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Inhuman Condition: leaving a trail of destruction

 Inhuman Condition came to life in the Fall of 2020.  With new material that was supposed to be a new Massacre album, the Death Metal veterans instead formed a new band and self-released their debut album, ‘Rat°God.’  (See our review here:  Inhuman Condition – ‘Rat God’ – Metal Digest – The Normless Magazine (metal-digest.com). This July, their follow-up, ‘Fearsick’ will be unleashed. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek. Like its predecessor, it is old-school Death Metal at its finest. Inhuman Condition will soon be on tour with some seriously heavy hitters. You have been warned.

Gentlemen…Welcome to Metal Digest!

  1. Hey guys. Thanks for taking a bit of time to talk with us. How are things in your world?

 Hello, thanks for having me! Things are going pretty great in my world, actually, thanks. Busy as ever!

  1. Congratulations on the upcoming album, ‘Fearsick.’ I understand it was partially recorded during the ‘Rat God’ sessions. How does ‘Fearsick’ differ? Any moments you are especially proud of?

Thanks, we are all super excited for it to come out.  Yes 5 of the songs were recorded in the original Rat God sessions (which was written as the new Massacre album). Recycled Hate, I’m Now The Monster, King Con, Wound Collector, and Where Pain Is Infinity were the 5 from the original sessions. I think those songs just had a sound to them, that was unique to themselves, without being too different from the Rat God songs, so we kept them for album 2.  We felt they were every bit as strong, but just in a different context.  So I think they all make sense and belong on Fearsick.  They flow great with the 4 new songs we did: The Mold Testament, Caustic Vomit Reveries, Hellucid, and Fencewalker.  I think The Mold Testament is my most proud moment.  Jeramie and I worked that song out together over a few days and it was all very natural and a blast to work out.  I love that the whole ending is completely different from the rest of the song, but it has such a huge sound to it. I think the mix and master are superior on this album as well. A bit more “cleaned up” if that’s the right phrase for it. 

  1. As most people know, your name Inhuman Condition was taken from the 1992 EP from Massacre. What they may not know is Inhuman Condition (per Terry Butler) is taken from an H.P. Lovecraft novel. Any other authors or artists factoring into your music? What’s the best book you have read in the last 2 years?

I only ever knew of “The Inhuman Condition” by Clive Barker.  But it’s a pretty familiar phrase. And what a great band name! It was of course taken from the Massacre EP though. We wrote the music to be the new Massacre album when we were in the band, so we didn’t want people to be confused as to why it sounded like it. Terry wrote that song anyway so it’s even cooler. As far as books, I’ve been SUPER into the Dune universe for the last year or so.  When I saw the trailer for the remake of the movie, I figured, okay enough people talk about this book, so let’s read it. And wow! I was hooked.  Since then, I’ve read all 7 of Frank Herbert’s Dune novels, plus the 2 books to complete the story written by his song Brian and Kevin J Anderson.  Then I started reading the prequel series and I finished “The Butlerian Jihad” which was pretty amazing!  One of my favorites from the whole series, and it was so incredibly brutal and terrifying too.  So I’m pretty deep into the Science Fiction world, for book and shows/movies.

  1. ‘Fearsick’ has a cover of Faith No More’s “Surprise! You’re Dead!”…but only on the South American version of the album. Really? Please tell us this will be available in the US and elsewhere. Why that song in particular? 

 We actually did 5 covers for this album.  We did the Faith No More cover, “Executioner’s Tax” by Power Trip, “Whiplash” by Metallica, “Magnificat” by Benediction, and “Pull The Plug” by Death.  We did that so we could include a bonus track for each of our territories around the world.  Kind of a “collect them all” thing.  Jeramie is a huge Faith No More fan, and I love them as well, so he threw out that idea, and it turned out so dang heavy! So Faith No More is on the Mexican release, but unfortunately our label fell through.  That in mind, we will be producing the Mexican versions ourselves.  We will have copies of all versions of the album on our bandcamp once the album is out, but a somewhat limited quantity. 

  1. You’ll soon be on tour with Deicide and Kataklysm. Talk about Death Metal royalty! What can we expect from your part of the show? Also, you’ll be in Denver on August 23rd. Look for me in the audience.

That is going to be a blast!  I will be doing double-duty since I play guitar in Deicide as well. We’ll be doing the Legion album in its entirety, along with a bunch of other classics. I think IC will bring an “every-man’s band” vibe to the package hopefully.  Our songs are pretty accessible, and pretty catchy, and we have a ton of energy live, so hopefully we will leave a trail of destruction after every set!

  1. When is the last time you bit your tongue eating a meal? What was the entrée and what Death Metal song lyric best describes that moment? 

I think the last time I chomped myself was my cheek, actually, and I think it was eating some of Jeramie’s home-made bread.  I would say the best lyric to describe that would be Judas Priest’s “Dissident Aggressor” when the super high vocal comes in after the intro. That’s how it felt. 

  1. We thank you for your time and wish you all the best. Any parting words for our readers?

Thanks for having me! And thanks so much for all the support on Rat°God and beyond! We are so fortunate to have the most dedicated fans, and we hope you all dig Fearsick.  See you on the road.

“Let the music do the talking.” 

 Jeramie Kling (vocals, drums – Venom Inc, Ex Deo, The Absence)

 Taylor Nordberg (guitars – Deicide, The Absence)

 Terry Butler (bass – Obituary, Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under)

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