Song Premiere: Injected, "Death Ray"

In the mid ’90s, Injected, a high-school metal trio, stormed out of the Atlanta underground destroying packed, sweaty clubs with intense and notoriously volatile live shows. Front man, Danny Grady, exuding confidence, crushed Metallica-like and later Angus-worthy riffs with raw power and disarmingly melodic vocals. With rhythm section, Steve Slovisyky (bass) and Chris Wojtal (drums), they were joined by peerless lead guitarist Jade Lemons, whose bonafide charisma and drive brought the band to a new level.
In 1996, Injected released their debut, Hammered & Enamored, a metal EP with songs “Bloodspoon,” “Face Down,” “Suffocate,” and “Methamphetamine.” After being wined and dined by major labels, and recording at the legendary Bearsville Studios, near Woodstock, New York, Island Def Jam released Burn It Black, their hard rock debut LP in February 2002.
Radio single “Faithless” ended up in heavy rotation on MTV and quickly became a Top 40 hit. They toured with stoner-rock pioneers Fu Manchu, contributed songs to Spiderman and other movie soundtracks, and co-headlined the MTV Campus Invasion Tour to tens of thousands a night.
Lemons, a genuine star, mysteriously passed away in 2016. Only after his death did Grady decide to release The Truth About You, perhaps the finest and most reflective album Grady has written, anchored by his sludgy but nimble, bone-crunching riffs. Grady’s guitar tones are instantly recognizable as classic Injected as are the angst of his lyrics and his vocal growl. With refreshing production and almost a live feel, The Truth About You fifteen years later, is a perfect follow up to Burn It Black.
Grady produced the The Truth About You in Athens, Georgia, with engineer Kyle Spence, a thunderous drummer (Harvey Milk, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), who also played on the album. Its front cover features a photo titled “Black Forrest” by the Australian photographer Samantha Everton. The rest of the package is black in memory of Lemons, who joined Grady in tracking The Truth About You.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing the latest single from the album, which sees release Friday via Slush Fund. “Death Ray” is a punishing barn-burner that channels sludge heroes like Red Fang and Torche as well as stoner riff-rockers Queens of The Stone Age. Enjoy it below:

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