Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere from English grinders HERETIC PLAGUE, and their ruthless “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery.” The song is the latest preview of the band’s impending debut album, Context Is A Stumbling Corpse, set for release in early April through Selfmadegod Records.
From the fractured and hope-starved shores of the UK comes HERETIC PLAGUE. Blending a wide range of influences into a savage cocktail of extremity, the band was created by guitarist/bassist Adam Watts, an original member of cult UK grind band Beef Conspiracy. He is joined by his former band mate Tom Bradfield who provides vocals and beats for the project. Bradfield is also a member of the bands Repulsive Dissection, Twitch Of The Death Nerve, Infected Disarray, and operates the label Grindethic Records. Together, the duo introduces a vile brew of death-infused grind with horror aesthetics in the vein of Nasum, Cryptopsy, early Brutal Truth, and Pig Destroyer.
Context Is A Stumbling Corpse was recorded at Grindethic HQ, mixed and mastered by Tom Bradfield, and completed with artwork and layout by Bradfield and Midjourney
With the “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery” song release, Bradfield reveals, “This track was originally released during a different incarnation of the band when they were going under the name ‘Bisected Cripple Pyre,’ with a sound blending grindcore with breakcore. The new version has a very different, more traditional death/grind sound but still retains some of the disjointed and jarring rhythms of the original.
With the song’s premiere, Decibel writes, “The raw aggression of the track rips through you like a blade through flesh, and the horror and grind influences apparent in their straightforward death sound are familiar but welcome.”
Hear HERETIC PLAGUE’s “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery” first at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Selfmadegod Records will release Context Is A Stumbling Corpse on CD and digital platforms on April 7th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where “Bleeding Stump Marathon” is streaming HERE.
Watch for an official video and more to post over the weeks ahead.