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INTERVIEW - UMBILICUS: "we started writing this 70s type of rock, it was so nice to finally kick out the jams, but not in a murderous, blast-beat type of way"

New rock outfit UMBILICUS is made up of CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer/lyricist Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Taylor Nordberg (DEICIDE, INHUMAN CONDITION), bassist Vernon Blake (ANARCHUS, NAPALM DEATH-live), and vocalist Brian Stephenson (FORE, OLD JAMES). Though they are well known in the metal community, this new group is nothing like their primary bands but sees the band show their love of 60's and 70's rock. Their debut album title has been revealed as "Path Of 1000 Suns" but with no set release date yet. I caught up with guitarist Taylor Nordberg to get the lowdown on this new hard rock group. First things first, how did you arrive at the band name of UMBILICUS and what does it mean for you as a band? Well, I think I was reading the book “It” by Stephen King, and there is a library in the book where one building is the adult side, and one side is the children’s side, and it was connected by an umbilicus, or section connecting the two. Around the same time, I was watchin
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