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UMBILICUS (CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) Streams Psych-Rockin' Debut Album

More in line with Blue Öyster Cult and Boston.

A photo of the band Umbilicus

Umbilicus, the hard rock supergroup featuring drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), guitarist Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), bassist Vernon Blake (Anarchus) and vocalist Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), is finally streaming their ass kickin' new record Path Of 1000 Suns. The record is way more in line with Blue Öyster Cult and Boston than Cannibal Corpse and Deicide, so get a bandana and your bell bottoms… and y'know, roll a joint like they used to do. You're gonna need it.

"I'm so proud and excited that our debut album Path Of 1000 Suns is finally available to the masses," said Mazurkiewicz. "We want the world to enjoy listening to these songs as much as we enjoyed creating them. The future begins now! Hail the almighty Umbilicus!"

On the topic of the band's name, Nordberg offered the following anecdote: "The story behind 'Umbilicus' is pretty hilarious. When Paul, Vern, and I were jamming and writing at the Cannibal spot, we noticed this tiny little plant growing from the ceiling. Weeks went by and it got longer and longer and eventually it reached the floor.

"So we wrote a new tune at the time and it was dubbed 'Umbilicus,' named after the plant, also because I had read the word when I was reading It by Stephen King and it may have been in one of the Alien movies as well… It eventually became the band name, too! You can hear a lyric in there about '..from a ceiling in Florida.' It's a pretty fun song, musically and lyrically."

Path Of 1000 Suns is due out on September 30 and is available here on Bandcamp.

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"Path of 1000 Suns is far from revolutionary, but it manages to mix several styles in highly effective—and sometimes surprising—ways."