Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mortal Decay

Biography :

For over 15 years, MORTAL DECAY has been one of the premier forces in death metal. Having performed on both sides of the continent, their music has showcased their technical abilities while still retaining brutality. In 1991 three individuals from South Jersey, Anthony Ipri (drums), John Hartman (guitar) and John Doe (vocals) formed MORTAL DECAY. After their inception they recorded their debut demo “Dawn of Misery” with guitarist Anthony Divigenze and bassist Brandon Stockl. Brian Valenti replaced Anthony Divigenze and subsequently recorded the “Grisly Aftermath” demo in 1993.

Upon the success of their demos, the band performed numerous shows along the east coast. In 1994 Brian Valenti and Brandon Stockl left the band and were replaced by bassist Ron Steinhauer and guitarist Joe Gordon. With the new lineup in place, MORTAL DECAY recorded the critically acclaimed "Brutalizing Creations" demo in 1995 garnering a prestigious "10 Skulls" in S.O.D. magazine.

In early 1996 MORTAL DECAY suffered their first major line-up disruption when long-time vocalist John Doe announced he was leaving the band. Kelly Izquierdo (ex-DEATHRUNE) while the group continued to write and play throughout the remainder of the year. During this time the band was approached by Pulverizer Records to record their first full length album “Sickening Erotic Fanaticism” (released 1997). To promote the album, the band embarked on their first tour with Illinois-based act DEADEN culminating with their first appearance at the Milwaukee Metalfest.

While writing new material, the band remastered their three demos and released a compilation disc “A Gathering of Human Artifacts” in 1999. In 2000, MORTAL DECAY was approached by Unique Leader Records for a record deal and a supporting slot on the Bloodletting North America tour with DISGORGE, DEEDS OF FLESH and CEPHALIC CARNAGE. With a successful tour and a new record deal, MORTAL DECAY began working on their second full length album. Kelly Izquierdo left the band and original vocalist John Doe stepped in to record the album titled “Forensic”. Released in 2001, the album featured a more progressive and technical approach showcasing the band’s musical capabilities and lyrical intelligence.

In 2003, long-time bassist Ron Steinhaur parted the band and was replaced by Lou Suppa (Insatanity). 2005 was a tumultuous year with a string of line up changes. John Doe and Lou Suppa left the band and were replaced by Kevin McClintock (Polterchrist, Insatanity, Divine Rapture) and Ed Drozdowsky (Polterchrist, Insatanity, Pyrexia) respectively. Then founding member Anthony Ipri decided to leave and was replaced by Justin DiPinto (Malevolent Creation, Divine Rapture, Insatanity, Pyrexia).

With a new lineup MORTAL DECAY hit the studio and recorded their third full length album “Cadaver Art”. Shortly after the release, the band embarked on their first European tour with BEHEADED, BRUTUS, and NECROCEST. The next couple of years the band continued to play at shows and metalfests throughout America.

In 2007, MORTAL DECAY continued to play shows while writing new material for their upcoming 4th album. Ed Drozdowsky left the band and was replaced by Monty Mukerji (Polterchrist). In 2008, vocalist Kevin McClintock left and was replaced by Anthony Schrader (The Tenth Circle/Lethean). With yet another new lineup, the band is currently writing new material and continue to perform all over America.


Band Members :

* Anthony - Vocals
* Mortal Joe - Guitar
* Martman - Guitar
* Monty - Bass
* Big Ant - Drums




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Necrophagist

Biography :

Necrophagist is a German death metal band, founded and fronted by Turkish-German guitarist/vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez. The band is known for its rapid and technical compositions.

The name originates from the Greek roots νεκρο- nekro- ("dead") and -φαγος -phagos ("eater of").


History :

Necrophagist's debut album Onset of Putrefaction has been out of print for years. The percussion on the album was handled by a drum machine. Eventually, a new edition with drum samples recorded by Hannes Grossmann was created. All of the old guitar, bass guitar, and vocal tracks were mixed along with the brand new drum samples. The re-release also features two songs from Necrophagist's 1995 self-titled demo tape. The whole album was also engineered by long-time Necrophagist engineer and producer Christoph Brandes at The Iguana Studios. It was mastered by Bob Katz at "Digital Domain", Orlando, Florida. The re-release was issued in 2004 by Willowtip in the USA/Canada and Relapse in the rest of the world.

On February 10, 2006 it was announced that Christian Muenzner had departed the band due to scheduling conflicts. Later on, he joined the death metal band Obscura. A replacement guitarist was found, Sami Raatikainen, who is from Helsinki, Finland. Sami also plays in the band Codeon.

In 2006, the band undertook an American tour called "Carving North America's Epitaph". Necrophagist was joined on this tour by Arsis, Alarum, Neuraxis, Ion Dissonance, Cattle Decapitation and Thine Eyes Bleed. They, along with Dying Fetus, supported Cannibal Corpse on their U.S. tour in the fall, which also included some Canadian venues.

In 2007, the band announced on its MySpace profile that after the 2007 California Metalfest, drummer Hannes Grossmann would leave the band. Hannes stated that he was unable to commit to the band's full-time touring schedule. Marco Minnemann (who has played with Paul Gilbert, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman) was the official permanent replacement for Hannes.

Necrophagist was a headlining act for The Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007, which featured a wide variety of other extreme metal bands including Decapitated, Arsis, The Faceless, Cephalic Carnage, As Blood Runs Black, and Cattle Decapitation.

In April 2008, Necrophagist announced that Romain Goulon would be joining the band as their new drummer, replacing Minnemann, who would still be working with Suiçmez on a side project.

Necrophagist played in the "Pillage the Village Tour" in 2008 from August 26, 2008 to September 10, 2008 with death metal bands Dying Fetus and Beneath the Massacre. Shows in some areas also included Carcass, Suffocation, 1349, and Aborted.

Necrophagist has begun to work on its next album with new drummer Romain Goulon. According to rumors, two possible names are "The Path to Naught" and "Death to the Faithful". Suiçmez stated that the band would be using seven-string guitars on the album. Muhammed himself will be recording with a new custom shop Ibanez Xiphos guitar with 7 strings, as well as 27 frets. Sami Raatikainen is now an Ibanez Guitar endorsee, using a 7 String RG-Series guitar on stage.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Muhammed Suiçmez – Guitar, Vocals (1992–present)
* Stephan Fimmers – Bass Guitar (2003–present)
* Sami Raatikainen – Guitar (2006–present)
* Romain Goulon – Drums (2008–present)

Former Members :

* Jan-Paul Herm – Guitar (1992–1995)
* Raphael Kempermann – Drums (1992–1995)
* Daniel Silva – Drums (1995–1998, 2001–2003)
* Mario Petrovic – Guitar (2000–2001)
* Slavek Foltyn – Drums (2000–2001)
* Björn Vollmer – Guitar (2001–2002)
* Julien Laroche – Bass Guitar (2001–2003)
* Christian Müenzner – Guitar (2002–2006)
* Heiko Linzert – Bass Guitar (2003)
* Hannes Grossmann – Drums (2003–2007)
* Marco Minnemann – Drums (2007–2008)
* Hudson Cole - Drums (2003-2007)


Discography :

* Necrophagist - Onset of Putrefaction (1999)
* Necrophagist - Epitaph (2004)




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Pernicious Hate

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At July 1999 there are several psycho grinder from Ngentot University of Purwokerto makes a group bands "PERNICIEUS" with grindcore music.The first line up are : Theycka (Bass /Voc), Boy (Guitar), Fully (drum).Chandra (BOROX-Tangerang grindcore) join with the band as drummer at December 2000, he changed Fully's position,First Fully is a drummer than he changed as a guitarist. Pernicieus recorded 2 songs that summarized in promotape 2001 with the title TRAGICAL MOTHERLAND. Imam join with the band as a vocalist at october 2002 and than Pernicious changed the name of the band become PERNICIOUS HATE ( PH ) PH try to recorded "In Fear" song that we consider as a weapon and we got the good result.for sound of grindcore character that we want.But for a moment at April 2003 Fully retired from PH and join with KREMUSH ( Purwokerto old death metal).After that Fully's position changed by Iwan ( BRUTAL CREMATION-Purwokerto brutal death).Not need long time Gogick join as rythm guitarist. Line up are: Imam (voc), Iwan (guitar), Gogick (rythm guitar),Theycka (bass), Chandra (drum) PH recorded 11 songs at February 2004 that we summarized in CD demo 2004.July 2004 we recorded again 4 songs and was born "DISGRACE WORLD" the full first length album of PH with 15 crazy songs released by EDELWEISS RECORD. Disgrace World album was launched at 20 November 2005 at Cundomanik Building of Purwokerto. Gogick retired from PH at February 2006 because he graduated from his study and work in Jakarta,and also Chandra at September 2008. 2009 we decided to take Alung (add guitar), Woro (add drum) June 2009 Alung join PH as guitarist 2 and AA join as additional drum .Alung resign November 2009 and Godex join as additional drum GRIND ON.......!!! KEEP NGENTOT...!!!!! PERNICIOUS HATE GRINDCOGRAPHY: 1. Promo tape 2001 2. Comp.Brutally Sickness Molested And Dismembered Extreme Soul Production Bandung 2002 3. Demo CD 2004 4. Comp. Reign In Blood In Blood Record Bandung 2004 5. Comp. Dimensi Kematian Edelweiss Production Jakarta 2004 6. I’st Album Disgrace World Edelweiss Production Jakarta 2005 7. Comp.Brutal Disaster Raw As War No Label Records Surabaya 2006 8. Comp. Epidemic Of BrutalityBeginning Of TorturePsychosm Production Makassar 2006 9. Comp.Metalik Klinik 9 Final Rotorcorp Production Jakarta 2006 10. Comp. Bleeding Radiation Grind FeastRadiasi Production Jombang 2007 11. Comp.Java Extreme Metal1Death Rivers Production Jakarta 2010 12. Comp.Brutal DisasterChapter SickNo Label Records Surabaya 2010 I edited my profile with Thomas Myspace Editor V4.4


Band Members :

* Imam Santos - Vocals
* Iwan Budiarto - Guitars
* Bass : Additional
* Drums : Additional


Influences :

* Napalm Death
* Terrorizer
* Rotten Sound
* NICTOPHOBYC LOCK
* Up Gride
* Malignant
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Phatology

Biography :

Pathologist was a Czech grindcore band from Ostrava, formed in 1990.

In 2008, the band announced they would be reuniting [1] for a world tour and would be releasing a new EP of remixes and covers entitled "Performances In The Theatre".[2] However, with the gigs being under promoted and accommodations lacking, the band's world tour fell apart. Then, on the eve of the tour of the Americas, the band's drummer, Stan, fell ill with pneumonia, and the balance of the tour was canceled. Afterward, the band decided to re-book the tour and release a free download single [3] in addition to their upcoming "Under The Mortician's Knife" EP, as an apology to their fans.

The band also stated that they would be re-releasing their back catalog, and re-releasing their VHS on DVD, as well as some other releases of new material. There is speculation there will also be a new album.


Band Members :

* Martin "Cyklo" Cvilink — Vocals
* Daniel "Hary" Harok — Guitar
* Tom K. Miller — Bass
* Stanislav "Stanley" Mazur — Drums


Discography :

* Phatology - Sexual Cadaveric Mysophilia
* Phatology - Medical Jurisprudence
* Phatology - Forensic Medicine and Pathology
* Phatology - Putrefactive and Cadaverous Odes About Necroticism
* Phatology - Grinding Opus of Forensic Medical Problems
* Phatology - Grinding Putrefactive Spectacular
* Phatology - Re-Regurgitation over Fuckin' Pathological Splatter
* Phatology - Performances in the Theatre
* Phatology - June 2009 Under the Mortician's Knife
* Phatology - A Bilious Ballet/Vomitory Corporal Dysfunction II




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Radical Artery

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Radical Artery is a band that was formed in November 2008. Radical Artery want to add a collection of underground bands in Indonesia, with Brutal Death Metal genre that have an influence from Cannibal Corps, Dying Fetus, Deeds of Flesh. Radical artery formed as a performance that will give a color treat in our music that will bring the underground music and want to change all of the old and out something new. Brutal Death Metal filled flow with emotion the soul of the underground music lovers. Vocal growl: Dhana, Guitar: Bernad, Bass: Ricky, Drummer: Tarno (Toothless) by shouting cries of life, and death is in vain. Our theme music background humanitarian concerns that never changes and start the loss of life of each human rights to life just the slogans and promises only promoted by some people who only pretend to care but no evidence. Base camp RADICAL ARTERY at INTRO Studio Bugel Mas Indah Block A5 No. 3 kec. Karawaci, Tangerang City CONTACT PERSON : +622192883541 / +6285732320006 Email: myspace: wwww.myspace.com/radicalartery RADICAL ARTERY squad Vockill : dhana Guitars : Bernad Bass : Ricky Drummer : Tarno (omponk) Discography: Radical Artery Secred of God Demo 2008: 1. Dead useless 2. Secret of god 3. Propaganda 4. Secret of god, part 2 5. Zionis is ASU (USA) fuck Israel Single Album 2008: 1, Secret of God 2. Secret of God part 2 Beyond the Death lost Demo 2010 1. Beyond the death lost 2. Life Crush Gigs Radical Artery: 1. Jakarta Fear, 1 februari 2009, jakarta 2. Trendy Bangsat 11, 1 februari 2009, Surabaya 3. Freedom for Palestine , 28 februari 2009, Cikarang Bekasi 4. First Moon In Bloody New Year, 23 january 2010, Rossi cafe


Band Members :

* Dhana - Vocals
* Bernad - Guitar
* Ricky - Bass
* Tarno 'Omponk' - Drums


Influences :

* Deeds OF Flesh
* Cannibal Corpse
* Disgorge
* Dying Fetus


Free Download Radical Artery's MP3 :

* Radical Artery - Beyond The Death Lost
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Salzabilla

Biography :

SALZABILLA stood at the beginning of the year 2002.pada SALZABILLA initially consist of 5 personnel, but then there was the turn of personil.Sekarang SALZABILLA consists of 4 personil.Sampai currently SALZABILLA often appeared on stage both in the region jatim underground or outside jatim.SALZABILLA already have some song: In my dark looking for light, reach Nirvana, At the threshold, Birth and death eternal life, Flakes stain ago, lost soul, Alone in the silence, At the end of twilight, he is more needed, that carries the flow EXTREME METAL SHADOW. SALZABILLA itself has the meaning springs from the Arabic word for paradise. SALZABILLA own will terinfluence wing bands are Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal Hardcore & Metal.SALZABILLA also been involved compilation "HUMAN REVOLUTION I" by blasting production.


Band Members :

* Nopek - Vocals
* Wahyu - Guitar
* Een - Bass
* Resma - Drums Read More...!!

Sexual Sickness

Biography :

Starting from the meeting of the pirates-pirates vagina, so they agreed to establish a band that is: Sexual Sickness (which means: genital abnormalities). After a couple of times through change of personnel and also had time to vacuum a few months, then the final formation are: Yoyock (vockill) , Rude ((guitar), Jang (Bass), ifan (drums). With the craziness they try mamainkan STRESSICK musical concept that terinfluence MOTHERFUCKER porn grind bands out among others: LIVIDITY, CBT, they have poured dll.Dan mucus-mucus enjoyment for the manufacture of some songs that are used to treat the pirates-pirates really crazy metal with thigh blossom, fresh pussy tsb songs are: Cock-Hole destroyer, PSK (pay, sexual, killer), Beautiful face with rotten pussy, GPL (gigolo's best-selling), the sexual instinct overrule, Im horny babe, I remember Pls I fuck her, To liric tell them much about love, sexual, orgasm, and not far from what is called a pussy, pussy and pussy.


Band Members :

* Yoyock - Vocals
* Rude - Guitar
* Deddy - Bass
* Ifan - Drums Read More...!!

Slayer

Biography :

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981. The band was founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer rose to fame with their 1986 release, Reign in Blood. The band is credited as one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal acts, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax.

Slayer's musical traits involve fast tremolo picking, atonal guitar solos, and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as serial killers, satanism, religion and warfare have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits and strong criticism from religious groups and the public.

Since their debut album in 1983, the band has released two live albums, one box set, six videos, two extended plays, and eleven studio albums, four of which have received gold certification in the United States. The band has received four Grammy nominations, winning one in 2007 for the song "Eyes of the Insane", and one in 2008 for the song "Final Six". They have played music festivals worldwide, including Unholy Alliance, Download and Ozzfest. And they have sold over 25 milion records just in the USA.


History :

Early days (1980–1982)

Slayer was formed in 1980, when guitarist Kerry King met Jeff Hanneman while auditioning for a band. They recruited bassist and vocalist Tom Araya, who had played with King before in the band Quits (previously called Tradewinds). Drummer Dave Lombardo was recruited when he met King while delivering a pizza. The band played cover versions of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs at clubs and parties in Southern California. Early shows relied on a Satanic image, which featured pentagrams, make-up, spikes, and inverted crosses. Rumors that the band was originally known as Dragonslayer, after the 1981 movie of the same name, were denied by King: "We never were; it's a myth to this day."

The band was invited to open for Bitch at the Woodstock Club in Los Angeles, performing eight songs — six being covers. While performing Iron Maiden's "Phantom of the Opera" the band was spotted by Brian Slagel, a former music journalist who had recently founded Metal Blade Records. Impressed with Slayer's performance, Slagel met with the band backstage and asked them to record an original song, "Aggressive Perfector" (About this sound sample (help·info)) for his upcoming Metal Massacre III compilation. The band agreed and the song created underground buzz, which led to Slagel offering the band a recording contract with Metal Blade.

Show No Mercy (1983–1984)

Without a recording budget, the band was forced to self-finance its debut album. Combining the savings of Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist, and money borrowed from King's father, the band entered the studio in November 1983. The album was rushed into release, hitting shelves three weeks after tracks were completed. Show No Mercy, released in December 1983 by Metal Blade Records, generated underground popularity for the band, and they began their first national club tour in 1984 to promote the album traveling in Araya's Camaro towing a U-Haul trailer. The tour gave the band additional popularity; sales of Show No Mercy reached more than 20,000 in the US and another 20,000 worldwide.

In August 1984, Slayer released a three song EP titled Haunting the Chapel. The EP featured a darker, more thrash-oriented style than its predecessor, and laid the groundwork for the future direction of the band. The opening track, "Chemical Warfare," has become a live staple, played at nearly every show since 1984. After the release of Haunting the Chapel, Slayer made its live European debut at the Heavy Sounds Festival in Belgium opening for UFO, returning to the US to begin the Haunting The West Coast tour.

Following the tour, King joined Dave Mustaine's new band Megadeth. Hanneman was worried about King's decision, stating in an interview "I guess we’re gonna get a new guitar player." While Mustaine wanted King to stay on a permanent basis, King left after five shows, stating Mustaine's band was "taking too much of my time." The split caused a rift between King and Mustaine, which evolved into a long running feud between the two bands. Following King's return, the band embarked on the 1984 Combat Tour, with Venom and Exodus, and released a live album titled Live Undead in November.

Hell Awaits (1985–1986)

Slayer released its first live home video in 1985, dubbed Combat Tour: The Ultimate Revenge. The video featured live footage filmed at New York's Studio 54 club, on the band's 1984 tour with Venom and Exodus. By early 1985, Show No Mercy had sold over 40,000 copies, which led to the band returning to the studio to record a second full length album. Metal Blade financed a recording budget, which allowed the band to hire producer Ron Fair.

Released in September 1985, Slayer's second full length release Hell Awaits expanded on the darkness of Haunting the Chapel, with hell and Satan as common song subjects. The album was the band's most progressive offering, featuring longer and more complex song structures. The intro is a backwards recording of a demonic-sounding voice repeating "Join us," ending with "Welcome back" before the track begins. The album was a hit, with fans choosing Slayer for best band, best live band, Hell Awaits as 1985's best album, and Dave Lombardo as best drummer in the British magazine Metal Forces' 1985 Readers Poll.

Reign in Blood (1986–1987)

Following the success of Hell Awaits, Slayer was offered a recording contract with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin's newly founded Def Jam Records, a largely rap-based label. The band accepted and with an experienced producer and major label recording budget, the band underwent a sonic makeover resulting in shorter, faster songs with clearer production. Gone were the complex arrangements and long songs featured on Hell Awaits, ditched in favor of stripped down, thrash metal influenced song structures.

Def Jam's distributor, Columbia Records, refused to release the album Reign in Blood due to its graphic cover art and lyrical themes. For example, "Angel of Death" detailed Holocaust concentration camps and the human experiments conducted by Nazi physician Josef Mengele. The album was distributed by Geffen Records on October 7, 1986. However, due to the controversy, Reign in Blood did not appear on Geffen Records’ release schedule. Although the album received virtually no radio airplay, it became the band's first to enter the Billboard 200, debuting at #94, and the band's first album certified gold in the United States.

In October 1986, Slayer embarked on the Reign in Pain world tour, with Overkill in the US, and Malice in Europe. The band was added as the opening act on W.A.S.P.'s US tour, but just one month in, drummer Lombardo left the band: "I wasn't making any money. I figured if we were gonna be doing this professionally, on a major label, I wanted my rent and utilities paid." To continue with the tour, Slayer enlisted Tony Scaglione of Whiplash. However, Lombardo's wife convinced Dave to return in 1987. At the insistence of Rubin, Slayer recorded a cover version of Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" for the film Less Than Zero. Although the band was not happy with the final product, Hanneman deeming it "a poor representation of Slayer" and King labeling it "a hunk of shit," it was one of their first songs to garner radio airplay.

South of Heaven (1988–1989)

Slayer returned to the studio to record their fourth studio album. To contrast the speed of Reign in Blood, the band consciously decided to slow down the tempos, and incorporate more melodic singing. According to Hanneman, "We knew we couldn’t top Reign in Blood, so we had to slow down. We knew whatever we did was gonna be compared to that album, and I remember we actually discussed slowing down. It was weird—we’ve never done that on an album, before or since."

1988's South of Heaven received mixed responses from both fans and critics, although it was Slayer's most commercially successful release at the time, debuting at #57 on the Billboard 200, and the second album to receive gold certification in the United States. Press response to the album was mixed, with Allmusic citing the album as "disturbing and powerful," and Kim Nelly of Rolling Stone calling it "genuinely offensive satanic drivel." King says "that album was my most lackluster performance," although Araya called it a "late bloomer" which eventually grew on people.

Seasons in the Abyss (1990–1993)

Slayer returned to the studio with co-producer Andy Wallace in 1989, to record their fifth studio album. Following the backlash created by South of Heaven, Slayer returned to the "pounding speed of Reign in Blood, while retaining their newfound melodic sense". Seasons in the Abyss, released on October 25, 1990, was the first Slayer album to be released under Rubin's new Def American label, as he parted ways with Def Jam owner Russell Simmons over creative differences. The album debuted at #44 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold in 1992. The title track spawned Slayer's second music video, which was filmed in front of the Giza pyramids in Egypt prior to the Gulf War.

Slayer returned as a live act in September 1990 to co-headline the European Clash of the Titans tour with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Testament. During the sold out European leg of this tour tickets fetched up to 1,000 Deutschmark ($680 USD) on the black market. With the popularity of American thrash at its peak, the tour was extended to the US beginning in May 1991, with Megadeth, Anthrax and opening act Alice in Chains. The band released a double live album, Decade of Aggression in 1991, to celebrate ten years. The compilation debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200.

In May 1992, Lombardo quit the band due to conflicts with other members, as well as arguments over his wish to bring his wife on tour. Lombardo formed his own band Grip Inc, with Voodoocult guitarist Waldemar Sorychta, and Slayer recruited former Forbidden drummer Paul Bostaph to fill his place. Slayer made its debut appearance with Bostaph at the 1992 Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. Bostaph's first studio effort was a medley of three Exploited songs, "War", "UK '82", and "Disorder", with rapper Ice T, for the Judgment Night movie soundtrack in 1993.

Divine Intervention (1994–1995)

In 1994, Slayer released Divine Intervention, the band's first record with drummer Bostaph. The record became the band's highest charting at that time, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200. The album featured songs about Reinhard Heydrich, an architect of the Holocaust, and Jeffrey Dahmer, of apartment number "213," where he murdered, raped, and tortured seventeen victims. Other themes included murder, the evils of church, and the lengths to which governments will go to wield power, Araya's interest in serial killers inspired much of the lyrical content.

Slayer geared up for a world tour in 1995, with openers Biohazard and Machine Head. A video of concert footage, Live Intrusion was released, featuring a joint cover of Venom's "Witching Hour" with Machine Head. Relations between Slayer and Machine Head have since badly deteriorated. Following the tour, Slayer were billed third at the 1995 Monsters of Rock festival, headlined by Metallica.

Undisputed Attitude (1996–1997)

In 1996, Undisputed Attitude, an album of punk covers, was released. The band covered songs by Minor Threat, T.S.O.L., D.R.I., D.I., Verbal Abuse, Dr. Know and The Stooges. The album featured three original tracks, "Gemini," "Can't Stand You," "Ddamm"; the latter two were written by Hanneman in 1984–1985 for a side project entitled Pap Smear. Bostaph left Slayer shortly after the album's release to work on his own project, The Truth About Seafood. With Bostaph's departure, Slayer recruited Testament drummer Jon Dette, and headlined the 1996 Ozzfest alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, Biohazard, Sepultura, and Fear Factory. Dette was fired after a year, due to a fallout with band members; Bostaph returned to continue the tour.

A lawsuit was brought against the band in 1996, by the parents of Elyse Pahler, who accused the band of encouraging their daughter's murderers through their lyrics. Elyse was drugged, strangled, stabbed, trampled on, and raped as a sacrifice to the devil by three fans of the band. The case was unsealed by the court on May 19, 2000, stating Slayer and related business markets distribute harmful products to teens, encouraging violent acts through their lyrics, and "none of the vicious crimes committed against Elyse Marie Pahler would have occurred without the intentional marketing strategy of the death-metal band Slayer." The lawsuit was dismissed in 2001, for multiple reasons including "principles of free speech, lack of a duty and lack of foreseeability." A second lawsuit was filed by the parents, an amended complaint for damages against Slayer, their label, and other industry and label entities. The lawsuit was dismissed; Judge E. Jeffrey Burke stated "I do not consider Slayer's music obscene, indecent or harmful to minors."

Diabolus in Musica (1998–2000)

Diabolus in Musica (Latin for "The Devil in Music") was released in 1998, and debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200, selling over 46,000 copies. The album received a mixed critical reception and was criticized for adopting characteristics of nu metal music such as tuned down guitars, murky chord structures, and churning beats. Blabbermouth.net reviewer Borijov Krgin described the album as "a feeble attempt at incorporating updated elements into the group's sound, the presence of which elevated the band's efforts somewhat and offered hope that Slayer could refrain from endlessly rehashing their previous material for their future output," while New York Times' Ben Ratliff had similar sentiments by saying: "Eight of the 11 songs on Diabolus in Musica, a few of which were played at the show, are in the same gray key, and the band's rhythmic ideas have a wearying sameness too."

The album was the band's first to primarily feature dropped tuning, as featured on the lead track, "Bitter Peace,"(About this sound sample (help·info)) making use of the musical interval referred to in the Middle Ages as the tritone or Devil's scale. Slayer teamed up with digital hardcore group Atari Teenage Riot to record a song for the Spawn soundtrack titled "No Remorse (I Wanna Die)." The band later paid tribute to Black Sabbath by recording a cover of "Hand of Doom" for the second of two tribute albums, entitled Nativity in Black II. A world tour followed to support the new album, with Slayer making an appearance at the United Kingdom Ozzfest 1998 alongside Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Soulfly, Fear Factory, and Therapy?.

God Hates Us All (2001–2005)

After delays regarding remixing and artwork, including slip covers created to cover the original artwork as it was deemed "too graphic," God Hates Us All was released on September 11, 2001. The band received its first Grammy nomination for the lead track "Disciple," although the Grammy was awarded to Tool, for "Schism." The September 11th attack on America jeopardized the 2001 European tour Tattoo the Planet originally set to feature Pantera, Static X, Biohazard and Vision of Disorder. Dates were canceled or postponed due to flight restrictions, with a majority of bands deciding to withdraw, leaving Slayer and Static X remaining for the European leg of the tour. Pantera, Vision of Disorder and Biohazard were replaced by Cradle of Filth and other bands dependent on location; Amorphis, In Flames, Moonspell, Children of Bodom, and Necrodeath. The Birmingham, England date on the tour though only featured Slayer, Biohazard, Cradle of Filth and Raging Speedhorn due to Static X pulling out over previous commitments, instead playing their scheduled dates in Germany. Drummer Bostaph left Slayer before Christmas in 2001, due to a chronic elbow injury which would hinder his ability to play. Slayer's "God Hates Us All" tour was unfinished so King contacted original drummer Lombardo, and asked if he would like to finish the remainder of the tour. Lombardo accepted the offer, and stayed as a permanent member.

Slayer toured playing Reign in Blood in its entirety throughout the fall of 2003, under the tour banner "Still Reigning". Their playing of the final song "Raining Blood" culminated with the band drenched in a rain of stage blood. Live footage of this was recorded at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, on July 11, 2004 and released on the 2004 DVD Still Reigning. The band also released War at the Warfield and a box set, Soundtrack to the Apocalypse featuring rarities, live CD and DVD performances and various Slayer paraphernalia.

From 2002 to 2004 the band performed over 250 tour dates, headlining major music festivals including H82k2, Summer tour, Ozzfest 2004 and a European tour with Slipknot. While preparing for the Download Festival in England, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was rushed to hospital with a mysterious illness, and was unable to perform. Metallica vocalist James Hetfield searched for volunteers at the last minute to replace Ulrich; Lombardo and Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison volunteered, with Lombardo performing the songs "Battery" and "The Four Horsemen".

Christ Illusion (2006–2008)

The album Christ Illusion was originally scheduled for release on June 6, 2006, and would be the first album with original drummer Lombardo since 1990's Seasons in the Abyss. However, the band decided to delay the release of the record as they did not want to be among the many, according to King, "half-ass, stupid fucking loser bands" releasing records on June 6, although USA Today reported the idea was thwarted because the band failed to secure sufficient studio recording time. Instead, Slayer released Eternal Pyre on June 6 as a limited-edition EP. Eternal Pyre featured the song "Cult," a live performance of "War Ensemble" in Germany, video footage of the band recording "Cult," and a five minute video of a Slayer fan carving the band's name onto his forearm. Five thousand copies were released and sold exclusively through Hot Topic chain stores, and sold out within hours of release. On June 30, Nuclear Blast Records released a 7" vinyl picture disc version limited to a thousand copies.

Christ Illusion was released on August 8, 2006, and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling over 62,000 copies in its first week. The album became Slayer's highest charting, improving on its previous highest charting album, Divine Intervention, which had debuted at #8. However, despite its high positioning, the album dropped to #44 in the following week. Three weeks after the album's release Slayer were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame for their influence to the heavy metal scene.

A worldwide tour dubbed The Unholy Alliance Tour, was undertaken to support the new record. The tour was originally set to launch on June 6, but was postponed to June 10, as Araya had to undergo gall bladder surgery. In Flames, Mastodon, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, and Thine Eyes Bleed (featuring Araya's brother, Johnny) and Ted Maul (London Hammersmith Apollo) were supporting Slayer. The tour made its way through America and Europe and the bands who participated, apart from Thine Eyes Bleed, reunited to perform at Japan's Loudpark Festival on October 15, 2006.

The video for the album's first single, "Eyes of the Insane", was released on October 30, 2006. The track was featured on the Saw III soundtrack, and won a Grammy-award for "Best Metal Performance" at the 49th Grammy Awards, although the band were unable to attend due to touring obligations. A week later, the band visited the 52nd Services Squadron located on the Spangdahlem U.S. Air Force Base in Germany to meet and play a show. This was the first visit ever to a military base for the band. The band made its first network TV appearance on the show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 19, playing the song "Eyes of the Insane," and four additional songs for fans after the show (although footage from "Jihad" was cut due to its controversial lyrical themes). Slayer toured Australia and New Zealand in April with Mastodon, and appeared at the Download Festival, Rock Am Ring, and a Summer tour with Marilyn Manson and Bleeding Through.

The band released a special edition of Christ Illusion, which featured new cover art and bonus track, "Final Six," which was given a Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance." This is the band's second consecutive award in that category.

World Painted Blood (2009–present)

In interviews with Thrash Hits and Worcester magazine, Araya states uncertainty with the future of the band, and that he could not see himself continuing the career at a later age. Once the band finished World Painted Blood, which was the final record in their contract, the band would sit down and discuss its future. King was optimistic that the band would produce at least another two records before considering a split: "We're talking of going in the studio next February (2009) and getting the next record out so if we do things in a timely manner I don't see there's any reason why we can't have more than one album out... I think the time's gonna come when somebody just says: 'I'm done. I don't wanna do this any more.' But I'm having a blast."

Slayer, along with Trivium, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth teamed up for a European tour titled 'The Unholy Alliance: Chapter III', throughout October and November 2008. On January 27, it was confirmed that Slayer will be headlining the second Mayhem Festival in the summer of 2009. Slayer along with Megadeth also co-headlined Canadian Carnage, the first time they performed together in more than 15 years when they co-headlined four shows in Canada in late June 2009 with openers Machine Head and Suicide Silence. This was followed by further dates in Canada and also in the US during the Summer and Fall of 2010.

The band's tenth studio album World Painted Blood has been released on American Recordings. It was available on November 3 in North America and November 2 for the rest of the world. The band has stated that the Painted Blood takes parts of all their previous works including Seasons..., South of Heaven, and Reign in Blood.

Slayer, along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax performed on the same bill for the first time on June 16, 2010 at Bemowo Airport (Warsaw, Poland). It was the first performance of that bands played as a part of Sonisphere Festival series, one of the following (Sofia, Bulgaria, June 22, 2010) was sent via satellite in HD to cinemas. They also went on to play in Switzerland (June 18, 2010), Bucharest, Romania (June 26, 2010) and then in Istanbul, Turkey (June 27, 2010) also as part of the Sonisphere Festival.

Writing and style

Early works were praised for their "breakneck speed and instrumental prowess," combining the structure of hardcore tempos and speed metal the band released fast, aggressive material. The album Reign in Blood is the band's fastest, performed at an average of 220 beats per minute. The album Diabolus in Musica was the band's first with drop D tuning, God Hates Us All the first with C# tuning. Allmusic cited the album as "abandoning the extravagances and accessibility of their late-'80s/early-'90s work and returning to perfect the raw approach", with some fans labeling it nu metal.

Hanneman and King’s dual guitar solos have been called "wildly chaotic," and "twisted genius." Drummer Lombardo uses two bass drums, instead of the double kick which is used on a single bass drum. Lombardo's speed and aggression earned him the title of the “godfather of double bass” by Drummerworld. Lombardo states his reasons for using two bass drums: "When you hit the bass drum the head is still resonating. When you hit it in the same place right after that you kinda get a 'slapback' from the bass drum head hitting the other pedal. You're not letting them breathe." When playing the double bass Lombardo uses the "heel-up" technique.

Hanneman, King and Araya contribute to the band's lyrics, and King and Hanneman create the music, with no assistance from Araya or Lombardo. In fact Lombardo has not received any writing credits in Slayer's history. Araya has formed a lyric writing partnership with Hanneman, which can overshadow the creative input of King. Hanneman states writing lyrics and music is a "free for all"; "It’s all just whoever comes up with what. Sometimes I’ll be more on a roll and I’ll have more stuff, same with Kerry—it’s whoever's hot, really. Anybody can write anything; if it’s good we use it, if not we don’t."

When writing new material, the band writes the music before incorporating lyrics. King or Hanneman will use a 24-track and drum machine to show band members the riff they have created, and to get their opinion. Either King, Hanneman or Lombardo will mention if any alterations can be made. The band will play the riff to get the basic song structure, and figure out where the lyrics and solos will be placed. Hanneman, King and Araya tend to have different lyrical influences. Hanneman's lyrics deal with Nazis, religion, warfare and similar topics. King's lyrics are generally just very anti-religious. Araya's lyrics usually deal with less controversial topics than Hanneman and King such as serial killers and warfare.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Tom Araya – Lead Vocals, Bass (1981–present)
* Jeff Hanneman – Guitar (1981–present)
* Kerry King – Guitar (1981–present)
* Dave Lombardo – Drums (1981–1986, 1987–1992, 2001–present)

Former Members :

* Tony Scaglione – Drums (1986–1987)
* Paul Bostaph – Drums (1992–1996, 1997–2001)
* Jon Dette – Drums (1996–1997)


Discography :

Studio Albums :

* Slayer - Show No Mercy (1983)
* Slayer - Hell Awaits (1985)
* Slayer - Reign in Blood (1986)
* Slayer - South of Heaven (1988)
* Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
* Slayer - Divine Intervention (1994)
* Slayer - Undisputed Attitude (1996)
* Slayer - Diabolus in Musica (1998)
* Slayer - God Hates Us All (2001)
* Slayer - Christ Illusion (2006)
* Slayer - World Painted Blood (2009)




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Titikkoma

Biography :

Rising from Surabaya, Indonesia since 2005. Titikkoma Means dot and coma, it's about our interpretation of Death some people believe that Death like a dot, Death is in the end of Life, but the rest believe that death like coma it's just a door to another life. We have released our first album 'Record the Revelation'.
Inn November 2008 through Premature Records.
Between 2010-2011, we'll release our first album in U.K and Korea through Realize Records.


Band Members :

* Lutfi - Vocals
* Gelar - Guitar
* Andhika - Bass
* Agra - Drums Read More...!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Blackgoats

Biography :

THE BLACK GOATS (TBG) Is a melodic death metal/deathcore/metalcore band. Born at Probolinggo, East Java-Indonesia, January 1st 2009. Shades of dark and hard life, mystery, violence, social and hard against oppression, power, discrimination, color, tribe and race. What is the meaning of a life!!! We are still looking, looking and looking for!!


Band Members :

* Detta - Vocals
* Oix - Guitar
* Slatem - Guitar
* Tylun - Additional Bass
* Erwin - Drums


Influences :

* Suicide Silence
* The Black Dahlia Murder
* All Shall Perish
* Despised Icon
* Animosity
* Suffokate
* Bring Me The Horizon
* As I Lay Dying
* Caliban
* Cradle of Filth
* Sepultura
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Carnivex

Biography :

Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California, formed in 2005.


History :

Formation and beginning stages (2005)

Carnifex formed in 2005 in Fallbrook, California, with a starting lineup of Scott Lewis and Shawn Cameron, with Rick James (guitar) and Kevin Vargas (bass). A self-pressed, self-titled five-song EP was re-released through local label Enclave Records in 2005. Two demos in early and mid 2006 followed. The first demo, referred to as the Hope Dies demo, was an online release and was sold also at shows. In September 2006, Rick James and Kevin Vargas left. Shortly after, Steve McMahon joined on bass, as did Travis Whiting on guitar. The second demo, referred to as the Love Lies in Ashes demo, was also only available online and at live performances.

Dead in My Arms (2006-2008)

Carnifex was signed to underground label This City Is Burning Records in December 2006 and recorded their debut full length Dead in My Arms, with yet another member change still a four piece but with current guitarist Cory Arford in March 2007. The line-up during the recording of Dead in My Arms was Scott Lewis, Cory Arford and Steve McMahon. Dead in my Arms was released on July 12, 2007. Carnifex began touring full time with the release of this record. Touring gutarist Jake Anderson was recruited as a second guitarist from July 2007 - Nov. 2007. During this time Carnifex toured with bands such as Emmure, Whitechapel, MyChildren MyBride and many others. The reasonable success of Dead in My Arms, and the prevalence of the deathcore genre as a whole, attracted the attention of Victory Records. In November 2007, after the departure of Steve McMahon and Jake Anderson, Carnifex signed a deal with Victory Records with now current members Fred Calderon and Ryan Gudmunds. December 2007 through January 2008 was spent writing their second album while half of the members of Carnifex were homeless.

The Diseased and the Poisoned (2008-2009)

The Diseased and The Poisoned was released on June 24, 2008, which reached #19 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. Since the release of The Diseased and The Poisoned Carnifex has toured over 22 countries with such bands as The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, Obituary, Unleashed, Finntroll, Warbringer, Parkway Drive, Unearth, Architects, Whitechapel, Protest the Hero, Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour, Impending Doom as well as many others.

Hell Chose Me (2009-2010)

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On November 28, 2009, Carnifex finished recording their third full length album Hell Chose Me and it was released on February 16, 2010. Carnifex played the 2010 Summer Slaughter Tour in support of the album and will tour with As I Lay Dying in September 2010. The album was recorded in late 2009, was released in February, and is some of the band's darkest work yet.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Scott Lewis – Lead Vocals (founding member)
* Ryan Gudmunds – Guitar (since 2007)
* Cory Arford – Guitar (since 2007)
* Fred Calderon – Bass (since 2007)
* Shawn Cameron – Drums, percussion (founding member)

Former Members :

* Rick James – Guitars (2005–2006)
* Kevin Vargas – Bass (2005–2006)
* Steve McMahon – Bass (2006–2007)
* Travis Whiting – Guitars (2006)
* Jake Anderson – Guitars (2006–2007)


Discography :

Studio albums

* Carnifex - Dead in My Arms (This City Is Burning, 2007)
* Carnifex - The Diseased and the Poisoned (Victory, 2008)
* Carnifex - Hell Chose Me (Victory, 2010)




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Beneath The Massacre

Biography :

Frothed from the fertile soil of Montreal, BENEATH THE MASSACRE's brand of brutally technical death metal was all but reassured as nothing but studio magic during the band’s busy 2007 and early 2008 on the road, and the band returns to prove it wasn’t a one-shot wonder with Dystopia, the band's latest claim to the crown of Canada's most brutal band.

With such a rich national heritage of bands both brilliantly technical and unrelentingly brutal, BENEATH THE MASSACRE's latest foray into the extreme underground sees the band continuing to build on the interest and fanbase gained over the course of a few short years. Initially leaving extreme music fans worldwide salivating for more than 5 titillating tracks upon release of the band's debut EP,Mechanics of Dysfunction – the band’s debut for new home Prosthetic – was unleashed upon the masses in early 2007, boasting 10 tracks combining the brutality of Suffocation, the brutal skillfulness of Origin, cacophonous melody of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and the sheer technicality of fellow Canadians Cryptopsy, all under the watchful eye of producer Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, IonDissonance).

Of course, the subsequent, relentless touring – after an early career which seemed to doom the band from hitting the road, be it by catastrophic van accidents, visa problems with crossing borders, or an early member change –BENEATH THE MASSACRE established the last few years its existence as proof positive to the metal world that a sound so extreme and technical on record could be harnessed and proven live.

With the help of endless weeks out on the road honing the band’s craft, Dystopia is subsequently the sound of a band more seasoned, more brutal, and more technically adept, while also dabbling more with the limits of extreme metal, than audiences have seen from the band yet.

Again tapping producer St-Amand and the mastering of Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Mastodon), BENEATH THE MASSACRE also called uponseasoned veteran Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains) into the fold for mixing, resulting in another 10 track whirlwind of finger-twisting riffs, gutwrenchingly heavy vocals and pounding double bass that lets up even less than its predecessor, yet still retains an intelligent, introspective vocal narration of humanity and its shortcomings in a technological age. Then again, it probably doesn't hurt that musicianship has taken a step forward after two years of constant experience out on the road both at home and abroad – or that Dystopia sees the band experimenting more with death metal’s limits and lead riffs than efforts past.

With fellow countrymen as broad, and as brutal, as Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, and Gorguts and modern contemporaries like Ion Dissonance, Fuck The Facts, and Despised Icon, coupled with recurring time on the road with Germans Necrophagist, it's no wonder why BENEATH THE MASSACRE might be seem to be a step up from their American brethren, not only in sheer heaviness but in composed, technical musicianship within the confines of song structure that doesn't meander beyond its means, yet still pushes the limits of what extreme metal can be.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Elliot Desgagnés – Vocals (2004–present)
* Christopher Bradley – Guitar (2004–present)
* Dennis Bradley – Bass (2004–present)
* Justin Rousselle – Drums (2004–present)

Former Members :

* Christian Pepin – Guitar (2004–2005)


Discography :

Studio albums :

* Beneath The Massacre - Mechanics of Dysfunction (2007)
* Beneath The Massacre - Dystopia (2008)

Extended Plays :

* Beneath The Massacre - Evidence of Inequity (2005)
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Beheaded

Biography :

2009 -

Beheaded regrouped its writing core and started stitching together the successor to Ominous Bloodline. Along Chris (Drums), Omar (guitars) and Dave (bass) the band welcomed Frank (vocals) and later Robert (guitars) to its fold. The new line up is without doubt one of the strongest since the band’s inception and promises to maim and lacerate like never before. The horror breathes.

2004 – 2008

Beheaded inked a new record deal with US label Unique Leader Records in April ’04. The ‘Ominous Bloodline’ album was recorded in July / August ’04, at Temple Studios, Malta and Mastered at Imperial Mastering US. Ominous Bloodline featured praised tracks like ‘Esoteric Kin’, ‘Conceived to Dominate’ and ‘Rooted in Profundity’. The album was launched officially on March 8th, 2005. It marked a significant step forward for Beheaded on all fronts. Lots of touring and festival presences followed and the album was received with great acclaim in the death metal circuit. Ominous Bloodline nailed the band in the major league of extreme music.

2002 – 2004

Early 2002 saw the release of ‘Recounts of Disembodiment’ on Denmark’s Mighty Music, an album which went down exceptionally well with the followers of this extreme form of music. Positive reviews cropped up from every where in every country, and countless of interviews were done in numerous underground publications. A 9/10 review in Terrorizer made the band’s day for sure! Mighty Music also licensed the Resurgence of Oblivion MCD, and Recounts of Disembodiment CD to US label Forever Underground Records. April and May 2002 was the time when the first US tour took place. Such tour included over 20 shows and boasted appearances at the Ohio Deathfest and New Jersey Metal Meltdown. Way back to Europe, Beheaded took part in the F*ck the Commerce V festival in Germany. The band’s sheer brutality on stage was something that was praised by many. 2004 saw the band hit the European roads again on the ‘Beheaded Europe with Prejudice Tour’ along friends and Belgian maimers Prejudice.

1999 – 2001

A promo disc was recorded in 1999. The 5 tracks on the promo captured the attention of several record labels. However, the band opted to sign with Danish Label Mighty Music. The same five tracks were released as the Resurgence of Oblivion Mini CD. Such release left its indelible mark in the brutal underground scene and was again praised in countless publications. The new songs also went down extremely well during live performances. Enter 2001. During this year Beheaded wrote all songs for the upcoming ‘Recounts of Disembodiment’ full Length in between January and May ’01. The recording took place once again at Temple Studios in June’01, with friend and sound engineer, David Vella behind the mixing desk. ‘The European Extermination Tour’ took place allover Europe in July ’01 which saw Beheaded headlining alongside label mates Anasarca. Beheaded pounded the Obscene Extreme Festival (CZ) stage whilst on tour. 2001 was the year when Chris got endorsed by Paiste Cymbals for his abilities behind the skins.

1996 - 1999

1996 saw the band signing its first Record Deal with Sweden’s X-Treme Records. The first official full length was recorded at Temple Studios in June 1996. Unforeseen hindrances determined that the CD saw its release in early 1998! Even so, the release was again praised in countless reviews including a 4K/5K review in Kerrang, and 7/10 review in Terrorizer. Summer 1998 also saw the band embark for the first time outside Maltese shores to play shows in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany. During this tour the band played opening shows for Vader, Dying Fetus, Defaced Creation and Deranged, as well as gigs with Fleshless. New material started to outline a more brutal and heavy approach in the songs.

1991 – 1995

Original formation of the band. Sending caustic shock waves to the local music scene by delivering blistering death/grind assaults, Beheaded has breathed fire ever since. Set in Malta, an island, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the quintet stood firm, against all the odds, and narrow mindedness such an environment generated. Confrontations were the order of the day. A demo tape called ‘Souldead’ was released in 1995 which put Malta on the extreme music map. Souldead was made to circulate strongly in the fanzine / tape trading circuits of the era.


Band Members :

* Frank Calleja - Vocals
* Omar Grech - Guitar
* Robert Agius - Guitar
* David "Cejca" Cachia - Bass
* Chris Brincat - Drums Read More...!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Visceral Bleeding

Biography :

Visceral Bleeding is a technical death metal band from Sweden.


History :

Visceral Bleeding was formed sometime in the late nineties by Peter Persson and Niklas Dewerud. Influenced by bands such as Suffocation and Monstrosity, they performed what they thought the death metal scene was lacking. Joined by Calle Löfgren on bass, Dennis Röndum on vocals, and Marcus Nilsson on lead guitar, they released a demo, Internal Decomposition. Once signed to Neurotic, they released their first album, Remnants of Deprivation, in 2002. After its release, Dewerud left Visceral Bleeding to focus all his attention on the band Spawn of Possession; he was replaced by Tobias Persson.

The band's second album, Transcend into Ferocity, came out in 2004, and after its release another member quit, this time drummer Dennis Röndum, also to join Spawn of Possession. A replacement was found in Martin Pedersen. He joined the band as they toured across Europe, supporting bands like Obituary and Deicide.

While the band was writing the third album, Absorbing the Disarray, Nilsson decided that he needed to step back from the scene, as did Martin Bermheden. Absorbing the Disarray was released in June 2006. After its release, Löfgren got married and had a daughter, and left for an undisclosed amount of time while Martin Eklöv filled in for him on the following tour with Deicide, Cryptopsy, and Skinless.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Martin Pedersen - Vocals (2004-present)
* Benny Bats - Guitar (2009-present)
* Martin Eklöv - Bass (2006-present)
* Tobbe Persson - Drums (2002-present)

Former Members :

* Peter Persson - Guitar (2000-2009)
* Calle Löfgren - Bass (2000-2008)
* Niklas Dewerud - Drums (2000-2002)
* Dennis Röndum - Vocals (2000-2004)
* Marcus Nilsson - Guitar (2000-2006)
* Martin Bermheden - Guitar (2006-2008)


Discography :

* Visceral Bleeding - Internal Decomposition (Demo, 2000)
* Visceral Bleeding - Remnants of Deprivation (Album, Neurotic, 2002)
* Visceral Bleeding - Transcend Into Ferocity (Album, The Orchard, 2004)
* Visceral Bleeding - Remnants Revived (Remnants of Deprivation remastered, three more songs and four videos, 2005)
* Visceral Bleeding - Absorbing the Disarray (Album, 2006)




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Vehemence

Biography :

Vehemence is a death metal band from Phoenix, Arizona. They formed in 1997 and released their first demo cassette in 1998. Their debut album, The Thoughts From Which I Hide, was self-released in 2000. They debuted on Metal Blade Records in 2002 with God Was Created, and released their final album, Helping The World To See, in 2004.

Long-time vocalist Nathan Gearheart left the line-up in early 2005 due to personal issues, and by the end of 2005 three of the remaining four members of Vehemence went on to form the first live incarnation of Abigail Williams (Candlelight Records).

In late 2007 they reformed again, this time with Kyle Moeller replacing John Chavez on guitar. In November 2007 the band released a new song on their MySpace page, "There Are So Many Reasons To Give Up Religion." Progress for the band has been slow, since many of the members are involved in other projects. Kyle left the band early 2010 soon to be replaced by Jake Green. The band is currently working on new material.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Nathan Gearheart (1997 - present) - Vocals
* Bjorn Dannov (1997 - present) - Guitar
* Mark Kozuback (1997 - present) - Bass
* Andy Schroeder (1997 - present) - Drums
* Jake Green (2010 - present) - Guitar

Former Members :

* Scott Wiegand (1997 - 1999) - Guitar
* Jason Keesecker (2000 - 2003) - Keyboards
* John Chavez (1999 - 2005) - Guitar
* Kyle Moeller (2007 - 2009) - Guitar


Discography :

* Vehemence - The Thoughts from Which I Hide (Album, 2000)
* Vehemence - God Was Created (Album, Metal Blade, 2002)
* Vehemence - Helping the World to See (Album, Metal Blade, 2004)




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Psycroptic

Biography :

Psycroptic is a technical death metal band from Hobart, Australia. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records and have released four studio albums, most recently Ob(Servant), released on September 26, 2008.


History :

Psycroptic was formed in 1999 by brothers Dave (drums) and Joe (guitar) Haley who had previously been involved in a band called Disseminate, which had recorded a demo in 1998 before disbanding. Shortly afterward, the Haleys created Psycroptic with Cameron Grant on bass and vocalist Matthew Chalk, who soon after became a drummer with established local death metal act M.S.I.. With assistance from the Tasmanian Council of the Arts, the band recorded The Isle of Disenchantment that was designed only as a demo but the result impressed the band enough to release it as a proper CD. Shortly after it was released the band was invited to play shows in Melbourne and in late 2001 they featured at the annual Metal for the Brain festival in Canberra for the first time, later also appearing in 2003 and 2005.

The band recorded its second album The Scepter of the Ancients in 2003 for release through American label Unique Leader. The same year the group played its first full Australian tour in support of American death metal band Incantation. The Haley brothers also joined Sydney-based industrial death metal band The Amenta during this period and recorded the album Ocassus with that group. Dave Haley also recorded an EP called "Atom and Time" with Ruins, a Hobart black metal band formed by Alex Pope in 2000. He has been a member of this band ever since; Joe Haley has been the touring guitarist for Ruins since they undertook an Australian tour with Satyricon in 2006.

2004 was a breakthrough year for the band as they played a second Australian tour, this time with Deeds of Flesh and then headed to Europe for a wide-ranging tour with Swedish bands Dismember and Anata. However, Chalk expressed reluctance to undertake the journey so his friend Jason Peppiatt from another Hobart band called Born Headless was recruited to play the shows in his stead. On returning to Australia, Psycroptic played two legs of the Metal for the Brain in Canberra and Brisbane, and a final show in their hometown of Hobart. Following this, disharmony between the band saw Chalk leave Psycroptic, and Peppiatt replace him. Since his departure from Psycroptic, Chalk has continued to play drums with M.S.I. as well as a doom band called Space Raven and act in the vocal role in a number of other groups that includes Mephistopheles, playing bass in Born Headless and several other projects including the vocal position with Swedish band Spawn of Possession since late 2009.

Psycroptic then did a handful of Australian dates with Hate Eternal before heading in to begin work on their third album, Symbols of Failure, their first for Neurotic. The release was followed by another European excursion with acts like America's Nile and another Australian tour followed, this time with Cannibal Corpse.

Work began on the follow-up to Symbols of Failure in early 2007 before some European shows with Deicide. Joe Haley collapsed after one show and suffered a seizure. He later recovered but the last few dates for the tour were cancelled. On 10 June Psycroptic featured at the Come Together Music Festival in Sydney. The Haley brothers seem to have since put their membership with The Amenta aside to concentrate on Psycroptic; however Dave Haley joined Blood Duster in September 2007.

In May 2008 Psycroptic played their first shows in New Zealand alongside Ruins. The following month it was announced that Psycroptic had been signed to Nuclear Blast Records. Shortly after, the band released their fourth studio album, entitled Ob(Servant) in October 2008. The live DVD Initiation was filmed in Melbourne and released in 2010. The band toured Australia with Decapitated, Origin and Misery Index in March 2010 and has since begun work on a new album.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Jason Peppiatt - Vocals (2005–present)
* Joe Haley - Guitar (1999–present)
* Cameron Grant - Bass guitar (1999–present)
* Dave Haley - Drums (1999–present)

Former Members :

* Matthew "Chalky" Chalk - Vocals (1999–2005)


Discography :

Albums :

* Psycroptic - The Isle of Disenchantment
* Psycroptic - The Scepter of the Ancients
* Psycroptic - Symbols of Failure"
* Psycroptic - Ob(Servant)




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Pathologist

Biography :

Pathologist was a Czech grindcore band from Ostrava, formed in 1990.

In 2008, the band announced they would be reuniting for a world tour and would be releasing a new EP of remixes and covers entitled "Performances In The Theatre". However, with the gigs being under promoted and accommodations lacking, the band's world tour fell apart. Then, on the eve of the tour of the Americas, the band's drummer, Stan, fell ill with pneumonia, and the balance of the tour was canceled. Afterward, the band decided to re-book the tour and release a free download single in addition to their upcoming "Under The Mortician's Knife" EP, as an apology to their fans.

The band also stated that they would be re-releasing their back catalog, and re-releasing their VHS on DVD, as well as some other releases of new material. There is speculation there will also be a new album.


Band Members :

* Martin "Cyklo" Cvilink — Vocals
* Daniel "Hary" Harok — Guitars
* Tom K. Miller — Bass
* Stanislav "Stanley" Mazur — Drums


Discography :

* Pathologist - Sexual Cadaveric Mysophilia
* Pathologist - Medical Jurisprudence
* Pathologist - Forensic Medicine and Pathology
* Pathologist - Putrefactive and Cadaverous Odes About Necroticism
* Pathologist - Grinding Opus of Forensic Medical Problems
* Pathologist - Grinding Putrefactive Spectacular
* Pathologist - Re-Regurgitation over Fuckin' Pathological Splatter
* Pathologist - Performances in the Theatre
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Maleviolent Creation

Biography :

Malevolent Creation is a death metal band originally hailing from Buffalo, New York. Moving to Florida in 1987, they became a part of the emergent local death metal scene, landing a deal with Roadrunner Records. Their debut album, The Ten Commandments, became something of a landmark in the death metal underground, expanding on the early work of Slayer and fellow Floridians Death.


Controversy :

According to a series of posts (first) published at blabbermouth.net in July, 2009, Phil Fasciana (current guitarist for Malevolent Creation) claimed (via several emails he sent to Blabbermouth.net) he was involved in a shootout in Florida in which he shot and killed a man (who Fasciana says was) robbing a store Fasciana had entered in order to purchase chocolate milk.


Recent Activity - 2010 :

Malevolent Creation recently signed a management deal with Extreme Management Group (Suffocation, Origin). They also have confirmed April 5, 2010 as the starting date for recording their new album with Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore, etc.) The band released the following statement:

"After over 20 years in existence, and now having the most solid line up in years, we really wanted to make sure that with this new album we elevated the band in every way. Getting good management was crucial and EMG has a great track record. Erik has been talking to us since Doomsday X to record us, and with Gus Rios (Drums) being in the band full time now, we didn't want him to have the responsibility of producing the album as well as writing and playing. Erik really understands what we are about, and has all of the same thoughts about recording as us. It really couldn't be a better working situation. We've said it before but this album really is without a doubt is the most relentless, focused and brutal MALEVOLENT CREATION album ever! We really went back to our roots, not only as a band, but as fans of metal. We wrote an album of songs that we as fans of brutal music would want to hear."


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Brett Hoffman – Vocals (1987–1994, 1997–2002, 2005–Present)
* Gio Geraca – Guitars (2009–Present)
* Phil Fasciana – Guitars (1987–Present)
* Jason Blachowicz – Bass Guitar (1991–1997, 2005–2007, 2010–present)
* Gus Rios – Drums

Former Members :

* Jim Nickles – Guitars
* Kyle Symons – Vocals
* Jeff Juszkiewicz – Guitars
* Rob Barrett – Guitars (1992–1994, 1998–2005)
* John Paul Soars – Guitars
* Jason Hagan – Guitar
* Gordon Simms – Bass Guitar (1998–2005)
* Marco Martell – Guitar (2007)
* Justin DiPinto – Drums (2002)
* Alex Marquez – Drums (1992–1994)
* Mark Simpson – Drums (1989–1992)
* Dave Culross – Drums (1994–2002, 2003–2007)
* David Kinkade - Drums
* Derek Roddy - Drums (1997)
* Fabian Aguirre - Drums (2007–2010)

Guest Members :

* James Murphy (Death, Obituary) – Guest Guitar Solo on "Coronation of Our Domain" (Retribution)
* Mick Thomson (Slipknot) – Second Guitar Solo on "Deliver My Enemy" (Doomsday X)


Discography :

Studio Albums :

* Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments, (Roadrunner Records, 1991)
* Malevolent Creation - Retribution (Roadrunner Records, 1992)
* Malevolent Creation - Stillborn (Roadrunner Records, 1993)
* Malevolent Creation - Eternal (Pavement Music, 1995)
* Malevolent Creation - In Cold Blood (Pavement Music, 1997)
* Malevolent Creation - The Fine Art of Murder (Pavement Music, 1998)
* Malevolent Creation - Envenomed (Arctic Music, 2000)
* Malevolent Creation - The Will to Kill (Arctic Music, 2002)
* Malevolent Creation - Warkult (Nuclear Blast, 2004)
* Malevolent Creation - Doomsday X (Nuclear Blast, 2007)
* Malevolent Creation - Invidious Dominion (Nuclear Blast, 2010)

Live Albums :

* Malevolent Creation - Conquering South America (Arctic Music), 2004)
* Malevolent Creation - Live at the Whiskey (Arctic Music, 2008)

Compilations :

* Malevolent Creation - Joe Black (Pavement Music, 1996)
* Malevolent Creation - Manifestation – Compilation (Pavement Music, 2000)
* Malevolent Creation - The Best of Malevolent Creation (Roadrunner, 2003)
* Malevolent Creation - Retrospective (Crash Music, 2005)
* Malevolent Creation - Essentials (Crash Music, 2009)

DVD :

* Malevolent Creation - Lost Commandments (Massacre Records, 2008)





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Inveracity

Biography :

Inveracity is a Greek death metal band originating from Athens, formed by drummer Vagelis and guitarist Antonis, and has released two full-length albums, Circle of Perversion and Extermination of Millions.


History :

Inveracity was formed in 1998 by Vagelis and Antonis with the intention of playing brutal death metal. After a year had passed they discovered the vocalist Dionisis. A year later, former Bloodgore bass guitarist Lefteris joined to complete the line-up.

The same year, 2000, the band recorded "Defeated Humans Raped" which was released in January 2001 on CD format. This demo CD contained 5 tracks. Dionisis left the band due to personal differences the following November, being temporarily replaced by Jim.

Inveracity performed several times in small gigs and metal-fests. At one of these gigs, Inveracity met Anastasis of Nuclear Winter records who offered them their first record contract. That was for a 10" vinyl split with Insision.

During the recordings of the split, Jim left the band, being replaced by Marios and the rest of the band was very happy with the voice they had found, feeling it was right for Inveracity’s sound.

The split with Insision was released in 2001. The Inveracity side was entitled "Deceased, Abandoned, Disgraced".

In summer of 2002, Revenge Productions (a German production company) bought the rights for the split and released it on CD format. A few months later Inveracity signed with Tennessee-based Unmatched Brutality Records.

The band completed its first album, Circle of Perversion, in summer 2003. The album tracks were more fast-paced than the band's previous efforts and received many positive reviews. The CD hit the underground in December 2003. Inveracity continued playing live shows, watching the fanbase grow with each show.

In the summer of 2004 Marios left Inveracity. He was soon replaced by vocalist, George.

In early 2006, Inveracity signed with Unique Leader Records and began recording their second album, Extermination of Millions, which was released in early 2007, with very positive reactions.


Band Members :

* George - Vocals
* Antonis - Guitars
* George S - Bass
* Vagelis - Drums


Influences :

* Autopsy
* Broken Hope
* Cannibal Corpse
* Christ Denied
* Death
* Dark Angel
* Deeds Of Flesh
* Dehumanized
* Fleshgrind
* Hate Eternal
* Malevolent Creation
* Monstrosity
* Morbid Angel
* Repulsion
* Ripping Corpse
* Possessed
* Pyrexia
* Terrorizer
* Severe Torture
* Slayer
* Suffocation
* Vile


Discography :

Demo :

* Inveracity - Defeated Humans Raped (2000) Cd Self Financed

Ep :

* Inveracity - Split Insision/Inveracity (2001) NWR004 10"vinyl / RVP11 Cd

Full Length :

* Inveracity - Circle of Perversion (2003) UBR60008-2 Cd
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Deeds of Flesh

Biography :

Deeds of Flesh is a four-piece death metal band from Los Osos, California, USA. They were formed in 1993 by Jacoby Kingston, Erik Lindmark and Joey Heaslet and are still active. They founded their own label, Unique Leader Records, which has since become home to a number of other death metal bands from around the world. Deeds of Flesh has released seven albums, their most recent being Of What's To Come which was released in 2008.


History :

Brief history

Deeds of Flesh formed in 1993. They signed to Wild Rags Records and released their first EP, entitled Gradually Melted. They then moved labels to the now-defunct Repulse Records, and released their first full-length album, entitled Trading Pieces, in 1996.

Two years later, in 1998, they released a second album, entitled Inbreeding the Anthropophagi, on the same label, this time with Brad Palmer replacing Joey Heaslet on drums. After this album was recorded, guitarist Jim Tkacz joined the band. The band then lost their contract with the label and self-released a demo. After this, they decided to form their own label Unique Leader Records. All their subsequent records were released on this label. The band then released a DVD called Deeds of Flesh: Live In Montreal in 2005.

In 2007, founding member and bassist Jacoby Kingston announced he was leaving the band, due to lifestyle changes. He was replaced by Erlend Caspersen.

Tours

Deeds of Flesh has toured extensively over the past decade. After the release of Mark of the Legion, the band supported Monstrosity on the "Bloodletting North America Pt. II" Tour. A year later, in 2002, they would tour with Disgorge and Dutch death metallers Severe Torture and Disavowed on the Bloodletting North America Part III tour. The band also performed a number of shows with Cannibal Corpse.

2004 found the band touring with such widely-known American death metal acts as Dying Fetus and Hate Eternal. They also toured Australia with Tasmanian death metal group Psycroptic.

After sitting out much of 2005 due to injuries to Jacoby Kingston and Mike Hamilton, the band started touring again in 2006. They toured Europe alongside Monstrosity, Vile, and Impaled, then toured North America with Decrepit Birth, Vile, and Odious Mortem.

Musical style

Their music can be described as a basis of the merciless, take-no-prisoners technical and brutal death metal style pioneered by Suffocation coupled with a songwriting style that incorporates numerous time signature and/or tempo changes without warning in a single song, creating a disorienting atmosphere to the listener. The riffs themselves are atonal mixtures of fast tremolo picking, palm muted machine-gun lines, and breakdowns, all incorporating Deeds of Flesh's signature ferocity and unpredictability. The drum parts also change frequently, mirroring the constantly-shifting nature of the guitar lines. The vocals are a mixture of low growls and high screams. On former albums, the low vocals were performed by Lindmark and the high vocals by Kingston; however since Kingston's departure all vocals have been performed by Lindmark.

Prior to their 2009 release Of What's To Come, Deeds of Flesh never implemented guitar solos. However on this album there are many, performed by newest guitarist Sean Southern.

Their lyrics deal mostly with common death metal subjects such as death, murder, disease, and horror. However Of What's To Come was lyrically a concept album in a post-apocalyptic science fiction style.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Erik Lindmark - Guitar, Vocals
* Sean Southern - Guitar
* Erlend Caspersen - Bass
* Mike Hamilton (formerly of Vile) - Drums

Former Members :

* Jared Deaver (formerly of Impaled)- Guitar
* Joey Heaslet - Drums
* Brad Palmer - Drums
* Jimmy Tkacz (formerly of Vile) - Guitar
* Derek Boyer - Bass
* Jacoby Kingston - Bass, vocals
* Roderick Williams-(formerly of Blasphemous)- Guitar


Discography :

* Deeds of Flesh - Gradually Melted (EP, 1995)
* Deeds of Flesh - Trading Pieces (1996)
* Deeds of Flesh - Inbreeding the Anthropophagi (1998)
* Deeds of Flesh - Path of the Weakening (1999)
* Deeds of Flesh - Mark of the Legion (2001)
* Deeds of Flesh - Reduced to Ashes (2003)
* Deeds of Flesh - Crown of Souls (2005)
* Deeds of Flesh - Live in Montreal (DVD, 2005)
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Broken Hope

Biography :

Broken Hope was an American death metal band that was founded in 1988. They were known as an accomplished mid-paced style death metal band with low-pitched growling vocals. As a band, they spanned roughly twelve years, recording five albums between 1991 and 1999.


History :

The core of Broken Hope formed by Joe Ptacek (vocals), Jeremy Wagner (rhythm guitar), Brian Griffin (lead guitar), and Ryan Stanek (drums) scored a deal with the then-fledging Grindcore/RedLight Label and cut their debut album, Swamped in Gore. Following that release, Metal Blade Records signed the band, who released their second album, The Bowels of Repugnance, in 1993. The band's third album, 1995's Repulsive Conception, reached CMJ New Music Monthly's Metal Top 25 chart, as did the follow-up, 1997's Loathing, an album which explored topics such as political domination, necrophilia, and safe sex. The band moved to Martyr Records for their fifth album, Grotesque Blessings, released in 1999. Rumors of the band's demise circulated at this time, and by April 2002, Broken Hope disbanded. In a 2007 interview, Wagner explained that several factors, including band dysfunction and a lack of support in Europe from Metal Blade, contributed to the split. Wagner added that the band members had met "face to face" for the first time in five years and discussed a possible reunion. On January 20, 2010, vocalist Joe Ptacek committed suicide with a gunshot to the head. He was 37 years old.


Band Members :

Former Members :

* Joe Ptacek (1972-2010)
* Brian Griffin
* Jeremy Wagner
* Shaun Glass
* Scott Creekmore
* Dave Duff
* Ed Hughes
* Sean Baxter
* Ryan Stanek
* Larry DeMumbrum
* Jeff Bumgardner
* Duane Timlin


Discography :

* Broken Hope - 1991: Swamped in Gore
* Broken Hope - 1993: The Bowels of Repugnance
* Broken Hope - 1995: Repulsive Conception
* Broken Hope - 1997: Loathing
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Atheist

Biography :

Atheist is a technical death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984, whose music combined metal riffs with subtle latin music arrangements and jazz fusion. Their second album, Unquestionable Presence, released in 1991, has been regarded by some critics as one of the most influential technical death metal albums of all time.


History :

The band was founded in 1984 in Florida, USA, firstly under the name Oblivion and later R.A.V.A.G.E. (which stands for Raging Atheists Vowing A Gory End). They recorded their debut album, Piece of Time, in 1988, which was released in Europe in 1989, but not in the United States until 1990. In 1991, bassist Roger Patterson died in a car accident and Atheist recruited Tony Choy to record their second album, the now classic Unquestionable Presence. Atheist disbanded for the first time in 1992, reuniting in 1993 and recording their last album Elements, fulfilling their contractual requirements, before disbanding for the second time.

Seven years after their second break up, Kelly Shaefer decided to re-release and remaster their three albums with different bonus tracks.

Shaefer played with Neurotica until 2002, whereas Tony Choy played in a number of other bands, including Pestilence and Cynic. In 2001, Kelly Shaefer tried to regroup the band with all the original members with the addition of the acclaimed Kyle Sokol from the Tampa Bay area on bass guitar, replacing Tony Choy due to Choy's other band commitments according to a metal magazine interview. The band reunion at this time never came to fruition due to Neurotica going on OzzFest.

Relapse Records re-issued the band's three albums in late 2005, as well as a vinyl box set containing the three albums plus the R.A.V.A.G.E. demo On They Slay. Former drummer Steve Flynn has recently re-emerged in a new band called Gnostic.

In January, 2006, Atheist announced they were regrouping to perform live during the summer and autumn of that year. The line-up was Shaefer, Burkey, Choy and Flynn. Shaefer only provided vocals due to long battles with tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Gnostic guitarist Sonny Carson handled all of Shaefer's guitar parts. Recently Chris Baker of Gnostic has been replacing Burkey because of legal troubles.

On July 12, 2008, Shaefer issued the following update: "[I'm] heading to Atlanta next Friday to jam with ATHEIST drummer and my best friend Mr. Steve Flynn, this will mark the first time we have written together since 1991's 'Unquestionable Presence'. So I am curious how it will sound. I know it will be sick, there is a formula that me and Flynn have that automatically sounds like ATHEIST...so it will be fun to hear what it will sound like. And who knows? If it it goes well...?? We will see what happens."

On July 26, 2008, Kelly Shaefer announced through the Atheist myspace page the recording of a new studio album, which will be their first in 17 years. They also will go on a tour in Europe and the USA in 2009 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of their album Piece of Time. A live DVD will also be released from the tour.

On July 11, 2010, the band revealed the upcoming album's name as Jupiter and announced that it is set for a November release. The reformed Atheist have inked a deal with Season of Mist.

On August 3, 2010, Kelly Shaefer and Steve Flynn announced on behalf of the band that Atheist have parted ways with Tony Choy.


Band Members :

Current Members :

* Kelly Shaefer – Vocals, Guitar (1984-1994, 2006-present)
* Chris Baker – Guitar (2006-present)
* Jonathan Thompson - Guitar (2009-present)
* Steve Flynn – Drums (1984-1991, 2006-present)

Former Members :

* Rand Burkey - Guitar (1988-1992, 1993-1994)
* Roger Patterson – Bass (1985-1991)
* Mike Callahan - Guitar (2010)
* Frank Emmi – Guitar (1993)
* Sonny Carson – Guitar (2006-200?)
* Mickey Hayes – Drums (1993)
* Josh Greenbaum – Drums (1993)
* Kyle Sokol – Bass (2001)
* Tony Choy – Bass (1991, 1993-1994, 2006-2010)


Discography :

Studio albums :

* Atheist - Piece of Time (1989)
* Atheist - Unquestionable Presence (1991)
* Atheist - Elements (1993)
* Atheist - Jupiter (2010)

Live albums :

* Atheist - Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken (2009) Read More...!!

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