San Francisco Bay Area instrumental progressive metal unit Fought Upon Earth, featuring former members of Acid King, Secrets Of The Sky, And Scorched-Earth Policy, will unleash their Grave Miscalculation full-length this fall. We’re stoked for the record to drop October 4, so we made them Bandcamp of the day.
The sonically mesmerizing, nine-track affair was produced by the band with Juan Urteaga (Cattle Decapitation, Secrets Of The Sky, Exhumed), mixed by Urteaga, and even includes a rendition of “Old Coat,” by Peter, Paul, And Mary.
Fought Upon Earth was forged in 2013 by guitarist/bassist Mark Lamb and drummer Lance Lea shortly after former band Scorched-Earth Policy went on indefinite hiatus. Between their respective touring and recording schedules with Acid King (Lamb) and Secrets Of The Sky (Lea), the pair sought to collaborate once again, sifting through their extensive back catalog of unused riffs and ideas to create some vicious instrumental metal jams. T
he band’s self-titled debut was released in 2015. The ensuing DIY promo campaign garnered a smattering of impressive reviews and spins on college radio and select podcasts. Soon after, Lamb started assembling ideas for what would become Grave Miscalculation. He left Acid King at the beginning of 2017 to focus on Fought on Upon Earth and other personal endeavors. Lea took a brief respite from drumming after Secrets Of The Sky dissolved in 2016.