DEFEATED SANITY was formed in 1994 as a project of Wolfgang Teske (guitar) and Lille Gruber (drums) with the intention to play the most brutal and intense death metal possible. The band started playing shows in 1996 with the help of session musicians Jonas Gruber (bass) and Robert Colnik (vocals). With this line-up the band also recorded 2 demos: Devoured By The Black (1996) and Withdrawn From Beauty (1998).
Technical Death Metal
There are multiple artists with the name Benighted: 1) Benighted is a French Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore band. They formed in 1998 in Balbigny, France. Benighted has slowly evolved from a blackened death metal sound, to a newer sound of brutal death metal. This is considered to be a fusion of several styles: combining groovy death-thrash riffs with black metal-ish sections, and various different styles of harsh vocals throughout their songs.
REPULSIVE DISSECTION is a brutal technical death metal band formed in the autumn of 2005 by ukrainian guitarist Yura Kowalchuk (by many known as the one of the most skilled guitar tabbers in death metal) and swedish drummer Fredrik Widigs. The project started out as tabbing cooperation between Yura and Fredrik called BRUTAL FORCE. After some time the crew went one step further and started working on their own material - though intentionally the material was meant to be played by Yura's band METASTASIS.
Hailing from the city of Norwich, Claremont are a five piece Death Metal band. Started in 2008 purely to play heavy music, the band have now evolved into much more than that. With tours to be announced real soon, Claremont are preparing to relentlessly tear the country apart. Currently taking time out till September to write their Debut EP, which will be released in late Autumn of 2009. Having already played shows with such bands as Ligeia (US), The Eyes of a Traitor, The Argent Dawn, Seamyside (GER), Many Things Untold and This Is Colour, the future looks promising for this young quintet.
Copenhagen, Denmark 1989 - 2004, 2012 - Iniquity is a technical death metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark. During their initial fifteen year lifespan they released three full-length albums in the style of brutal, technical death metal, before dissolving in 2004. In August, 2012, the band announced a return of the 1998 lineup.
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Arsis is an American death metal band from Virginia Beach, Virginia, formed in 2000. Although remaining as heavy as traditional death metal bands, they also possess complex riffs and solos that are similar to those found in both melodic and technical death metal. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast. Arsis was started by James Malone and Mike Van Dyne in 2000, who met while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. They recorded two demos independently in 2001 and 2002, signed to Willowtip Records in 2003, and released two full-length albums and an EP from 2004 to 2006.
Seventh Angel is a thrash/doom metal band from Netherton, UK, that formed in 1987. Their first two releases, The Torment (1990), and Lament for the Weary (1991) were distributed through the label "Music for Nations" making them label mates with bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, and were considered by many at the time to be one best metal acts in the United Kingdom. They were one of the few bands to combine elements of doom and thrash metal.
Decrepit Birth is a brutal technical death metal band formed in 2001 by Matt Sotelo - guitars, Bill Robinson - vocals, and Derek Boyer – bass. Originally the intention was to play devastating, brutal, technical death metal, mixed with influences from the early 1990’s Florida death metal scene. Since Matt and Derek had at one time both played in Southern California band, Deprecated, it was easy for the two of them to begin collaborating on material for the first full length Decrepit Birth album “…And Time Begins”.
Corpus Mortale was formed in early 1993. From the beginning the intention was to play pure and aggressive death metal. In the early years the band received great recognition in the underground through the demo’s “Corpus Mortale” 1995 and “Integration” 1996 and also through numerous successful concerts in Denmark and Germany.
In 1999, only five months after recording the third demo “Spiritim” 1998, both of the guitar players left the band.