TRUTH CORRODED are an Australian band with a sound that captures elements of late 80's/early 90's inspired thrash and death metal, shaped by the likes of bands such as SLAYER, OBITUARY, SEPULTURA, KREATOR and EXHORDER, and then later influenced by acts such as MISERY INDEX, BEHEMOTH, NEUROSIS, DECAPITATED and REVOCATION. Taken together the influences have shaped a sound that is as confronting as the subject matter of the bands lyrics and pays homage to the go for the throat savagery of the bands roots.
In 2018 TRUTH CORRODED signed with leading US extreme metal label UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS for the release of the upcoming album titled 'Bloodlands'. Based on themes surrounding war and displacement, the album depicts the state of our times and the social and political impact that is having both in the bands home country Australia and abroad. The title refers to the growth of new conflict from conflicts past, with the suffering it creates spreading its roots. The album was recorded with session drummer Kevin Talley (SUFFOCATION, DYING FETUS, CHIMAIRA) – his third album with the band – and was mixed and mastered by renowned heavy music producer Chris 'ZEUSS' Harris (HATEBREED, SOULFLY, REVOCATION). The album also features guest appearances by Stephen Carpenter of DEFTONES, Terrance Hobbs of SUFFOCATION, Mark Kloeppel of MISERY INDEX and Ryan Knight, ex-THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER/ARSIS. Artwork for the album is designed by Gary Ronaldson at Bite Radius Designs (MISERY INDEX, BENIGHTED, PIG DESTROYER, THY ART IS MURDER) Commenting on the industry involved, vocalist Jason North offers "When we first set out to write the album we could not have imagined that we would work with the artists that have become involved. It has been through touring and meeting the artists over the years that we have been fortunate enough to have such a great cross section of talent helping shape our album" Adding to the commentary, bassist/lyricist Greg Shaw offers "The new album also features a new writing dynamic, with Trent our guitarist joining shortly after our last album was released. He has brought a sound that is a tribute to our past works – going back to 2007's 'Upon The Warlords Crawl' through to our last album 'The Saviours Slain', but also further intensifying our sound with a more blackened edge and dynamic. I think the songs capture our progress and speak for the subjects I confront in my lyrics – displacement, despair - this album sounds as confronting as the subjects that form its lyrics and imagery".
'Bloodlands' follows on from the bands previous album 'The Saviours Slain' which was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studio (MEGADETH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL) and featured guest appearances by two icons of the 80's/90's thrash and death metal era, Craig Locicero of FORBIDDEN and Bret Hoffmann of MALEVOLENT CREATION. Shortly after the last album release TRUTH CORRODED secured representation through New York based international management agency Extreme Management Group (SUFFOCATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION, CRYPTOPSY and more) This led to the band signing with UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS for the new album 'Bloodlands'.