In the spring of 2012, Matthew Kourie Productions was approached by NY death metal icons Internal Bleeding to bring their classic demos, “Invocation of Evil” and “Perpetual Degradation” to life, by remastering them for the new age. As a long time fan of the group, audio producer and engineer Matthew Kourie, was thrilled and honored to take on this great project. He knew what it was like to experience their performances, having attended many of the group’s raucous live shows. Without question, the band thought he would be the perfect choice to take this on. As a seasoned audio engineer and an old school fan, he knew he would take the right approach to bring these classic tracks where they always deserved to go. The idea was simple, keep the original integrity of Internal Bleeding‘s trademark sound and bring out its potential from the original recordings to be as heavy as possible but with a new sense of clarity and modern day volume.
Kourie acting almost like an audio archeologist, discovered robust sonic information within the stereo tracks that were never tapped into. All the content within the frequencies made it possible to hear every instrument pronounced. Kourie, using modern day digital audio technologies, not only improved the fidelity but brought out the hidden potential buried within the layers of the raw audio. Guitars are now clearer and heavier, the bass can be heard and felt. Listening to the drums you would think you are in the studio getting punched in the gut. The vocals too have more clarity and presence. All of this together makes for a very serious experience for IB fans old and new.
“I personally feel the end result brings out the intensity you feel at their live shows. It makes you want to move. And that’s Internal Bleeding. Original New York Slam Style Death Metal. I hope other fans like myself, will enjoy “Heritage of Sickness”, as these classic tracks have finally been given their due justice. ” - Matthew Kourie