Phoenix thrash band Incite release in-studio update and photos

By on July 19, 2014

INCITE with Matt Hyde in the studio photo by Glen LaFerman

Phoenix, AZ natives and modern thrashers INCITE recently finished up recording duties for their upcoming record, entitled Up In Hell, due out on September 2, 2014 via Minus HEAD Records. The band took up studio time with Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Hatebreed, Parkway Drive) at Hideaway Studios, who produced, recorded, mixed and mastered the record. Production assistance was provided by Thomas Bellier and Jon Nicholson of Drum Fetish is credited as drum technician on the album.


“Matt Hyde definitely took us out of our comfort zone, but the result is, in my opinion, the best INCITE album to date,” adds bassist Christopher “EL”. Drummer Lennon adds, “This record has everything. It grooves, it slams, it thrashes, it stomps and it moshes!”


Vocalist Richie Cavalera states, “Matt was incredible was the perfect person to head us in the right direction in every way. I feel this album captures INCITE perfectly from the drums to the guitar to bass it’s all just how it needed to be. He worked us hard and pushed us the max to get the best out of each member and each song. I had times where i wanted to give up but he just said keep doing it you’ll get it and that’s what you need someone to push you but still keep you focused. He paid attention to everything and i loved that he told us when something sucked and when it was awesome. He got me to build structure like never before on lyrics and i think that’s what you notice right away on this record. I couldn’t have asked for a better person, he has the history and the knowledge we wanted and thank him every day for this record.”


See below for some photos from recording, taken by Glen LaFerman.


Guitarist “Dru Tang” Rome churns out some tasty riffs…


Drummer Lennon Lopez taking a quick break from recording drums for a pose


Christopher “EL” tracking bass guitars with Matt Hyde

INCITE aren’t new to the heavy metal world – not only have they been performing and releasing music for a better part of the past 10 years – they are fronted by Richie Cavalera, son of Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Killer Be Killed, Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura).


Up In Hell Track Listing:

1. Up In Hell

2. WTF

3. False Flag

4. Fallen

5. Rightful Spot (feat. Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats)

6. Rise to Greatness

7. Who Am I

8. Still Here

9. Losing Grip

10. To the Depths



INCITE will perform at the Marquee Theatre on August 15th for the 18th Annual D-Low Memorial Show with Soulfly, Sacred Reich, and more. For more information on the show, please visit


Over the years, INCITE has toured alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, Throwdown, Cavalera Conspiracy, and more. Moreover, they’ve been praised by everybody from Kerrang! and Revolver to ARTISTdirect. In addition, INCITE has reached Top-40-status on Sirius Metal Charts with tracks like ‘Army of Darkness’ and the Devil’s Dozen on Liquid Metal with ‘The Aftermath’. Revolver also named 2012’s All Out War its “Album of the Week” upon release.


For more information INCITE, please visit these websites:




Richie Cavalera – Vocals

Lennon Lopez – Drums

Christopher “EL” – Bass

“Dru Tang” Rome – Lead Guitar

Kevin “Dis” – Guitar


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.