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Skull Grinder is the latest release from the US gore legends featuring seven new tracks of gut-wrenching death metal delivered in the unmistakable Autopsy way. Recorded once more at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA, with Adam Munoz, Skull Grinder perfectly captures the rancid essence of Autopsy in all its savage glory, with a suitably dirty and organic sound mixed with brutal riffs, resulting in a slab of perfect and relentless horror.

The band notes that, "Musically, it's just what you'd expect from us; no style changes, wimp outs, sell outs, settling down or caving in. Add to that acknowledgement of the obvious, some of Wes Benscoter's sickest art yet to (dis)grace the cover, and you have a new sledgehammer to the bowels with no apologies offered whatsoever."

One of the early breed of US death metal acts, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco and released four albums on Peaceville Records - beginning with their classic debut Severed Survival in 1989 - before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form Abscess. Autopsy triumphantly returned from the grave after a 15 year hiatus with the 2010 EP The Tomb Within. This was followed by the release of the band's fifth studio album Macabre Eternal in 2011, to great acclaim.