“Hammer Teeth”the new music video by SEMI-ROTTEDthe “death metal” band from Las Vegas, Nevada with ex FIVE FINGER DEATH MEN a drummer Jeremy Spencer, can be seen below. The track is taken from SEMI-ROTTEDfirst EP, “Dead or Die”which was available in August.
Forged in flames and baptized with pulsations of blood and blast, SEMI-ROTTED — which is rounded out by Shawn McGhee (guitar),Alessandro “AP” Paveri (bass) a Steve Carey (drums) – embodies the blackened heart of old school death metal that is well established, yet ushered into another generation with a soulful groove of its own.
SEMI-ROTTEDfirst single, “Torture audience”includes a guest appearance by LORNA SHORE vocalist Will Ramos.
“I kept hearing LORNA SHORE forward [SiriusXM‘s] Liquid Metal and on playlists,” Spencer remember “Yes does truly unique things with his voice. It’s amazing. When they were in Las Vegas, I went to the show and was blown away. We reached out, and Yes he sent his voice back in two days. It’s at the top of a genre. It’s an amazing collaboration.”
Spencer first embraced the genre back in high school. He graduated from KILLER to similar to DEATH a MEMORIAL. After catching the latter on tour with SACRED REALM, he recalled, “I had never seen anything like it, but it was fucking awesome.” Of course, Spencer he went on to showcase his prowess behind the kit on a string of platinum releases and sold out arena tours with a chart topping juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH MENbut it came full circle with extreme music in 2022.
At the end of the year, he fully embraced the genre once again. He collected vinyl fervently from some like MORTICIAN, LUST CEMETERY and many others. Every morning, he would blame death metal favorites as he drank coffee and poured out the lyrics. “I became a fan again,” he continues. “I decided, ‘I’m going to make a record like this.'”
He joined frequent collaborators and a long time cohort Shawn McGhee on a guitar. Spencer he also returned to his seat behind the kit and recorded the drums on the record as well. Meanwhile, GEMINI SYNDROME‘s AP bass contributed. Together, they break what would come “Dead or Die” in Las Vegas. They maintained the characteristics of the classics but with a twist.
In the end, SEMI-ROTTED is everything that death metal should sound like in 2022 – and bloody more. “When you listen to this, I hope you have a fun and solid listening experience,” he left off. “It’s meant to be listened to from beginning to end. Enjoy every second. It kicks your ass, grabs you, and doesn’t let go.”
“Dead or Die” track list:
01. Gun Symphony
02. Audience Torture (beach. Will Ramos)
03. Hammer Teeth
04. Die Than Die