is without any doubt the most veteran and constant band in the Spanish
extreme Metal scene since its inception in August '91. Being the most
active band in terms of releases (despite of not being a very prolific
band) and live performances around the world and never even taking a
small break ever since always being loyal to their Death Metal style.
The band has been developing its musical style through various demos
in Blood"-'92, "Deformed
Beyond Belief"-'93 and "Promo'95")
a 7"EP ("Carnivoracity"-'94)
which was later re-released as a mini CD ("Carnivoracity")
until they recorded their debut album ("Eminence
in Putrescence"-'96) through Repulse Rec. where the band showed
its pure Death Metal sound mixing up both heavy & brutal riffs with
melodic parts being the very first spanish extreme Metal (Death, Black,
Grind...) band to get a deal with not only one, but two foreign labels
in the year '93 for the release of their 7"EP and split 12"LP
that were released in '94.
the band proved that there's no boundaries in music and mixed extreme
Techno with their traditional Death Metal guitar sound & vocals.
In April '99 a colombian label offered the band to release all their
demos and unreleased rare recordings on CD ("Seven
Years of Decay"-'99).
The second album ("Stabwound
Orgasm"-'99). Was recorded at Spacelab Studios located in Kempen
(Germany) to secure a first-class production and was mastered by James
Murphy in California. Again released by Repulse Rec., this album doubled
in sales to its predecessor and was licensed by various labels in South-America
(Sylphorium), USA/Canada (World War III) and Russia (IronD). In January
2001, the band entered the studios again, this time with producer Roberto
Galán, known for his job as sound engineer of the biggest alternative
Metal band in Spain HAMLET to record 4 cover songs for different tribute
albums which were finally put together as a self'financed MCD ("Bloodcovered"-'01)
in a very limited run of 500 copies available only through the band.
In August '02, the band travelled again to Germany's Spacelab Studios
to record their 3rd album "Yearning
for the Grotesque" which came out in Feb.'03 through italian
label AvantGarde Music after countless delays and resulting on a very
dissapointing work from the label which caused a premature termination
of their contract requested by the band in order to be able to find
a more suitable label.
The band's 4th full-length album "Gorespattered
Suicide" was recorded in Madrid at VRS Studios and the masters
were later sent to Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ ex-MORBID ANGEL) who mixed
& mastered the album at his own Mana Recording Studios at Florida
being released in January '05 by Slovakian label Metal Age Prod. Being
followed by a tour in Japan (April '05), European fests like London
DeathFest, Obscene Extreme (Czech Rep.), Uncover Train Fest (Paris),
plus a completeEuropean tour (15 shows/11 countries) as headliners together
with Italian Grinders GRIMNESS 69.
"Reanimations"-'06 was released by Xtreem Music and shortly
after also by Metal Age Prod. It included two new songs, a new version
from a 1st demo song, 3 covers songs (WASP, GOREFEST & EXODUS),
plus 8 bands doing covers from AVULSED songs. September '07 sees the
first official DVD release by AVULSED with the "Reanimating
Russia 2007", recorded in Moscow in June '07 during the band's
second Russian tour, and released by Coyote Rec.
3 years touring and doing fests, like Mexico '06, Russia '06 and '07,
Bringer of Death (Ger), Neurotic Death Fest (Hol), Italia '07, Kaltenbach
Open Air (Aus), Mountains of Death (Swi), among many others, AVULSED
focuses on their upcoming 5th full-length album "Nullo
(The Pleasure of Self-Mutilation)"-'09 recorded in Madrid at
Room 101 Studios between October '08 and May '09 with Javier Fernández
(THE HERETIC/ NEXUS 6) as engineer and producer together with the band,
resulting the most aggressive, straight, and complete work in AVULSED
career, including all the defining elements for the brutal, catchy,
intense and heavy Death Metal that is already the genuine band's trademark!!
Including the sick art and design from Mike Hrubovcak (Grave, Monstrosity,
Mortician, Cattle Decapitation...). This album was simultaneously released
in June '09 through Xtreem Music & Metal Age Prod. in Europe, Coyote
Rec. in Russia and will see upcoming releases by Ibex Moon Rec. in the
US, American Line Prod. in Mexico/Central America and Sylphorium for
the south American territory.
Regarding live performances, AVULSED has gained a strong reputation
as one of the most intense, aggressive & ferocious bands on stage.
Nearly 400 live appearances around the planet where the band has performed
four full European Tours (w/SINISTER-'96, w/INCANTATION-'97 and as headliners
in '05 & '09) and even crossed the Atlantic Ocean 4 times already
to play 2 shows in Venezuela (Sept.'99), a 12-dates tour as headliner
through central America (May'00) in countries like USA/California (2),
Mexico (4), Guatemala (2), El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa
Rica and to play on the 3rd Metal Meltdown Festival in USA/New Jersey
(Apr.'01) and a full 9-shows tour in Mexico '06 as well as 2 shows in
Japan '05 and three Russian tours ('06/'07/'09).
The band has shared stage with hundreds of bands outstanding some like
NAPALM DEATH, DESTRUCTION, MANOWAR, CRADLE OF FILTH, SUFFOCATION, ENTOMBED,
DISSECTION, VADER, UNLEASHED, CRYPTOPSY, SODOM, IMPALED NAZARENE, DISGORGE
(mex), NILE, VOMITORY, AMORPHIS, OPETH, CATHEDRAL, GOREFEST, EXODUS,
INFAMY, DETERIOROT, IMPALED NAZARENE, INCANTATION, MONSTROSITY, IMMOLATION,
DARK FUNERAL, MORTICIAN, GORGUTS, DIABOLIC, DYING FETUS, TANKARD, GORGASM,
FLOTSAM & JETSAM, DEEDS OF FLESH, ROTTEN SOUND, DERANGED, SIX FEET
UNDER, JESUS MARTYR, BLOOD, ADRAMELECH, KRISIUN, ENSLAVED, CENTINEX,
FLESHGRIND, MALIGNANCY, ABORTED, CATASTROPHIC and tons of others.
In 2011, AVULSED performed some killer shows at such renowned festivals
as Maryland Deahfest (USA), Way of Darkness (Germany), Killtown Deathfest
(Denmark) and Altavoz (Colombia). However, 2012 didn't start too well
for the band, which immersed in writing process for a new album, had
to take the difficult decision of parting way with their drummer Riky.
Just one month later, Osckar joined the band as the new drummer and
AVULSED continues working, harder than ever, writing new material to
complete the band's 6th full length album tentatively called "Ritual
Zombi" to be recorded in early 2013 for a release during late spring.
The story continues for AVULSED after 21 years of non-stopping devotion
to something of what the band has already become a synonym: Death Metal!!
Dave Rotten: Vocals