In honor of Friday the 13th, the death/thrash/shred quartet EXMORTUS have unveiled an animated music video for their “Evil Dead”-inspired song “Swallow Your Soul,” one of two new original tracks on their forthcoming Halloween/horror-themed EP, “Legions Of The Undead.” The clip, which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend), can be seen at this location: https://youtu.be/VTp2a-5K-nY
“Swallow Your Soul” is also now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Warbringer, Immolation) at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” will be released on Oct. 25 via the band’s own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. The five-track release includes two originals (“Swallow Your Soul” and the title track, which nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings”), as well as covers of three well-known instrumentals performed in the band’s inimitable neoclassical metal style – Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme, Bernard Hermann’s iconic “Psycho Theme” and 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”
“Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available for pre-order on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl at this location:
www.smarturl.it/exmortusofficial All digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Swallow Your Soul.”
“Legions Of The Undead” track listing:
1. Legions Of The Undead
2. Swallow Your Soul
4. Psycho Theme
5. Night On Bald Mountain
“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group’s sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego’s recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.
“Although we had fun writing homages to ‘Evil Dead’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ we had an absolute blast giving these covers the EXMORTUS touch,” says Gonzalez. “We’re extremely excited to perform these new tracks on Death Angel’s North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!”
Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred’s Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014’s “Slave To The Sword,” 2016’s “Ride Forth” and 2018’s “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal’s biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.