Exumer: Hostile Defiance-2019.

Exumer is a German thrash metal band formed in Wiesbaden in 1985 by singer/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh. The band broke up in 1991 after two demos and two albums. Exumer appeared for a one-off show at Wacken Open Air in 2001 and were re-activated by V. Stein and Mensh in 2008.

The first album, Possessed by Fire, moves on the same line of Into the Dark Past of the then label mates of Angel Dust, the second album Rising from the Sea is rather more obvious the influence of Slayer thanks to the voice of Paul Arakaki, similar to that of Tom Araya. Soon after this album the band broke up only to reform in the 2001 during the exhibition at Wacken Open Air. In 2009 Exumer released a one track demo called “Waking the Fire”. Exumer released their third album Fire & Damnation in April 2012, followed four years later by their fourth album The Raging Tides.[1] Their fifth album, Hostile Defiance, will be released on April 5, 2019.[2]


A Mortal in BlackDemo1985
Possessed by FireFull-length1986
Rising from the SeaFull-length1987
Whips & ChainsDemo1989
Possessed by Fire / Rising from the SeaCompilation1998 
Waking the FireDemo2009
Fire & DamnationFull-length2012
Fire Before Possession: The Lost TapesCompilation2015
The Raging TidesFull-length2016
Hostile DefianceFull-length2019
Mem Von Stein
Bass (1985-1986, 2001), Vocals (1985-1986, 2001, 2009-present)
See also: Skull PitSun Descends, ex-Mayhem, ex-Of Rytes, ex-Phobic Instinct, ex-Tartaros, ex-Humungous Fungus
Ray Mensh
Guitars (1985-1991, 2001, 2009-present)
See also: ex-Humungous Fungus
T. Schiavo
Bass (2009-present)
See also: ex-Hemlock, ex-Terror of the Trees, ex-Porphyria, ex-Sun Descends, ex-Skarhead, ex-Subzero
Matthias Kassner
Drums (2010-present)
See also: Powerball, ex-Dipsomania, ex-Paria
Marc Bräutigam
Guitars (2013-present)
See also: EverflowJitterbug, ex-Asakku, ex-Caer Gwydyon, ex-Infernal Curse, ex-Orden Ogan (live)

Past Members:

See also: ex-Megatherion, ex-Tartaros
Syke BornettoDrums (1985-1989)
See also: ex-Q-Squad, ex-Tartaros
Paul ArakariGuitars (1985, 2009-2010), Bass (1986-1988), Vocals (1986-1988, 2009-2010)
Bernie SiedlerGuitars (1985-1991, 2001)
See also: ex-Humungous Fungus
Franz PriesBass (1989)
Bernd CramerDrums (1989)
John CaddenVocals (1989)
See also: ex-Demolition, ex-Damien, ex-Vandal
J. P. RappDrums (Session) (2009-2010)
H. K.Guitars (2010-2013)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-S.c.o.r.n.

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