Buried beneath the deepest depths of Chicago’s Metal underground comes one of the newest Death Metal projects to hit the scene, AFSTOTEND (/ɑfˈstotənt/). The music is a combination of Death Metal and Thrash that’s basic, but has a Brutal feel to it. Afstoend was established in 2009 as a Goregrind project by vocalist Ken Escobedo (ex-Temporal Bleed) and drummer Ted VanTilburg (ex-Morgue and Temporal Bleed). A 2009 demo titled Gore Soaked Serenade was in the makings, but then a reconstruction in genre from Goregrind to Death Metal took shape. The project was on hiatus shortly after the change due to prior commitments. At present Afstotend consists of TedVanTilburg who writes and records all the music (minus vocals) and now Mike Mieland on vocals. 2013 marks the rebirth of Afstotend and a demo will be released some time this year. The song War 2013 is a pre production song by Afstotend and was uploaded onto the Internet to give the listener an idea of what’s to come.