Jul 22

Exhumed – Necrocracy (2013)



Exhumed, America’s gore lords led by Matt Harvey, have been sole shredding  and gut hollowing for over 20 years and are about to release what just may be their best album yet, Necrocracy . It set for release (North America) via Relapse Records August 6th, 2013.

The Age of Metal met up with Exhumed back in April during their Arizona stop  of the Dispise The World Tour with Suffocation. We talked with Matt Harvy about the future release of Necrocracy and he described the album ‘to have prettier melodies than Celine Dion’s’, joking of course.

 Necrocracy  is probably the most extreme polar opposite of any album by Celine Dion.  Exhumed created Necrocracy as a political album with the concept of a government whereby the people are governed by the dead ‘-no democracy, no equal rights, no freedom of choice—bow down to your one true master—THE SAW.’

Making up the Necrocracy campaign is 9  gruesome, hard-handed and technical, brilliantly produced tracks. Starting off the political onslaught is, Coins Upon The Eyes.  A searing and combative composition that pushes and pulls you from bone grinding to melodic death thrashing. This is one of the strongest tracks on the album and Exhumed must agree since they made a music video around it (featured below).

One of the more fun songs is the title track, Necrocracy. It flows between passages that are  pulsating and brutal intwined with parts that are groovtastic and rhythmic.Over all this album has a fun, perfect for party music, kind of feel to it.

Exhumed and Relapse Records are offering a limited edition Necrocracy Party 2013 Political Rally Pack containing a deluxe yellow with blood red splatter LP plus a bonus CD with the entire album plus 5 exclusive tracks, a pin set,  bumper sticker and poster pack. This is very limited with only 500 copies available worldwide….that’s all, so don’t wait to buy this!

Ready for some wickedly brutal tour news? Joining Exhumed for a North American tour starting Oct. 4, 2013 are household name giants, Dying Fetus. So go see them live and definitely check out Necrocracy.



1. Coins Upon The Eyes
2. The Shape Of Deaths To Come
3. Necrocracy
4. Dysmorphic The Rotting
5. Sickened
6. (So Passes) The Glory Of Death
7. Ravening
8. Carrion Call
9. The Rotting

Genre: Death Metal / Grindcore

Label: Relapse Records

Total playtime: 36 minutes


Matt Harvey – Vocals, Guitars                                                                                                  Bob Babcock – Bass,Vocals                                                                                                       Bud Burke – Vocals, Guitars                                                                                                    Mike Hamilton – Drum



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