Disembowelment (often written diSEMBOWELMENT) was an Australian death/doom metal band from Melbourne that was formed in 1989 after the two piece grind band Bacteria featuring drummer Paul Mazziotta and guitarist/vocalist Renato Gallina changed its name and musical style. With Dean Ruprich from Necrotomy providing bass, the band released its first demo, "Mourning September" in 1990.DISEMBOWELMENT GENRES
The band played very slowly (and occasionally with great speed), and relied equally on the atmospheric effects of droning guitars and constant riffing.
Disembowelment is the band which many other doom metal groups honour as the forefathers of death/doom metal, along with the band Winter. Purveyors of doom metal know the band for their atmospheric chanting, slow riffs, and spiritual dark elements present in their symphonic, yet well executed playing style. A track recorded for a compilation album (that featured Tim Aldridge of Abramelin on bass) won the band a deal with Relapse Records and recorded a second demo entitled "Deep Sensory Perception into Aural Fate" with new second guitarist Jason Kells. With an extra track and bass parts from new member Matthew Skarajew, the demo was released as the EP "Dusk" in 1992.
The 1993 album Transcendence Into The Peripheral exposed heavy metal fans to a slowly executed drumming style, accompanied by death metal style vocals, chants and shrieks. Slow guitar riffs and drum executions filled the album. The ability of the band to play slowly most of the time but then at some points execute very fast metal increased their success.
Disembowelment split up after the album's release. Gallina and Skarajew went on to form Trial Of The Bow. The band's entire recorded catalogue was re-released as a double CD by Relapse containing "Transcendence into the Peripheral", "dUSK", "Mourning September" demo and a compilation track.
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Doom metal with various influences
DISEMBOWELMENT LYRICAL THEMES
Australia (Melbourne), formed in 1989
DISEMBOWELMENT CURRENT RECORD LABEL
DISEMBOWELMENT CURRENT LINE-UP
Renato Gallina - vocals, guitar
Jason Kells - guitar (ex-Abramelin (Aus))
Matthew Skarajew - bass (Pulgar)
Paul Mazziotta - drums (Pulgar)
DISEMBOWELMENT PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Tim Aldridge - session bass on the track "Extracted Nails" (Abramelin (Aus))
Dean Ruprich - session bass on Mourning September (Necrotomy (Aus))