Monstrosity: In Dark Purity-1999.

Monstrosity is an American death metal band which originated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the Florida death metal scene of the early 1990s.

Vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and drummer Lee Harrison and bass player Mark Van Erp were the founders of Monstrosity. Harrison had just left the band Malevolent Creation and George Fisher gave up a band in his hometown of Maryland and came to Florida in 1990. Jon Rubin who had played guitar in Malevolent Creation also joined to form Monstrosity. Mark Van Erp played bass in the band Cynic and he left Cynic to join Monstrosity. The four members of Monstrosity signed with Nuclear Blast (Germany). Jason Gobel who was a member of Cynic helped Monstrosity record Imperial Doom when they entered the recording studio. He was never a member of Monstrosity. The album was released in 1992 by Nuclear Blast. Monstrosity toured Europe in support of the band Pestilence for this album.

After a number of problems with the label, Lee Harrison formed his own music label, Conquest Music, in 1996. Now signed to Conquest Music, the band entered the studio again to record Millennium. Guitarist Jon Rubin was replaced by Jason Morgan and bassist Mark Van Erp, by Kelly Conlon. George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher performed vocals and Lee Harrison was on drums. The album was licensed to Nuclear Blast Germany in 1996 for Europe and later re-released in 2002 by Hammerheart Records (Netherlands) for Europe. After completing the recording of the album Millennium, Fisher joined Cannibal Corpse. Jason Avery (Eulogy) replaced Fisher on vocals.

In 1999, Monstrosity went back in the studio and this time they recorded In Dark Purity. The album was produced by Monstrosity and recorded at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida. Conquest Music licensed the album to Olympic/Slip Disc/Century Media for better distribution in the US and licensed the album to Metal Age and then Hammerheart Records in Europe. Jason Avery was the vocalist, Lee Harrison, the drummer, Tony Norman, the guitarist and Kelly Conlon, the bassist. In 2001, Conquest Music released a two-CD Monstrosity package. One CD was a live album Monstrosity recorded while on tour in the US. Included in the CD was Monstrosity’s infamous Horror Infinity demo and their Slaves and Masters demo. CD two features slightly different re-recordings of songs from their first album. The double CD was licensed to Hammerheart Records in Europe.

By 2004, Monstrosity was in the process of recording Rise to Power with members Jason Avery (vocalist), Lee Harrison (drums), Tony Norman (guitar), Sam Molina (guitar) and Mike Poggione (bass). The album was recorded at Audio Hammer Studio, Sanford, Florida. It was produced by Lee Harrison and Monstrosity and engineered by Jason Suecof. Conquest Music licensed the album to Metal Blade Records in Europe. Monstrosity toured the US in support of the album and they were invited by the Bogotá, Colombia government to headline a musical festival in Bogotá. 85,000 people were in attendance.

Avery was replaced in December 2005 by Brian Werner (Infernaeon). Werner performed vocal duties on the band’s 2006 European tour, and subsequent U.S. shows. In December 2006, Werner was replaced by Mike Hrubovcak (Divine Rapture, Imperial Crystalline Entombment, Vile) and Mark English (guitar) joined Monstrosity. Monstrosity is now Mike Hrubovcak (vocals), Lee Harrison (drums), Mark English (guitar) and Mike Poggione (bass). They returned to Morrisound Studios. This time to record Spiritual Apocalypse. Conquest Music licensed the album to Metal Blade in Europe and it was released in 2007. Additional solos on Spiritual Apocalypse were done by Matt LaPorte (Jon Oliva’s Pain). The ending solo on “Bloodline Horror” was performed by Jason Suecof and James Malone. Back-up vocals on “Inhuman Race” and “Firestorm” were provided by Kelly Schaefer of Atheist. The album was released in the US in 2008.

In the summer of 2009, Monstrosity spent six weeks touring Peru and Chile and then flew to Europe to do the Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic and Party San festival in Germany. On November 22, 2011, the band announced in their Facebook that they were to release a live DVD, Live Apocalypse, in early 2012. On October 2, 2015, the band played its first show in Central Florida for nearly fifteen years at West End Trading Company in Sanford Florida. During the show it was announced that the band had begun writing a new record. Released on September 7, 2018 was the band’s sixth and first studio album in eleven years, The Passage of Existence.

Discography:

Horror InfinityDemo1990 
Burden of Evil / Immense MalignancySingle1991 
Darkest Dream / Horror InfinitySingle1992 
Imperial DoomFull-length1992
Demo ’94Demo1994 
MillenniumFull-length1996
In Dark PurityFull-length1999
Enslaving the MassesCompilation2001
Live Extreme Brazilian Tour 2002Live album2003
Rise to PowerFull-length2003
Relapse Singles Series Vol. 3Split2004 
Spiritual ApocalypseFull-length2007
Live ApocalypseVideo2012 
The Passage of ExistenceFull-length2018
Lee Harrison
Drums (1990-present)
See also: TerrorizerInhuman Condition (live), Lavoizen, ex-Atheist, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Obituary (live), ex-Midnight, ex-Submission
Michael Poggione
Bass (2001-present)
See also: Ectopic MalignancyFlyingGod CriesHarhoogHuman EnslavementLavaOmnipotenceSerpenternityStarless NightThe Dead ColdVileCapharnaumDoomsilla, ex-Cult of Mourning, ex-Lifeless Dreams… Pale Illusions, Dead Animal, Disruptor, ex-Eulogy, ex-Lecherous Nocturne, ex-Serocs, ex-Skinned, ex-Trivium (live), ex-The Autumn Offering, ex-Human Rejection, ex-Scab Maggot
Mark English
Guitars (2006-present)
See also: ex-Deicide
Mike Hrubovcak
Vocals (2006-present)
See also: Azure EmoteHouse by the CemetaryHypoxiaJ.J. HrubovcakNader Sadek (live), Divine Rapture, ex-Abraxas, ex-Imperial Crystalline Entombment, ex-Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, ex-Vile, ex-XXX Maniak (live)
Matt Barnes
Guitars (2010-present)
See also: Chaos InceptionDiabolicQuinta Essentia, ex-Lisiya Gori, ex-Temple of Blood, ex-Fleshtized

Past Members:

Jay FernandezGuitars (?-1999)
See also: ex-Brutality, ex-Eulogy (live), ex-Angel Trumpets
Mark van ErpBass (1990-1995)
See also: ex-Cynic, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Solstice
Todd “Old Crow”Guitars (1990)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Abysmal
Jon RubinGuitars (1990-1994)
See also: ex-HatePlow, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Elysium, ex-Paramoure
George “Corpsegrinder” FisherVocals (1990-1996)
See also: Cannibal CorpsePaths of PossessionSerpentine DominionVoodoo Gods, ex-Corpsegrinder
Jason “Tux” MorganGuitars (1994-1999)
See also: ex-Wynjara, ex-Alas, ex-Burner
Kelly ConlonBass (1995-1999)
See also: Kill ProcedureMetal Against CoronavirusSepulchral OathShatter MessiahSargon, ex-Fires of Babylon, ex-Wynterborne, ex-Infinity Minus One, ex-Pessimist, ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Death
Jason AveryVocals (1996-2001, 2003-2005)
See also: Eulogy, ex-Angel Trumpets
Tony NormanGuitars (1999-2005)
See also: Lover of Sin (live), Devolution, Reaking Havoc, Snail Hatin, ex-Belligerent, ex-Terrorizer, ex-Voodoo Gods, ex-Morbid Angel (live)
Sam MolinaVocals (2001-2003), Guitars (2003-2006)
See also: Metal Against CoronavirusTerrorizer, ex-Calibos, ex-Infernaeon
Songs
1.The Hunt01:08  instrumental
2.Destroying Divinity03:26  Show lyrics
3.Shapeless Domination03:30  Show lyrics
4.The Angels Venom05:22  Show lyrics
5.All Souls Consumed02:31  Show lyrics
6.Dust to Dust02:41  Show lyrics
7.Suffering to the Conquered03:37  Show lyrics
8.The Eye of Judgement02:47  Show lyrics
9.Perpetual War04:04  Show lyrics
10.Embraced by Apathy02:54  Show lyrics
11.Hymns of Tragedy03:29  Show lyrics
12.In Dark Purity06:11  Show lyrics
13.The Pillars of Drear03:43  instrumental
14.Angel of Death (Slayer cover)04:48  Show lyrics
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Zodiac: A Bit Of Devil -2012.

Discography:

Studio albums

  • A Bit Of Devil (2012)
  1. A Bit Of Devil
  2. Carnival
  3. Blue Jean Blues
  4. Horrorvision
  5. Assembly Line
  6. Thunder
  7. Diamond Shoes
  8. Coming Home
  • A Hiding Place (2013)
  1. Downtown
  2. Free
  3. Underneath My Bed 
  4. Leave Me Blind 
  5. Moonshine 
  6. Believer 
  7. I Wanna Know Part 1 
  8. I Wanna Know Part 2 
  9. Cortez the Killer 
  10. Sleep of the Hollow - Bonus Track
  11. Leave Me Blind - Bonus Track
  • Sonic Child (2014)
  1. Intro: Who I Am
  2. Swinging On The Run 
  3. Sonic Child 
  4. Holding On
  5. Sad song 
  6. Out Of The City
  7. A Penny And A Dead Horse 
  8. Good Times 
  9. Rock Bottom Blues 
  10. Just Music
  11. Not Fragile (Bonus Track)
  12. Shine On (Bonus Track)
      Bonus CD:
   1. Free (Live At Rock Hard Festival 2014)
   2. Cortez The Killer (Live At Rock Hard Festival 2014)
   3. Upon The Stone (From The Demo 2011)
   4. Failure (From The Demo 2011)
  • Grain of Soul (2016)
  1. Rebirth By Fire 
  2. Animal
  3. Follow You
  4. Down 
  5. Faithless
  6. Crow
  7. Ain't Coming Back
  8. Get Out 
  9. Like The Sun
  10. Sinner
  11. Grain Of Soul

EPs

  • Zodiac (2011)

Live albums

  • Road Tapes Vol. 1 (2015)
     1. Swinging On The Run	
     2. Free	
     3. Holding On	
     4. Cortez The Killer	
     5. A Bit Of Devil	
     6. Rock Bottom Blues	
     7. Diamond Shoes	
     8. A Penny And A Dead Horse	
     9. Moonshine	
     10. Coming Home


Featuring Nick Van on lead vocals and lead guitar, Stephan Gall on rhythm guitar, Janosch Rathmer on drums and Robert Kahr on bass, Zodiac is a throwback to hard driving 1970’s guitar oriented rock.We are talking Thin Lizzy and ZZ Top mixed with a harder edged Black Country Communion. There are riffs and solos throughout and the songs are written and executed well. What started as a couple of guys jamming in 2010 has turned into a special mix of musicians making classic rock sound fresh once again.Opening songs “A Bit of Devil” starts the show off strongly but it is the cover of ZZ Top’s “Blue Jean Blues” and the downer rock of “Assembly Line” that will get listeners to sit up and take notice. The bonus instrumental, “Dying Done” is a downer rock feast of Led Zeppelin riffage that gets into your musical mind and soul and won’t let go. “Coming Home” is an epic tune that will have you cranking this one up to 11, again and again.This is a well crafted album from beginning to end. The album will be released on October 22nd. Mark that date on your calendar and pick this one up as soon as possible.Bands like Zodiac that do this for the love of the music, and are talented enough to pull off the musical dynamics, and still retain the spirit of great classic hard rock music need to be supported.This one will not disappoint. In fact, it will light a fire under your butt and get you cranking up the stereo like you’re seventeen again.

Zornheym: Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns-2017.

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Symphonic Extreme Metal band based in Stockholm – founded and led by multi-instrumental mastermind and songwriter Zorn.

Zornheym quickly grew from an ambitious idea into a dramatic musical and cinematic narrative revolving around the horrors of a mental institution and its prisoners.

Inspiration drawn from icons such as Dissection, Dimmu Borgir and King Diamond is paired with real string orchestration and a powerful full choir. Every song on the debut album will have a visual accompaniment in the form of short graphic stories with further exploration of the themes as short films in place of the standard approach to music videos.

The line-up is completed by Facebreaker’s Bendler on vocals, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst. The debut album has been recorded at Wing Studios by Sverker Widgren, renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical).

Discography:

The OpposedSingle2016 
A Silent GodSingle2016 
Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness ReignsFull-length2017
Scucca
Guitars, Vocals (backing)
See also: Encrowned, ex-Of One Blood
Bendler
Vocals
See also: BendlerEngulfing Rage, ex-BackWardness, ex-Hellhog, Wreck, ex-Facebreaker, ex-Scar Symmetry (live)
Zorn
Guitars (lead), Bass (2014-present)
See also: Aktiv Dödshjälp, ex-Devian, ex-Suicidal Seduction, ex-Dark Funeral
Steve Pygmalion
Drums (2019-present)
See also: ex-Intohimo