th time playing Reggie’s and it is one of our favourite places. It was really a perfect trip. The flights were easy, we were all in a great mood, we played with killer bands, ate great food, saw old friends of ours and weed had just become legal in Chicago to boot. Plus we love the crowd there. They just want to come down, drink beer and have a kick ass metal time. The whole trip was a 10 out of 10 for us. I’m glad we didn’t know what was coming because that would have definitely dampened the festive atmosphere.”
The release also notably includes the brand new track “Maggots in the Mirror”, giving fans something to chew on while the impending next studio release takes shape. Due to recent & unforeseen global events, this stands as Autopsy’s only gig of 2020, out of what was intended to be a string of several appearances. Luckily the show was professionally recorded, unknowing of what was about to follow.
With mixing carried out by Adam Munoz, notable for his work on Autopsy’s studio albums, Live in Chicago captures Autopsy in all of their ferocious, gory glory, with artwork once again conjured from the masterfully warped mind of Wes Benscoter (Slayer, Nile, Kreator).
US Gods of sickness Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco & was among the early breed of death metal bands to emerge, releasing 4 albums on Peaceville before disbanding in 1995. After a 15-year hiatus, Autopsy officially returned from the grave with the 2010 EP, The Tomb Within. This was followed by the release of the band’s fifth studio album, Macabre Eternal in 2011, spearheading a resurgence of the legends with multiple subsequent albums and EPs.
Live in Chicago will be released on CD, a gatefold double vinyl black LP and digitally
Buy the LP version through peaceville.com/store will receive the goregasmic Born Undead DVD release absolutely free. Features full “a history of horror” autopsy documentary and extensive live footage. Region free
Autopsy release new mini album – Puncturing the Grotesque
Plus a split 7″ with label mates Bloodbath