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Austrian Death Machine - "Double Brutal" (2CD) (Digipak)

Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying | Metal Blade Records - September 29, 2009 - {Third new song "Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies?" posted on MySpace; Comments added from Metallica’s James Hetfield about ADM, and Tim about all three songs posted on MySpace so far; Link to View Physical CD (front & back) added}

September 29th, 2009


 
First 100 orders receive a set of three limited edition Austrian Death Machine guitar picks!
First 250 orders receive autographed CD booklets!
 
[View Physical CD (front & back)] – ["I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots..." MUSIC VIDEO] – [Album E-Card]
 
The heaviest metal band in the world (by sheer mass) has finished their follow up to Total Brutal - get ready for Double Brutal! Not satisfied with the limitations offered by putting out a single disc album, Ahhnold demanded two full CDs full of muscle pumping metal! When asked why they needed two discs and why he thought that was best, he quickly replied, “Two discs made it heavy and brutal enough to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and to hear the lamentations of their women!!!”

Double Brutal is packed with more “juice” than a professional athlete. Disc one features soon to be classics "See You At The Party Richter", and "Let Off Some Steam Bennett." Disc two is crammed full of metal covers, complete with Ahhnold’s take on them, including Metallica’s "Trapped Under Ice" and "Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good" by none other than Megadeth.

Austrian Death Machine guitarist, bassist, drummer and vocalist, Tim Lambesis adds: “Most bands sit around in a rehearsal room for a few years to put out a 10 song album and do a tour supporting that release. I’ve been busy touring with As I Lay Dying and traveled everywhere this year besides Antarctica, but in the five minutes that I was home between tours I decided to put together a double disc of Ahhnold inspired brutality called Double Brutal. Also, Ed Repka (the legend behind the artwork for Megadeth) did an amazing job on this album cover.”
 
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Austrian Death Machine - "Double Brutal" (2CD) - Metal Blade Records (#14769) - September 29, 2009
 
 
DISC 1
 
01. Double Ahhnold (1:22)
 
02. I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle (from Terminator 2) (3:53)
 featuring guest shredding by Andrew Tapley of The Human Abstract
 
03. Let Off Some Steam Bennett (from Commando) (3:14)
 featuring guest shredding by Rusty Cooley
 
04. Who Writes the Songs? (The Real Bomb Track) (1:05)
 
05. It’s Simple, If It Jiggles It’s Fat (from Pumping Iron) (1:44)
 featuring guest shredding by Andrew Tapley of The Human Abstract
 
06. See You at the Party Richter (from Total Recall) (3:33)
 featuring guest shredding by Chris Storey, formerly of All Shall Perish
 
07. Hey Cookie Monster, Nothing Is as Brutal as Neaahhh (0:33)
 
08. Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies? (from Jingle All the Way) (3:12)
 featuring guest shredding by Mark MacDonald of Mercury Switch
 
09. Come on Cohaagen, Give Deez People Ehyar (from Total Recall) (3:18)
 featuring guest shredding by Buz McGrath of Unearth
 
10. Who Is Your Daddy, and What Does He 2? (from Kindergarten Cop) (0:23)
 
11. Come on, Do It, Do It, Come on, Come on, Kill Me, Do It Now (from Predator) (2:58)
 featuring guest shredding by Kris Norris, formerly of Darkest Hour
 
12. Allow Me to Break the Ice (from Batman & Robin) (2:09)
 featuring guest shredding by James Gericke of Death By Stereo
 
13. Conan, What Is Best in Life? (from Conan the Barbarian) (2:29)
 featuring guest shredding by Rocky Gray of Living Sacrifice & producer Jason Suecof

Total Playtime: 29:53


DISC 2

 
01. Intro to the Intro (0:51)
02. T2 Theme (1:13)
03. Hell Bent for Leather (from Terminator 2 / Judas Priest cover) (2:32)
04. Time Travel: The Metallica Conspiracy (0:35)
05. Trapped Under Ice (from Batman & Robin / Metallica cover) (3:59)
06. Iron Fist (from Terminator / Motörhead cover) (2:37)
07. Recalling Mars (0:35)
08. I Turned Into a Martian (from Total Recall / Misfits cover) (1:27)
09. Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good (from everything / Megadeth cover) (3:03)
10. Tactically Dangerous - Cannibal Commando (from Commando / Goretorture cover) (2:34)
11. Gotta Go (from Terminator / Agnostic Front cover) (3:12)

Total Playtime: 22:38
 
 
 
 

AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE - "Double Brutal" - Biography 2009

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of Austrian Death Machine’s Double Brutal, the follow up to 2008’s highly successful (and, well, brutal) release, Total Brutal. With an appetite for all things barbarous, Austrian Death Machine ups the ante with Double Brutal. This two-disc goliath features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by Metallica, Megadeth, Misfits, Judas Priest and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death, NOFX, Nuclear Assault, etc).

“Sometimes being stereotypically metal is fitting. I’m not trying to break new ground; I just want to break people’s necks... and have fun doing it." comments Austrian Death Machine creator Tim Lambesis. For anyone who doubts the barbaric and brutal nature of Double Brutal, rest assured this album truly is doubly brutal. How can anyone argue Double Brutal’s pure savageness and testosterone filled manliness when you have Ahhnold, the strongest man in the universe and leader of many a mission filled with exploding chests, eyes bursting out of their sockets, and hands down the most classic one-liners you will ever hear, AND Tim Lambesis who can do a one-armed push-up while listening to Survivors ‘Eye of the Tiger’ (it’s true, I’ve seen it)? 

Bottom line, Austrian Death Machine is still fast, still pissed, and still brutal. And yes, every song still has a guitar solo. Just as listeners found with the release of Total Brutal, Double Brutal continues along the same path offering fans:
- A continuously fast-paced tempo you can always circle pit to
- The obvious build-up to a breakdown you’ll know how to mosh to
- Classic sing-along’s to pile up and sing along with
 
And yes... I would never leave out the obvious key component; cliché vocals that sound really angry!

Double Brutal features shred-a-riffic performances by:
 
- Billy Sheehan (if you have to ask, you are an idiot)
- Buz McGrath (Unearth)
- Andrew Tapley (The Human Abstract)
- Mark MacDonald (Mercury Switch)
- Rusty Cooley (again, if you need to ask...)
 
So what are you waiting for? Do it! Do it now! And get your arse to mars, urr I mean get your hands on what is sure to be one of 2009’s most bloodthirsty and devastating albums. And if you don’t buy the album, don’t be surprised if you get a visit from the Californian Barbarian himself as Ahhnold will have no reservation about battering down your door then savagely beating you to death with your mother’s lifeless limbs until you purchase a copy of Double Brutal. We have a budget crisis to solve here folks.
 

First 250 pre-orders receive autographed CD booklets!
 

 Custom Austrian Death Machine movie posters of "Commando", "Terminator 2", and "Last Action Hero":
 



First 100 orders receive a set of three Limited Edition Austrian Death Machine guitar picks!


 


Tim Lambesis as Arnold in "Commando", "Last Action Hero" (with adoptive son), and "Terminator 2":

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Tim Lambesis as Arnold in "Terminator", "Predator", and "Terminator":
 
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Tim as Arnold in "Pumping Iron", "Kindergarten Cop" (with adoptive son), and "Junior":

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Austrian Death Machine creator and musical madman Tim Lambesis comments on the new single "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle":
“My goal with this song is to get people to sing along to this classic line while filling in the gaps with brutal metal elements I believe are tried and true. Some bands try to write songs that are outside the box, and some bands just want to box so we can punch other people in the face and call it a sport. Regardless of whether or not you want to be in or outside of the box, I hope everyone enjoys this song from Double Brutal."

Tim Lambesis comments on their cover of Motörhead’s "Iron Fist":
“Ahhnold and I were able to put together an entire CD full of great cover songs related to his movies. Since we released one song from the originals disc already, we figured it was time for everyone to hear a cover as well. Even now you’ve only heard less than 1/10 of the album, so make sure to pick up the whole thing”

Metallica’s James Hetfield in Revolver Magazine:
“I know this record’s meant to be a joke, but Austrian Death Machine’s really funny, and the music is pretty good. Even if they’re taking a piss.”

The track "Who Told You, You Could Eat My Cookies" was inspired by the Arnie movie Jingle All The Way: “I was so excited people thought my vocals sounded like cookie monster that I jumped at the chance to write a song about COOKIES!” comments Tim.

 
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THANKS:


1) To anyone who contributed with me to the making of this album whether it was a small overdub, working with me on the business side, or putting up with me in the studio for long hours at a time.

2) To anyone who has ever supported As I Lay Dying or Austrian Death Machine. This is my job. The last job I had before I played music full time was working in the warehouse of a furniture store and it was highly unlikely that I would have moved out of the warehouse since my boss told me the customers might think I look weird. Anyway, I tell you this story because you have given me the chance to do what I love for a living and make enough money to finish my college degree in the midst of all these crazy tours I’ve been on. On a side note, my degree is in philosophy and religion, so I enjoy a good conversation as much as I love being ignorant while writing ADM songs. However, you can be confident that there will be nothing of any depth and substance on the record because every serious guy like myself needs a good balance of ignorant fun. Now get to the choppa!


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LINER NOTES:

Austrian Death Machine officially is:
Tim Lambesis - vocals, songwriter, guitar, bass, drums
Ahhnold - the vocals that really matter

However, when I first recorded all of these songs they needed some clean up work since I’m too stubborn to actually practice my parts before I record them. So, I guess you can say that there are some unofficial members who contributed to making sure this record didn’t sound like balls. I also can’t play lead guitar to save my life, so Mark MacDonald and a bunch of my friends helped so Ahhnold wouldn’t crush me.

James "JP" Gericke (the right hand of death) - rhythm guitars and bass
Mark MacDonald - all guitar solos on the cover songs and "Who Told You..."
Jeff Gretz - all drums on Disc 2 except T2 Theme & Tactically Dangerous
Josh Robert Thompson is "Fake Arnold" (check out joshrobertthompson.com)
Justin Olszewski is Live Ahhnold
Timothy Benham is Ahhnold’s clone

Guest vocals by Josh James (courtesy of Metal Blade Records / Evergreen Terrace) on "It’s Simple..."
Backing vocals on "I Turned Into a Martian," "Iron Fist," & "Gotta Go" by Kelly "Carnage" Cairns
Backing vocals on "Hell Bent for Leather" by Dan Gregory

"It’s Simple..." features Tim Lambesis on oboe
"See You at the Party..." features Daniel Castleman on harp

Gang vocals by Josh James, James Gericke, Justin Olszewski, Henry C. Hampton III, Lance Miles,
Dan Gregory, Josh Gilbert, Kelly Cairns and maybe someone else because I wasn’t paying attention
 
Shredding guest guitar solo appearances by:
- Andrew Tapley on "I Need Your Clothes..." & "It’s Simple..."
 (appears courtesy of The Human Abstract & Hopeless Records)
- Chris Storey on "See You at the Party Richter"
- Buz McGrath on "Come on Cohaagen..." (appears courtesy of Unearth & Metal Blade Records)
- James Gericke on "Allow Me to Break the Ice" (appears courtesy of Death By Stereo)
- Kris Norris on "Come on, Do it, Do it..." (hear some shred at KrisNorris.com)
- Mark MacDonald on "Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies?" (appears courtesy of Mercury Switch)
- Rocky Gray on "Conan, What is Best in Life?" (appears courtesy of Living Sacrifice)
- Rusty Cooley on "Let Off Some Steam, Bennett" (go to RustyCooley.com to be blown away)
Jason Suecof on "Conan, What is Best in Life?"

Produced by Tim Lambesis. Mixed by Daniel Castleman.
Tracked and Mixed at Lambesis Studios in San Marcos, CA
Engineered by Kelly "Carnage" Cairns & Daniel Castleman
Additional drum tracking on some of the cover songs done at Big Fish in Encinitas, CA
All cover song guitar solos and the "Who Told You..." solo engineered by John Helmig at Verse Media Studios
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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