EXHUMED: Necrocracy Drops In North America TODAY; Band To Play Special Show With Carcass Next Month

Necrocracy, the long-awaited new studio offering from West Coast ministers of blood, gore and audio disease, EXHUMED, officially drops TODAY in North America. Recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia), with drums tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut), Necrocracy is inarguably EXHUMED‘s most musically adroit, sonically punishing and lyrically thought-provoking recording of their winding, blood-soaked career.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey of their latest batch of repugnant requiems: “Seeing as how we recorded Necrocracy back in September and October of last year, a profound sense of relief is our initial reaction to the release of our fifth album, which, when pronounced correctly, will make the speaker feel like the roof of their mouth is covered in delicious peanut butter. We’re super psyched on the heavy vibes and unhealthy aromas this record exudes and we hope all you filthy animals out there will feel the same. It’s the hookiest, meatiest EXHUMED record yet, as far as we can tell.”

To order Necrocracy, point your browser to THIS LOCATION. The record is also available via iTunes HERE. And if you missed it, peep the monolithic and horrifying visual for “Coins Upon The Eyes” HERE.

In related news, the band will be celebrating Necrocracy at their official release party August 8th in Los Angeles. The debaucherous evening will include a taste of the record in its entirety as well as Harvey at the DJ booth flaunting his exquisite taste in NWOBHM, thrash and grindcore. L.A. friends, don’t miss this!

Then, prior to their month-long North American takeover this Fall with labelmates Dying Fetus, EXHUMED will share the stage with extreme metal legends Carcass at The Troubadour in Los Angeles!

Elaborates Harvey, “We’re stoked to be playing an exclusive West Coast show with some British band that people have been telling me about called Carcass. I heard their new song ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ awhile ago and I think they’re really onto something. I think they could really go somewhere given the right promotion and label push. Should be a pretty excellent gig. I think it was preordained a long time ago, so it’s nice to see it finally come to fruition. The only thing I look forward to more than the show itself will be bugging Bill Steer about how he got the Symphonies of Sickness guitar tone in a drunken stupor at the inevitably humiliating after-party.”

EXHUMED Necrocracy Release Party:
8/08/2013 The Joint – Los Angeles, CA [info]

EXHUMED w/ Carcass
9/28/2013 The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

EXHUMED w/ Dying Fetus
10/04/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
10/05/2013 The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
10/06/2013 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
10/07/2013 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/09/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/10/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX
10/11/2013 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/12/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
10/13/2013 Warehouse 21 – Santa Fe, NM
10/14/2013 Rocky Point – Tempe, AZ
10/15/2013 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/16/2013 The Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
10/17/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/18/2013 Branx – Portland, OR
10/19/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/20/2013 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
10/22/2013 Republik – Calgary, AB
10/23/2013 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
10/24/2013 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
10/25/2013 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
10/26/2013 Station-4 – St Paul, MN
10/27/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/29/2013 Peabodys – Cleveland, OH
10/30/2013 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/31/2013 Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/01/2013 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
11/02/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA

“…as solid a record as EXHUMED have ever created. Full of as much soul as it has guts, Necrocracy is simultaneously cool, true, and different in the ways that matter. Death lives.” – 4/5 MetalSucks

“…one of the year’s best death/goregrind releases.” – 4/5 About.com

Exhumed have accomplished what they set out to do here, namely give the world a thoughtful, well-crafted death metal album in a mid-90s vein, where melodic leads had begun to creep in but the genre hadn’t gone full Maiden yet.” – Metal Injection

“If we were going to do something daft like compare phases of EXHUMED‘s career with any other band, then Necrocracy is their South Of Heaven. They’ve slowed down where it counts whilst retaining their bloody, jagged edge and still know when to up the BPMs for maximum effect, whilst every area of the writing is stronger and they’ve even learned a few new tricks to crank up the tension at key points…. the heaviest point of their career to date.” – 5/6 Thrash Hits

“Necrocracy is very much an intelligent, calculated incision into your brain tissue, cutting just delicately enough for them to juxtapose the surgeon’s work by trampling over the rest of your broken body. I’m sure they’ll get elected into office when Necrocracy drops on the sixth of August.” –4/5 Sputnik Music

“Necrocracy pretty much has it all if you’re in the mood for some slightly pre-Heartwork-era Carcass worship. Infectiously catchy riffing that falls somewhere in between dense thrash metal and death metal, a gallop that occasionally segues into all out blasts, and the duel vocal attack that [Matt] Harvey and bassist Bodybag Bob Babcock have perfected…. are all over Necrocracy. Harvey’s high pitched, greasy screech combines so well with Babcock’s growls that you could almost describe the delivery as a harmony. Toss in some great songwriting and a really keen sense of melody, and Necrocracy is probably about as good as the genre can offer.” – 8/10 Last Rites

EXHUMED has always been a force to be reckoned with, and with the guffaw of ‘Ravening’ and harsher thrash climes of ‘Carrion Call,’ the Californian psychopaths have simply cemented their place alongside Carcass as leaders in a field swamped in clogged up gore.” – Metal Forces

“Necrocracy is exactly what you would expect from these guys, heavy riffs, insanely fast drum beats, and of course the kick ass dual vocals. Overall, the music on the album is all EXHUMED quality. Fast, heavy and hard hitting.” – 4/5 Stereokiller

“From the blasting beginnings of ‘Coins Upon the Eyes’ to the rampaging finish of ‘The Rotting,’ EXHUMED have written a record that will undoubtedly satisfy those that still believe actual song-writing in contemporary death metal is a forgotten art… Twenty years on, EXHUMED‘s slaughtercult continues to grow. This time, however, we all fall under necrocratic rule!” But it’s perhaps Metal Insider who said it best crowning EXHUMED one of the best death metal bands in the world.” – Scratch The Surface