March 10, 2017 — FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have debuted a brand new music video for their track “Black Mammoth” off their new LP, coming out this month, exclusively via METAL INJECTION. “We were recording the new record when the shit hit the fan in North Dakota, and I felt compelled to write a song that would address it,” says guitarist and producer Will Putney. “This short clip we pieced together gives a little insight into the events that have transpired over the past few months throughout the protests.”
“It got bad, then it got better, then it got worse, and now the natives of North Dakota need more help than ever, so we’re launching an additional CD/Shirt bundle in conjunction with the single. All the profits from this sale will go directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Dakota Access Pipeline Fund. No one in this country should have their rights denied or their homes taken from them.”
The new single is being released on the heels of the band’s music video for “Heads Will Hang,”released last month via Alternative Press, as well as the most recently released track, “Iron Moon.” This is the second music video the band has released from their upcoming new release.
Fit For An Autopsy will release The Great Collapse on March 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music in North America and SPV overseas.
Artist Adam Burke was tapped to create the visually stunning cover art seen below.
The Great Collapse will be the the band’s fourth full length record, continuing the momentum gained from a solid 200+ days of worldwide touring backing the buzz-worthy release of Absolute Hope Absolute Hell in late 2015, as well The Depression Sessions, a split release with The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder in 2016. Putney adds, “It’s going to be the strongest record in our catalog. The overall mood and atmosphere of this album feels fully realized and emotionally stirring.”
The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.
“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.”
Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasizes that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it’s important to carry that torch. Somebody’s got to say something about the shit that’s going on. If you’re not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you’re kind of wasting it.”
The six-men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.
Fit For An Autopsy is set to take part in the CARRY THE FLAME TOUR featuring AFTER THE BURIAL, EMMURE and FIT FOR A KING this spring.
All dates can be found here.
“Fit For An Autopsy are one of the most brutally destructive bands of their generation, and ‘The Great Collapse’ does not disappoint!” – METALSUCKS
“’The Great Collapse’ continues FFAA’s rampage with fervor, lamenting the state of our world with each track.” REVOLVER
“‘The Great Collapse’ is not just the best album that Fit for an Autopsy has put out to date, it’s also already in the running for deathcore album of the year.” HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY
“With ‘The Great Collapse,’ they have produced an album so fucking good, no one will be able to ignore them or deny that they have grown into one of the stellar bands on the scene today.” SKULL N BONES 5/5
2. Heads Will Hang
3. Black Mammoth
5. Iron Moon
6. When The Bulbs Burn Out
7. Too Late
8. Empty Still