Vomiting Corpses>>ANASARCA - GERMANY

Godmachine - 1998 - Repulse
Moribund - 2000 - Mighty
Dying - 2004 – Mighty
Survival Mode – 2017 - Sevared

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Frank Tholen - Michael Dormann - Act Of Fate>>Benjamin Hakbilic – Tears of Decay>>STEFFEN PARTH>>Tears Of Decay – Truth Of Blood>>CARSTEN GEERLINGS>>Truth Of Blood

Vae Solis>>Christian Janseen>>Meatknife - MICHAEL DORMANN

Dqbitus, Eye See, Into Darkness>>Herbert Grimm>>Eye See, Into Darkness – Despondency, Funeral Procession, Disavowed>>DIRK JANSSEN

History & Biography
Three weeks after leaving their former outfit Vomiting Corpses, drummer Herb and singer/guitarist Dormann formed Anasarca in July of 1995. Condemned Truth and God Machine were the names of the band's '95 and '96 demos.

Following an appearance on Repulsive Assault 2 compilation, the band signed with the label and released the God Machine CD. With the departure of guitarist Frank a quick replacement was found and the band signed with Mighty Music of Denmark. In July of 2001 the band and Malta's Beheaded tour Europe under the European Extermination tour.

Dying was issued in the spring of 2004 and featured a trimmed line-up of Mike and drummer Herb.

The band reformed in 2015 and in 2016 issued a new 4-track-demo, entitled Survival Mode, which was taped in 2015. Dormann was also on bass. Dirk Janssen formerly of Despondency and Disavowed was on drums. Steffen Parth (Tears Of Decay) and Carsten Geerlings were on guitar. Kam Lee contributed vocals to the title track for Survival Mode. Survival Mode featured bonus re-recorded tracks from Godmachine and three unreleased tunes from the Dying era. Metal Age issued this record on vinyl. The band aimed to commemorate its 25th anniversary with a new EP or LP in 2020.

Dormann also co-founded Ear Terror festival in 2001 and was involved with the Coastrock-Festival. He was also behind www.metalunites.com.


Much like their country mates Mental Aberration, Anasarca (formerly Vomiting Corpses) is heavily influenced by Cannibal Corpse. Incorporating elements of Monstrosity with a pinch of Dismember, the former Repulse Records' act has taken the concept of gore and brutality one step further and released a cold-blooded album featuring adapted poetry and prose written by actual death row inmates. Tales of wretchedness, sadness and despair abound then. Add a full length's album worth of actually brain bashing and blasting death metal and for my money Macabre should be retired! - Ali "The Metallian"

Anasarca is back with a new CD bearing a direct title because the album is a concept about that exact topic. The band has taken the stories and feelings of individuals facing imminent death and created a conceptual album with lyrics, photography and music to match. After all, it is death metal and the concept is quite apt. The band's music bridges the gap between Cannibal Corpse and the blasting power of Sinister. It is brutal, direct and fast. The riffing is high-quality, the blast beats incessant and the sound intense. There are hardly any weak songs on Dying, but Anopheles and Complete Surrender are standouts and the title track below average because of its flawed backing vocals. Death metal hounds will want this. - Ali "The Metallian"