ABOMINANT was formed in June of 1993 when 3 of Kentucky's most promising Death Metal acts broke up simultaneously. Mike May (Bass) and Timmie Ball (Guitar) of high speed death masters Sarcoma, got together with Craig Netto (Drums) and Buck Weidman (Guitar) of atmospheric wonders Effigy, to start a new band that would bring the best elements from each previous outfit and combine them with a dark heaviness to create some of the most vicious and evil Death Metal ever to emerge from Kentucky. Immediately, the band began writing originals and soon were ready to record. With Timmie on vocals, ABOMINANT entered Polaris Studio in January of 1994 and recorded 5 songs which was to be released as the second half of a split CD. With fellow Kentuckians Cataclysm. Unfortunately, Cataclysm split about a month later and the CD never came out. The recording was released in limited quantities under the title "Abominant Promo '94" and mainly used just to get the name out. Soon after, Buck decided to quit the band to join the air force and raise a family, thus ABOMINANT continued as a trio. A few months later ABOMINAT asked former Cataclysm vocalist Mike Barnes if he would fill in on vocals for a local show, and Mike accepted. With no previous experience with ABOMINANT, Mike went through 7 songs flawlessly, and vastly improved both their sound and stage presence. From then on, Mike was a permanent member of ABOMINANT.  The band continued writing songs and playing a few shows until finally in November 1994, ABOMINANT re-entered Polaris studio to their first official demo. "Never Truly Dead" was the demos title and it included 4 songs of pure underground Death Metal. Some comparisons to bands like Gorguts, Sinister, and even Deicide were brought up, but with Mikes' undeniably original vocals, ABOMINANT carved their own path through the underground and established themselves as one of the best unsigned bands in the world. The demo eventually sold over 800 copies and got them high praise in virtually all of the underground metal publications (Metal Maniacs, S.O.D., The Requiem, Pit, Aardshock, Ill-Literature, Subversive Agenda, etc.) it also raised the attention of the Michigan based Arctic Circle Records, who they signed with for the release of a 6 song mini CD.



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1994 Promo

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Xeroxed covers. Back has band picture. Printed tapes.

-Portal of Madness
- Rebirth
- Corrupting Morality
- Never Truly Dead