Death Metal


Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983 near San Fransisco, California. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are widely considered to be one of the first death metal bands.  The name of the genre comes from their first demo released in 1984, entitled "Death Metal".


Entombed is a Swedish death metal band.  They formed in 198 under the name of Nihilist. Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal which initially differed from its American counterpart by its distinct guitar tone. However, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include garage rock and other influences.  This new style would eventually be described as death 'n' roll.


Obituary is an American death metal band formed in 1984 in Tampa, Florida under the name Executioner, then changed the name's spelling to Xecutioner, and later changed their name to Obituary in 1988.  The band is a fundamental act in the development of death metal music and one of the most successful death metal bands in the world.

Mammoth Grinder

Mammoth Grinder formed in 2005 in Austin, Texas.  Their sound is a blend of hardcore/crust punk, sludge, and death metal.


Oak is a doomy death metal band from Baltimore, Maryland. 


Miasmal is a death metal band formed in 1997 in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Formed in 1999, Funebrarum is a death metal band from Clifton, NJ.  The group features members of Disma, Evoken and Assuck.


Nokturnel is an old school style death metal band originally formed in 1989 in Austin, Texas.  They were on hiatus during the mid-late 1990's before reforming in 2001.


Cretin is a grindcore/death metal band from the Bay Area in California.  They are very heavily influenced by grindcore legends, Repulsion.  Initially formed in 1992, they have been on again/off again with few releases and live appearances, although they recently toured and are working on writing new material. 

Blood Freak

Blood Freak is a Portland, Oregon based death metal/grindcore band that formed in 2003.


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