Following last month’s announcement of their upcoming sophomore album, It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave, UNDEATH have today shared a punishing new single – titled Head Splattered in Seven Ways. The Rochester, NY death metal group are premiering the song’s fittingly bloody music video now via YouTube. Head Splattered in Seven Ways is the second track to be taken from It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave, set to be released via Prosthetic Records on April 22.
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Head Splattered in Seven Ways‘ unnerving horror-inspired visual was once again produced by Errick Easterday, filmed at McCanns Local Meat Emporium in the band’s home of Rochester, NY.
Of the single, guitarist Kyle Beam comments:
“Head Splattered in Seven Ways is all about the number 7: There’s seven syllables in the title, it’s the seventh song on the record, the verse and chorus are in seven AND the bridge section repeats seven times. As if that wasn’t crazy enough, lyrically the song is centered around a deranged interrogation scene with a murderer that possesses psionic powers – the kind capable of making heads explode and splatter in…well, you do the math. Simply put, this is an odd-time death metal banger that you’ll snap your neck trying to headbang along to. Enjoy!”
Vocalist Alexander Jones continues:
“I’m really stoked about Head Splattered in Seven Ways. It’s definitely one of the crazier, more technically intense songs on the record so I’m excited that we’re getting it out right after Rise from the Grave, which is by far one of the most straight forward tracks we’ve ever written. Both songs showcase the number one thing that Undeath is about, albeit in very different ways: the power of a dope riff.
“Also, the video that we shot with Errick Easterday is supremely fucked up. Shoutout to McCanns Local Meats, Rochester’s premiere meat emporium, for letting us use their space (and to Mr. McCann himself for staring in the video!) If you’re ever in the area make sure you swing by for a great banh mi and a cup of coffee.”
It’s Time… To Rise from the Grave, shows the reconfigured quintet—Kyle Beam (guitars), Alexander Jones (vocals), Tommy Wall (bass), Jared Welch (guitars) and Matt Browning (drums)—have retained their mind-infecting sonic savagery but weren’t satisfied in their pursuit to improve it through wicked (yet studied) reformulation. It’s Time… To Rise from the Grave isn’t just an early contender for death metal album of 2022—it’s destined to be a modern-day classic.
UNDEATH traveled to Philadelphia to record It’s Time… To Rise from the Grave with Scoops Dardaris at Headroom Studios in March-April 2021. Dardaris rough-mixed on the fly during the recording sessions, and then required two more weeks after to finalize the mix. Not ones to sacrifice a working team, they brought on Arthur Rizk (Creeping Death, Enforced) to master.
In four years, UNDEATH have done the unlikely. They have two celebrated, oft-streamed demos, a coveted Decibel flexi disc, two brutish videos (Acidic Twilight Visions,Entranced by the Pendulum), completed a riotous 30-date American tour mid-pandemic with The Black Dahlia Murder, and released a fan-obsessed full-length in Lesions of a Different Kind. To stop now would be contrary to UNDEATH’s diehard, work-hardened ethos. Indeed, they’re forging ahead. It’s Time… To Rise from the Grave undoubtedly levels up UNDEATH. The New Yorkers are the vanguard of the next wave of hard-hearted American death metal. Join the undead army now…march or die completely!
It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave tracklisting
- Fiend For Corpses
- Defiled Again
- Rise From The Grave
- Enhancing The Dead
- The Funeral Within
- Head Splattered in Seven Ways
- Human Chandelier
- Bone Wrought
- Trampled Headstones
It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave will be available on multiple physical formats including various vinyl variants of which – at the time of writing – three have already sold out, as well as on cassette and CD. Pre-orders are live now – CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
UNDEATH have also announced a number of North American and Canadian shows, including dates in support of The Acacia Strain and Dying Fetus, respectively.
Upcoming UNDEATH tour dates:
4 March – The Palladium – Worcester, MA %
5 March – Amityville Music Hall – Long Island, NY %
6 March – Empire – Albany, NY %
7 March – Buffalo, NY @ Casa Di Francesca’s
8 March – Cincinatti, OH @ Legends <
9 March – Toledo, OH @ The Ottawa Tavern <
10 March – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry <
12 March – LDB Fest – Louisville, KY
13 March – Louisville, KY At Mag Bar *
% SUPPORTING THE ACACIA STRAIN, < WITH MUTILATRED,
* WITH SANGUISUGABOGG, PHOBOPHILIC, VOLCANO, AND GATES TO HELL
w/ Dying Fetus
29 April – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
30 April – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
1 May – Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
3 May – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
4 May – Masquerade, Heaven – Atlanta, GA
5 May – Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
6 May – Jannus Live – Tampa, FL
7 May – Revolution Live – Ft Lauderdale, FL
9 May – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10 May – Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11 May – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
13 May – Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
14 May – Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
15 May – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
16 May – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
17 May – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
18 May – Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
19 May – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
20 May – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
21 May – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
23 May – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
24 May – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
25 May – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
26 May – The Lyric – Minneapolis, MN
27 May – Pop’s – Sauget, IL
28 May – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
29 May – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
31 May – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
1 June – Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
2 June – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
3 June – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
4 June – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5 June – The Palladium – Worcester, MA