One of the best rising acts within the underground metal scene is the Des Moines, Iowa-based Green Death. The crossover thrash band’s new EP, Pure Torture, was released yesterday (June 2nd) through longtime Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s label,EMP Label Group. To celebrate, the band is streaming the EP’s closing track “Sickle & Scythe”.
Vocalist Sol Bates commented on why this particular song was selected to share with fans saying: “‘Sickle & Scythe’ is the darkest song we have written to date. Lyrically it deals with blind faith, cult practices and death. The song is also meant to take the listener on a journey of our musical direction from our past albums to the next full-length album: We start out with more of a thrash style, then the middle/chorus gets into more death metal, ending with more of doom feel. The upcoming full-length will explore more of that doom side of our sound.”
Clayton Cagle, guitarist of Bay Area thrash group Hatchet, also contributes a guest solo to “Sickle And Scythe”.
You can purchase Green Death‘s ‘Pure Torture‘ right now at this location. (Digital platform-based releases have been delayed until June 9th).
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Pure Torture EP tracklist
2. Pure Torture (f/ David Ellefson)
3. The Reaper
4. Sickle & Scythe
The Texas-based rock ‘n roll terrors Broken Teethwill return with a brand new album, ‘4 On The Floor‘, for the EMP Label Group this Friday, April 21st. The bluesy, high energy rock band which features singer Jason McMaster of such iconic acts as Dangerous Toys, Watchtower, Ignitor and Evil United, is one of underground music’s best kept secrets. Now, after 20 years of fierce live shows and a string of stellar album releases, Broken Teeth are poised for their breakthrough to a much larger audience. That will undoubtedly be helped in part with their teaming with EMP Label Group and their founders, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and former Corporate Punishment President Thom Hazaert.
Ellefson commented: “I’ve had my eyes and ears on Broken Teeth for a few years now and have a history with singer Jason McMaster. It was only a matter of time until I found a way to partner with them. Given their reputation as a crushing live act, along with their previous string of classic, underground hard-rock albums, I couldn’t be more proud to welcome Broken Teeth to the EMP family and help them share their music with an even wider audience.”
“4 On The Floor”
“All Or Nothin'”
“Borrowed Time (W.O.M.G.)”
“House Of Damnation”
“Let The War Machine Roll”
“All Day Sucker”
Broken Teeth specialize in gritty, balls-out rock n’ roll best described as “AC/DC on amphetamine” in my opinion and ‘4 On The Floor‘ is sure to impress. That impressing can now begin with the Official Video for the new album’s title track streaming below.
Broken Teeth is:
Jason McMaster – vocals Jared Tuten – guitar Bruce Rivers – drums David Beeson – guitar Robb Lampman – bass