Seattle death metal outfit CEREBRAL ROT and New York City blackened death/grind trio GRAVESEND have announced a crushing mini-tour in late March, supporting their latest LPs, both of which were released under the 20 Buck Spin banner in 2021.
CEREBRAL ROT and GRAVESEND will pummel the Northern East Coast states, launching from Cambridge on March 24th, playing Brooklyn on the 25th, Philadelphia on the 26th, closing the run in the nation’s capital on March 27th. Outer Heaven, Left Cross, and others will also perform throughout the dates.
CEREBRAL ROT / GRAVESEND Tour Dates:
3/24/2022 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA w/ Outer Heaven
3/25/2022 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Left Cross
3/26/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Outer Heaven, Left Cross
3/27/2022 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Left Cross
Soaked in the swamp of radioactive sewage, CEREBRAL ROT’s tumor-like growth on Excretion Of Mortality bludgeons with a hammering heaviness that few can manage or survive. A methodical focus on attaining maximum barbarism through every aspect of the production, from the meaty, dripping guitars to the immense rhythm section and Schwab’s nuclear travesty vocals, to the deceptively straightforward bludgeoning of the songs, exposes a scalpel-like cutting precision to this seemingly base display of horrid malevolence. Recorded by Detto at Soundhouse Studio, mixed by Detto at Sentinel Recording Studio, and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio, Excretion Of Mortality was completed with artwork by Karina Monzon, photography by Erin Severson, and design by Dan Fried. A must-hear for fans of Fetid, Undergang, Cenotaph, Caustic Wound, Bolt Thrower, Cianide, Impetigo, and Autopsy.
Decibel Magazine’s featured/lead 9/10 review praised, “CEREBRAL ROT’s mist-covered Northwest metal is a masterclass in shadowy death/doom composition… Some albums are objectively good, and this forty-eight-minute cesspool steam bath + limb-rending beatdown is an instant classic…” PopMatters described the album as, “…one sickening journey through disfigured guitars, funereal pacing, and harrowing vocals coming from the abyss. It is an extreme work, the distorted guitars of the title track heralding the coming stench and the wooly bass causing the ground to tremble,” and No Clean Singing called it, “…a juggernaut demolition machine belching toxic fumes, all gears grinding and screaming, with a monster at the controls who bellows commands in truly abyssal gutturals.”
One of the most savage releases of 2020, GRAVESEND arose with ill intent like a foul emanation from the aging sewage filled rot slowly winding its way beneath the city’s vast concrete walls and pavement pathways on Methods Of Human Disposal; a New York of discarded needles, noxious fumes, scavenging rats, broken bottles, and cracked minds. Like the centuries old cemetery that bears its name, the fetid stench of death and decay permeates GRAVESEND and the predatory wrath and inhumanity embodied in Methods Of Human Disposal holds up a shattered mirror reflecting back the filth and corruption of a New York that never really went away. Methods Of Human Disposal was recorded by Nolan Voss of Thirty Legion, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Xibalba), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Vastum, Terminal Nation). Built for fans of Archgoat, Teitanblood, Napalm Death, Nausea, freebasing, sleeping in parks with a newspaper blanket, stepping on needles, bodybags floating in New York Harbor, and the City Morgue Gift Shop.
Decibel Magazine wrote, “The demons of de-industrialization, addiction, suicide, gang violence and host of other horrors still lurked beneath the surface… New York City’s GRAVESEND is here to shove it in your face with their brutal new album, Methods Of Human Disposal.” Metal Injection’s review tells, “Teetering on the edge of collapse, the brazen power and nasty production of Methods Of Human Disposal is highly compelling in and of itself. GRAVESEND uses a short-and-sweet format and consistent quality to incubate in the listener a need for more, but taking a closer look at the chaos reveals nuance in the most unlikely places.” BrooklynVegan wrote, “…this album is a whirlwind of filth, but with just enough clarity and precision to make these songs rise above the murk…”
Find CEREBRAL ROT’s Excretion Of Mortality on CD, cassette, and digital at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and GRAVESEND’s Methods Of Human Disposal on CD, cassette, and digital at the label shop HERE and Bandcamp HERE; the LP is currently being repressed.