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Alluvial (Ex-The Faceless) Set New Album for May, Stream First Single

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Alluvial, the progressive technical death metal band featuring guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless), will release their sophomore album, Sarcoma, on May 28.

You can stream the first single from the album, “Ulysses,” below. 

Says Hauch of the record:

“Sarcoma is a type of cancer that grows from connective tissue in the body. At the end of working on everything, Kevin [Muller, vocalist] pinpointed that each song on the record was about the different perils that happen at the hand of one man to another. These perils live in our connections to one another, so ‘Sarcoma’ became an apt title.”

Speaking of “Ulysses,” he adds:

“I was always in trouble in my small hometown. After going to a county jail, I joined the military and took orders as an Equipment Operator bound for the US Naval Mobile Construction Battalions. The enlisted side of the military are all misfits of one kind or another. Because of this, it’s really a continuation of high school. The military continued raising us, for better or worse. In 2005, I deployed to Iraq and convoyed throughout Baghdad for seven months. If you were in Iraq from ’03 to ’08, it was generally pretty bad. Because of that, I wouldn’t call my experience in Iraq ‘unique,’ it was just a hot time over there. If you convoyed, you were gonna get shot at, and you were gonna deal with IEDs. If you were in a camp, you were gonna get mortared. If you were infantry and you were kicking down doors, god bless you, you were gonna have it the worst out of anyone. ‘Ulysses’ is a glossary of my hindsight on that experience.”

Sarcoma Track List:

1. “Ulysses”
2. “Thy Underling”
3. “Sarcoma”
4. “40 Stories”
5. “Zero”
6. “Exponent”
7. “Sleepers Become Giants”
8. “The Putrid Sunrise”
9. “Sugar Paper”
10. “Anodyne”

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