Man Must Die (Scotland) – Technical Death Metal
Thursday / čtvrtek 16.5. (May 16th 2019) 21:50 – 22:40
Man Must Die formed in October 2002 in the underbelly of Glasgow, Scotland. It became evident that after the
first rehearsal that something special was brewing, the songs practically wrote themselves and the intensity was
devastating, four songs were quickly written and recorded in May of 2003. The band immediately set out to make
a name for themselves by playing shows throughout the United Kingdom. One song was placed on the
then MP3.com site and within two weeks, hit number one on the worldwide Death Metal chart. MMD also received
an invitation to play Maryland Deathfest 2004 based solely on this first demo. The demo was sent out to a select
number of labels and by August of 2003 the band had signed to Retribute Records.
Man Must Die recorded their first full length “…Start Killing” with producer JF Dagenais (Kataklysm/ Misery Index/
Despised Icon) in Glasgow during December of 2003. “…Start Killing” saw a May 2004 release and MMD worked
steadily to promote the album in the UK and abroad. The band made their first US appearance at the Maryland
Deathfest 2004 and spent months and months playing weekends and going on week-long runs.
MMD then took some time to consider their next move and returned to the studio with a new passion and
aggression, seeing an almost new band begin to emerge. MMD began the writing process quickly and put down
some new tracks to capture the new energy, this time attracting the attention of Relapse.
“To be a part of the Relapse family makes us proud. Relapse has always represented the best extreme in
metal/grind and there isn’t a better suited label for MMD,” McFarland says, “and to be the first UK band to sign to
Relapse is an honor in itself.”
In November 2006 Man Must Die traveled to Montreal, Canada and entered Studio Victor with producer JF
Dagenais once again to begin work on their new full length and Relapse debut “The Human Condition”.
This new collection of tracks captures the ferocity and energy of MMD and mixes both their melodic and brutal
sides with a more considered and mature approach to song writing. The level of aggression in “The Human
Condition” is striking musically, but is driven home by a raging performance by vocalist Joe McGlynn. The band
states; “It was important for us to capture what MMD is all about on this CD and we are happy with what has been
‘The Human Condition’ saw a summer 2007 release and Man Must Die spent the following 18 months promoting
the record in the UK and Europe, touring with bands such as Misery Index, Despised Icon, Beneath the
Massacre, Kataklysm, Aborted, Hate Eternal and Cephalic Carnage.
In the late fall of 2008, Man Must Die welcomed new drummer Matt Holland into the fold, and immediately set
about writing their 2nd Relapse album. In December of 2008 they entered Grindstone Studios, England, with
producer Scott Atkins (Cinders Fall / Sylosis) to begin recording “No Tolerance For Imperfection”.
“No Tolerance For Imperfection” sees Man Must Die enter a new chapter in writing and musicianship, McNab
says “These songs are a new distilled version of Man Must Die, straight to the point lyrically and musically, super
tight guitars, insane drumming, and vocals to tear your face off! This is the next step up for Man Must Die!”