DieHumane Announces Debut Album The Grotesque

Coming in Early 2023 on WURMgroup

Featuring Former Members of Exodus, Type O Negative,

Life of Agony, and A Pale Horse Named Death

Joins the Oracle Management Family

Photo Credit:  Anthem In Art Photography

DieHumane are proud to announce their debut album The Grotesque in partnership with Ulrich Wild’s label WURMgroup and The Oracle Management, the management company of Coal Chamber/DevilDriver frontman, Dez Fafara. The album was completed in 2022 and will feature 10 original compositions. The Grotesque was produced and mixed by legendary producer, Ulrich Wild.

 

The Grotesque will be released in early 2023.

Watch Clip Here: DieHumane teaser – YouTube

DieHumane was founded in Galveston, Texas at the end of 2020 by Joshua Vargas and Greg Hilligiest as a way to deal with the loss and isolation of that year. From there it snowballed into something massive, with Garret West (former vocalist of Anova Skyway) being recruited on vocals, Rick Hunolt (former Exodus guitarist) being recruited as the lead guitarist, and Sal Abruscato (former Type O Negative/Life Of Agony drummer, as well as chief musician in A Pale Horse Named Death) being recruited on drums.

DieHumane is a band that swims about as far away from the other fish as it gets. Combining elements of doom metal, jazz, industrial, blues, and prog. Imagine if Celtic Frost got into a car crash with A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, and Type O Negative while listening to Pink Floyd on the radio. DieHumane is heavily rooted in mood and atmosphere, from the brooding to the cathartic, from the hopeless to hopeful. Love them or hate them, it’s a musical ride that you can only get from them.

DieHumane is:

Garret West-Vocals

Rick Hunolt-Lead Guitars

Joshua Vargas: Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Programming

Greg Hilligiest: Keys, Programming, additional Guitars

Sal Abruscato: Drums

About DieHumane:

 

Rick Hunolt: A former member of the pioneering thrash metal band Exodus, Rick is one half of the legendary “H-team” featuring him and Gary Holt. Rick eventually stepped back from Exodus in the early 2000’s to raise his kids and makes his return to music with DieHumane.

Garret West: A man of many talents, such as an actor, musician, and stand up comic, Garret is a versatile vocalist and the original singer for the up-and-coming prog band, Anova Skyway.

Joshua Vargas: A filmmaker, documentarian, and music video director who has worked on videos for bands/artists such as David Vincent (of Morbid Angel/Vltimas,) Down, Goblin, Skinlab, SOiL, Leonard Cohen, and many more.

Greg Hilligiest: A multi-instrumentalist and electronics wizard, Greg is the kind of guy that could write you a beautiful song, as well as program your stereo to eat you.

Sal Abruscato: Founding member and former drummer of the legendary goth metal band, Type O Negative, as well as the former drummer for Life Of Agony, Sal also fronted and was the main songwriter for the doom metal band A Pale Horse Named Death. There’s not much to say that his mark on metal music doesn’t say for itself. In DieHumane, Sal returns to the drum kit and brings the Italian thunder!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We here at Oracle Management are very proud to announce that DieHumane has chosen to allow us to represent them. The music belongs in its own category being artistic, heavy, and unique in it’s own rights. There’s seasoned musicians at the helm and one of the best vocalists I’ve heard in many years. Here’s to the future! -Dez Fafara”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Anthem In Art Photography

From the band:

Rick Hunolt: “TBH being in a band wasn’t even on my mind at the time a dear friend called me and said hey “I know these guys looking for a guitar player.” He sent me some raw tracks and I listened for about a month before I replied and it was the music that I was looking for. It gave me the ability to express myself musically and even more important was radically different than anything I have ever played! Music needs “different ” in order to evolve, so much talent in this band and I can’t wait for you to experience DieHumane.”

Sal Abruscato:  “I am looking forward to the release of this very different and unique album I had the pleasure writing/performing the drum tracks for. It’s different from what I have done in the past and it’s been fantastic to be a part of it with everyone in the band, Ulrich Wild/Wurmgroup and The Oracle Management! I feel folks will be blown away!”

Garret West: “I grew up listening to Sal and Rick. Then, Dez took us into his flock with The Oracle and Ulrich (a powerhouse responsible for many of my favorite records) made it his mission to make us sound pristine. What we have here is something special. I just hope people find it as special as we do.”

Greg Hilligiest: “I want to thank Ulrich and Dez both for taking interest in us and helping us get it out there. I’m just happy to finally get it out to people’s ears.  We’ve been hearing this album in many different forms for two years now, it’s time to let everybody else in the world hear it as it is meant to be heard. I hope you all like it as much as we do.”

Joshua Vargas – “Typically the formation of a project and subsequent creation of an album marks the beginning of something, whereas this one starts with the end, and actually ends with the beginning of something. All of these songs began as a way of dealing with complete and total isolation in 2020 and the loss of what life was before that year, and ends marking the beginning of something awesome, and the album sounds like exactly that. Recording began in a dingy townhome in Galveston, Texas and ended in fucking Hollywood. The musical journey we all took on this album is something I wouldn’t trade for world. Big thanks to Ulrich Wild (WURMgroup) and Dez Fafara (The Oracle Management) for going on this crazy journey with us. I’m so happy with this album that I don’t even care if anyone hates it.”

 

 

 

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