Exhumed is one of those bands who perfected the gorey theme in their songwriting, but keeps the song structure so catchy to the point where it sticks to your skull. This results in a band that’s truly unforgettable.
During their run which has thus far lasted over twenty years, Exhumed always keeps us guessing; their menacing debut album Gore Metal was exhilarating and brutal, but their most recent release Necrocracy features melodic-influenced choruses and slower riffs as opposed to the rapid and grind-induced nature of their previous material. Because of this, Exhumed has become one the most influential death metal bands.
I’ve seen Exhumed live before. I remember their set being vigorous and relentless, while still being lots of fun. Of course my favorite song to see live is Limb from Limb; the guy comes out with the chainsaw, and everyone goes crazy, especially my headbanging self. The songs they played off of Necrocracy, such as Dysmorphic, got an incredible response from the crowd. But overall throughout the whole set the crowd was full of vitality.
The Age of Metal was able to speak to Matt Harvey of Exhumed while at The Orpheum in Tampa, Florida. In the interview we discuss the tour they’re on, Harvey’s favorite music, the title and music style of Necrocracy, and the future of metal.
North American tour with Dying Fetus
Oct 22 Calgary, AB @ Republik
Oct 23 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
Oct 24 Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
Oct 25 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
Oct 26 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater #
Oct 27 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s #
Oct 28 Madison, WI @ High Noon #
Oct 29 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys #
Oct 30 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater #
Oct 31 Worcester, MA @ Palladium #
Nov 1 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater #
Nov 2 Springfield, VA @ Empire #