Sure, there is a novelty band for everything under the sun, but what’s actually pretty surprising is that this band, Austrian Death Machine, was founded by Tim Lambesis, the vocalist of As I Lay Dying. Chad Ackerman, also of As I Lay Dying, is in the band. Some have claimed that Austrian Death Machine has ripped off or borrowed its concept from another group called ArnoCorps, which had been performing 7 years prior.
Lambesis has said that while As I Lay Dying is “heartfelt and full of passion,” Austrian Death Machine is “an outlet of pure testosterone and stupidity.” So far, two albums have been released. Total Brutal, the first, was released on July 22, 2008, and was followed by Double Brutal, released September 29, 2009.
A Christmas themed EP was also released, titled A Very Brutal Christmas. For your listening pleasure, we present “Get to the Chopper.”