Pat Sheridan - Interview 10/26/19 Philadelphia

Pat talks about the band's latest album "The Sea of Tragic Beasts", his favorite tracks off the album, touring plans for this album cycle including 2020 plans, Will Putney, Saint Vitus, and Thy Art is Murder

Review - "The Sea of Tragic Beasts"

Fit For An Autopsy

The Sea of Tragic Beasts

Release date: Oct 25, 2019

Nuclear Blast Records

NJ deathcore titans Fit For An Autopsy will release their fifth studio album “The Sea of Tragic Beasts” through Nuclear Blast on October 25th.  The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature New Jersey.  Artwork created by Adam Burke.

The album kicks off with the title track “The Sea of Tragic Beasts”, a song that guitarist Will Putney describes as “People are these tragic animals and everybody’s out for one another” He adds that  “the whole song is sort of an adapting to the times type of vibe.  It’s really empowering in a way that it makes you feel like you have to become this sort of alpha but at the same time it’s really kinda dark and sad that you have to resort to become such a primitive animal just to survive in this world.”  Such heavy lyrical content needs an equally heavy musical accompaniment and the band delivers.  Putney with fellow guitarist Patrick Sheridan and Timothy Howley produce a dark, guttural tone to the song and drummer Josean Orta Martinez (one of my favorite metal drummers) is so strong and powerful with blazing double kick drums and incredible percussion.  Of course singer Joseph Badolato is at his violent best, not only on this song but throughout the entire album.

“No Man Is Without Fear” delivers a ferociousness that makes your skin melt!  Seriously heavy violence with the massive drum sound from Martinez that Putney somehow is always able to capture during the recording process.  Badolato is equally ferocious with crazy sick vocals and screams and the band hits precision note for note during multiple fast synced instrumentals.  Badass fucking tune!!!

One of the singles FFAA have released so far is the song “Mirrors”, a song that opens slowly providing a feel of epic importance.  When Badolato unleashes hell while band methodically interprets the dark emotions of the song it all comes together shaking you to your core. 

“Shepherd” varies in tempo both musically and vocally.  Badolato brings forth a bludgeoning of vocals that change in tone and damn it, some of the riffs in this one really want me to smash my guitar and take up the triangle instead.  A song like “Shepherd” shows the musical talent of these dudes.  Insanity to the nth degree!

“The Sea of Tragic Beasts” ends with two stunners.  “Birds of Prey” opens with a very cool build, one guitar strumming slow and poignant notes giving way to the fire of the full band.  Martinez provides the fuel with his double kick and and the guitar onslaught from Putney, Sheridan, and Howley provide the match.  The album ends with “Napalm Dreams”, a tremendous song that has a huge choral vocals, a rock-fusion opening and a chilling outro with “all I wanted was a way out” repeated over and over as the song and album comes to an end.

After FFAA released “The Great Collapse” in 2017, with phenomenal songs like “Heads Will Hang” and “Black Mammoth” I felt it would be hard for a band to properly follow such a beast of an album.  Songs like “Mirrors” and “Shepherd” (the latest single released from “The Sea of Tragic Beasts”)  and others in this review prove that Fit For An Autopsy continue to climb the metal legends ladder with each album they release.


Joseph Badolato | Vocals

Patrick Sheridan | Guitar

Timothy Howley | Guitar

Will Putney | Guitar

Peter Blue Spinazola | Bass

Josean Orta Martinez | Drums

Pre-order the album here 





New Jersey six-piece FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have just shared the video for the new song "Shepherd." Watch it here.

"Enjoy 'Shepherd,' our tribute to the melodeath style of the early 2000s," says guitarist Will Putney. "We filmed this fun little video in one take. It was four minutes in and out — and we got to pour garbage on [singer] Joe [Badolato] while making a statement about the environment. You just can't beat that." 

FFAA will drop their upcoming fifth studio album, The Sea of Tragic Beasts, on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records worldwide and Human Warfare (AUS). 

The Sea of Tragic Beasts was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in New Jersey. The artwork for the album was created by Adam Burke.

The Sea of Tragic Beasts is available for pre-order here and comes in the following formats: CD Jewel; Vinyl; Clear with White splatter vinyl (limited to 1000); Light Blue/Black swirl vinyl (limited to 750); and Blue Merge splatter vinyl (limited to 500).

Watch the official music video for "Mirrors," directed by Max Moore, here.

Watch the official video for the title track here

"The Sea of Tragic Beasts"
"No Man Is Without Fear"
"Your Pain Is Mine"
"Birds of Prey"
"Napalm Dreams"

The band will hit the road this fall to support the release of The Sea of Tragic Beasts. The 26-date U.S. tour will kick off on October 24 in Brooklyn, NY and will make stops in Atlanta, Austin, and Los Angeles before concluding in Rochester, NY on November 23.

10/24—Brooklyn, NY — St. Vitus
10/25—Hamden, CT — Space Ballroom
10/26—Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge
10/27—Frederick, MD — Café 611
10/28—Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506
10/29—Nashville, TN — The End
10/30—Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade 
11/01—Tampa, FL — Crowbar
11/02—Orlando, FL — Soundbar
11/04—Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live!
11/05—Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey
11/06—El Paso, TX — Rockhouse
11/07—Mesa, AZ — Club Red
11/08—Los Angeles, CA — 1720
11/09—Fresno, CA — Full Circle Brewing Co.
11/10—Sacramento, CA — Holy Diver
11/12—Portland, OR — Paris Theater
11/13—Seattle, WA — El Corazon
11/15—Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
11/16—Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater
11/17—Kansas City, MO — Riot Room
11/19—St. Louis, MO — Fubar
11/20—St. Paul, MN — Turf Club
11/21—Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge
11/22—Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
11/23—Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall

Joseph Badolato | Vocals
Patrick Sheridan | Guitar
Timothy Howley | Guitar
Will Putney | Guitar
Peter Blue Spinazola | Bass
Josean Orta Martinez | Drums