Album Stream - General Carnage - https://soundcloud.com/dead-asylum/sets/dead-asylum-general-carnage
Vancouver, BC, melodic death/thrash outfit Dead Asylum has unleashed their new music video 'Forgotten Sacrifice' and you won’t believe what they do with a leg and a cheese grater!
Directed and produced by up-and-coming creative powerhouse Joshua Keith Young, the video is dark and suspenseful with great visuals and a storyline that captures the band's headbanging message in support of their debut album 'General Carnage' released in 2013, which is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
"We had a disturbingly fun time filming the video. All the actors and crew were great and unbelievably professional. Josh [director] was amazing at bringing out the best in the cast and definitely brought the best out in us. We can’t thank him enough for it! It’s exciting to be able to give people a look into the idea of Dead Asylum." comments vocalist / guitarist Mike Lister.
Director Joshua Keith Young also comments:
"The creative team wanted to make sure the video told a story but embodied the band’s personality as well. ‘Forgotten Sacrifice’ does a great job of featuring the band while telling a captivating and dramatic story that will affect people on an emotional level. Those words don’t often come to mind when describing a metal video, but the cast and crew are confident that when viewers see what’s being held captive in a barren dog crate, they’ll likely feel the same."
To watch the video, please visit the following link here.
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Track Listing: Dead Asylum - General Asylum
1. Committed (2:00)
2. Ashes of the Saviors (5:33)
3. Hate Evolution (5:46)
4. Payable in Blood (5:02)
5. Choke (5:08)
6. Machines (3:42)
7. Every Dead Thing (3:41)
8. Flames of Brutality (6:15)
Dead Asylum formed in Vancouver, BC at the end of 2011, featuring vocalist/guitarist Mike Lister, vocalist/guitarist Tyler Forde, bassist Tyler (Shit) Meierhofer and drummer Samantha Landa. Dead Asylum’s style spans the spectrum of metal--combining elements of thrash and death with melodic and grooving overtones--and echoes elements of band influences such as Kreator, Amon Amarth and Exodus.
Dead Asylum has become known for its throat-gripping riffs and rhythms and its energetic, balls-to-the-walls live performance. Dead Asylum “is one of those bands that’s hit the ground running” (Abort Magazine). On top of tour dates around the Western US and Canada, they've shared the stage with high-profile thrashers Toxic Holocaust and the legendary Anvil, and shared festival dates with Suffocation, Bison BC and Holy Grail.
Heavy and melodic, the eight tracks on Dead Asylum's debut album 'General Carnage' (2013) were produced by Nick Engwer and Brady D and mixed/mastered by Chris “Hollywood” Holmes (Korn). Songs range from thrashy headbangers, to technical compositions, to chantable, heavy metal anthems. Lyrical themes include revolution and political uprising, the apocalypse, and—as the band name alludes—twisted facets of the human psyche.
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"General Carnage is an impressive debut, crisply recorded and crushing....The disc features a menagerie of blistering blast beats, duelling cookie monster/ gruff hardcore vocals and weaving guitars riffs, emulating Kreator and Amon Amarth." - BeatRoute
"Dead Asylum has quickly gained reputation and fan base in the local metal scene. Dual high and low guttural vocals are strong and fiercely brutal." - Abort Mag
"an impressive debut (General Carnage) as the recording and sound quality is second to none. The dual high and low gutturals supplied by Lister and Forde are pretty fierce. Meierhofer has a great groove on the six string bass and Landa’s drumming ability is imposing. Don’t tell her she hits like a girl because she can blast beat with the best of them…once she’s finished blasting your face, of course." - Gun Shy Assassin