We were reading today about a band called Fleshwrought that just signed with Metal Blade Records for the worldwide release of their debut CD, Dementia/Dyslexia. The news caught our bloodshot eyes because of who’s in that band (more about that later). We listened to some tracks streaming on the band’s MySpace page and got more interested. We Googled the band, and among other things, found a link to Amazon.com.
The link was not for a Fleshwrought album — of course not, because Metal Blade hasn’t released it yet. Instead, the link took us to a Metal Blade Summer Sampler released on June 22 that happens to include a Fleshwrought song. It also includes songs from 23 other bands. And guess what? You can download the whole thing for free. And guess what? There are some fucking good songs by some fucking good bands on this comp.
Here’s the line-up. And after the jump, as a public service, we’ll give you the link for the download — and we’ll tell you the interesting names behind Fleshwrought.
(more after the jump . . .)
First things first. To download the album, go to this location.
Now, as for Fleshwrought: It’s a two-man project: Navene Koperweis (former drummer of Bay area death-grind band Animosity, and currently in Animals As Leaders) performs all the instruments, and Jonny Davy (vocalist of Arizona’s Job for a Cowboy) wrote the lyrics and provides the vocals.
That’s a pretty powerful one-two punch. The music is also way out there — not your usual death-metal fare. You can listen to one of the band’s tracks on that sampler, or you can visit their MySpace page. Cool album art, too. And so you don’t get too confused, the band’s name used to be Fleshrot. They announced the name change on June 21 — we’re guessing at the label’s insistence because some other band , someplace else in the world, had already staked a claim to “Fleshrot”.