Metal Blade Records Reissue of 200 STAB WOUNDS Debut Album “Slave to the Scalpel” Out Now!

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Excerpt taken from PITCHFORK’s review of Slave to the Scalpel:
There’s nothing subtle about 200 Stab Wounds. The Cleveland quartet plays death metal with all the nuance of a power drill to the temple-an experience they describe in detail on ‘Drilling Your Head,’ the lead single from their debut, Slave to the Scalpel. Alongside their Maggot Stomp labelmates Sanguisugabogg and Inoculation, 200 Stab Wounds are helping to establish Ohio as a new headquarters for brutal, bludgeoning death metal. Slave to the Scalpel demonstrates the band’s outstanding command over the core elements of the sound.”

Metal Blade Records just dropped the reissue of Cleveland, Ohio death metallers 200 Stab Wounds debut album, Slave to the Scalpel! The album was originally released in November of 2021 through Maggot Stomp and contains 9 tracks recorded at Bricktop Studios with Andy Nelson and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Metal Blade just released the album on CD, 45 RPM LP Vinyl, and across all digital and streaming platforms.

Find the album, singles, and more at: – and catch the band live as they tour across North America as direct support to Frozen Soul on the Assimila-Tour. Tour dates listed below.

Slave to the Scalpel 45 RPM LP Vinyl Variants:
• Ultra Clear outer w/ Royal Blue inner (US)
• Oxblood and Grey (US)
• Muddy Olive Brown Marbled (100 copies – EU)
• 180g Black (500 copies – EU)
• Silver/Blood Red Splatter (300 copies – EU)
• Rosy Flesh Marbled (300 copies – EU)

Standard Tracklist:
01. Skin Milk
02. Tow Rope Around the Throat
03. Stifling Stew
04. Itty Bitty Pieces
05. Phallic Filth
06. Slave to the Scalpel
07. Drilling Your Head
08. Paths to Carnage
09. Expirated Spatter

Vinyl Side Splits:
01. Skin Milk
02. Tow Rope Around the Throat
03. Stifling Stew
04. Itty Bitty Pieces

05. Phallic Filth
06. Slave to the Scalpel
07. Drilling Your Head
08. Paths to Carnage
09. Expirated Spatter

Assimila-Tour Frozen Soul w/ 200 Stab Wounds, Judiciary, Tribal Gaze
11/03 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
11/04 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/05 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/07 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11/08 Middle East – Boston, MA
11/09 Studio TD – Montreal, QC
11/10 Garrison – Toronto, ON
11/11 El Club – Detroit, MI
11/13 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/14 Avondale Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/15 Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN
11/16 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/18 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
11/19 The Shredder – Boise, ID
11/21 Goldfields Roseville – Roseville, CA
11/22 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
11/24 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
11/25 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
11/26 American Legion Post 8 – Las Vegas, NV
11/28 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
11/29 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
12/01 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
12/02 Secret Group – Houston, TX

Terrasite Over Europe ’24 Cattle Decapitation w/ Signs of the Swarm, 200 Stab Wounds, Vomit Forth
03/01 Nijmegen, NL Doornroosje
03/02 Zurich, CH – Züri Gmätzlets VOL. III w/ Cattle Decapitation, Pig Destroyer, Signs Of The Swarm and more
03/03 Paris, FR Petit Bain
03/04 Brighton, GB Chalk
03/05 Southampton, GB The Loft
03/06 Exeter, GB Phoenix
03/08 London, GB Academy Islington
03/09 Manchester, GB Rebellion
03/10 Glasgow, GB Cathouse
03/11 Newcastle, GB Reds Bar
03/13 Limerick, GB Dolan’s Warehouse
03/14 Dublin, IE Academy
03/15 Leeds, GB The Key Club
03/16 Birmingham, GB Asylum
03/17 Bristol, GB The Fleece
03/19 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
03/20 Munich, DE Backstage
03/21 Vienna, AT Szene
03/22 Budapest, HU Barba Negra
03/23 Prague, CZ MeetFactory
03/25 Berlin, DE Lido
03/26 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
03/27 Stockholm, SE Fryhuset Klubben
03/28 Oslo, NO Inferno Metal Festival w/ At the Gates, Borknagar + more!
03/29 Gothenburg, SE Pustervik
03/30 Hamburg, DE Logo
03/31 Essen, DE Turock

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About the band:
Formed in 2019, the Cleveland death metal quartet that Brooklyn Vegan refers to as “Stupidly Heavy” pays homage to old-school death metal in the vein of Cannibal CorpseDying Fetus, and Mortician while carving out their own brutal sound in this new wave of death metal starting to boil up in the metal scene.

Cleveland death metallers 200 STAB WOUNDS have begun an epic run of live dates that will find the band rampaging their way across much of the US through the end of the year.

The onstage bedlam begins in November when 200 STAB WOUNDS serves as direct support to Frozen Soul on their North American Assimila-Tour from November 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia through December 2nd in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by Judiciary and Tribal Gaze. After that, 200 STAB WOUNDS heads to Europe to kick off their 2024 touring as a part of labelmates Cattle Decapitation‘s Terrasite Over Europe with Signs of the Swarm and Vomit Forth.

Expect a new full-length studio album from 200 STAB WOUNDS in 2024. More details to be released over the coming months.

Lineup (current):
Steve Buhl – vocals, guitars
Ezra Cook – bass
Owen Pooley – drums
Raymond MacDonald – guitars

With a pitch-black sense of humor, the Cleveland death metal quartet boils the genre down to its essence – which means they live and die by the riff” PITCHFORK

200 Stab Wounds clearly know what they’re doing” PITCHFORK

stupidly heavy” BROOKLYN VEGAN

This Cleveland collective are out to slaughter unsuspecting death metal fans with a fury heavily rooted in death metal’s past, bringing to mind the best combinations of the sounds from the late 1980s to early 1990s with an undeniable underlying groove provided by the guitars and bass.” INVISIBLE ORANGES

If you want your death metal quick, hard, and dirty, then you’ll want to give these maniacal Midwesterners a call.” INVISIBLE ORANGES

The Ohio quartet wield a twisted style of brutal death metal that values violent grooves and rampaging mosh parts over precise technicality, though there are plenty of spastic blast beats and murderous drum fills” REVOLVER

They’ve only been around since 2019, but 200 Stab Wounds shows are already notorious bloodbaths.” REVOLVER

Included in REVOLVER MAGAZINE‘s “Artists You Need To Know” Series & 10 Best New Bands of 2022

The riffs and delivery are like a semi-truck to the face” METAL INJECTION

You are walking into a slaughterhouse and 200 Stab Wounds is holding the sledgehammer.” METAL INJECTION

The noise that 200 Stab Wounds have been making is far from subtle.” – BLOODY DISGUSTING

200 STAB WOUNDS demonstrate a skill at splicing together riffs, beatdowns and groove into something obscenely compelling. They’re adept at serving up a cornucopia of nastiness that can change at the drop of a hat.” – DISTORTED SOUND

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