DISMEMBER (SWEDEN)


Swedish extreme Death Metal act DISMEMBER were formed in 1988 as a trio of vocalist/bassist Robert Senneback, guitarist David Blomqvist and drummer Fred Estby. This initial line-up only maintained itself for just over a year but did release two demos in the shape of 'Dismembered' and 'Last Blasphemies'. The original DISMEMBER folded in late 1989 with Estby joining forces with CARNAGE and Blomqvist opting for ENTOMBED. However, shortly before recording of the debut CARNAGE album Blomqvist jumped ship from his new act to join the band. CARNAGE dissolved when guitarist Mike Amott quit to British extreme Metal act CARCASS leaving Estby, Blomqvist and vocalist Matti Karki to resurrect DISMEMBER. Still a trio, this new line-up released the Tomas Skogsberg produced 'Reborn In Blasphemy' demo before inviting Senneback, then a member of UNLEASHED, to resume his position in the band. DISMEMBER also augmented their sound with the addition of ex-CARBONISED bassist Richard Cabeza. Having signed to Germany's Nuclear Blast label, the first hard product to arrive was the inclusion of two of the latest demo tracks on the 'Death Is Just The Beginning' compilation album. DISMEMBER garnered huge media attention in 1991 when their 'Like An Ever Flowing Stream' debut album was confiscated by British and Australian customs for being 'indecent and obscene' (hence the title of their 1993 album). Her Majesty's customs had objected to song titles and lyrics such as 'Skin Her Alive' and 'Brutal Orgy Of Flesh'. The subsequent court case shot DISMEMBER's name to the forefront of the current wave of Death metal acts.



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DISMEMBERED 1988 DEMO

Xeroxed covers. No lyrics. Black Tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Deathevokation
- Substantually Dead
- Defective Decay

DISMEMBERED 1988 DEMO TAPE:

 

1989 REHEARSAL DEMO

Xeroxed three panel covers. Recorded in January 1989. No lyrics.

TRACK LISTING:
- Deranged From Blood
- Blasphemies of the Flesh
- Self Dissection
- Deathevokation

1989 REHEARSAL DEMO TAPE:

 

LAST BLASPHEMIES 1989 DEMO

Printed covers. Recorded onto studio tapes usually white. No lyrics.

TRACK LISTING:
- Deranged From Blood 05:24
2. Blasphemies of the Flesh 03:54
3. Self Dissection 03:42
4. Death Evocation

LAST BLASPHEMIES 1989 DEMO TAPE:

 

REBORN IN BLASPHEMY 1990 DEMO

Printed covers. Recorded onto studio tapes usually black. This is the bands release

TRACK LISTING:
- Intro
- Dismembered
- Sickening Art
- Defective Decay

 

REBORN IN BLASPHEMY 1990 DEMO

Pro covers. Recorded onto studio tapes usually black with a sticker on the shell in RED. This was released by Nuclear Blast

TRACK LISTING:
- Intro
- Dismembered
- Sickening Art
- Defective Decay

REBORN IN BLASPHEMY 1990 DEMO TAPE:

DEMO FLYERS

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