Impaled is a death metal band from Oakland, California. The band was founded by guitarist Sean McGrath, who joined with drummer Raul Varela, guitarist Jared Deaver (formerly of Deeds of Flesh and Severed Savior) and bassist Ron Dorn to record their 1998 demo "Septic Vomit".IMPALED GENRES
In 1999, after replacing Deaver with Leon del Muerte and Ron Dorn with Ross Sewage (both of Exhumed fame) the band released their second demo, "From Here to Colostomy", for which the band gained some recognition. A year later, the band were invited to contribute to a split album with legendary grindcore band Cephalic Carnage by Italian label Headfucker Records. The band then released their first full length album "The Dead Shall Dead Remain", followed by a tour of the US with Nile and Incantation.
In the same year, the band went on to release a 7" split with Engorged and toured again, this time with legendary death metal band Vader and Skinless. Soon after the tour, Leon del Muerte departed only to be replaced by guitarist Andrew LaBarre.
The new line-up recorded Mondo Medicale in 2002, to critical acclaim amongst metal fans, but also public scrutiny, with the album cover art supposedly being banned in some countries (The album was later rereleased with a censored version of the original artwork). However, in interviews members of the band have alluded that the sticker that can be found on some copies of the album proclaiming "Banned in 84 Countries" is merely a publicity stunt.
In 2004, the concept album Death After Life was released, with production duties undertaken by Trey Spruance, of Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3 fame.
The band have toured with bands such as Vader and Skinless, and have recorded tracks for tribute albums to both Carcass and Impetigo.
IMPALED LYRICAL THEMES
Surgery, Gore, Excrements, Medical Flaws
United States of America (Oakland, CA), formed in 1997
IMPALED CURRENT RECORD LABEL
IMPALED CURRENT LINE-UP
Sean ``Bloodbath`` McGrath - Guitar, Vocals (Morbosidad)
Dr. Jason Kocol, MD. - Guitars, Vocals (Assumed Name, Century Quartet, Madera Road, Mister Lazy, Puny Humans, Suburban)
Ross Sewage - Bass, Vocals (ex-Exhumed (US), Ludicra)
Raul Varela - Drums (ex-Morbosidad)
IMPALED PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Jared Deaver - Guitar, Vocals (1997) (ex-Deeds of Flesh, ex-Severed Savior)
Leon del Muerte - Guitar, Vocals (1997-2001) (ex-Exhumed (US), ex-Morbosidad, ex-Dekapitator, Intronaut, Phobia (US), Artificium Sanguis)
Ron Dorn - Vocals, Bass
Andrew LaBarre - Guitar, Vocals (2002) (Altar The Sky)