San Diego, California-based extreme metal/progressive outfit CAVE BASTARD will host a Gimme Metal guest DJ special this Wednesday, January 12th at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST! Visit www.gimmemetal.com and join the band in the live chat!
The Gimme special follows the recent release of the band’s Wrath Of The Bastard full-length out now on Antrum Records. Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in March 2020, Wrath Of The Bastard is composed of a series of morbid pulverizing movements completely separate from previous efforts, while telling tales of torment ending with the obliteration of humankind.
Wrath Of The Bastard is available on CD and digital formats at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed.
View the band’s video for “Anti-Vaxxtermination” HERE.
Ripped from the void and placed in a flesh prison to inflict discreation upon the universe, so begins the saga of CAVE BASTARD. Founded in 2014 by bassist Troy Oftedal (ex-Cattle Decapitation), guitarist Nick Padron (ex-Bridge Jumper), and vocalist Steve Pearce (ex-Ritual Torture) in San Diego, California, the band chronicles the physical manifestation of malice, chaos, and suffering. First releasing a split 12″ record with BLK OPS in 2017, followed by their debut album, The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth in 2018 (both recorded by legendary “engine-ear” Billy Anderson), CAVE BASTARD garnered attention through blistering live performances across the Western and Southwestern US.
“It’s an impossible-to-pin-down album that pulls from death metal, grind, sludge, hardcore, prog, and much more. Whatever subgenre you wanna call it, it rips.” — BrooklynVegan
“Across forty minutes, CAVE BASTARD take the listener on an extreme metal journey, showing them soundscapes of gripping atmosphere and scathing harshness. It’s a journey worth taking, and Wrath Of The Bastard rewards those taking the time to explore it.” — Wonderbox Metal
“CAVE BASTARD offers some form of extreme progressive metal that is just loaded with pulverizing riffage and absolutely relentless aggression.” — Nine Circles
“Wrath Of The Bastard is an album that allows for joyful headbanging to bruising grooves, flailing to frantic tech-y attacks and reveling in grim, slow trudges, and offers all in relative abundance courtesy of well-flowing and intelligently constructed songs.” — Metal Storm