Born Undead, the extensive documentary of the birth, death and rebirth of Bay Area death metal pioneer, Autopsy, has been exhumed from the grave, and is now available via Peaceville Records. The unprecedented look into the blood and guts of one of death metal’s great innovators, plus live footage from Maryland Deathfest, PartySan festival and Hole in the Sky in Norway can be ordered online at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/225/3719/.
The extensive DVD includes a documentary conducted with the band members themselves, as they describe how the beast came to be, and the impact their music has had on the metal world over a span of more than 20 years.
The film also documents the band’s long-awaited return to the studio and stage, and includes rehearsals of both new tracks and old classics for Autopsy’s live comeback assault.
With hours of footage, as well as extras including the band’s promo video for “All Tomorrow’s Funerals,” “My Corpse Shall Rise” and more, Born Undead is the ultimate set for all Autopsy and metal maniacs alike. “[No] devoted fan of the genre should be caught (un)dead without it.” – FEARnet
Kent Mattieu, who had collaborated with the band on its early classic (and often controversial) album covers, provided artwork for the release.
A trailer for the upcoming release can be seen below.
One of the early breed of US death metal acts, and most respected names in the genre, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco, and released four albums on Peaceville Records – beginning with the classic debut Severed Survival in 1989 – before disbanding in 1995 with members going on to form Abscess.
Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15-year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within,’ delighting critics and fans alike.
The band then released its fifth full length, and first since 1995, Macabre Eternal, in 2011.
Stay tuned for more info on Autopsy and Born Undead.