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Unquestionably one of the most important and influential metal acts to have ever emerged from the North American continent, Florida’s DEATH came together in late 1983 when guitarist/vocalist Chuck Schuldiner and guitarist Rick Rozz (real name: Frederick DeLillo) got together with drummer/vocalist Barney “Kam” Lee to form Mantas. Drawing musical inspiration from Venom and Slayer, the trio (no bassist had yet entered the picture!) went about composing original tunes and making very rough, crude rehearsal recordings to send out to various tape-traders around the world. Internal turmoil within the group and Mantas’ eventual break-up in late 1984 resulted in Chuck’s vow to carry on making music that was “faster and heavier” than anything he’d done before.
Upon switching their name from Xecutioner to Obituary, the career of one of the most successful and influential Death Metal bands began. Hailing from Florida and featuring John Tardy (vocals), brother Donald Tardy (drums), Trevor Peres (guitar), Allen West (guitar), and Daniel Tucker (bass), the band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album—the immense and immeasurably heavy “Slowly We Rot” (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during 1990’s rise of the Death Metal genre. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach; the result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. Like them or not, Obituary was unlike anything anyone had heard before.
The Legendary Massacre has once again Returned with 2 original members from the (From Beyond) line up TERRY BUTLER (BASS) and RICK ROZZ on (GUITAR) but with addition of 2 new comers (MIKE MAZZONETTO) on DRUMS & (ED WEBB) on VOCALS. Brutal Broadcast had the Honored privilege to attend and Film 3 songs at there 3rd Rehearsal at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs Florida. And I must say the NEW MASSACRE is far more DEVASTATING Than it EVER Was!!!! So Check out the Episode and watch all 3 songs in their entirety and if your in Tampa on January 14th 2012 you can see them for their ONLY U.S. Date at the Brass Mug (the CBGB of the South) And looking forward to the summer of 2012.
Rivers of Nihil
In a time when the music industry is highly over saturated, it’s rare when artists genuinely strive to create something different from the norms of their genre. This Reading PA based 5 piece has been doing just that. Forming out of previous bands and local comradery, Jake, Brody, Jon, Biggs and Ron are on a relentless path of taking things to the next level.
Mortuus Terror was founded in San Diego California in 1997 from the ashes of thrash metal band Toxic Race (R.I.P.) with Ed Talorda, Sergio Carlos, Ed Mayen (Stretcher), Freddy Manzur, and Luis Diaz. A strong following in the San Diego metal community was built, and saw the band share the stage with Morbid Angel, Deicide, Nile, King Diamond, Hate Eternal until life decisions put the band on hiatus and forced the members to go their separate ways, with Sergio focusing on Armagedon(MX) and Ed Talorda joining Disgorge (U.S.) in 2004.
…Fast forward a few years and Mortuus has risen out of the darkness, oozing with new blood the from the addition of singer Sam Townsley (Parasitic/Divaricate/Shit) and guitarists Nate Raaka and Eric Dickerson. New energy abounds.
Today, more than ever, the same intense desire and determination to create the most extreme, raw, brutal Death Metal possible – while still being rythmically diverse with sophisticated melodies, with strong memorable riffs that will rip your face off!