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We’re pleased to announce our latest collaboration is with old-school death metal band LURKING TERROR. Some of you may know the Los Angeles-based band’s name or seen a logo on a flyer or hopefully even witnessed them live on festival shows in Texas, Mexico or Japan where they’ve shared bills with Sacramentum, Sinister, Midnight, Pessimist, Nausea, Phobia and more. Pretty good for a band who’s only released a demo and one previous digital single. 

But while LURKING TERROR have only been together for 3 years in their current incarnation, the five band members have roots dating back three decades when the core trio of vocalist Enrique Chavez, drummer Joel Marquez and guitarist Vincent Cervera played together in the cult death metal band SADISTIC INTENT. LURKING TERROR, named after the opening cut of the classic 1990 SADISTIC INTENT EP, ‘Impending Doom…,’ are joined by guitarist Noel Bello (ex-Infinitum Obscure) and bassist Lorenzo Kemp (Temblad). 

LURKING TERROR brings the classic Death Metal sound that has rumbled in the underground for decades. With heavy down-tuned guitars, blistering riffs, grinding blast beats and guttural Death Metal vocals, the band is everything Death Metal was meant to sound like. The slow, pounding heavy sounds are reminiscent of bands like Autopsy and the classic Stockholm Swedish sound of Entombed, Nihilist etc… while the downbeats hit your ears with the aggression brought forth by bands like Napalm Death and Terrorizer, leaving the listener wanting more after every listening assault.

Listen for yourself as we present a new song “This Means War” available on all streaming and download digital platforms HERE or watch the video HERE 

“We’re happy and honored to announce our signing to M-Theory Audio. After being friends with Marco Barbieri for over 30 years, we knew it was the right label to sign to. Marco understands what LURKING TERROR is about and we look forward to working together.”

“Our debut is a 5-song EP titled ‘A World of Darkness’. The first song and lyric video for ‘This is War’ shows an idea of LURKING TERROR’s style of Death Metal with lyrics influenced by past conquering wars. The video speaks for itself.”

“This Means War’ comes from LURKING TERROR’s forthcoming EP, ‘A World in Darkness,’ to be released Nov. 15th on M-Theory Audio on CD and limited-edition vinyl (200 copies) both available to pre-order now HERE 

Keep an eye out as the band looks forward to assaulting a town near you. The Terror has just begun…


OVERKILL’s DD Verni New Solo Album Out July 26th

As a follow-up to the insanely infectious “Lunkhead,” DD Verni is back with another track to share from his forthcoming solo album. Check out “Cemetery Safari” now on all digital platforms or watch the lyric video now HERE

“So ‘Cemetery Safari’ is another fun one!” declares DD Verni. “Tongue-in-cheek lyrics with a Ramones groove, written about running around the world playing music for all these years and even now, how fun it still is to do!  Feels like a summertime song to me, and driving down the Jersey shore with the windows open and cranking the tunes!  Hopefully it brings some of that energy to the listener.”

M-Theory Audio is proud to present the forthcoming album, ‘Dreadful Company,’ from VERNI, in stores and online July 26th.  The solo project of legendary bassist, founding member and songwriter for over 40 years of the wrecking crew known as OVERKILL. VERNI gives him the chance to step out and express himself without limitations. Much like his first solo album, 2018’s ‘Barricade,’ DD wrote all the songs, produced, sang and played guitar and bass. While this album bears some resemblance to ‘Barricade’, DD lets his punk roots shine throughout this album, which leads to 11 blistering tracks chockful of electrified songs and infectious sing-alongs. 

Contributing drums to all 11 songs is fellow OVERKILL member Jason Bittner (also of SHADOWS FALL, CATEGORY 7), alongside some friendly guests throughout the album including Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Virus (DOPE), Michael Romeo (SYMPHONY X) and Charlie Calv (ANGEL, THE BRONX CASKET CO). The whole affair was then mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Queensryche, Municipal Waste, Soulfly) with cover artwork designed by Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, King Diamond).

“Dreadful Company’ is available for pre-order now on CD and limited-edition vinyl including black/white marble or traditional black. All pre-orders via the M-Theory webstore or from Bandcamp include a signed photo. Mail-order and Digital options HERE.

 “This one has been a long time comin’, so psyched to finally do a punk-ish record.  The best thing about these solo ventures is to be able to try out different stuff.  When Covid came I found I had a lot of time in the studio, which is not normally the case, so I used it to really ramp up on writing stuff and getting to some things on my bucket list done...this was one of ‘em,” explains DD.  “The mantra for the record was write it like a punk band and play it like a metal band.  So, when I was writing there was no palm mutes or metal twinged anything, all wide-open Ramones chords and then big melodies, then I came back later and started to add in the metal flavor.”

The first single, “Lunkhead,” has been turning heads and getting a bit of radio play, check the video HERE 

More information on VERNI and the upcoming album release will be revealed in the weeks to come at and by M-Theory Audio.