Cracked & Bled is the long awaited debut full length from Manchester death metal quintet After the Abduction. From the second you hit play, ATA come at you with total brutality. Their ferocious, feral and fiery performances never let up for one moment across a record that is tight knit with precise, technical playing. This self-recorded album is concise and relentless, embodying a strong physicality to every riff, blast and scream, retaining the intensity of their live performances. Cracked & Bled is a remarkable lesson in total sonic punishment that spews blood, sweat and viscera from every orifice.
Cracked & Bled will be released on CD and Digital formats through UKEM Records on March 27th. This exciting release follows After The Abduction building up a huge name for themselves performing live at festivals including Bloodstock, SOPHIE Fest, Fall In The Brawl, UK Slam Fest and Badgerfest, as well as playing alongside bands such as Ingested, Conan, Corrupt Moral Altar, Foetal Juice and more.
Support the smaller acts such as After the Abduction and give the album a listen below. It really is wonderfully violent. Like it? Buy a copy on Friday and check out some of UKEM’s other acts while you’re at it!