Watch HERETIC PLAGUE’s “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery” video. The song is found on the English grindcore duo’s caustic debut album, Context Is A Stumbling Corpse, out now on Selfmadegod Records.
Born on the fractured and hope-starved shores of the UK, HERETIC PLAGUE blends a wide range of influences into a savage cocktail of extremity, the band was created by guitarist/bassist Adam Watts, an original member of cult UK grind band Beef Conspiracy, joined by his former bandmate Tom Bradfield who provides vocals and beats for the project. Bradfield is also a member of the bands Repulsive Dissection, Twitch Of The Death Nerve, Infected Disarray, and operates the label Grindethic Records. Together, the duo introduces a vile brew of death-infused grind with horror aesthetics in the vein of Nasum, Cryptopsy, early Brutal Truth, and Pig Destroyer.
Context Is A Stumbling Corpse was recorded at Grindethic HQ, mixed and mastered by Tom Bradfield, and completed with artwork and layout by Bradfield and Midjourney
The new video for “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery” was filmed at Mill Hill Music Complex, with photography and direction by the band. With its release, Bradfield states, “‘Briefcase Full Of Cutlery’ was one of the first tracks written by the band and the all-out death grind assault made it an obvious choice for our first promo clip. What do you keep in your briefcase? Well HERETIC PLAGUE keeps a selection of fine vintage cutlery, perfect for a bit of the old ultraviolence, and just the right fit for the average eye socket.”
Context Is A Stumbling Corpse is out now on CD and digital platforms at the Selfmadegod Records webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for additional updates from the band to post over the months ahead.
Metal Injection writes, “Are you enjoying being one solid human being that hasn’t been cut into pieces? Allow HERETIC PLAGUE to fix that with their new single ‘Briefcase Full Of Cutlery.’ Equal parts grinding death metal and slamming breakdowns, HERETIC PLAGUEhas one mission – destroy you.”
“…rips through you like a blade through flesh, and the horror and grind influences apparent in their straightforward death sound are familiar but welcome.” – Decibel Magazine
“The UK band cultivates an air of creeping madness on their debut album, toying with surreal subject matter. It raises the hairs on the back of my neck, but it’s an enjoyable kind of discomfort. Every track is a delightful exercise in weirdness… The album bounces from one demented riff to another, constantly changing up drumming patterns as it goes to reinforce this air of urgent, unpredictable insanity.” – Invisible Oranges
“…Context Is A Stumbling Corpse is utterly vile from the very first second to the last…Whether it’s to check that, yes, it really is that grotesquely heavy, or to prove to yourself that you can stomach the kind of aural torture it dishes out, it’s a gross and engrossing entry into the pantheon of deathgrind.” – Distorted Sound Magazine.
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