I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the artwork up above sitting in my e-mail in-box. I’m surprised it didn’t scare my e-mail program into a state of catatonic non-functionality. It was created by Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin) and it graces the new album by the legendary Autopsy, The Headless Ritual.
In addition to unveiling that eye-catching piece of grisliness, the band also announced today that the album will be released on July 2 via Peaceville Records. The press release I got also included this quote by drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert:
“Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await…”
Fuck yes. Have a look at the track list after the jump.
01. SLAUGHTER AT BEAST HOUSE
02. MANGLED FAR BELOW
03. SHE IS A FUNERAL
04. COFFIN CRAWLERS
05. WHEN HAMMER MEETS BONE
06. THORNS AND ASHES
07. ARCH CADAVER
08. FLESH TURNS TO DUST
09. RUNNING FROM THE GOATHEAD
10. THE HEADLESS RITUAL
How can a band get sicker as they get older? Answer: be AUTOPSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t fucking wait for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a pedigree on that cover!
I was just thinking maybe a half-hour ago that I need to get more into old school death metal, maybe this can be my jumping-off point.
It’s as good a place as any. Their first 2 albums are 100% essential
Of all the artwork you’ve ever posted here, THIS would be my favorite.
Knives, eyeballs, melting faces, cracked skulls, shrunken heads, cemetery rituals, a killer logo . . . it’s really got it all.
Immolation and Autopsy albums in the same year. Fuck my ass with a broom and call me Islander 🙂
I love it when you talk dirty to me.