Following the peak of isolation and frustration during the pandemic and seemingly endless quarantines, Arizona metallers INCITE return with a massive bang, today presenting a new song from their upcoming studio album, Wake Up Dead, set for release on March 25 via Atomic Fire Records. “Deadbeat” is the first single from this collection of raucous new tracks and remastered gems from their fifteen-plus year career.
Comments vocalist Richie Cavalera: “Metalheads! We’ve all had a few crazy ass years with the Covid, but it’s time to get fired up again for heavy music. Our new raging song ‘Deadbeat’ is dropping along with this badass video. We made it during the height of the lockdowns to share a look into our daily quarantine life. Let’s all stay healthy and rock again!”
View INCITE’s “Deadbeat” video at THIS LOCATION.
INCITE’s Wake Up Dead will be available on CD-digipak, black vinyl, limited edition purple and black marble vinyl, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.
On their five albums The Slaughter (2009), All Out War (2012), Up In Hell (2014), Oppression (2016), and Built To Destroy (2019), INCITE cemented their reputation as one of America’s leading groove armadas, heavily hitting home with their blend of old-school thrash majesty, frantic aggression, melody, skill, and bravado. What began as a band of greenhorns driving around the States in a shitty van, thrashing small clubs, has evolved into a band with the potential, the passion, and the power to become one of groove metal’s biggest acts.
Written over the course of several bouts of feverish inspiration last year throughout the pandemic, Wake Up Dead delivers the goods in the most relentless way. With recording duties again handled by legendary producer Steve Evetts (who Richie Cavalera notes is, “the only guy who can simultaneously record The Cure and Suicide Silence and pull it off”) in Omen Room Studios just outside Los Angeles, here’s a band that couldn’t be more comfortable with the place they’re in right now. Kicking off the proceedings with the open fire that is “Fuck With Me (Wake Up Dead),” the record’s menacing second track, “War Soup,” will make a lasting impression on international heavy metal troops standing as the first INCITE song ever to feature the vocals of both Richie and his step-father Max Cavalera, a historical gathering of heavy metal generations.
Richie Cavalera – vocals
Eli Santana – guitars
Christopher “EL” Elsten – bass
Lennon Lopez – drums