Don’t you just love it when bands drop surprise releases on you? Well, that’s exactly what Enterprise Earth did this past Friday in the form of their five-track offering, Foundation Of Bones. Straight after the EP hit our inbox, we got in touch with the band and got them to give us the lowdown on the choices that make up the brilliant Foundation Of Bones.

1. “Foundation Of Bones”

“After deciding to do this impromptu EP, we began sifting through current demos for our winner. The decision was made unanimously fairly quickly. After a short, mysterious, and unsettling intro it gets straight to the point by exploding into the first chorus and doesn’t let up until it’s over. This song also features new sounds that we have been developing in a condensed format, namely combining modern deathcore parts and structure with thrash and death metal influences. This sound will be expanded upon in our coming full length.”

2. “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For”

Lamb of God is one of our collective favorites as we all draw a significant portion of our influence from their catalogue. We really wanted to do something off of Ashes Of The Wake and this song seemed to check all of the boxes for us. Straightforward and to the point, this was a ton of fun to cover.”

3. “Fermented Offal Discharge”

“When the idea of doing some covers came up Necrophagist was one of the first bands we considered. Like Lamb of God, they’re a massive influence on all of us. We had a bit of a difficult time deciding which Necro song to cover as both albums are classic tech-death staples (and all of the songs are HARD to play) but we ultimately decided on ‘Fermented.’ Again, a lot of fun to record and perform.”

Reckon their cover is any good? Well, here’s the original being performed at Resurrection Fest.

4. “There Is No Tomorrow (Acoustic)”

“Doing the acoustic rendition of this song was a last-minute addition to the EP and boy are we glad we went for it as recording it was somewhat of a cathartic and eye-opening experience. It was inspired by bands that have done incredible acoustic renditions of their heavy tunes, namely Alice In Chains, The Contortionist, and I See Stars. Our sonic inspirations and musical expressions go much deeper than just being brutal and we wanted to express that sentiment and develop another facet of our sound.

We love melody, peaks and valleys within a song, acoustic jams that take you on a journey, and most importantly, we love writing music that resonates strongly within us. ‘There Is No Tomorrow’ is easily the most melodic and emotional song from Luciferous. If any tune from that record deserved an acoustic rendition, it would be that one. Expect more of these acoustic renditions in the future.”

Pick up your copy of Foundation of Bones from here.

Artwork for ‘Foundation of Bones’ by Enterprise Earth

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.