A seven-minute trailer/teaser for THE AUTUMN OFFERING‘s new, self-titled album can be viewed below. Due on August 31 via Victory Records, the new CD is “the band’s most crushing release to date” and is “chock-full of blast beats and twin guitar wizardry” while “vocalist Matt McChesney sounds as if he is being burned at the stake,” according to a press release.
McChesney and drummer Brian Sculley met while both were in the New England grind band CADAVERYNE. Tommy Church did his time in the death metal outfit END OF ALL, which later went on to become KILL WHITNEY DEAD. Newcomers Jesse Nunn and Carl Bensley both served in Los Angeles bands SCUM OF THE EARTH and SILENT CIVILIAN.
Commented McChesney: “I always thought we were unfairly lumped in with the ‘metalcore’ bands. I always thought we did much more musically and were a bit more sophisticated than your typical good-cop/bad-cop band. It takes balls to admit this, but yeah, we wrote a few songs that were mistakes. We made a push, half heartedly, for the mainstream. Yet I feel like a few bad choices don’t taint two albums that I love dearly.
“There were a million reasons to make a record like this. Also, sensing the death of that genre of metal, it made no sense to make a record that resembled it. I think we came out of it all, integrity intact.”
“The Autumn Offering” track listing:
02. Born Dead
03. Exhale The Locusts
04. Fed To The Lions
05. Hessian Blade
06. Death Mask
08. Among Wolves
10. Myriad Black
11. A Return To Ashes
The band will hit the road late summer/early fall with KITTIE, SILENT CIVILIAN and DESTROPHY as part of the “Haunting The Masses Tour”.
THE AUTUMN OFFERING‘s last album, “Requiem”, came out in June 2009 via Victory Records. The CD was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.