Digging Mercy's Grave was released January 14 and features 11 razor sharp, unrelentingly aggressive examples of Modern American Metal! You can stream the album in its entirety at: https://www.murkocetband.com/#music-section. Digging Mercy's Grave is available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. The album is also available on Spotify.
The band previously released the official video for album track "The Beginning." Jump into the fire at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyxsSi-i93w. And that's not all! Album cut "Strip Club Massacre" was chosen by indie horror film director Bob Clark (Reel Bloody Films) as the title track for his new film.
"Murkocet give us modern brutal American metal on their fine debut album."
- Roppongi Rocks
"Brutal grooves [and] an overwhelming, energetic performance."
"A lot of swing that harks back to the original new wave of American metal with a vocal style that fits like a glove. There are a million highlights here."
- The Rockpit
"Fans of groove metal will eat it right up."
- The Grim Tower
"Big, beefy grooves and stomps."
- Teeth of the Divine
Formed in 2013, MURKOCET is a cutthroat American heavy metal band from the desert of Phoenix Arizona. The band's name was vocalist Richie Jano's Xbox Live gamer tag that was suggested as a joke. However, it caught the ears of the other members and the name stuck. Users experience aggressive and often times violent actions, which is indeed the essence of MURKOCET's music. The band's lineup consists of vocalist Richie Jano, guitarist Nate Garrett, drummer Mike Mays and bassist Brandon Raeburn.
Heavily influenced by LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, SLIPKNOT and the like, combined with their own musical talents, MURKOCET delivers a highly aggressive and unrelenting sound with a catchy melodic groove. The band's main objective has always been to write material that would not only be exciting musically, but have a strong emphasis on crowd involvement. Their live performance and high energy stage presence keep their audience engaged from start to finish. By staying true to their goal it allows them to attract not only metal listeners, but fans of all genres.