In celebration of its official unveiling via Tankcrimes yesterday, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming the joint release between bong barbarians, CANNABIS CORPSE, and hooded horror metal hooligans, GHOUL.
A smokingly heavy offering of sonic obliteration, contact highs and impending munchies, the Splatterhash 12”offers up four tracks of rabid, antagonistic lunacy. For their portion of the split, GHOUL returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland where they recorded both Transmission Zero and Splatterthrash. CANNABIS CORPSE recorded at bassist/vocalist Land Phil’s own Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The whole dish of decadence was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound in Santa Cruz and features the riotously brilliant cover art of Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust). The release marks the first CANNABIS CORPSE material to feature Land Phil on vocals and Brent Purgason (Pustulus Maximus of Gwar) on lead guitar. Said Metal Assault of the stony collaboration, “Musically, Splatterhash comes across as a precisely composed slab of extreme metal that is able to convey its musical expression even within such a short duration. Besides, the cover artwork makes the physical formats a wiser choice for the buyer. This is by all means an enjoyable little offering from CANNABIS CORPSE and GHOUL to start the New Year.” Adds Fearnet.com, “Splatterhash is a completely insane romp through a smoke-shrouded graveyard that will bathe you in showers of blood and clouds of skunk-scented bliss… just don’t be surprised if you find yourself hitting the fridge immediately after listening.”