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ALTERBEAST “Immortal” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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ALTERBEAST originate from Sacramento, California and released their debut full-length album, Immortal, back in March of 2014 via Unique Leader Records. You can call ALTERBEAST Death Metal and/or Technical Death Metal. The guitars and bass were recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles, with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams.

ALTERBEAST formed in 2011 under the working title: Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA). Unreal stuff. If you’re a fan of Metal that combines an extreme rhythm section with hell inspired vocals and big melodic guitars then ALTERBEAST should sonically satisfy your Metal craving. The guitars of Rusty Cornell and Andrew Lamb on Immortal are both violent and dare I say, Neo-Classical? Regardless, I absolutely love listening to these two guitarists alone.

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There is an abundance of musical substance on this album, from the lyrics to the blazing guitar solos, with the formidable rhythm section of bassist Michael Zamora and seasoned drummer Gabe Seeber holding it all together. Vocalist Cam Rogers is damn good and when I try to sing a verse along to this album it’s a total disaster. Extreme Metal singers are a breed of their own and Cam Rogers is a powerful vocalist to reckon with.

ALTERBEAST unleashed their first demo in 2012 and then officially began touring, doing numerous shows while opening for such Metal legends as Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. When you open for a Metal crowd like that, it equates to Metal respect.

ALTERBEAST did create moments for the listener to catch their breath, during their sonic Death and destruction on Immortal; the sounds of (what I think are) geese can be heard as part of the outro to Mutilated Marvel. There is evil chanting that is the intro to Serpentspire. Excellent! Throne Of Maggots is the album closer and its outro is the sound of distant winds. Going backwards to the album opener, Flesh Bound Text begins with the peaceful sounds of an old 78rpm playing a strings and piano number… then ALL hell breaks loose. Love it. I look forward to great Metal things from ALTERBEAST. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Immortal – Track List: 1. Flesh Bound Text, 2. Of Decimus Divine, 3. Vile Remnants, 4. Ancient’s Retribution, 5. Mutilated Marvel, 6., Into Oblivion, 7. Serpentspire, 8. Throne Of Maggots

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* For more info on ALTERBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/ALTERBEASTofficial

http://www.youtube.com/ALTERBEASTofficial

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013

Website: http://www.uniqueleader.com

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LONG LIVE ALTERBEAST.

LONG LIVE CALIFORNIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ALTERBEAST – Technical Death Metal Militia To Release Debut Full-Length Via Unique Leader This March; New Track Posted

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Alterbeast - promo band pic - #1 - 2013

Sacramento Technical Death Metal militia, ALTERBEAST, is pleased to unleash their full-length debut via Unique Leader this Spring! Titled Immortal, the eight track monster offering was meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013.

With guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn, Plague Window et al) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the release, Immortal promises to deliver some of the most dynamic, instrumentally adept and plainly crushing material of the year.

Elaborates vocalist Cam Rogers of the outcome:Immortal is what was spawned from hard work, dedication, and downright brutal musicianship. It has intricate solos, absolutely crushing interludes and brutal circle-pit anthems. ALTERBEAST sets the scene with grievous piano preceding the onset of ‘Flesh Bound Text’ which comes in with blistering drums and guitars effortlessly making their way around the fret board. Every piece truly has its own personality on this record, whether it’s the apocalyptic soundscapes of ‘Ancient’s Retribution,’ the devastating aggression of ‘Vile Remnants’ or the unmerciful grooves in ‘Throne of Maggots.’ This album has something for every listener and comes together seamlessly to form as a breathtaking whole. Immortal is exactly what we intended it to be: a gripping and intense death metal album.”

Liquefy your brain with the sounds of opening track “Flesh Bound Text” below!

Immortal Track Listing:

1. Flesh Bound Text

2. Of Decimus Divine

3. Vile Remnants

4. Ancient’s Retribution

5. Mutilated Marvel

6. Into Oblivion

7. Serpentspire

8. Throne of Maggots

ALTERBEAST - Large Band Logo - B&W - 2013

Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), ALTERBEAST combines the teachings of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn Of Possession with the classic Death Metal mastery of band’s like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an irate expulsion of sonic deviance. After a year of dedicated song-crafting, ALTERBEAST unleashed their first demo in 2012 and officially waged war on the populace with numerous shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local Death Metal community.

Immortal will rear its head upon the masses on March 18, 2014 via Unique Leader. Further intel, including preorder links, to be announced in the coming days.

ALTERBEAST Personnel:

Cam Rogers – Vocals
Rusty Cornell – Guitar
Andrew Lamb – Guitar
Michael Zamora – Bass
Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil, Decrepit Birth, Abysmal Dawn et al) – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ALTERBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/ALTERBEASTofficial
http://www.youtube.com/ALTERBEASTofficial

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013

Website: http://www.uniqueleader.com

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LONG LIVE ALTERBEAST.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ALTERBEAST – Joins Unique Leader Records

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Alterbeast - promo band pic - #1 - 2013

ALTERBEAST – Sacramento Technical Death Metal legion ALTERBEAST is pleased to announce their union with Unique Leader Records.

Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), ALTERBEAST combines influences from the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn of Possession with numerous classic Death Metal acts like Dissection and Morbid Angel, into an infuriated expulsion of animosity. After a year of dedicated song-crafting, ALTERBEAST unleashed their first demo in 2012 and played countless shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local Death Metal community.

Earlier this year, ALTERBEAST entered Augmented Audio at Sound Temple Studios to record their debut. Titled Immortal, the record was engineered by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams. The band later enlisted Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil) to the drum stool, returned to the studio – this time at Oakland’s Castle Ultimate with engineer Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) – to record drums, mix and master the album.

Slated for release in early 2014 via Unique Leader, Immortal will feature eight tracks of brutal, uncompromising death metal mastery. Check out the band’s personal signing announcement HERE.

Further ALTERBEAST developments to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

ALTERBEAST - Large Band Logo - B&W - 2013

Cam Rogers – Vocals

Rusty Cornell – Guitar

Andrew Lamb – Guitar

Michael Zamora – Bass

Gabe Seeber – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On ALTERBEAST:

Facebook: ALTERBEAST

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013

http://uniqueleader.com/

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LONG LIVE ALTERBEAST.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

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