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Switchblade Jesus to re-release their latest album »Death Hymns« on cassette via Hybrid Records

Corpus Christi, Texas based stoner/doom/thrash/death metal outfit Switchblade Jesus will re-release their latest album »Death Hymns« on cassette, out on June 25th, 2021 via Hybrid Records.

»Death Hymns« was originally released by the band on November 20th, 2020.

01. Scorched
02. Red Plains
03. Behind The Monolith
04. Death Hymns
05. Forgotten
06. Behemoth
07. The Blackened Sun

Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Elizondo at Black Tongue Recording.
Additional recording by Josh Maxwell (That With Tusks).
Mastered by Zach Weeks at GodCity Studios.

Courtesy of Dewar PR:

Out of the tar pits of stagnation comes the border crossing bastard child of stoner doom, thrash, and death metal: Switchblade Jesus. The Corpus Christi outfit a heavy concoction of energetic thrash metal laced with death metal brutality and clinical technicality, that will engulf you in the pit and leave you breathless. Having stirred considerable interest in the rock and metal circles, Switchblade Jesus hopes you’re ready for the re-release of their acclaimed album »Death Hymns«, soon to be available on the ever classic cassette.

Formed in 2010 and consisting of Eric Calvert (lead guitar/vocals), Chris Black (bass) and Jon Elizondo (drums) the group is on a mission of blending classic thrash metal, old-school death metal and modern technicality and tones into a wicked headbanging brew. But do not let their already-burgeoning barrage of furious riffs fool you. Amid the furiosity, Switchblade Jesus is laden with weighty grooves and vintage stoner vibes.

Photo by Rene Botello

Switchblade Jesus manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being just basic heavy metal. Fans of rock, doom, metal, and everything in between can find their groove in Switchblade Jesus. Finding their spot on the official Apple Music Playlist, and sharing the stage with beasts such as Behemoth and Gwar, Switchblade Jesus has earned accolades in spades.

»Death Hymns« is a powerhouse of an album that takes all the doom, rage, riffs, and rhythm and packs it into a 27 minute unrelenting experience where there is no lull, only groove. A reckless and weighty album fit for any true fan of heavy.

The cassette version of »Death Hymns« will be available on June 25th.


Switchblade Jesus is:
Eric Calvert – Vocals/Guitars
Chris Black – Bass
Jonathon Elizondo – Drums/Percussion/Synth

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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