More than a decade after its most recent release, Earthburner is back with some new blood and plans to release a new album sometime in the coming months.
Comprised of founding member and guitarist Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope), vocalist Devin Swank (Sanguisugabogg), drummer Mike Miczek (Broken Hope), bassist Tyler Affinito, and honorary backup vocalist Mitch Harris (guitarist for Napalm Death), this new iteration of the band feels like a supercharged machine ready to crush fools.
Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Florida, with main vocal tracks recorded at Hypercube Studios in Chicago, the debut full-length Earthburner album will also feature guest spots by Immolation’s Ross Dolan and actor/Vixen Maw vocalist Jake Cannavale. According to Wagner, the as of yet unnamed album is finished, saying it will “indeed burn the Earth.”
“Earthburner has always been some kind of extreme metal mistress to me… it was always on the side and in my thoughts, and I was always dying to dive into it… but life always seemed to get in the way. For a number of years, I was writing and demoing Earthburner riffs that no one had yet heard, and with each passing year, some fans would ask whatever was I going to do with Earthburner (and I yearned to do something to finally answer that question).
“I’m intensely passionate about grindcore and had always wanted to do a genuine grindcore band with my own stamp on it—raging blast beats married up with riffs that make you wanna smash your face through a cinderblock—something that would be a separate monster from Broken Hope in terms of style, genre, tuning, vocals, and pure blasting ferocity. It was my love for bands like Terrorizer (World Downfall-era), Napalm Death, Nasum, Repulsion, General Surgery, and Cripple Bastards who all inspired me for decades and really drove me to do something faithful to this über-extreme genre.
“Thanks to my stepson Tyler, and Devin Swank from Sanguisugabogg, they lit a fire under my ass to bring Earthburner back FULL TIME… and here we are. We did it! We now have a full-length album which was produced by Tommy McWilliams and myself. Scott Creekmore mixed the album, and Mike Fuller mastered the digital version of the album (Scott Creekmore mastered the analog version at Mercenary Digital Studios).”
In addition to the album, Wagner said they filmed the entire recording process, which he says will go toward a bonus DVD with the physical release of the album. He also said that more will be revealed regarding the album’s cover, release date, and everything else that comes with a new album in the near future.
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