It's the sensational comeback of the year: Swiss metal pioneers Coroner — in the current line-up of Tommy Vetterli (guitar), Diego Rapacchietti (drums) and Ron Broder (bass/vocals) — are back in the studio! This three-man band made a name for itself in the music scene with its discerning brand of technical thrash metal. Now, 23 long years after the band's last album release (Grin, 1993), Coroner has announced plans to release a new studio album with Sony Music and Century Music Records.
In the 1990s, Coroner caused a stir in the music industry with its progressive and technically sophisticated music style. All over the world, Coroner was considered one of the most unconventional avant-garde metal bands, which is what attracted the attention of global greats like Metallica. Today, Coroner is a cult band and is highly respected not only by musicians such as Max Cavalera (Sepultura), Franz Treichler (The Young Gods) and Mille Petrozza (Kreator), but also by metal fans all over the world. After the release of their last studio album, Grin, in 1993, Coroner split up. Two years later, their best-of album, Coroner, was released. Sixteen years passed. Then, in 2011, Tommy Vetterli, Ron Broder, and the then drummer and founding member Marky Edelmann returned to the stage, playing a potpourri of numbers from their albums at concerts. Back then, the three musicians were almost certain that they would not be able to find the time for a new studio album. 'Almost' being the key word here.
For their seventh studio album, which is due for release in 2017, Coroner have signed a worldwide record deal with Sony Music Switzerland, which has enlisted the help of Century Media Records, a strong partner that will release Coroner records internationally. But for those fans who just can't wait for the new album, Coroner have a special treat in store: Autopsy will be released on September 23rd, 2016.
Autopsy is a 3 x Blu-ray + LP or a 3 x DVD + CD set that is jam packed with a documentary movie of the band’s history, live recordings, previously unseen interviews and a best-of compilation. The Vinyl + Blu-ray Box, which is limited to 3.000 copies, is a real collector's item and every copy of the box is signed by the band members themselves.