Gruesome, ‘Choke on It ’91’ (Death Cover) – Exclusive Song Premiere
We’ve got a killer premiere to share with you from technical death metallers Gruesome. The band has paid tribute to the great Chuck Schuldiner by covering Death’s “Choke on It” from Gruesome’s upcoming Fragments of Psyche EP.
“Choke on It '91” is the closing track from Death’s second studio album, Leprosy. Gruesome was actually formed after Exhumed’s Matt Harvey and former Malevolent Creation drummer Gus Rios took part in the Death to All tours. The band is rounded out by bassist Robin Mazen and Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez.
“This is a true homage from apprentice to master for me!" Rios says of the Death cover. "The idea was to reinterpret this song as if Sean Reinert had recorded it, though I've always been very vocal about my adoration of Bill Andrew's more simple but solid style, so obviously NO disrespect there! This is simply a fun reworking of what I consider to one of the best tunes on Leprosy, and one that I thought would particularly lend itself well to some more complex grooves. Doing my best Bill Reinert impersonation!”
Gruesome’s Fragments of a Psyche EP is a two-song release featuring “Choke on It '91” along with the title track. The EP will see a March 31 release, and you can pre-order it here.
Take a listen to Gruesome’s “Choke on It '91” above! The band will be touring with Obituary this spring, so take a look at those dates below!
Obituary + Gruesome 2017 Tour Dates:
04/22 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Manitoba Metalfest 2017 (no Obituary)
05/11 - Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall
05/12 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi-Tone
05/13 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Syndicate Lounge
05/14 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
05/16 - Lousiville, Ky. @ Trixie’s
05/17 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Rex Theater
05/18 - Washington, D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
05/19 - Amityville, N.Y. @ Amityville Music Hall
05/20 - Hartford, Conn. @ Webster Theatre
05/21 - Richmond, Va. @ Broadberry
07/29 - Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Domination Fest 4
08/10-13 - Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
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