Throat Locust share new single, "Gifted the Grave"
Official press release:
Hot off the release of their acclaimed EP Dragged Through Glass, Throat Locust is back with more grooving death metal with new single "Gifted the Grave." Their blend and intensity of hardcore-driven death metal will punish even the most seasoned pit boss and break the necks of everyone up slamming against the safety barrier. "Gifted the Grave" is two minutes of head bashing, blunt force trauma from the Texas death metal dealers.
Throat Locust formed in the beginning of 2022 with the drive to play heavy death metal with a groove that only Texas lays down. Inspired by his friends' teenage-like excitement to Gatecreeper's set at Knotfest 2021 ("It was insane", remarked Eric), Eric Calvert (of prolific sludge metal titans, Switchblade Jesus) set out to recreate that moment through music. He returned home to Corpus Christi reinvigorated with passion, and conscripted fellow metal soldiers Rob Cantu, Adrian Cavazos, Alex Gregory (merch handler of Switchblade Jesus), and Gil Perez (of slam purveyors, Filth Embedded) to write sick riffs and heavy insanity.
High on the music that inspired them in their youth, Throat Locust entered Harbor City Sound Lab with Bryan Garcia in Summer 2022 to record their debut demo Dragged Through Glass. Their blend of old school death metal, thrash, and hardcore was harnessed and then released upon the world through singles "Axe Grinder" (October 28, 2022), "Corruption and Greed" (December 2, 2023), and "Death Lurker" (January 6, 2023) to raving, positive reviews.