Exclusive Stream: Gruesome’s Fragments of Psyche EP


Death haven’t released an album in almost twenty years, but thankfully we’ve got Gruesome to carry the torch of death metal’s forebears.

Matt Harvey (also of Exhumed) has never been shy about admitting that Gruesome is a project in which he can express his love for his heroes in Death, and the band’s latest EP is no exception. As our own Axl Rosenberg pointed out when writing about the EP’s self-titled single, Gruesome seem to be following the evolutionary path of their heroes; Fragments of Psyche sees them evolving into Sound of Perseverance-era techy/proggy/experimental Death and away from the thrashier style of Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy they explored on their first two albums.

Tl;dr version: it fucking rips. Matt Harvey basically IS Chuck Schuldiner embodied in 2017, if ever such a thing were possible.

Stream Fragments of Psyche in full below. It comes out tomorrow on Relapse; pre-order it here. Upcoming tour dates below, including a run with Obituary.

Apr 22 Winnipeg, CN Manitoba Metalfest 2017

May 02 Fullerton, CA Sidebar
May 03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
May 04 Los Angeles, CA EchoPlex
May 05 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
May 06 Oakland, CA Golden Bull
May 07 Portland, OR Rock Hard
May 08 Seattle, WA Studio 7

— All Dates May 11 – May 21 With Obituary —

May 11 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
May 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 13 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge
May 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 16 Lousiville, KY Trixie’s
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 18 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
May 19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
May 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
May 21 Richmond, VA Broadberry

Jul 29 Chicago, IL Chicago Domination Fest 4

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