Melbourne, Florida-based brutal deathcore outfit BODYSNATCHER today unleashes their punishing rendition of Hatebreed classic “Smash Your Enemies.” The cover appears on the B-side of their limited edition Break The Cycle seven-inch, out TODAY via eOne.
Comments BODYSNATCHER drummer, Chris Whited, of the decision to cover the twenty-five-year-old anthem, “Under The Knife by Hatebreed was an EP that changed my taste in music growing up. Hatebreed paved the way for heavy underground music. Without them, bands like BODYSNATCHER wouldn’t exist. We just wanted to pay respects to a band that we feel deserves it. We recorded a cover of ‘Smash Your Enemies’ back in October 2020 so we’re super pumped for people to finally hear it.”
View BODYSNATCHER’s “Smash Your Enemies” visualizer at THIS LOCATION.
BODYSNATCHER’s Break The Cycle seven-inch, which includes previously released single, “Break The Cycle,” comes in two color variants — olive green (300) and coke bottle clear (300) — and is available at THIS LOCATION.
View BODYSNATCHER’s previously release video for “Break The Cycle” HERE.
BODYSNATCHER — a name inspired by notorious serial killer Ed Gein — brings an updated and brutal formula to deathcore, infusing elements of hardcore and beatdown into their scathing hymns. The band currently consists of founding vocalist Kyle Medina, drummer Chris Whited, formerly of King Conquer, bassist Kyle Shope, formerly of Float Face Down, and guitarist Kyle Carter, formerly of Dealey Plaza and Beacons.
The band’s This Heavy Void full-length, released in 2019, was met with accolades from fans and critics alike with New Transcendence hailing, “their most oppressive record yet,” adding, “BODYSNATCHER do more than pick up where their previous, critically acclaimed fusion of beatdown and deathcore left off. Instead, the band provide what is their most comprehensive display of emotion and aggression to date, using everything from vicious grooves to spine-shrinking slams to match the weight and intensity of their lyrical content to create what stands to be one of the first in a blossoming breed of monstrous deathcore releases with true angst, emotion and meaning behind every flesh-shredding breakdown.” The band’s ferocious live presentation has earned them slots on tours with the likes of contemporary deathcore torchbearers Enterprise Earth, Spite, Lorna Shore, Chelsea Grin, Slaughter To Prevail, and many others.
BODYSNATCHER recently appeared on eOne Heavy Live, a special livestream event highlighting some of eOne’s top acts. Brutal Planet hailed the band’s, “deathy, grindy set with intense precision,” while Ghost Cult lauded a, “sludgy deathcore experience with heavy-hitting tracks and entertaining personality.” Gushed Metal Noise, “the downtempo deathcore kings bring the slow pummeling rhythmic battery laden slabs of groove from the very start of their crushing set. It’s like getting hit over the head repeatedly by a concrete paving slab and loving every moment with breakdown after breakdown…”
Stay tuned for more BODYSNATCHER news to be announced in the weeks to come.