Fit For An Autopsy’s New Single ‘Hellions’ Confirms Split EP With Deathcore Peers
Who remembers the The Depression Sessions split EP between Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit for an Autopsy? The 2016 release included one original and one cover from each of the three bands – who can forget Thy Art Is Murder‘s cover of Rammstein‘s ‘Du Hast‘ or The Acacia Strain‘s cover of Soundgarden‘s ‘Black Hole Sun‘? If you missed the full EP, it’s definitely worth a listen.
Overnight, new track ‘Hellions‘ emerged by Fit For An Autopsy with album art including a suspect wolf as well as The Aggression Sessions in the title. With too similar a name to The Depression Sessions, we reckon Thy Art Is Murder and Fit For An Autopsy may be back on their split EP bullshit, and not only are we all for it, but we’re assuming they’ve swapped out The Acacia Strain for Knotfest Australia inaugural heavyweights Malevolence.
All three bands have been teasing the same wolf-like graphics on socials, with a March 10 reveal. At first, we balanced our speculation with the prospect of a tour, but we think we’ve cottoned on to what all three of these Nuclear Blast bands are up to.
We also got the scoop about an upcoming EP release from Thy Art Is Murder guitarist Andy Marsh when we caught up with him just a few weeks ago, during their Decade of Hate tour, so we’re stoked about it (or so we suspect). Anyway, more on this EP hearsay later.
Now, let’s get back to this new Fit For An Autopsy news. Firstly, the timing for Aussie fans is impeccable, with their tour announcement yesterday to support Make Them Suffer in a few months – we’re stoked.
Onto ‘Hellions‘, the track actually captures strong influences from The Acacia Strain, particularly vocally – with Joe Bad channeling his best echoing belch. The four-minute track is technically impressive, even for these guys. After a few minutes, the ‘build’ begins (gulp), then everything really slows. The slow pounding drums take over and Fit For An Autopsy purge the most disgusting breakdown before it all stops; enjoy.
Update: Fit For An Autopsy have officially announced the split EP with ‘Hellions‘ being the first of six tracks in total. They’ll also cover At The Gates‘ ‘Under A Serpent Sun‘. Thy Art Is Murder will be covering death metalers Cannibal Corpse and Malevolence covering 00’s pop artist Anastacia, as well as an original for each of the three bands.
The three artists will be releasing The Aggression Sessions split EP digitally on April 7 and on Vinyl/CD on July 21 worldwide via Nuclear Blast.
On ‘Hellions‘ the band commented:
“Hellions was a fun look back at some of our more brutal and fast paced roots more akin to our earlier material. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Hellbound, the record which we all collectively feel really started things in motion for the band. It was a blast to channel the energy and excitement we had at that time back into our music in 2023. It’s only natural for bands to evolve and expand their sound over time, but we never forgot where we came from, so this one is for those who were here from day one.”
“Working with friends and peers and avoiding the pitfalls of competitiveness has always been the most rewarding part of being in a band, so as always thank you for the support and opportunity to have this platform to do cool shit. See you all on the road!”
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream ‘Hellions‘ here
Pre-Order/Save The Aggression Sessions here
Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy & Malevolence – The Aggression Sessions EP
1. Fit For An Autopsy – Hellions
2. Thy Art Is Murder – Until There Is No Longer
3. Malevolence – Waste Of Myself
4. Fit For An Autopsy – Under A Serpent Sun (At The Gates Cover)
5. Thy Art Is Murder – Hammer Smashed Face (Cannibal Corpse Cover)
06. Malevolence – Left Outside Alone (Anastacia Cover)
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