Marking 30 years of depravity, Autopsy - the highly influential US death metal pioneers - return with Puncturing The Grotesque, a mini-LP containing 7 tracks of blistering sickness, and the band's first new material since 2015's pulverizing Skull Grinder. With the returning line-up of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles and Joe Trevisano, Autopsy once more deliver a rancid concoction of slow brooding doom and high-octane metal madness injected with twisted solos and an overdose of vocal insanity.
As a nod to the band's origins, Autopsy also perform a cover of "Fuck You!!!," originally by West Oakland 80s outfit, Bloodbath (the former band of Danny Coralles). Puncturing The Grotesque was recorded at Earhammer Studios (Violation Wound), in Oakland, California with engineering and co-production duties carried out by Greg Wilkinson. The delightfully distasteful artwork comes courtesy of Dennis Dread (Darkthrone, Abscess).
Mainman Chris Reifert comments: "30 years of Autopsy...how the hell did that happen? Seems like just yesterday but somehow a million years ago that a couple of degenerate teenagers formed this beast that still lumbers and lurches around the confines of the studio and the expanse of the world itself. It's hard for us to believe too. Just don't think we're letting you out of the audio noose yet....we still have some of our sickest tricks up our sleeves for your horrific pleasure!"