Death Metal


Cancer are a British death/thrash metal band formed in Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire in 1988.  After releasing 5 full-length albums from 1988 through 1995, Cancer split up in 1996.  The group attained some level of success before their break-up, and their album Death Shall Rise (1991), is considered to be one of the top death metal albums of all time.   As of 2013, Cancer has reformed with it's original line-up.  They will be making an exclusive US appearance, their first in the since 1993, at Maryland Deathfest 2014.

Soilent Green

Soilent Green formed in 1988 in Metarie, Louisiana (a suburb of New Orleans); the band is named after the 70's sci-fi movie Soilent Green.  After releasing several demos and splits in the early 90's, the band blasted onto the scene after signing with Relapse records and releasing several highly acclaimed records, even being mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine for their 1998 release, Sewn Mouth Secrets.


Originally known by the name Pungent Stench, Schirenc  formed as a death metal band in Vienna, Austria in 1988.   Though the group is mainly catagorized as death metal, their music contains influences from outside the world of metal, such as blues and rock.  Their dark and sexually oriented lyrics are often humorous, and the groups lyrical themes match their twisted and gruesome artwork to perfection.  The combination of a unique musical and artistic vision helped the band develop a cult following in the death metal scene, and they enjoyed much success until splitting up in 2007.

God Macabre

God Macabre were one of the first Swedish death metal bands (along with peers Carnage and Entombed) and are considered highly influential to Swedish death metal.  Formed in the winter of 1988 as a grindcore band named Botten På Burken, in 1989 they began playing death metal and changed their name to Macabre End. Their 1990 demo, Consumed by Darkness, became an underground hit.  Thereafter they changed their name once again to God Macabre, and recorded one album before splitting up in 1992.


Witchrist are a death/doom/black metal band from Auckland, New Zealand.  Formed in 2008, Witchrist shares half their lineup with fellow New Zealand "Doom Cult" members, Diocletian.  Playing a unique mix of blackened death metal mixed with epic doom, Witchrist incorporates the darker side of eastern Asian religions and mythology into their lyrical and artistic themes.  Their 2012 release, The Grand Tormentor, received high praises, and caught the attention of the international metal community.


Exhale is a Swedish death metal/goregrind band formed in 2004, influenced by such acts as Nasum, Misery Index, Rotten Sound, Entombed, and more.     

Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation

Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation (also known as FID) is an all female grindcore/death metal band hailing from Tokyo, Japan.  

Jigsore Terror

Jigsore Terror is a three-piece death/grind band from Sweden formed in 2001 by members of such Swedish grindcore acts as Birdflesh, General Surgery, Entrails and Sayyadina.  Jigsore Terror formed as a side project to play  old-school death/grind metal in the veins of the early, brutal bands like Repulsion, Death, and Terrorizer.


Skitsystem (literally "Shit System") is a Swedish crust punk band formed in early 1994. Their sound was heavily influenced by death metal and d-beat. The band members originally came from different death metal bands, bonding over a common interest in d-beat.  Initially the group was a side-project of two members of At the Gates.  The band announced in December 2007 that they were on indefinite hiatus.


Gorerotted was a British death metal band formed in 1997 which split up in January 2008 and reformed with new members as The Rotted. Gorerotted's lyrics and song titles were largely inspired by horror films and serial killers. Musically, Gorerotted employed a distinctive dual vocal style, mixing deep-death growl vocals with high pitched yelling and screaming.


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