Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Autopsy Celebrate 35th Anniversary for Severed Survival

Death metal pioneers Autopsy celebrate the 35-year anniversary of their legendary debut album Severed Survival this year.  To mark the occasion, Peaceville will be reissuing the album on limited edition red/black gore marble vinyl with two variations available; one featuring the original controversial Hooks cover artwork (Kent Mathieu) that was initially banned, and a version containing the replacement Surgeons cover (Kev Walker). Both editions include a four-page booklet with a new in-depth interview with the band conducted by Dennis Dread.

One of the early death metal acts, and no stranger to controversy over the years, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco, and released four albums on Peaceville Records before disbanding in 1995. Autopsy subsequently reemerged after an almost 15-year hiatus with the The Tomb Within EP, leading to a string of subsequent releases, showing none of the fire had been extinguished, and continuing a longstanding and lasting legacy.

The band features legendary drummer Chris Reifert, who began his recording career with US metal act Death, before taking on the unusual duty of handling drums and vocals for Autopsy, alongside longstanding riff-masters Eric Cutler & Danny Coralles.

Autopsy has influenced a whole generation of extreme metal bands, from Entombed and Dismember to Darkthrone. Severed Survival is hailed as one of death metal’s finest releases; a completely rotten and uncompromising sound full of dirty, sludgy, death and doom metal mixed with repulsive tales of death and disease, festering ears and minds for 35 years.

Tracks featured on the album are: ‘Charred Remains’, ‘Service For A Vacant Coffin’, ‘Disembowel’, ‘Gasping For Air’, ‘Ridden With Disease’, ‘Pagan Saviour’, ‘Impending Dread’, Severed Survival’, ‘Critical Madness’ Embalmed’, and ‘Stillborn’.

Severed Survival will be released on 28th June on Peaceville and available here and you can check out a trailer video for it here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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