St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has parted ways with vocalist Justin Tombed. "There are no hard feelings or bad blood, we will remain brothers beyond the grave," commented guitarist Dreathus Harris. "Instead of finding a new frontman we have taken the initiative to move on as a trio, we work more efficiently and productively like this because it has always been the three of us writing, jamming, recording, and practicing. I will be doing vocals, along with guitar. My influences include Erik Rutan [HATE ETERNAL], Peter Tägtgren [HYPOCRISY], Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, 'till about '94), and Ihsahn [EMPEROR]. This has already proved to be one of the heaviest challenges I've faced as a musician, but it's coming together, sounding great, and I never realized how fun it is to fuckin scream!"
On the subject of the group's new material, Dreathus says, "We have about three or four new songs that we're working on that are the fastest most technical songs we've ever done. We're going into a technical death metal direction ala NECROPHAGIST, VISCERAL BLEEDING, DECAPITATED, ODIOUS MORTEM. As soon as we get some shit recorded we'll post the fuck out of it. We'll start recording our next release at Jupiter Studios on May 5th."
According to the band's official bio, UNBURIED was formed in 2003 by founding members Harris and Tim Brown. Their music is a unique blend of thrash metal, black metal and death metal. UNBURIED are known for their extreme musical style, which involves fast tremolo picking, guitar solos, double bass drumming, blast beats and death grunt vocals. They released their debut LP in 2004, entitled "Welcome To Your Graveyard". In 2005 the band recorded their second LP, "Blasphemy Through Dismal Actions". In 2006 they released the EPs "Pure Fucking Brutality" and "Lex Talionis" via Asylum Recordings. Also the group was featured in the national magazine Metal Maniacs (November 2006). The band has since opened for such acts as DISMEMBER, GRAVE, VITAL REMAINS, DEMIRICOUS, VAMPIRE MOOOSE and THERION.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/unburied.