Last year, former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer launched his new death metal projected, Semi-Rotted, this time showcasing his vocal talents. Today, the band has announced that veteran extreme metal drummer, and longtime friend of Spencer, Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Vital Remains) will be joining the Semi-Rotted ranks.
"Getting a drummer the caliber of Tim Yeung really allows freedom when creating because you know he's gonna add the bad ass chops to push the material over the top," Spencer shares. "There's nobody I wanted more than Tim, so I thought I'd reach out by chance he might be available and he was! He instantly starting taking the songs to another level when he started drumming on them."
Showcasing Yeung's talents behind the kit, the band has shared new single "Bloodbath", also featuring the death metal legend himself, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher as a guest vocalist.
Spencer says, "Getting to work with a legend like Corpsegrinder is more than a dream come true. He is a lord in the death metal community! One of the true badasses to ever do it and one of my personal favorites."
The track is accompanied by an animated video showing off the bands fun side. Animated by Makinita Silva, any fans of the 90's cartoon Ren & Stimpy will find the animation quite nostalgic.
Semi-Rotted is working toward the release of their debut full-length, Barrage of Brutality, due out later this year. Their amalgamation of groove, extreme, and death metal takes their collective experience and crafts something entirely new.
"It's our take on different genres of metal," notes Jeremy. "We're such huge fans, and we wanted to do our own spin on various styles together. Some of the arrangements are complex, but it's also meat and potatoes brutality you can sing along to. First and foremost, it's always about the song, so we wanted to make it straight to the point. Why can't you have a chorus in a fucking extreme metal song?"
"The one thing missing was badassery on the drums, so we needed Tim," Jeremy goes on. "We wanted next level shit, and we got one of the best ever. He went the extra mile on everything, which I couldn't do without him. He just killed it. I'm grateful we've got this wicked band."
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