A Pale Horse Named Death is the brainchild of Brooklyn, NY native Sal Abruscato, and sounds like Alice in Chains mysteriously sneaking up behind Type O Negative with a butcher knife while being filmed for a future episode of Law & Order.
Sal's partner in crime on And Hell Will Follow Me is Matt Brown, sound engineer extraordinaire and guitarist of fellow NY band Seventh Void. 'The chemistry between me and Matt is unique and flawless very rare in today's music. We are the murdering evil version of Lennon and McCartney.' says Abruscato. Brown adds, 'Sal asked me if I would help to take these songs to the next level. I took on this project for my friend, to find some closure in rough times. The music is just an extension of our friendship and our passion for creativity.'
The album artwork was done by Sam Shearon aka Mr. Sam, who has previously done work for Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Cradle of Filth to name a few, and features a 20 page booklet with artwork for each individual song. Additionally, the Double LP version features a never before heard bonus track called 'Pickup Truck.' To top that all off, Life of Agony's Keith Caputo lent background vocals to four tracks and Lou Reed's saxophonist Ulrich Krieger guests on 'Die Alone.' Bobby Hambel from Biohazard - who also plays with the band live - played the guitar leads on three tunes.
APHND is also a force to be reckoned with live, with shows and festivals already planned in both the U.S. and Europe. Alongside Sal, Matt and Bobby, the live line-up places Type O and Seventh Void drummer Johnny Kelly behind the kit, and Eric Morgan on bass. 'This is my pinnacle creation, the best album I have ever done.' commented Sal. And after listening, most people are tending to agree.
- 1. And Hell Will Follow Me
- 2. As Black As My Heart
- 3. To Die In Your Arms
- 4. Heroin Train
- 5. Devil In The Closet
- 6. Cracks In The Walls
- 7. Bad Dream
- 8. Bath In My Blood (Schizophrenia In Me)
- 9. Pill Head
- 10. Meet The Wolf
- 11. Serial Killer
- 12. When Crows Descend Upon You
- 13. Die Alone
May 02Teaneck, NJ, US A Pale Horse Named Death at Debonair Music Hall
May 03Poughkeepsie, NY, US A Pale Horse Named Death at The Loft, The Chance Theater
May 03New London, CT, US New England Stoner & Doom Festival 2019
May 04Elmhurst, NY, US A Pale Horse Named Death with Exet 7 at Blackthorn 51
May 08Nepean, ON, Canada A Pale Horse Named Death at The Brass Monkey
May 09Quebec City, QC, Canada A Pale Horse Named Death at La Source de la Martiniere
May 10Montreal, QC, Canada A Pale Horse Named Death at Piranha Bar
May 11Toronto, ON, Canada A Pale Horse Named Death at The Rock Pile
May 12Mercersburg, PA, US A Pale Horse Named Death at The Mercersburg Mansion House