Jul 062023

Almost six years ago the Indian extreme metal band Gutslit released their eye-opening second album Amputheatre, and now we’re on the eve of release of their third album Carnal. As we did roughly six years ago for Amputheatre, today we’re hosting a premiere for the new album by these brutal death/grind marauders, but this time it’s the whole record you’ll have a chance to hear, all eight neck-wrecking and eviscerating tracks —

Carnal is the name of the new full-length, and as the band explain, it “explores the intricate struggles of the human psyche and the conflict between good and evil,” and features tracks that draw inspiration from infamous serial killers, offering a unique perspective on the human experience”. Carnal also marks the return of Aditya Barve (Skewered in the Sewer) on vocals and features guest vocals by Benighted‘s Julien Truchan on the track “Bind Torture Kill.” Continue reading »

Sep 072017


I’ve written before, and I don’t think many people would argue the point, that many excellent metal bands located outside North America and Western Europe would probably be household names (at least within the filthy households of metal) if they lived in the West. It’s not so much a matter of regional prejudice (though undoubtedly there’s some of that at work) as it is a challenge to gaining exposure. You can add India’s Gutslit to that list of deserving but under-appreciated bands. Though their success in arranging two European tours (with a third one in progress now) has undoubtedly helped their cause, I suspect their new album Amputheatre is going to elevate their profile significantly, notwithstanding the challenges posed by being located outside the West.

Amputheatre is the band’s second album, which follows their debut full-length Skewered In the Sewer by four years. It’s scheduled for release on October 15 by Transcending Obscurity India, and it’s going to catch a lot of eyes based on the cover art alone, which was painted by the phenomenal Berlin artist Eliran Kantor, who has a long list of credits on his resume, including album art for the likes of Incantation, Hate Eternal, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Testament, and Archspire. And the music’s going to catch a lot of ears, too. It certainly caught ours — and then proceeded to wreck them. We’re very happy to host a premiere of a song from the new album called “Necktie Party“. Continue reading »