LACERATION: Bay Area Death/Thrash Band Delivers “Strangled By Hatred” Video/Single; Second LP, I...

photo by Bill Batchalor

Bay Area death/thrash crew LACERATION delivers the crushing new single “Strangled By Hatred,” along with a new video for the ripping track. The song is the latest preview of the band’s impending second LP, I Erode, set to drop at the end of the month, their inaugural release for 20 Buck Spin.

After the scorching Demise LP in 2021, LACERATION’s I Erode showcases years of work and subtle refinement manifested in the band’s most assured and vicious material to date. Absolutely loaded with hallmarks of US death metal’s peak era, I Erode vehemently explodes out of the gate with merciless riffs, savage tempos, tastefully fleshripping solos, and the malevolent undercurrents of aggressive death thrash perfection. Striking an ideal balance of technical and straightforward, high-speed and mid-paced breaks, and a concise, to the point attack packed with variety, I Erode offers a purely addictive shot of real death metal adrenaline in a lineage that includes Demolition Hammer to Morgoth to Suffocation.

While perhaps invoking a sense of nostalgia, the fact is LACERATION’s evolved confidence and commitment to a song’s unsparing execution erase any focus on era on the neck-breaking I Erode. The dedication to the death metal form’s timelessness and high standards for true acknowledgment mark LACERATION’s output now more than ever.

Recorded at Dark Corners Studios by Matt Harvey of Exhumed and Gruesome, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Undergang, Vastum, Ulthar, High On Fire), and completed with artwork by James Bousema (Frozen Soul, Kerry King, Celestial Sanctuary, Morgul Blade), photography by Bill Batchalor, and layout by Dan Fried, LACERATION’s I Erode is a crucial listen for fans of Malevolent Creation, Dawn Of Possession-era Immolation, Devastation, Monstrosity, Morbid Angel, Asphyx, Pestilence, Demolition Hammer, Skeletal Remains, Morgoth, and Master.

LACERATION’s video for “Strangled By Hatred” was created by Sam Caparros and Stench Reel.

Let LACERATION’s “Strangled By Hatred” video char your face at YouTube HERE, and stream the song at Bandcamp HERE.

I Erode will be released July 26th on LP, CD, MC, and digital formats. Find preorders at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp where prior single “Excised” is streaming HERE.

LACERATION is currently booking tour dates in support of I Erode, with a release show for the album confirmed August 10th in Santa Rosa. A run of Western US tour dates will be announced in the coming days.


8/10/2024 The Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA *LP release show w/ Hemotoxin, Aseptic, Abyssium [tickets]

Luke Cazares – vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar on “Dreams Of The Formless”
Donnie Small – lead and rhythm guitar
Aerin Johnson – drums
Eli Small – bass

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