Detroit death metallers Jesus Wept stream the entirety of their new EP, Apartheid Redux, at heavily trafficked web-portal GrizzlyButts.com. Set for international release on August 21st via Redefining Darkness Records, stream Jesus Wept‘s Apartheid Redux in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Jesus Wept self-released their (digital-only) debut EP, Crushing Apartheid, in late 2017, unleashing their brand of sleaze-soaked death metal upon the industrial wasteland they call home. Described as “Carcass for the next generation,” Jesus Wept’s sound hearkens back to the Heartwork and Swansongeras, while also channeling the spirit and attitude of ’80s L.A. metal. While Apartheid Redux contains re-mixed/re-mastered tracks from the original EP (tracks 1-4), it also features brand-new unreleased work (tracks 5-6) and a fun cover of the W.A.S.P. classic “Animal (Fuck Like a Beast).”
With a myriad of bands trying to “out-brutalize” one another or sound more ’90s than the next (while you know we love that…), Jesus Wept bring in some much-needed relief by way of rockin’ headbanging riffage coupled with solid musicality.
Hear all of it for yourself – plus the special W.A.S.P. cover – in advance of Apartheid Redux‘s release this Friday exclusively HERE, courtesy of GrizzlyButts.com. Preorder info can be found HERE at Redefining Darkness‘ Bandcamp. Cover art, courtesy of Brian Sheehan | Legerdemain Art, and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Jesus Wept’s Apartheid Redux
1. Buried Face Down
2. Drowning In Holy Water
3. Hammering the Nails
4. Jesus In Chains (Father In Hell)
5. Comfortably Dumb
6. Fucked on the Cross
7. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast) [W.A.S.P. cover]