LACERATION – “Strangled By Hatred” – music video and single released

Bay Area death/thrash crew Laceration delivers the stunning new single “Strangled By Hatred” along with a new video for the groovy track. The song is the latest preview of the band's upcoming sophomore LP, I Erode, due out later this month, their first release for 20 Buck Spin. The video was created by Sam Caparros and Stench Reel.

Years of work and subtle refinement manifest themselves in the band's most assured and vicious material to date.

Packed with the hallmarks of US death metal's heyday, I Erode explodes out of the gate with merciless riffs, wild tempos, tasteful flesh-ripping solos and the vicious undercurrents of aggressive death thrash perfection. With an ideal balance of technical and straightforward, fast and mid-paced breaks and a concise, to-the-point attack full of variety, I Erode offers a purely addictive dose of genuine death metal adrenaline in a tradition that stretches from Demolition Hammer to Morgoth to Suffocation.

While it may evoke a sense of nostalgia, Laceration's increased confidence and commitment to the ruthless execution of a song erases any focus on the era on the breakneck “I Erode.” A devotion to the timelessness of the death metal form and high standards for true appreciation characterize Laceration's output now more than ever.

Recorded at Dark Corners Studios by Matt Harvey of Exhumed and Gruesome, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Undergang, Vastum, Ulthar, High On Fire) and completed with artwork by James Bousema (Frozen Soul, Kerry King, Celestial Sanctuary, Morgul Blade), photography by Bill Batchalor and layout by Dan Fried, Laceration's “I Erode” is an absolute must-have for fans of Malevolent Creation, Immolation, Devastation, Monstrosity, Morbid Angel, Asphyx, Pestilence, Demolition Hammer, Skeletal Remains, Morgoth and Dawn Of Possession-era Master.

“I Erode” will be released on July 26th on LP, CD, MC and digital formats. Pre-order on Bandcamp.

Song list:

“Degradation (Introduction)”
“Cut out”
“Sadistic entanglement”
“The embodiment of the abhorrent”
“Dreams of the Formless”
“Strangled by hate”
“Impaling suffering”
“I erode”

Video for “Strangled By Hatred”:

“Cut out”:

Laceration is currently booking tour dates in support of I Erode. A release show for the album is confirmed for August 10th in Santa Rosa. The band is also planning a west coast tour running from late August through the first week of September. This will be announced shortly, and more tour updates will be released in the coming months.

Luke Cazares – vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar on “Dreams Of The Formless”
Donnie Small – lead and rhythm guitar
Aerin Johnson – drums
Eli Small – Bass

(Photo – Bill Batchalor)