Longstanding US speed metal/death metal band Deceased has completed work on its upcoming two-disc album of covers, Cadaver Traditions, which will be coming out on Hells Headbangers Records this summer.
Cadaver Traditions will include 53 tracks in total, with two of those being brand-new recently written Deceased songs which had previously been released on vinyl. Judging from the wide range of influences on this disc, it will not only be fun for Deceased fans but for metal historians looking for the roots of early death metal.
53 tracks in all 2 cd set… look for it this summer on hells headbagers ‘cadaver traditions’. cover song mania and the 2 newest deceased songs finally on cd. up til now it was only vinyl.
Black Metal (Venom Cover)
Deathrider (Anthrax Cover)
Corporate Death Burger (MDC Cover)
Dis-Organ-Ized (Impetigo Cover)
Right Brigade (Bad Brains Cover)
VoiVod (VoiVod Cover)
Doomed By The Living Dead (Mercyful Fate Cover)
California Uber Alles (Dead Kennedys Cover)
Wrathchild (Iron Maiden Cover)
Here To Stay (Sheer Terror Cover)
Headhunter (Krokus Cover)
SATO (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)
Do Or Die (Znöwhite Cover)
Violent World (45 Grave Cover)
World Peace (Cro-Mags Cover)
Eliminator (Agnostic Front Cover)
Die By The Sword (Slayer Cover)
Witching Metal (Sodom Cover)
Social Security (Excel Cover)
Violence And Force (Exciter Cover)
The KKK Took My Baby Away (Ramones Cover)
No Compromise (Xentrix cover)
Chemical Warfare (Slayer Cover)
Bodies (Sex Pistols Cover)
Not To Touch The Earth (The Doors Cover)
Reaganomics (D.R.I. Cover)
Torn apart by werewolves (Deceased )
Mad Man (D.R.I. Cover)
Fire In The Sky (Saxon Cover)
2 Minutes To Midnight (Iron Maiden Cover)
Die Hard (Venom Cover)
V.A. Rocks Your Liver (Verbal Abuse Cover)
Blower (Voivod Cover)
Wiped Out (Raven Cover)
Stay Clean (Motörhead Cover)
Tormentor (Kreator Cover)
Nuns Have No Fun (Mercyful Fate Cover)
Agents Of Steel (Agent Steel Cover)
State Oppression (Raw Power Cover)
Bombs Of Death (Hirax Cover)
New Age Of Total Warfare (Warfare Cover)
Metal Church (Metal Church Cover)
Subliminal (Suicidal Tendencies cover)
Zombie Attack (Tankard Cover)
You Stupid Jerk (Angry Samoans Cover)
I’m Not Jesus (Ramones Cover)
Nothing (Plasmatics Cover)
Iron Heads (Running Wild Cover)
Stand Up And Shout (Dio Cover)
False Profit (English Dogs Cover)
Ultra Violent (N.O.T.A. Cover)
The Ballad of Harry Warden (My Bloody Valentine soundtrack cover)
Speed/death metal band Deceased has gradually been drifting toward its heavy metal roots over the past two decades. Its personnel went on to create Doomstone and October 31, the former trying death vocals and guitars with traditional heavy metal, and the latter launching full-on into the old school of the old school.
After Doomstone Those Whom Satan Hath Joined appeared as the album that did Deceased better than Deceased, the band reconsidered and began to incorporate traditional heavy metal on albums like Surreal Overdose. Now the band formalizes its past with Cadaver Traditions, a 2CD set of 50 cover songs from the past three decades.
Deceased vocalist/drummer King Fowley noted on social media the progress made: “DECEASED ‘cadaver traditions’ update. i’m finishing the liner notes to it all this week and its going to press. 2 cd set of 50 cover songs from our 30 years together!!! june release as said before; stays right on projected time.”
Those of us who have often wished for an end to the split personality in Deceased look forward to this. Not only will it be many classics re-imagined, but it will show Deceased in the full power of its style which unites past to present and future.
Featuring a list of bands including Deceased, Thanatos, Crypt Sermon, Dawn of Demise, Wastlander, Undergang, Blood Incantation, Magic Circle and Drug Honkey, the zine promises to be a continuation of the past concept of this hand-produced stapled and Xeroxed zine, which is focus on the music from a fan perspective without the nonsense and trappings of the music industry.
Deadlywhite will consist of the Iron Maiden-infused death-thrash that Deceased have been exploring since 1997’s Fearless Undead Machines; however frontman King Fowley has revealed the inclusion of a few new elements to their sound:
“A few songs will be lengthy tracks, including a 15 minute ride. Fitting interludes will lock in the actual tracks and little jolts of madness will also rear their ugly heads from time to time. This is a musical adventure we’ve been waiting to take and now’s the time.
If we do what we are setting out to do, it will ooze of dark melody without forgetting the rough aggressive edges and catchiness in the songwriting that we’ve kept in our sound since day one,” said Fowley on Deceased’s official site.
Surreal Overdose was one of the stand-out albums of last year, genuinely matching up to the quality and ferocity of their earlier work without showing the least signs of the band becoming jaded. Any change or development is almost sure to be within the bounds of faithful enhancement of their influences.