The best Death Metal bands
Here is a list of his favorite death metal bands
Job for a Cowboy
Job for a Cowboy is a death metal band formed in Glendale, Arizona in 2003. They released their first EP, Doom in 2005, and later that same year signed with Metal Blade Records. His official debut album, Genesis, was released in 2007, peaking at # 54 on the Billboard 200 and selling 13,000 copies in its first week. Job for a Cowboy began as a deathcore group, and evolved into a predominantly death metal sound with its long-running debut Genesis. His influences are bands like Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Mastodon, Nile, Deicide and The End. They have been defined by The New York Times as "an Arizona band with a guttural, brute force descended from the sound (indirectly) of hardcore punk" and "simple brutal act" by Rolling Stone magazine. The band has played at several festivals, including Download Festival, Sounds of the Underground and Wacken Open Air. The current members of the band are vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Bobby Thompson, bassist Brent Riggs and drummer Jon Rice.
Jungle Rot was founded in 1994. The group's name refers to the Jungle rot, a foot infection, which people develop in the jungle when their military boots got wet and left in. After their first two demos, the band signed with the American independent label Pure Death Records, where they released their first album, The Skin of Life, in 1996. In 1997, their second album, Massacre the Weak was released. The Darkness EP announced was released by the small SOD label, which is controlled by the creator of the underground music magazine Sounds of Death. The next two albums were released by Olympic Recordings. In 2008, he led a European tour with the support of Lord of War, Downswitch and Walking Corpse. The band signed with Napalm Records in January 2009 and released What horrors await in June 2009. In April 2011, the band signed with Victory Records and released Kill in Symbol on June 21, 2011.
Septicflesh is a symphonic death metal / metal band with influences of doom metal and gothic metal from Athens, Greece, founded in 1990. Septicflesh was formed in March 1990 by Sotiris Vayenas (guitar), Spiros Antoniou (bass and voice), and Christos Antoniou (guitar), and quickly released the (EP) Temple of the Lost Race in December 1991.1 The band recorded their first studio album, Mystic Places of Dawn, in April 1994 at Storm Studios with co-production by Magus Wampyr Daoloth (who had previously been a keyboardist for Rotting Christ). The band's formation between 1991 and 1997 was stable, but in The Ophidian Wheel (1997) and in A Fallen Temple (1998) a female vocalist, Natalie Rassoulis, was added. The group separated in October 2003, and the members formed different projects. On February 19, 2007, Septicflesh announced its meeting at the Greek Metal Healing Festival with bands like Orphaned Land, Rage and Aborted, between July 20 and 22. On April 3, 2007, Blabbermouth.net reported that the band was preparing to record their seventh studio album, with the French label Season of Mist. Guitarist Christos Antoniou revealed that he would have an orchestra and a choir, 80 musicians and 32 singers.5 The new album, Communion, was released in April 2008. At the end of 2010 the first single The Vampire From Nazareth was released recent album The Great Mass, which went on sale in April. The name change of the band from Septic Flesh to Septicflesh was confirmed by Christos in a Lords of Metal interview, claiming that even though it means the same it looks better.
Incantation is an American death metal band that was formed by Jonh McEntee and Paul Lendley in 1989. They are one of the leaders in the New York death metal scene along with Suffocation and Immolation
Aborted is a Belgian death metal band that was formed in 1995. Initially founded by Sven de Caluwe, who was able to find other members until 1997. They released a demo and after a while they signed their first agreement with UXICON records. Since then they have released two splits (through Soulreaper Records and Bones Brigade respectively), 6 full albums, two EPs and a DVD with the French firm Listenable Records. They currently have a contract with Century Media. On December 1, 2009, Sven de Caluwé announced that the band had had changes in their lineup and that new members had been integrated, such as the Whorecore / They guitarist: Swarm Eran Segal, his System Divide partner, Cole Martínez in the bass, Abigail Williams vocalist and guitarist Ken Sorceron and drummer Dirk Verbeuren de Soilwork, who in the past had collaborated with the band. The band released an EP at the end of 2009, entitled "Coronary Reconstruction." Some of the followers who attend the Aborted concerts (known as "Aborted Army") are dressed in blood-stained surgeon suits as well as masks and gloves. The inspiration for this dress came from the album Goremageddon: The Saw and the Carnage Done, which showed on its cover an insane surgeon.
Krisiun is a brutal death band with a very peculiar sound, from Brazil, formed in 1990 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The band is strongly influenced by bands such as Sodom, Kreator, Morbid Angel and Slayer. They become one of the most eminent bands of extreme death metal today. They release two demos and then move to São Paulo in 1995, where people began to notice the band's talent. Shortly after moving, his second guitarist, Altemir Souza, leaves the band and returns to Porto Alegre (where he dies in a motorcycle accident in 2002). The EP Unmerciful Order (their most "important" recording featuring a second guitarist, named Mauricio Nogueira de Torture Squad) established them as a cult band, and this status went further with the release of their debut album Black Force Domain (now as a trio) in 1995. The three founding members are brothers (Kolesne), although one of the brothers uses his mother's last name (Camargo). They have made extensive tours of North America, South America and Europe (recording their first official DVD in Poland). The name of the band derives from what supposedly in Latin should be a seer of the abomination, instead of a sea on the moon (Mare Crisium), which many people mistakenly believe
Benediction is a British death metal band from Birmingham, England, formed in February 1989. Benediction was formed in February 1989 by Paul Adams who played bass, Peter Rew and Darren Brookes the guitar and Mark Greenway as vocalists. With the demo The Dreams You Dread, released in the same year, they attracted the attention of Nuclear Blast Records, with which they immediately signed a contract. His first album, Subconscious Terror, was released in 1990, after the departure of Barney, who joined Napalm Death. A new vocalist, Dave Ingram, was included in the debut album. Shortly after, the band went on tour with Bolt Thrower and Nocturnus. His second album, The Grand Leveller, attracted international popularity. After concluding a tour of Europe with Massacra, the band resumed the tour, but now with Dismember. After Paul Adams' departure, in December 1991, Darren played bass and guitar for an EP released on those dates, titled Dark is the Season. After a year, the band found a new bass player, Frank Healy, the Cerebral Fix guitarist and founder of Napalm Death, as a full-time member. In 1993, Benediction released his third album, Transcend the Rubicon. After an extensive tour of Europe, the United States, Canada and Israel with Cemetery and Atheist, Ian Treacy left the band due to personal differences with the other members. A short time later he was replaced by Neil Hutton and finally released his fourth album, The Dreams You Dread. Benediction maintained a close friendship with the band Death, with whom they went on tour on numerous occasions. Their next album, Grind Bastard, was released while they were on tour. After this tour, vocalist Dave Ingram left the band, and shortly after he joined Benediction Mistress and Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt. His eighth album, was released through Nuclear Blast in October 2001 and is called Organized Chaos in addition to being produced by Andy Sneap. His most recent album, Killing Music, was released in August 2008.
Vomitory is a Swedish Gore / death metal band formed in 1989 by guitarist Urban Gustafsson and bassist Ronnie Olson. The group has released a total of six albums and are currently under the Metal Blade Records label.
Autopsy is an influential death metal band, founded in 1987 in the United States by Chris Reifert after leaving Death. Beginning his career with the LP Severed Survival, Autopsy takes a sound similar to the era of Scream Bloody Gore from Death, but they soon switched to a sound influenced by Doom metal in the EP Retribution for the Dead. The next album, Mental Funeral, expanded Autopsy's "death doom" style, and was received with great acclaim by critics. Having completed a successful tour of Europe after the release of Mental Funeral, the band returned to the studio to record the EP Fiend for Blood, which was followed by their third album Acts of the Unspeakable. The last Autopsy album, Shitfun, was influenced by hardcore punk and prepared fans for Abscess, the project of Danny Coralles and Chris Reifert made after the separation of Autopsy in 1995. In 2004 the group was mentioned in the documentary Metal : A Headbanger's Journey, in which director and presenter Sam Dunn reads aloud a verse from the song Charred Remains.
Transmetal is a Mexican Thrash / Death metal band founded in 1987 between Ciudad Azteca, Ecatepec and Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico. He has traveled throughout the Mexican Republic, also achieving fame in Latin American countries and visited countries such as El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, United States, among others. He has participated in major festivals such as Vive Latino 2007. His sound is close to a modern and heavy Thrash Metal with influences of Death Metal. Certainly, Transmetal is the band that has developed the most Heavy Metal in Mexico, with songs that are now classic like Dead on the Cross, Evil Face, Hell of Dante, Mexico Barbarian, Decorated with nails, Killers, Dead on the Cross, Orgasmatron among others.
Unleashed is a Swedish death metal band formed in 1989. The death metal band Unleashed was formed by Johnny Hedlund after his departure in Nihilist, now called Entombed. They were not very technical, however they are considered one of the best bands of the "old school" of Swedish death metal, they kept the same alignment, until the release of Warrior released in 1995. In the late 80s, Johnny Hedlund recorded with Nihilist his second Demo ´Only Shreds Remain´ together with Entombed members. Johnny separates from Nihilist because he wanted to be the main voice and Nihilist already had Lars Göran Petrov, Nihilist happens to become Entombed so immediately Johnny Hedlund decides to make his own group, this would be Unleashed. Unleashed signed in 1990 with the label house "Century Media" (At that time new). In 1991, the year of release of the first Unleashed album, "Where no Life Dewels" would be the name of the album, for many the best of the band and a pillar in the Swedish Death Metal scene. Much was expected in the scene, mainly the underground, of the new album of Unleashed. Not much time passed and in 1992 the group released another jewel for sale "Shadows In The Deep" the album with which the group would make history in the Death Metal scene currently you can find many versions of the album as well as remastered as the edition with Bonus Tracks. Unleashed is credited with being the first Death Metal group to talk about Scandinavian issues and Viking history in their lyrics. To commemorate the success of the group, a live album with an acceptable production and full strength of the group is released on 93 "Live in Vienna". "Across the Open Sea" of 93 would be the new Unleashed album recorded at the EMI studios in Stockholm, it is a new chapter for Unleashed both commercially and world-famous commercially and slightly reducing the speed in its sound.
Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band, founded in 1991 in the city of Montreal, Quebec. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" ("northern hyperexplosion") after an announcement published in MEAT magazine describing another band, Fear Factoryy, as "hyperblast." The term refers to the extreme speed and energy in the percussion shown by his drummer, Max Duhamel, both in the studio and in live shows.
The band was formed in May 1986 by Andrew Sakowicz (bass, vocals, guitar) and Dave Wilkinson (drums) under the name of Rigor Mortis, which, two years later changed to Immolation, after launching the Warriors of Doom demo (which they recorded while still Rigor Mortis) and Demo I which they recorded using Immolation's name. The band signed a distribution contract with Roadrunner Records to launch through this their debut album, Dawn of Possession. Unfortunately, shortly after the band left the label, because it had problems with most of its death metal bands. Later, the band turned to the Metal Blade Records label and released with this three consecutive albums. After releasing the second album, Here in After, drummer Craig Smilowski left the band and was quickly replaced by Alex Hernandez. The two albums that preceded those released by Metal Blade were released by the French label Listenable Records, the same one that years ago released the last album of Hernandez's previous band, Fallen Christ. In May 2001, the band led a European tour with the support of bands such as Deranged, Deströyer 666, Decapitated and Soul Demise.1 The Unholy Cult album was the farewell of guitarist Thomas Wilkinson, and the welcome of former Angelcorpse guitarist Bill Taylor . Steve Shalaty replaced Hernandez in Harnessing Ruin. In February 2008, Immolation toured the United States alongside bands such as Rotting Christ, Belphegor and Averse Sefira.2 In 2009, the band entered the Millbrook Sounds studios with producer and old friend of his, Paul Orofino, to begin the recordings of a new album, which they would release through Nuclear Blast.3 During the months of January and February 2010, Immolation led a tour next to Nile, Krisiun, Rose Funeral and Dreaming Dead.
Apocalypse Fleshgod is an Italian death metal technical band. Formed in 2007, the group is in Rome and is currently signed to Willowtip Registros and Nuclear Blast. They have released three full-length albums, most recently maze on August 16, 2013. Apocalypse Fleshgod was formed in April 2007 and recorded its first demo, Promo '07, in the 16 Sotano Studio with producer Stefano "Saúl" Morabito, releasing it shortly after. The demo was re-released the following year on a CD shared with other Italian groups Gorge Septycal, Delicti Modus and Onirik. Apocalypse Fleshgod then signed with Neurotic Records. In early 2008 the band toured Europe, supporting bands such as Behemoth, Origen, Dying Fetus, Hate Eternal, Suffocation, Napalm Death and many more. In May 2008, the band recorded their first full-length album, the oracles. In December of that year, the band decided to separate from Neurotic Records and signed with Willowtip Registros, which launched oracles in 2009. Shortly after the release of the oracles in 2009, the band had a change in formation, with a new member, Tommaso Riccardi take care of the voice and rhythm guitar, which Francesco Paoli used to do, as Paoli took charge of the drums at this time. In 2010, the Mafia EP was recorded again in the 16th Basement studios, and was released through Willowtip Records. It includes four new songs and a version of the song "Blinded by Fear" by At the Gates. The band embarked on another tour of Europe shortly after the end of the gangster recording sessions, supporting asphyxiation. After this tour was a tour as headliner of Russia.
Although at the beginning of his career he was a pioneer (along with other bands such as Carnage, Dismember, Edge Of Sanity or Unleashed) of Scandinavian death metal (called "Stockholm sound"), in the early 1990s his sound was expanded to include hardcore Punk and other influences. The edition of his album "Wolverine blues" was the birth of a new musical style that combined the guttural voices of the most classic death metal with more catchy and rocky rhythms, thus giving rise to the so-called "death n 'roll". After the march of his drums and one of his main composers, Nicke Andersson, who decided to try his luck alone with his new band The Hellacopters, in this case even changing instruments and becoming a singer and guitarist in his new musical project (of punk-rock style, getting far away from its sound with Entombed), the prolific and successful career of the Swedish combo received a severe setback at the sales level, due to a time when they experimented with more rocker and alternative sounds, moving away from the metal more hard that they were doing, being an example of that the album "Same Difference". Then also another of its members, Uffe Cederlund, decided to try his luck alone with Haystack, another project similar to the Hellacopters of his former partner Andersson, although not He had the same commercial success. After several changes of formation, the Swedes returned to the path that had given them so many successes with a great album called "Morning star" (confirming a hardening of their sound that was already felt after the previous album, conveniently called "Uprising" to point to the resurrection that his career should experience again from him), becoming songs like "I for an eye" quickly an essential part of his live shows. The most recent works of the band, already as a quartet, the EP When in Sodom and the recently released CD "Serpent saints" only confirm a return to death metal with rock dyes that have always been a flag group.
Cryptopsy is a technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada formed in 1988. The band was founded in 1988 by guitarist Steve Thibault and vocalist Lord Worm. The band quickly recruited bassist Kevin Weagle. In 1993, the band released their debut demo Ungentle Exhumation. This demo was relaunched by the local label Gore Records (later called Great White North), which gave them some attention in the death metal underground, as well as by the German label Invasion Records. The following year, Kevin Weagle was replaced by Martin Fercuson, and Dave Galea left to be replaced by Jon Levasseur. This training recorded in 1994 his debut album, Blasphemy Made Flesh, which was first released independently and then licensed by Invasion Records. However, due to difficulties and disagreements with Invasion Records, who ended up going bankrupt because of financial problems, the album remained in possession of the Dutch label Displeased Records. After a successful tour to promote Blasphemy Made Flesh, guitarist Steve Thibault left the band. Bassist Martin Fercuson was also replaced by now-known death metal bassist Eric Langlois, whose style incorporates funk into the extreme metal of Cryptopsy.
Decapitated is a death metal band formed in Krosno, Poland in 1996. It is composed of guitarist, founder and composer Wacław «Vogg» Kiełtyka, vocalist Rafał Piotrowski and bassist Pawel Pasek. Decapitated has been recognized as one of the most respectable bands in the genre and one of the best exponents of technical death metal. The group got a loyal fan base in the underground community and became one of the most innovative of modern death metal. Vogg and his younger brother, drummer Witold «Vitek» Kiełtyka, founded Decapitated in his teens. After the arrival of vocalist Wojciech «Sauron» Wąsowicz and bassist Marcin «Martin» Rygiel and publishing two demos, they signed a contract with Wicked World (subsidiary of Earache Records). In 2000 they released their debut album Winds of Creation and in 2002 and 2004 they released Nihility and The Negation, respectively. His fourth studio album, Organic Hallucinosis, was published in 2006 and was attended by vocalist Adrian «Covan» Kowanek. At the end of 2007, the band suffered a car accident. Vitek died at age 23 on November 2, 2007 due to injuries, while Covan survived but went into a coma. After some time off, Vogg decided to reform Decapitated with Piotrowski and Krimh and start a tour of Europe, Australia and the United States. His fifth album, Carnival Is Forever, was released on July 12, 2011.
Pestilence is a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. They would later incorporate Jazz fusion elements into their music. They released four albums before separating in 1994 and reuniting in 2008. After their return, they have released 2 studio albums. Pestilence would begin in mid 1986 as a thrash metal band. The lineup consisted of Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals), Randy Meinhard (guitar), and Marco Foddis (drums), recording two demos before drawing the attention of Roadrunner Records. After the first demo, Martin Van Drunen (bass, voice) joined the band. These two demos - Dysentery (1986) and The Penance (1987) - are raw, almost like a cross between Possessed and the Sepultura Schizophrenia. After signing for Roadrunner Records, the band released their debut album titled Malleus Maleficarum in 1988. Shortly after guitarist Randy Meinhard leaves the band to pursue other musical goals in a new band called Sacrosanct. Meanwhile, Pestilence recruited new guitarist named Patrick Uterwijk. In 1989 the band releases their second album, Consuming Impulse which took a turn towards death metal. With this release Pestilence gained international attention. But before a new album was released, the lineup changes again, vocalist and bassist Martin Van Drunen leaves the band to join Asphyx. Pestilence saw himself again in the challenge of replacing members. So while recording their third album, Testimony of the Ancients (1991), they listed bassist Tony Choy, who at that time played for the band Cynic, and Patrick Mameli took care of the vocal work. This album was not as abrasive as the previous one but without a doubt the musicality of the album grew and the album has the best production of the whole catalog of the band.
Vital Remains is a death metal band from Providence, Rhode Island formed by Tony Lazaro, who has been the only permanent member of the band. The band was formed in 1988 influenced by bands such as Venom, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Mercyful Fate, Sodom and Destruction. Originally encompassed by members Paul Flynn and Tony Lazaro on guitars, vocalist Jeff Gruslin, bassist Tom Supkow and Chris Dupont on drums, the band had been under several alignment changes (as well as record labels) over the years, but they hadn't got a way to publish albums on regular bases. A couple of demos (Reduced to Ashes and Excruciating Pain) led them to a contract with a French brand Thrash Records, who published The Black Mass in 1991. The lyrics of Vital Remains are almost completely anti-religious, with influences on Satanism , the Apocalypse, and highly blasphemous themes. A couple of releases that followed for Peaceville Records, Let Us Pray and Into Cold Darkness, before jumping to another French brand, Osmose Productions, for which they recorded Forever Underground and Dawn of the Apocalypse. From Dawn of the Apocalypse, the vocals were in charge of Glen Benton (Deicide leader), in 2001, although the lyrics are written by the rest of the band. Dechristianize was released in 2003 with much acclaim from the critics. The band's last album, released in 2007, is Icons of Evil. The first live DVD called Evil Death Live was released in Europe on July 9, and in the United States on July 31 by the Polish label Metal Mind Productions. On November 21, 2007, Vital Remains announced that he is looking for a new bass player and lead guitarist. No more information was given.
Necrophagist is a technical death metal band from Germany, its name means in Greek "Devourer Of the Dead". It was formed in 1992 by the leader and guitarist Muhammed Suiçmez, who is the only member who has remained in the band since its inception. Currently active and is considered by many one of the best bands of technical Death Metal. The technical death metal-oriented band began in 1992 with Muhammed Suiçmez at the head, being the same who ends up recording the debut album Onset of putrefaction released in 1999 after the members of that time left the band leaving as a legacy alone a couple of demos: Requiems of Festered Gore (1992) and Necrophagist (1995). In the 1992 demo the band did not perform that Technical Death Metal that characterizes them now, the voice is Gutural, the solos quite short, quite different from what they do now. This Demo was never officially distributed, it was intended only for promotional purposes, it was produced and recorded in April 1992. After several tours of his native country (Germany), the band records a new album in 2004, with the same technicality as its previous work, although with less power, to which they titled Epitaph. In that same year the band remastered their previous album (Onset of putrefaction) in which you can hear a cleaner sound, with new drum samples of each of the songs made by Hannes Grossmann, and with 2 extra tracks of his demo from 1995. Necrophagist has started working on his new album with his new drummer Romain Goulon.1 According to rumors there are two possible titles for this material "The Path to Naught" and "Death to the Faithful." Suiçmez said they will use 7-string guitars.
Dying Fetus is a Technical Death Metal band formed in 1991 Annapolis, Maryland, United States. As of 2008, it is formed by John Gallagher (guitarist and vocalist, only original founding member of the band), Sean Beasley (bassist and vocalist), and Trey Williams (Drums). The band is known especially for being one of the few death metal bands that follow a political theme, although the lyrics of the first songs were rather of a very graphic bloody theme. The music of Dying Fetus is a hybrid metal of brutal death metal and grindcore rhythms, but with the last change of alignment it moved to a sound of pure death metal. The voices are mainly accompanied by harsh grunts, but also include louder torn screams, as is usually done in death metal. The theme of the first albums was the classic of death metal, but in the last albums the lyrics are focused on politics, rather leftist. They consist mainly of aggressive criticism, usually addressing issues such as religion, corporations, consumerism or war.
Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1999. With a unique logo and sound, these musicians created the three-song EP called Breeding Death in 2000, with vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), the drummer Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, and more), guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (Katatonia, Diabolical Masquerade), and bassist Jonas Renkse (Katatonia, October Tide). Influenced by the good response of their fans, the band decided to make a full release. Two years later, Bloodbath debuted with the album Resurrection Through Carnage. In 2004 Mikael Åkerfeldt left Bloodbath to be able to devote more time to Opeth, his main band. To replace it, Bloodbath brought the well-known Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy). The band's alignment changed later when Dan Swanö started playing the guitar instead of the drums. Martin Axenrot (Witchery, Satanic Slaughter, Opeth) took his place and the band became bigger and more serious; No longer functioning as an alternate project. The band's second release, Nightmares Made Flesh, was launched in Europe on September 27, 2004. In February 2005, new vocalist Peter Tägtgren left the band for "conflicting schedules." The same year, Mikael Åkerfeldt returned to the band for a single live performance at the Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival on August 15. Before the presentation, the band commented that Wacken could "not only be the first, but also the last Bloodbath concert" (with Mikael Åkerfeldt on vocals). So in September 2005, Bloodbath began the search for a new vocalist. On August 2, 2006, Swanö would leave the band because "their services are no longer required" as they cannot tour the band. Fortunately, in 2008 they resumed their career where they had left it, replacing Swanö with Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson (21 Lucifers, Genocrush Ferox) to the guitars. With this new militant in their ranks they announced the release of an imminent album: "The Fathomless Mastery." The critic put it through the clouds and the band is constantly rising, having already confirmed its fourth and fifth Show in its history.
Witchcraft is a Mexican American grindcore supergroup formed in 1989. Actually, it is a band formed by members of other prominent bands such as Dino Cazares (from Fear Factory and currently also in Divine Heresy and Murderer), Billy Gould (from Faith No More) , Raymond Herrera (former Fear Factory, currently in Arkaea), Shane Embury (of Napalm Death) and Jello Biafra (former Dead Kennedys). The formation of the group has changed a lot since its origin; the current fixed members are Juan Brujo, Ghost (Pat Hoed), Pititis (Gabriela Dominguez of Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers), Mushroom (Shane Embury of Napalm Death), El Cynico (Jeff Walker de Carcass) and El Podrido (Adrian Erlandsson de At The Gates and ex Cradle of Filth)
Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under (also known as SFU or 6FU) is a death metal band formed in 1993 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Originally the band was a parallel project with Cannibal Corpse created by vocalist Chris Barnes, but over time it gained strength and withdrew from Cannibal Corpse to devote himself fully to Six Feet Under. One of the founders was Allen West, currently from the Obituary band, but left the band in 1997 being replaced by Steve Swanson in 1998. The songs contain a strong social criticism, covering topics such as politics, deaths, murders, while continuing side the gore of the songs of Cannibal Corpse. In addition to their albums, the band has recorded two covers. The first, called Graveyard Classics, which contains covers of its main influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Exodus, Venom, among others. Graveyard Classics II is a complete cover to AC / DC's Back in Black album. Paul Booth is in charge of making some covers of the Six Feet Under albums.
Vader is a Polish death metal band from Olsztyn, formed in 1983. According to Piotr Wiwczarek, singer, founder of the band and guitarist, the band's name was inspired by Darth Vader from the Star Wars movie series. His lyrical themes include stories from HP Lovecraft, World War II, and horror and anti-Christian messages. According to Billboard magazine, as of 2003 Vader has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. The band was formed in 1983. It started as a totally thrash metal band, but it evolved into a heavier style. The 1990 demo Morbid Reich is considered the biggest sale in the history of death metal as far as demos are concerned. His first full-length album was titled The Ultimate Incantation and released in 1993. After a tour with Deicide, Suffocation and Dismember, the band released two new works, Sothis and The Darkest Age (live album). From left to right: Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski, Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and Marcin "Novy" Nowak in Metalmania, March 8, 2008. Due to communication problems, the contract with Earache Records was terminated and the launch in 1994 of Sothis and The Darkest Age: Live '93 had to be made through different labels. Meanwhile, they toured and in 1995 signed a contract with Impact Records and launched De Profundis, Future of the Past, and Black to the Blind. During that period, Hammerheart Records reissued two demos, Necrolust and Morbid Reich, being included in the Reborn in Chaos compilation. In August 1998, Vader launched Live in Japan. Before it came out in December, they recorded Kingdom (EP) and a VHS video titled Vision and Voice. In October of that year, Vader opened the Slayer concert during a concert in Poland.
Nile is a death metal band formed in 1993 from South Carolina United States. The lyrics of the songs are inspired by legends, religion and art of Ancient Egypt. Most of the music is written by guitarist Karl Sanders. It combines the classic elements of Death metal and instruments from the Middle East and Egypt. It is also famous for its speed and power recognized by fans and critics. The theme of ancient Egypt was adopted by the band thanks to Karl Sanders' interest in this and other cultures such as those in Mesopotamia. They also have influences from HP Lovecraft, a writer recognized by several bands of the Heavy Metal environment. Current members Karl Sanders - Guitar, voice, keyboard, additional instruments (1993-) Dallas Toler Wade - Guitar, voice (1996-) George Kollias - Drums (2004-) Chris Lollis - Bass, Voice (live) (2007 -)
Possessed is a death / thrash metal band formed in 1983 in El Sobrante, California. After their separation in 1993, the band returns with the original bassist / vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007. They are known for a very quick way to play, and Becerra's guttural voice style is commonly cited as an influence on death metal. .1 The influence on the genre is so great that they are known as "the parents of death metal" and are considered the first Death Metal band, 2 3 4 along with the name of the genre from their first demo called Death Metal. The band formed in 1983. The members were Larry LaLonde (guitar), Jeff Becerra (bass and vocals), Mike Torrao (guitar) and Mike Sus (drums). The band's debut was in Metal Massacre VI with the song "Swing of the Ax", with this the Combat label helps them to release their first album "Seven Churches", cataloged as the first death metal album, its rhythm and Power were new for the time. With their second work entitled "Beyond the Gates" in 1986, they continued with their strength and song quality, then made the mini album "The Eyes of Horror" in 1987, produced by Joe Satriani, who was Larry LaLonde's teacher. In 1989, Jeff Becerra is in a wheelchair after being shot in a street assault. Currently the band is active again but only with Jeff Becerra as Original member, while the other members are members of the band Sadistic Intent.
Suffocation is an American Brutal death metal band. They adopted progressive metal structures and grindcore rhythms to death metal, which makes them pioneers in technical death metal styles and by many named as the precursors of brutal death metal. Suffocation is on par with bands like Immolation and Incantation because they belong to the well-known "New York Death Metal" (New York Death Metal or NYDM for short). The band emerged in late 1989 and since then they have produced multiple materials with the metal record Relapse Records and even with a more specialized in nu metal such as Roadrunner Records. Back [edit · edit code] In 2004, the band rejoined Souls to Deny, with the return of the original drummer Mike Smith, but without veteran members Doug Cerrito and Chris Richards. The band has launched an extensive world tour campaign to publicize the album. After 200 concerts, the band recorded and released their first live album Close Of A Chapter: Live In Quebec City. They also released an album named Suffocation in 2006 with the record Relapse Records, who again witnessed another extensive world tour. In 2007, they appeared in an advertisement for the history channel of the "Dark Ages" program, which features 2 people watching the group play, one saying "What kind of music is this?" "Death metal" "I don't understand this new music" "How not? Everything they know they learned from Dark Ages" "What?" "DARK AGES!" The band at the moment is in the recording of a new live DVD. On June 4, 2007, Suffocation and its record label Relapse records officially separated, after which it joined the Nuclear Blast Records. On July 18, 2009, Suffocation released their new album: Blood Oath. In this album, unlike the previous one (Suffocation, September 2008), the band resumed a more Brutal tone, leaving aside the extreme technicality. The band mainly influenced bands such as Sinical disaster, Nuclearical warface and Underoath, in the latter the influence of Suffocation is clearly shown since in their 3 pyramid albums they combined death metal, unblack metal and hardcore punk showing in their second album the technique and brutality of the influence they acquired from Suffocation
Morbid Angel is a death metal band from Florida, United States. It is considered as a pioneer band in style with bands such as Death, Obituary and Possessed. It was formed in 1983. Trey Azagthoth with Mike Browning and David Vincent started a musical group called Morbid Angel. The first record they recorded was Abominations of Desolation, but this one would not be released until several years later, so their first official album is Altars of Madness, released in 1989. With his guitars and Vincent's voice, he became a New and striking sound within the style. In 1991 they published Blessed are the Sick, which moved away from the aggressiveness of their previous work, entering into darker and more atmospheric terrain. With their next work, Covenant, they returned again to the aggressiveness and speed of their first album, being the first death metal band that signed with an important record label. Domination, criticized in the beginning for the refinement of the style, became its capital work and one of the pillars of a genre that was already beginning to run out, expanding and substantiating everything they had done before. After the departure of David Vincent, Formulas Fatal to the Flesh supposed a return to its origins, with a faster, primitive and brutal sound, sometimes close to that of its first demo, while also evolving technically. His next album, Gateways to Annihilation, opted for better production, and a generally slower and more massive sound. Continuing with the alternation between the styles of their albums, with Heretic they returned again to the rawness, with an original production and forceful subjects at the same time as intricate. In March 2010 it was reported that Pete Sandoval would undergo back surgery, which would prevent him from playing with Morbid Angel. Sandoval's replacement was Tim Yeung, who dedicated himself to recording the drums for the group's next album.2 The title of the album was Illud Divinum Insanus, which featured David Vincent again on vocals.3 It's a controversial record that in some songs vary a lot the sound of the band, incorporating many influences of gabber music and industrial rock, but always with the personal style of guitarist Trey Azagthoth. As a curious fact, the names of their albums are arranged in alphabetical order according to the date of creation, in addition to the disc Formulas Fatal To The Flesh has three letters F which means 666 since the letter F is the sixth in the alphabet.
Deicide is an American Death Metal band led by bassist and singer Glen Benton. The controversy has accompanied the band since its inception, given the explicitness of its anti-Christian and satanic lyrics and several statements and various events carried out by its leader Glen Benton, causing the ban on playing in several countries. Deicide was formed in Tampa, Florida in 1987, they first played under the name of Carnage. After Glen Benton entered the band, it changed the name to Amon. During this time the band made 2 demos: Amon, Feasting the Beast (1987) (Thrash metal) and Sacrificial Suicide (1989) (Proto-death metal). In 1989 the band changed the name to Deicide at the suggestion of their record label Roadrunner Records, Amon was the name of the house on the cover of King Diamond's album, Them. Deicide released his self-titled debut album in 1990. The band's original line-up consisted of Glen Benton as vocalist and bassist, brothers Eric Hoffman and Brian Hoffman on guitars, and Steve Asheim on drums. Together, the Hoffman brothers used to play very technical solos at high speed with overlapping riffs, which gave Deicide a rather heavy sound and complex structures in the songs. This formation remained intact until November 25, 2004, when the Hoffman brothers leave the band and are replaced by Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse), and Dave Suzuki of Vital Remains. Following a tour, Suzuki was replaced by Ralph Santolla (Ex-Death, Iced Earth and Sebastian Bach). Santolla declared to be a Catholic which caused some shock and ridicule among Deicide fans. Despite this, The Stench of Redemption album received positive reviews, and has been one of the band's best sellers. On July 20, 2007 it was announced that Ralph Santolla had left Deicide. He participated with the Death Metal band Obituary. Santolla appears on his latest album "Xecutioner's Return" - replacing Allen West - and will be touring with them in support of this album
Obituary is a death metal band, formed in 1985, from Tampa, USA. It is one of the pioneer bands of the style known as death metal, along with Possessed, Death, Morbid Angel, etc. In 1985 the brothers John (voice) and Donald Tardy (drums), along with Allen West (guitar), Trevor Peres (guitar) and Daniel Tucker (bass) formed what would be Obituary. Under the name of Executioner, they release their first demo, called, Metal Up Your Ass, in that same year they change the name again to Xecutioner and take out several demos between 1985 and 1987. Finally, in 1987 they change the name to Obituary, two years later In 1989 they released their first album, titled Slowly We Rot, by the Roadrunner Records label, which featured the characteristics of death metal. In 1990 they release Cause of Death, It was the album that brought obituary to fame in death metal, an album listed as one of the most important in the style. Two years later they release their third studio album called, The End Complete, which is the best-selling album by obituary, and also one of the best-selling albums in the entire field of death metal. The End Complete has sold more than one hundred thousand copies worldwide and featured a cover of Andreas Marschall. A few years later in 1994 they released their fourth album called, World Demise where their first EP, Don't Care, would be released.
Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band formed in Buffalo, New York in 1988 by vocalist Chris Barnes, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Jack Owen and Bob Rusay and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. The band is considered one of the most popular and most experienced in its style. According to the auditing firm Nielsen SoundScan, Cannibal Corpse is one of the most successful death metal bands, selling more than one million copies of their albums worldwide, technically without being represented on radio or television. They are known for their controversial and violent cover letters and illustrations, which has led them to be censored on more than one occasion. Cannibal Corpse emerged from the union of three bands from the city of Buffalo, Beyond Death (Webster and Owen), Leviathan (Barnes) and Tirant Sin (Barnes, Rusay and Mazurkiewicz). The group performed for the first time at the Buffalo's River Rock Cafe in April 1989, after recording a Cannibal Corpse demo. Shortly after a year after that first concert, the band signed a contract with Metal Blade Records, who distributed their debut album Eaten Back to Life (1990). Originally, the main influences of Cannibal Corpse were thrash metal bands, such as Sodom, Kreator, Metallica, Sadus, Slayer and Possessed, although later they would be inspired by death metal bands such as Death, Autopsy, Morbid Angel and Immolation. Cannibal Corpse's music can be recognized by its fast tempo and the use of guttural voice. The lyrics and illustrations of the covers of their albums have a marked violent theme, often with sexual dyes, and while other bands of the same style attempt a poetic approach to these lyrical themes, Cannibal Corpse does not attempt to be subtle at all. Cannibal Corpse is considered to be one of the groups that intervened in the creation of brutal death metal, much more aggressive and faster than death metal. Their albums have been censored and banned in several countries, including Germany, where they were not allowed to play songs from their first three albums in concert until June 2006, and in Bavaria, where not only the reproduction of their albums is prohibited, but not you can display the covers (drawn by Vincent Locke) or print the letters in the books. Singer George Fisher has declared his frustration over censorship more than once. "We can play" Dismembered and Molested "in Germany, but not" Born in a Casket. "In May 1995, then Senator Bob Dole made a direct reference to the band, accusing them of violating the "human decency." The cameo that made the group in the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), playing his song "Hammer Smashed Face" is well known, Jim Carrey, the protagonist of the film, insisted on that they appeared because it is their favorite band.9 Like the directors of zombie movies, Cannibal Corpse takes pride in the graphic of its theme, seeing it as a radicalized form of entertainment.George Fisher declared for the documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey "is art, it should only be considered art. Yes, it is repulsive ... but go to the Vatican and check out the works of art you'll find there. They are real, they represent something that is real, that could happen. This will never happen ... there will be no monsters coming out of people's bodies. "
Death was an influential American death metal band, a genre to which they would have given the name. Considered as one of the main pioneers of the genre, it was founded in 1983 by its vocalist, guitarist and main composer Chuck Schuldiner. The band dissolved after his death, at the end of 2001 because of a pneumonia associated with cancer. In 2013, the members of the era of the Human album came together again, paying tribute to the vocalist Schuldiner, for the realization of a series of concerts in favor of the Sweet Relief Foundation in America and Europe. The group was formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner, a 15-year-old Florida boy, along with two friends, Kam Lee (drums) and Rick Rozz (guitar), under the name Mantas (as a tribute to the Venom guitarist). They recorded a four-track demo called Death by Metal, while other precursor bands of the musical genre were formed, such as Possessed and Celtic Frost. Later, the band changes its name to Death and they publish another demo titled Reign of Terror. In March 1985 he recorded his third demo, Infernal Death. Chuck moves to San Francisco and leaves Rick and Kam who later founded the Massacre band. Already in San Francisco, Chuck meets drummer Chris Reifert of Autopsy and guitarist John Hand. The group had the collaboration in the rehearsals of bassist Steve Digiorgio (Sadus), and, in 1986, they recorded the demo that would get them their first serious record deal: Mutilation. The group signs with Combat Records and a year later Scream Bloody Gore, their first full-length album, is registered.