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Gutslit: Indian deathgrinders announce new album ‘Carnal’ and premiere new song “Matriarch” via Rolling Stone India


Band Lineup:
Aaron Pinto – Drums
Gurdip Singh Narang – Bass
Prateek Rajagopal – Guitars
Aditya Barve – Vocals

The Mumbai brutal death metal band go on a sadistic rampage in riffs for their first single off the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Amputheatre’”Rolling Stone India
“Drenched in gore and absolutely clobbering you with its powerful production” Toilet ov Hell.

Transcended their status as a mere household name in the Indian metal scene to a global force to be reckoned with

Toured over 24 countries

Secured endorsements from top musical instrument brands.

Gutslit Announces New Album, ‘Carnal’ + Streams First Single, “Matriarch”

Gutslit returns with Carnal, their anticipated third full-length, scheduled for 07 July. The album delves into the intricate struggles of the human psyche, examining the conflict between good and evil while drawing inspiration from infamous serial killers, ultimately offering a distinct perspective on the human experience.

The Mumbai brutal deathgrind quartet is now streaming the first preview track, “Matriarch,” of which the band says, “‘Matriarch’ explores the concept of Nature vs Nurture, highlighting how external factors can amplify an individual’s predisposition to violence.”

The single “Matriarch” will be available soon on digital. (Can be accessed AT THIS LOCATION)

Watch the Visulaizer for “Matriarch” below:

Carnal will be available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Pre-Orders are available at BANDCAMP (vinyl, CD, digital, merch) or the band’s OFFICIAL STORE (vinyl, CD, merch).

Gutslit will celebrate the release of Carnal with a performance at Obscene Extreme 2023 on July 7th, which coincides with the album’s official release date. Prior to that, Gutslit will be embarking on a mini tour across India in June.

Upcoming Shows:
6/04: Mumbai – Scarfest presents Freshblood powered by Bajaao
6/11: Pune – Scarfest presents Freshblood powered by Bajaao
6/16: Guwahati
6/17: Imphal
6/18: TBA
6/23: Hyderabad – w/ Fountainhead (DE) – Aggressive Tendencies V. 25
6/25: Bangalore – w/ Fountainhead (DE) – Spectral Tendencies
7/07: Trutnov, Czech Republic – Obscene Extreme 2023

Album cover – Carnal Artwork by Kidsquidy

Band Lineup:
Aaron Pinto – Drums
Gurdip Singh Narang – Bass
Prateek Rajagopal – Guitars
Aditya Barve – Vocals

Guest Musician:
Julien Truchan (Benighted) — Vocals on “Bind Torture Kill”

Other Credits:
Music by Prateek Rajagopal.
Lyrics by Vigneshkumar Venkatraman.
Produced by Gutslit.
Mixed and Mastered by Mark Lewis.
Drums engineered by Ninad Lad at Blue Cassette Studios.
Vocal Production and arrangements by Ashwin Shriyan and Prateek Rajagopal.

In their over 15-year journey, Gutslit has transcended their status as a mere household name in the Indian metal scene to a global force to be reckoned with, showcasing their technical prowess and brutal riffs on two critically acclaimed full-length albums. The Mumbai-based quartet has embarked on independent tours globally and left audiences in awe with their intense live performances. Their meteoric rise has been further validated by the endorsements they have received from some of the world’s top musical instrument brands, cementing their status as a highly professional and internationally acclaimed band.

Gutslit’s untamed musical prowess, razor-sharp precision, and blisteringly fast songs earned them the distinction of being hailed as the finest and filthiest band in the Indian metal scene. Their formidable sound is a testament to their versatility in adapting various styles of death metal and grindcore, which is showcased by their pulverizing riffs, pummeling blasts, vicious bass grooves, and horrendous gutturals. The intent has always been to push the boundaries of the extreme metal genre.

Gutslit’s latest offering, Carnal, is an explosive follow-up to their 2017 album Amputheatre. With eight crushing numbers, the album showcases the band’s evolution in sound, smoldering and surging with violent energy. The album was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) and produced by Prateek Rajagopal (The Book of Boba Fett, Creed 3), with artwork by Kidsquidy. Notably, Carnal marks the return of Aditya Barve (Skewered in the Sewer) on vocals and features guest vocals by Julien Truchan (Benighted) on the track “Bind Torture Kill.”

Informs the band: “‘Carnal’ is a masterful exploration of the intricate struggles of the human psyche. With a keen eye for detail and a remarkable understanding of the complexity of the human mind, we delve deep into the age-old conflict between good and evil. The tracks on this album depict the various phases of the human experience, from the deepest pits of despair to the highest peaks of euphoria.”

The album presents a captivating exploration of the many facades that we all wear and the numerous personas that we all adopt to navigate the challenges of life. In a stunning display of artistic prowess, the album features tracks that draw inspiration from the minds of infamous serial killers, illuminating the darkest corners of the human psyche and offering a unique perspective on the human experience.

With its thought-provoking themes and innovative approach to music, Carnal stands as a testament to the enduring power of art to illuminate the human condition and offers profound insights into the nature of our existence.

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By Metal Lair

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