Abominator

Infobox musical artist
Name = Abominator


Background = group_or_band
Origin = Melbourne, Australia
Genre = Blackened death metal
Thrash metal
Years_active = 1994—Present
Label = Osmose Records, Displeased Records, Necropolis Records
Current_members = Andrew Undertaker
Chris Volcano
Valak Exhumer
Past_members = Max Krieg
Damon Burr aka 'Damon Bloodstorm'
Dave Deathsaw
Gary Gestapo
Steve Undinism Culpitt

Abominator is an Australian black/death metal band formed in Melbourne, Australia 1994. Their lyrics commonly deal with war and spirituality. [ [http://masterful-magazine.com/interview.php?wyw=481 Masterful-Magazine - Interview with Chris Volcano] ] They have been compared to Angelcorpse and Morbid Angel. [ [http://www.tartareandesire.com/interviews/abominator.html tatareandesire.com - Interview with Abominator] ]

History

Abominator was formed in Melbourne, 1994 by Andrew Undertaker and Chris Volcano (formerly of Destroyer 666) [ [http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=1900 Encyclopedia Metallum - Abominator] ] and self-released their first demo, "Barbarian War Worship" in May 1995, which featured six tracks. [ [http://www.femforgacs.hu/femtarlat.php?enc_op=album&aid=4439 Femforgacs.hu - "Barbarian War Worship"] ] It was later rereleased as a split with Swedish death metal band Mornaland. [ [http://www.myrrthronth.de/bands/a/abominator.htm Myrrthronth.de - Abominator discography] ] In late 1995, Dave Deathsaw (guitars) and Gary Gestapo (Bass) were added to the lineup and performed numerous gigs, including with cult black metal band Bestial Warlust. The vocalist for Bestial Warlust, Damon Bloodstorm (bass, vocals) joined Abominator about this time, and Gary Gestapo was dismissed.

In 1997 they recorded their next release, another demo titled "The Conqueror Possessed" and Dave Deathsaw departed the next year. Abominator achieved a major success in the US, signing a deal with Necropolis Records. They released "Damnations Prophecy", and recorded a track for Necropolis' 1999 compilation album, "Thrashing Holocaust" ["Pop Album Shorts, 4th Edition" - published by Backstreet Books] . Around 2000, they began writing and recording their next album, "Subersives for Lucifer", but Necropolis decided that they no longer wished to support Abominator and rendered their contract void. [ [http://www.asiandeath.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=44 Asiandeath.com - Interview with Abominator] ] However, Abominator managed to secure a contract with Osmose Records shortly after, and "Subversives for Lucifer" was released under Osmose. After the release of this album Damon Bloodstorm departed. [ [http://www.rockdetector.com/officialbio,85.sm;jsessionid=191A807188611A49910BDEC178B65B9D Rockdetector - Abominator biography] ]

In early 2001, Max Krieg joined the band on vocals. They appeared in Osmose Records' "World Domination" DVD in early 2002, and recorded their next album, a limited edition LP titled "Nuctemeron Descent" later that year which was released in 2003. [ [http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=33496 Encyclopedia Metallum - "Nuctemeron Descent"] ] The marketing campaign for this album was very successful, and Abominator was soon playing alongside the likes of Destroyer 666, Hobbs Angel of Death and Mayhem [ [http://www.blistering.com/fastpage/fpengine.php/link/1/templateid/4978/tempidx/5009/menuid/5 Blistering.com - Mayhem, Dungeon, Hellspawn and Abominator concert review] ] and appeared on "Osmose NoisyMotions", a two-and-a-half hour DVD featuring bands such as Immortal, Dark Tranquility and Absu. [ [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1503889/20050609/megadeth.jhtml MTV Metal File] ] . Abominator was also booked to play in the Bloodlust 2004 festival, but Max Krieg unexpectedly left the band and the country, leaving Abominator without a vocalist and forcing them to cancel all remaining shows. They were also released by Osmose in 2004 [ [http://www.osmoseproductions.com/ABOMINATOR/ABOMINATORnews.htm Osmose Productions - Abominator news] ] and soon switched labels, signing a two album deal with the Displeased label, and released "The Eternal Conflagration" in May 2006. [ [http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=112182 Encyclopedia Metallum - "The Eternal Conflagration"] ]

Discography

*"Barbarian War Worship", Demo, 1995
*"The Conqueror Possessed", Demo, 1997
*"Prelude to World Funeral...", Split, 1997
*"Damnation's Prophecy", Album, 1999
*"Subversives for Lucifer", Album, 2001
*"Nuctemeron Descent", Album, 2003
*"The Eternal Conflagration", Album, 2006

External links

* [http://www.abominator.net Abominator.net]
* [http://www.metalrage.com/reviews/893 Review of "The Eternal Conflagration" on Metalrage.com]
* [http://masterful-magazine.com/wywiad.php?wyw=481 Masterful Magazine inteview June 30, 2006 (corrected link)]

References


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