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News - Six Feet Under

Image: Six Feet Under, Pitriff, NewsLegendary death metal legion SIX FEET UNDER today unveil the first single from forthcoming studio offering, Undead. Slated for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, the 12-track recording was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.

Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the death metal genre, Undead offers up an overhauled lineup. Now featuring Barnes alongside new guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, new bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself, SIX FEET UNDER 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both, lyrically and musically.

Comments vocalist/death metal ambassador Chris Barnes of the recording: "I'm in pretty much the best headspace I've been in since myself and [former guitarist] Allen West started this band in 1993. I'm super excited about the new record. It's a rejuvenation; it's a rebirth of SIX FEET UNDER, and fans will definitely latch on to my excitement and how focused I am in the lyrics I've written... The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, there's a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche."

Gore your ears to the violent sounds of "Formaldehyde" at THIS LOCATION, where you can also view the record's maniacal Dusty Peterson cover art and pre-order options.

Undead Track Listing:

01. Frozen At the Moment of Death

02. Formaldehyde

03. 18 Days

04. Molest Dead

05. Blood On My Hands

06. Missing Victims

07. Reckless

08. Near Death Experience

09. The Scar

10. Delayed Combustion Device

11. Vampire Apocalypse

12. The Depths of Depravity

In conjunction with the release of Undead, SIX FEET UNDER will embark upon a near three-week run of live rituals this June. Dubbed the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, the beatings will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8 and ravage its way across the country before coming to a close on June 29 in Tampa, Florida. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

SIX FEET UNDER 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012
w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation

6/08/2012  The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
6/09/2012  Empire - Springfield, VA
6/10/2012  Palladium - Worcester, MA
6/11/2012  Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
6/12/2012  Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
6/13/2012  Reggie's - Chicago, IL
6/14/2012  Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/15/2012  Harpo's - Detroit, MI
6/16/2012  People's Court - Des Moines, IA*
6/18/2012  The Gothic Theater - Denver, CO*
6/20/2012  Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
6/21/2012  Hawthorne Theater  - Portland, OR
6/23/2012  The Metro - Oakland, CA
6/24/2012  The Whisky - Los Angeles, CA
6/25/2012  TBA – Tempe, AZ
6/26/2012  House Of Rock - El Paso, TX
6/27/2012  Scout Bar - Houston, TX
6/29/2012  Brass Mug - Tampa, FL*
* - No Dying Fetus

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