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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Homicide – Left For Dead (2020)

For fans of Slayer, Motorhead, Exodus, Death, Sodom

Album Title: Left for Dead
Release Date: August 20, 2020
Label: Self-Release
"They specialize in Old School Crossover Thrash and returning nearly 25 years later with their sophomore album “Left For Dead” they clearly have some unfinished business." - Metal Noise

 Album Title: Left for Dead
Release Date: August 20, 2020
Label: Self-Release

Track Listing:
1. Shot to Hell (4:43)
2. Point Blank Range (4:15)
3. Left For Dead (4:15)
4. Enemy of The State (5:06)
5. Nightmares of The Apocalypse (2:28)
6. Scorched Earth (3:45)
7. Scourge of God (5:43)
Album Length: 30:18

Album credits:
- All songs performed by Homicide
- All songs written by Morency Donahue except Shot to Hell written by Morency Donahue Maculary, Enemy of the State written by Morency
- Produced by Wayne Cochrane and Homicide
- Mixed by Wayne Cochane
- Mastered by Chris Crerar
- Album artwork by Reisyaibrahim
- Member of Socan

Album and Live Line Up:
Gabriel Morency - Vocals / Guitar
Bryan Donahue - Guitar
Scotty Macculloch - Drums
Greg Maculary - Bass

Discography
2020: Left For Dead
1995 - Malice and Forethought

Shared Stage with:
Death, Mercyful Fate, Voivod, Killer Dwarfs, Anvil
 L-R - Bryan Donahue - Guitar, Mac - Bass, Scotty - Drums, and at bottom Gab - Vocals / Guitar
Formed in Montreal in the extremely vibrant metal/hardcore/crossover music scene of the early

1990's, Homicide was, at the time, an amalgamation of members from other heavy-hitting bands on the scene who had developed strong followings and solid reputations in their own right. Gab Morency of Corrupted Youth (guitar/vocals) and Bryan Donahue of Damaged (guitar) began writing together after discovering that they had similar heavy influences and interests such as Motorhead, Slayer and Venom.

Morency had been renting a room in an extensive apartment building that also housed the jam space of local heavyweights Lizard. This is where the raucous rhythm section of Greg Mcleary (bass) and Scotty MacCulloch (drums) of Lizard heard the riffs from Morency and Donahue and decided that they had to join in on the heaviness that was transpiring.

After a period of only a few weeks, Homicide had begun recording what would be their first album “Malice and Forethought”. This catapulted them into the scene, where they played alongside and held their own with the likes of Voivod, Death and Merciful Fate just to name a few. These performanced granted Homicide a reputation for one of the best live bands performing on the scene with crowd pleasers such as “Bring Back the Rope” about lax capital punishment policies and “Death Train” giving a nod to the devastation of terrorism in the poison gassing of a Japanese subway line.

With a sound that can be coined as “Apocalyptic Thrash”, Homicide went underground for many years and it was presumed that the band was no longer. However, 2020 brought the band members together again they recorded a new album “Left For Dead” which compared to the first album will be like going from light beer to moonshine. Homicide is back, and fully amped to be bringing fast, aggressive to new and old fans around the world.

Homicide's "Left For Dead" is due out August 20, 2020.

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