Green Hell. Septic Death. Green Death? Yes, that’s the moniker for a Des Moines thrash band looking to restore Iowa’s reputation in the extreme metal world after decades of Slipknot. We actually picked up on Green Death in our print edition, with an effusive review that said: “this Des Moines outfit plays a classy brand of classic thrash a la Testament, Heathen and Pantera, with a little Type O Negative in there.”
If that review isn’t enough to sell you how about that album cover by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom). Holy crap! It’s like Rumpelstiltskin meets Hellraiser’s Pinhead with a macabre image of a head woven out of barbed wire. We’re sold! Get some shirts on the market pronto.
The band’s new album Manufacturing Evil is due April 28. You can learn more about the band on their website. Stream the sixth track “Gates Of Hell” below.