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Today marks the official release of “Skin ’em Alive”, the debut album by rotten old school Death Metal force Ruttenskalle! And what better day than Halloween?

Thanks to everyone for the support. All pre-orders will be shipped this coming week.

Full album stream is already available at our Bandcamp page, so if you’re a fan of Dismember, Carnage, God Macabre or early Entombed have a listen and we hope you enjoy this true gory and filthy piece of Metal of death!


It’s time to let the beast come out. Full audio stream of “Skin ’em Alive”, the debut album by Death Metal desecrators Ruttenskalle, is now available. Official release date is only two days ahead, right on Halloween 2021.

“Skin ’em Alive” is a pure straight forward and ultra gory old school rotten Death Metal played in the Swedish style which will probably appeal to fans of Carnage, Dismember, God Macabre and Grave.

Now, truth be told that you will not find here the next upcoming big thing in Metal. That is not a negative statement, because being a fan of the true traditional style of this genre doesn’t necessarily mean that a band has to come up with 3757 different riffs, 2356 tempo changes, 912 guitar arpeggios or furious blast beats at 320 BPM. Most of the times, when you’re into old school Death Metal means that you’re looking for heavyness, either slower, mid paced or faster rhythms, powerful hooks, lots of headbanging moments and true growling vocals from hell. Fortunately, this is what you’ll get with Ruttenskalle‘s “Skin ’em Alive”.

So, let’s cut with the cliche adjectives and move on to the music. Turn your volume up and blast your speakers with true and in-your-face Metal of Death, done the old way!



Well, 6 days left for Halloween means 6 days left for the release of “Skin ’em Alive”, the debut album by old school Death Metal force Ruttenskalle!

And while we’re at it, check out the NEW advance track and official video for the song “Time to Kill”. Turn your volume up and headbang until you drop! 👊



Next Monday, track premiere of “Buried” will be available. The song is taken from the upcoming debut album “Skin ’em Alive” by Ruttenskalle.

Old school Death Metal in the vein of God Macabre, Dismember, Carnage and early Entombed.

This will be an exclusive LOUD! Magazine premiere. Be sure to hit the notification bell in the video so you don’t miss this it.


It’s time to reveal one more Gruesome Records release. Ruttenskalle arises deep from the entrails of the Portuguese underground scene to unleash a rotting, filthy, violent and straight forward piece of old school Death Metal played in the Swedish style. “Skin ’em Alive” is the debut album by this solo outfit led by Paulo M. Soares and will surely please to fans of Carnage, God Macabre, Dismember and Entombed.

To sum things up, expect some in-your-face true Metal of death filled with hooks, gory lyrics and demonic vocal enchantments that will haunt your deepest nightmares!

Cover art, song premiere, track list, pre-orders and release date to announce soon!


It’s time for the first Gruesome Records announcement! We proudly joined forces with Basalto to confirm the reissue of the band’s sold out second full length “Doença”. It will be a strictly LIMITED EDITION of 100 hand numbered copies, remixed and remastered in a 6-panel digipak CD.

Pre-orders will be available too and include an exclusive offer. Dates and further details will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, check out their BANDCAMP and support the band!