Southern death metal band GUILLOTINE A.D. – whose music blends the sounds of old-school Florida death metal, Scandinavian black metal, and New Orleans sludge into a wholly unique brew – release their anticipated new album, ‘Born To Fall,’ today, June 24th, on CD and Digital. Available in stores, online at your favorite streaming/download app or order direct from our webstores or Bandcamp at www.smarturl.com/guillotinead
‘Born To Fall’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Washburn (Mastodon, Atheist, Withered) at LedBelly Sound Studio and features artwork by Eliran Kantor (Sodom, Trivium, Kataklysm).
1. Vultures Of Paradise
3. War First
4. Spiritual Insect
5. I Want To Believe
6. Born To Fall
8. Madness Of The Gods
Additionally, today the band release the music video for the title track, “Born To Fall,” which can be viewed here – https://youtu.be/0wI5bMRunLM
The early roots of what is now known as GUILLOTINE A.D. first took shape in 2003, when brothers Adam & Lance Miller first formed the band, then known as GUILLOTINE, in their rural southwest Georgia town. The brothers initially grew up on ‘70s hard rock legends such as ZZ Top, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and came of age during the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, cutting their metal teeth on Shadows Fall and Lamb of God. Life saw the brothers soon head on different paths for the next decade, with GUILLOTINE going on pause during that time.
GUILLOTINE was reformed by the brother duo in 2015. Adam & Lance now took inspiration from the classic death metal of Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under, the New Orleans sludge of Crowbar and Eyehategod, and the Scandinavian black metal of Mayhem and early Enslaved. The duo soon followed that reformation with a re-location to Athens, Georgia, where they met drummer Evan Posey. The newly-materialized incarnation of the band became the perfect outlet for the updated direction that their music had taken. The band self-described the motivation of their new sound as wanting “to sound like if Obituary moved to New Orleans and tried to play down-tuned versions of Satyricon songs.”
GUILLOTINE’s self-titled and self-released debut album was released in October 2017. The group soon took their new sound to live stages all over the Southeast United States, supporting bands such as Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, and Hate Eternal. The band also participated in Slaughter Que 2019, which was headlined by acts such as Exodus, Kataklysm, Exhorder, and more. The trio also shared stages alongside fellow rising extreme metal acts such as Cloak, Frozen Soul and Sanguisugabogg.
The first taste of the pummeling to be found on “Born to Fall” was unveiled in April 2022 with the lyric video for “Hammer,” which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/B7qQzO6wlkA, while second single/video, “Exile,” impacted last month https://youtu.be/ICNHqf1OQhM. Listen and see why the UK”s Fistful of Metal mag called GUILLOTINE A.D. “deep bellowing death from the south” or The Razor’s Edge claims “this record hits like a cinderblock demonstrating a keen eye for tone and power.”
Guillotine A.D. will be performing the following shows with more dates in the works.
6/24 – Al’s Bar – Lexington, KY
6/25 – GroundZero – Spartanburg, SC
7/1 – Flicker Theater – Athens, GA
7/2 – The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
7/15 – Wormhole – Savannah, GA
8/12 – Santos Bar – New Orleans, LA
8/13 – Trax Bar and Grill – Long Beach, MS
8/23 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA w/Crowbar
9/7 – Open Chord, Knoxville, TN w/Crowbar
GUILLOTINE A.D. is:
Adam Miller – bass/vocals
Lance Miller – guitars/backing vocals
Evan Posey – drums