Sal’s partner in crime on “And Hell Will Follow Me” is Matt Brown, sound engineer extraordinaire and guitarist of fellow NY band SEVENTH VOID. “The chemistry between me and Matt is unique and flawless very rare in today’s Napstealers. We are the murdering evil version of Lennon and McCartney.” says Abruscato.
Brown adds, “Sal asked me if I would help to take these songs to the next level. I took on this project for my friend, to find some closure in rough times. The Napstealers is just an extension of our friendship and our passion for creativity.”
The album artwork was done by Sam Shearon aka Mr. Sam, who has previously done work for Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Cradle of Filth to name a few, and features a 20 page booklet with artwork for each individual song. Additionally, the Double LP version will feature a never before heard bonus track called “Pick Up Truck”.
To top that all off, Life of Agony’s Keith Caputo lent background vocals to four tracks and Lou Reed’s saxophonist Ulrich Krieger guests on “Die Alone”. Bobby Hambel from Biohazard - who also plays with the band live - played the guitar leads on three tunes.
APHND is also a force to be reckoned with live, with shows and festivals already planned in both the U.S. and Europe. Alongside Sal, Matt and Bobby, the live line-up places Type O and Seventh Void drummer Johnny Kelly behind the kit, and Eric Morgan on bass.
“This is my pinnacle creation, the best album I have ever done.” commented Sal. And after listening, most people are tending to agree.”
Abruscato was born in Brooklyn, NY Started playing drums at age
10. He is the co-founder of Type O
Negative with Peter
Steele and performed on Slow, Deep & Hard, Origin Of The Feces, Bloody
Kisses and various best of and soundtracks. Sal is the drummer
for Life Of Agony and performed on River Runs Red, Ugly, River Runs Again, Broken
Valley. Additional projects include Supermassiv & My Mortality. He is now the singer,
songwriter and guitarist for A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH.
Matt Brown is a Brooklyn Native Producer, Engineer and Musician. As a seasoned Live Sound Engineer, he has toured the world and worked with major artists and acts such as Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabrial, The Blind Boys of Allibama, Janes Addiction, Bob Ezrin, Hal Willner, Julian Schnabel, Antony and the Johnsons, Scissor Sisters, Gorillaz to name a few. As a Producer and Musician he co-founded and played guitar in "Uranium 235" featuring members of Law and Order, "Supermassiv" featuring members of Life of Agony and "Seventh Void" featuring members of Type O Negative.
Live Line Up
SAL ABRUSCATO (Life Of Agony & Type O Negative) – Vocals & Guitar
MATT BROWN (Seventh Void)- Guitar
EDDIE HEEDLES - Guitar
JOHNNY KELLY (Type O Negative & Seventh Void) – Drums
ERIC MORGAN– Bass