It was nearly Halloween Eve last year when I stumbled across a UK band called Flayed Disciple and their deliciously titled EP, Ejaculate While Killing. In a burst of enthusiasm, I summed up the music thusly: “This shit is a freaked-out blast of death-thrash, like some Formula One machine with a corpse at the wheel, fishtailing across a crowded highway and leaving smoking wreckage in its wake.”
Fresh wreckage is now on the way, because Flayed Disciple have completed their debut album, Death Hammer, and it’s scheduled for release on May 28. Even better, they’ve authorized us to provide the intergalactic premiere of the album’s third track, “Interceptor”. And even better still, they’re making that song available for free download so you can carry it around with you like a severed finger.
Now, you may be interested to know (or to remember, if you’re an older fart like me) that Interceptor was the name of the vehicle driven by Mel Gibson (before he turned into a completely weird fuck) in the first two of the Mad Max movies. That was a fine car — a modified version of the 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe, which was a production car exclusive to Australia, with a big supercharger protruding from the hood.
Flayed Disciple’s “Interceptor” is similarly a fine song with a big protruding supercharger. Smoking thrash riffs eat up the pavement like a black machine being speed-shifted into ramming mode. And when the supercharger kicks in, you get a heated blast of guitar shred.
Tim Whyte’s bass-level growls breathe death-metal ambience into the ride, and plenty of tempo dynamics simulate a gear-shifting road warrior looking for trouble and finding it. Get ready to headbang as we premiere “Interceptor”:
“Interceptor”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/03-Interceptor.mp3|titles=Flayed Disciple – Interceptor]
If you like that song as much as I do, it can be yours for nothing more than the price of a fond wish. Visit one of the following sites to learn more about Flayed Disciple and to download “Interceptor” for free. We’re told that the download will become available at 5:00 GMT, which is 10 a.m. out here on the U.S. Pacific Coast.
We’ll have a review of Death Hammer as we get closer to the album release date.
P.S. For an informative history of the Interceptor vehicle both before and after its use in the Mad Max movies, go here.