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Founded in Denver (Colorado, USA) in 1992, this group was able to expand this seemingly narrow style as grindcore.In 1993 Lenzig (vocals) and Zac (guitar) recorded their first demo, `Scrape My Lungs` - something unimaginable, created under the influence of (and using!) Grindcore, death metal, and marijuana.
Lenzig - vocals (1992 -
Steve - guitar (1996 -
Zac - guitar (1992 -Doug Williams - Bass (1996 - 1998)
Jawsh - bass (1998 -two thousand and six)
John - drums (1996 -
In any business there are innovators and their followers. More interesting, of course, first. Take, Cephalic Carnage. Founded in Denver (Colorado, USA) in 1992, this group was able to expand this seemingly narrow style as grindcore.In 1993 Lenzig (vocals) and Zac (guitar) recorded their first demo, `Scrape My Lungs` - something unimaginable, created under the influence of (and using!) Grindcore, death metal, and marijuana. And then he broke up! Still, the end! Thank you all for your attention. Joke! In fact, the guys came back just three years later.This time to Lenz and Zach joined by former members of the local gang Molester - drummer John and guitarist Steve. In this structure creates a second demo, `Fortuitous Oddity`, also very well received in the underground circles. Technic drums,doubled schizophrenic vocal riffs and feed immediately identified Cephalic Carnage among hundreds of such groups. Soon the team appears and permanent bassist, Doug Williams (later moved to Origin). In autumn 1997 the band went into a self-made tour of the US, gaining a new fan. As a result of this promotercampaign at Lenz & Co.goes Italian label Headfucker Records, and soon the first drive becomes a reality.
First of all, `Conforming To Abnormality` strikes uncharacteristic for such music purity sound and playing technique, which was no worse than that of the acknowledged masters of death metal!
Reviews for the album were extremely positive.Soon bassist Dave replaces Jawsh, for many years remained a permanent member of Cephalic Carnage. The new line-up the quintet goes on the road, to how to support the debut. They tour the length and breadth of America, casually taking part in all of any significant metal festivals (1998 Milwaukee Metalfest, 1999 Dallas Grindfest,1999 March Metal Meltdown, 1999 Ohio Deathfest, 1999 Denver Hatefest, 1999 Milwaukee Metalfest, 1999 November To Dismember). During the visits, the guys came into contact with the Relapse, which, surprisingly, witnessing convulsive, precise execution, immediately offered them to become members of the Relapse family. Last check "tsefaliki" passed on Relaspe Contamination Fest, your Seth "removing" completely Today Is The Day, Exhumed, Morgion and Soilent Green.
Without thinking twice, Cephalic Carnage agree on a contract, and a second full-length album, `Exploiting Dysfunction` (Producer - Keith Falgout (SOILENT GREEN, CROWBAR,ACID BATH)) came already on Relapse Records.A short tour with a new program in conjunction with The Dillinger Escape Plan, and performance at the March Metal Meltdown in 2000, Ohio Deathfest, Milwaukee Metalfest destroyed all those who have dared to question the birth of a new legend in extreme music. Next two years were not too easy -change of bass player (for a while leaves Jawsh), performance at the 2002 SXSW Festival (along with High On Fire, Mastodon, Alabama Thunderpussy), tours with CANNIBAL CORPSE and DESTRUCTION, North American Contamination Tour 2003 (with MASTODON, UPHILL BATTLE, dYSRHYTHMIA), tour with SHADOWS FALL. But most importantly - there is a new drive,`Lucid Interval`.Effects of jazz / fusion, and a host of other non-metallic styles are integrated into the traditional grind- saynd team did listen to this CD a memorable one!
However, at the moment the peak achievements of Cephalic Carnage is their latest creation - `Anomaly`.This plate was waiting for anyone who has anything in the modern sense of extreme music.At this time, the sound made by Dave Otero, and engaged in design Orion Landau (via Relapse staff designer, responsible for the appearance of a huge number of office releases) - they (And of course the band itself) did an excellent job,!resulting in `Anomaly` could raise the already high" bar "Cephalic Carnage is even higher! Why are only some guests, posetivshiyu studio during recording and left their mark on the album - Mark Greenway (Napalm Death), Corporate Death (Macabre), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation).Now Cephalic Carnage on the right in the top ten most influential extreme US groups (as is well known, it is the US dictates fashion in this field), and continue to work on yourself. So calm down we still too early!