The Scum as a project was created in 2013 in Manizales, a city of the Eje Cafetero, known as the cradle of extreme metal in Colombia. Their material has been released by the most important record labels in Colombia: Brutalized Records and Hateworks, and the band has played shows in cities around their home country and Ecuador and at some of the most important metal festivals in their region.
The band was elected as openers for such prominent acts as Destruction, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, The Haunted and Pungent Stench. Their material has been mixed and mastered by important musical producers on the international metal scene such as Tomas Sogsberg and Andy Classen and their only professional video was directed by the most important horror director in Colombia, Juan Diego Escobar. From the beginning The Scum has been strongly influenced by the horror genre in films and literature and the sounds of old school death metal.
They released an EP in 2015 called Self-Destructive Race, a debut album entitled Ashen in 2018 that was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios and released an EP, also mixed by Tomas Skogsberg and mastered at Stage One Studio by Andy Classen named Dead Eyes (2020). Guest vocals were supplied by Dave Ingram (Benediction).
The Scum’s new album, The Hunger, was mixed again in Sunlight Studios. This is frenetic music for those who are passionate about death metal, raw and traditional. The Scum is the perfect combination of old school extreme music and horror thematic. Coming from the cloudy mountains of Manizales, Colombia, The Scum is preparing a new album that will blow your brain out. Savage riffs, nasty growls and machine gun drum fills makes The Hunger a record you must have in your collection. If you enjoy bands like Entombed, Benediction, Unleashed, Napalm Death or Sinister, then for sure The Hunger is a record you must have in your collection.
The album was recorded and mixed at Bad Home Studio Manizales (Colombia) and mastered at Unisound AB (Sweden) by legendary producer Dan Swanö.