CARTILAGE: Bay Area Gore Crew Announces Fall Tour With Gruesome And Immortal Bird; The Deader The Better LP With Guests From Exhumed, And Impaled Out Now On Creator-Destructor Records

photo by J. Donovan Malley
San Francisco-based gore metal outfit CARTILAGE has announced a Fall tour across the Western US, supporting Gruesome with additional support provided by Immortal Bird. The tour begins September 29th in Portland and ends October 15th in Sacramento. See all dates below; tickets go on sale this Friday, August 26th at 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific.
CARTILAGE w/ Gruesome, Immortal Bird:
9/29/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
9/30/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/01/2022 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/02/2022 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2022 HQ – Denver, CO
10/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
10/06/2022 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/07/2022 Come And Take It – Austin, TX
10/08/2022 The Rockbox – San Antonio, TX
10/10/2022 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
10/11/2022 Nile Underground – Phoenix, AZ
10/12/2022 Knucklehead – Los Angeles, CA
10/13/2022 Kensington Club – San Diego, CA
10/14/2022 Eli’s Down Under – Oakland, CA
10/15/2022 Café Colonial – Sacramento, CA
Whether you call them deathgrind, goregrind, or gore metal, some things are certain: the Bay Area’s CARTILAGE bleeds in blastbeats, rips out gut-twisting riffs, and spews idiomatic viscera with delight. Spawned from original members featuring sibling duo, guitarist/vocalist Ria and vocalist Mark Wallace along with guitarist Michael Flory (Logistic Slaughter) and drummer Adam Houmam (Terrorizer LA), came one that delighted in the flesh-searing death metal that the likes of Impaled and General Surgery claim as their own.
In 2019, the band added bassist Kienan Hamilton to their ranks and has held the low-end buzz since. Not content to rest on their blood-soaked laurels, CARTILAGE wrote, recorded, and independently released the Gore-Met EP as the morbid darkness of 2020 ended. And now, the quintet is primed and ready to unleash their second LP The Deader The Better via Creator-Destructor Records.
CARTILAGE’s second album The Deader The Better was recorded by Alejandro Corredor (Pounder, ex-Nausea) in January 2020 at Darker Corners Studio in San Luis Obispo. The record all at once features friends, peers, and gore metal grandmasters, with guest vocals by Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome) who also helped produce the album, Ross Sewage (Impaled, Exhumed), Sean McGrath (Impaled), guest vocals and guitar solo from Leon del Muerte (Murder Construct, Terrorizer LA), and a guest solo from Tom Draper (Pounder, ex-Carcass), sharpening CARTILAGE’s hemorrhaging stabs of grind for the masses. The Deader The Better is completed with cover art by Matt Slime, and includes a cover of Impetigo’s “Boneyard.”
Find The Deader The Better on vinyl – 200 on Doublemint/Purple Swirl, 200 on Bone w/ Blood Red Splatter, and 100 on Mustard w/ Magenta Splatter – as well as cassette and digital formats at the Creator-Destructor label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Also watch the video for the title track HERE.
“…blast beats, sideways riffs, and horrific descriptions of human depravity.” – Decibel Magazine
“CARTILAGE also discharge songs that slash like serial killers, convulse in seizures, sear like an acetylene torch, maul like bulldozers, and lurch like zombies (the slow ones, not the fast ones), and as crazed and kaleidoscopic as the songs usually are, they’re cleverly embedded with hook-y melodies. and head-moving grooves.” – No Clean Singing
“…the group festers this admiration into punctual death grind. They adore gore-drenched theatrics, which is obvious with song titles like “Mallet Wielding Maniac” and ‘Cellar Full Of Stiffs.'” – Heavy Music Headquarters
“…this is an album that is happy to bask in its own bile. And for added festering fun and freakish frolic of gore, then get yourself on the list for the splatter vinyl release for extra kaleidoscopic horror.” – Metal Forces
CARTILAGE "The Deader the Better" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

 

Follow us on twitter, tik tok, instagram: @emmreport

 

WIG WAM ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM “OUT OF THE DARK” OUT FEBRUARY 10, 2023

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK OUT TODAY! 2023 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED WITH MORE TO BE ADDED Norwegian rock n’ roll warriors Wig Wam have announced they will release their new studio album, ‘Out Of The Dark’ on February 10, 2023. Coming on the heels of renewed, enthusiastic interest in the band thanks to their […]

Read More

GIDEON ANNOUNCE MORE POWER. MORE PAIN.

STREAM “TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH”   NEW ALBUM ARRIVES MARCH 17 VIA EQUAL VISION   Alabama metalcore warriors GIDEON — drummer Jake Smelley, vocalist Daniel McWhorter, guitarist/vocalist Tyler Riley, and bassist Caleb DeRusha — have announced their new album MORE POWER. MORE PAIN. The album arrives on March 17 via Equal Vision. Pre-order it here. Today, the band has shared the video for “Too Much Is Never […]

Read More

Havanna Winter’s New Holiday Single “Daddy’s Kissing Santa Claus!”

  Track Accompanied By Campy, Fun 1980’s/Ugly Christmas Sweater/Chaotic Family Christmas-Themed Music Video Burgeoning viral modern pop star Havanna Winter’s newest single “Daddy’s Kissing Santa Claus!” is out today and was produced by Nevin Sastry (JoJo, Eurovision Song Contest Soundtrack, Phem) and written by Maya K, Havanna, Nevin Sastry, and Carlos Guevara (X Factor). Stream “Daddy’s Kissing Santa Claus!”: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havannawinter1/daddys-kissing-santa-claus […]

Read More