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New Graf Orlock Album Coming in December!

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Just when you thought it was safe to start compiling your year-end list…

The movie geek gods of grind, Graf Orlock, have announced a December 7 release date for their fourth full-length, Examination of Violent Cinema, Volume 1. Naturally, the album will once again be distributed by the band’s own label, Vitriol Records. It will also continue the band’s already-legendary penchant for highly-creative album packaging; in this case, it’s what guitarist Jason Schmidt describes as  “a body bag containing a fully-sealed LP jacket with perforations in a triangle like an autopsied corpse… you have to rip open the perforations to get into the record and get it out.” Check it out:

It also seems worth mentioning that while an appreciation of film — particularly blood-soaked, R-rated fare like Aliens and Heat — will always likely bolster your appreciation of Graf Orlock, it is 110% not necessary to enjoy their brand of raucous grindcore. That may be more true than ever Examination of Violent Cinema, Volume 1, which will draw inspiration exclusively from movies released in 2017, like John Wick 2 and Blade Runner 2049. So if you’ve been anywhere near a multiplex recently, chances are you’ll be familiar with at least some of the lyrical Easter Eggs and what have you.

The only bad news I have to report right now is that the group hasn’t yet released a single or post pre-orders for this bad boy. But I’d expect that to change soon.

While we wait impatiently, here’s the track list, which, for those of us who care, may provide some clues as to what other movies are referenced on the record:

  1. “Back in the Ground”
  2. “Alternate Route to Mexico”
  3. “Dominant Species”
  4. “He Jumped Off a Roof”
  5. “Steps to Eggroom”
  6. “A Man Named Suicide”
  7. “Five Star General”
  8. “Go Away (to Paradise)”
  9. “Minimum Freedom”
  10. “Extreme Measures”
  11. “Rooftop Anarchy”
  12. “Almost Human”

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