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Extremity's Debut 'Extremely Fucking Dead' Is Extremely Fucking Brutal

Stream the Oakland old school death metal supergroup's bowel-crushing 20 Buck Spin debut

Cody Davis

Oakland's Extremity is a titanic death metal force built from past and present members of some of death and black metal's bigger names. The idea for the band was born in 2011, but festered beneath the Bay Area's skin for six years before finally erupting—and immediately snaring the quartet a deal with 20 Buck Spin for the release of their debut, Extremely Fucking Dead.

As vocalist/guitarist Marissa Martinez-Hoadley (also of grind freaks Cretin) told us, "Historically, all the bands I've been in were the result of what my oldest and dearest friends do, when we spend time together. Extremity is the first time I joined a band of acquaintances, and we built deeper friendships out of working together on this record. It's been a lot of fun to get to know everyone more personally, and musically, and branch out into areas of extreme music that I wouldn't normally think to write myself." 

Vocalist/guitarist Shelby Lermo (who also plays in death metal maniacs Vastum) added, "I truly believe that this might be our finest work to date" and it's easy to see why. Extremely Fucking Dead is old school death metal at its most rotten and vile, featuring six songs riddled with depravity and gore in the grand old tradition of Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, and Carcass. Lermo and Martinez-Hoadley share vocal and guitar duties., and the formidable duo's riffing is complemented by the gritty, low-end of bassist Erika Osterhout (Trepanation, Scolex, Necrosic), and drummer extraordinaire, Aesop Dekker (Worm Ouroboros, VHÖL, Khôrada).

Listen to the whole album below. Extremely Fucking Dead is available from 20 Buck Spin in digital, cassette, CD, and LP formats. The album is out on April 7, but the label is taking preorders now.


Extremity Debut Live Performances:
4/13/2017 SF Eagle – San Francisco, CA w/ Hammers Of Misfortune [info]
5/06/2017 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Gruesome

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