Texas-based thrash metal act Warbeast have teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new track, "Punishment for Gluttony." Check it out below.
Vocalist Bruce Corbitt said, "To me this song is vintage Texas thrash and defines what Warbeast is all about … pure aggression and adrenaline from start to finish. For the lyrics, I envisioned a guy like Tony Montana, who does everything in life to the extreme. So much so that he becomes his own worst enemy. There are some actual lines in this song directly from the movie Scarface that some of you will probably catch. Luckily before I had to retire we performed this song live several times … and it always got a good reaction from the crowd. So I'm really excited that the rest of the world is finally able to hear it."
Corbitt retired from singing earlier this year due to his recent esophageal cancer diagnosis. He wrote in a Facebook statement, "After much discussion with the doctors and specialist, they've told me there's no chance within any reasonable time that I'll ever be able to perform again. You're the best fans and I love all of you. I can't even begin to explain my feelings. You guys have given me the strength I need to even prepare for this fight. Honestly, I was close to losing hope that there was any good to come out of this. Of course, I'm scared for my life like any normal human being would be. Those moments when I can get on Facebook and scroll through all of your messages, the emotion takes over. I cry, I get stronger, I also realize what all of you mean to me. I do believe in the power prayer and positive vibes. And I have all of you to thank for that."
Before his retirement, Corbitt recorded vocals for Warbeast's forthcoming album, Enter the Arena — thought he was unable to play the band's release show took place on July 14th where some vocals were handled by Philip H. Anselmo. The former Pantera frontman said, "Since the late 1980s to the present, Bruce has always been a person to count on as a friend, and an excellent man to work closely with. Our love of music brought us together and created an unbreakable bond, and that is a priceless cornerstone that can't be ignored when examining one's life in hindsight. Bruce has always shot me straight, given me life-advice, and from my perspective, has always been there for anyone and everyone in need, for a myriad of unselfish reasons. I thank all that's good out there I had the chance to be a part of the four Warbeast releases, and I feel Bruce's best is on their latest record, Enter the Arena. He's a damned warrior, a fighter, and best of all, for the better of the genre, one of the most recognized voices in all of heavy metal. Well done, Big Brother."
Warbeast's upcoming full-length, Enter the Arena, will be released on August 4th via Anselmo's own Housecore Records. You can pick up a copy here.