History & BiographyDesecration was formed in 1992. A demo called Mangled Remains was recorded in July 1993. This demo was supposed to be released as a 12" by Anoxic Records, and although sleeves were printed, the vinyl never surfaced for censorship and economic reasons. The Newport band managed to garner much promotion in the underground. Additional help came from the authorities in the UK who raided the band's stash of music and belongings. The Obscene Squad seized the band’s first album and the band was accused of "corrupting the minds of the public."
The band toned things down with its subsequent albums although all charges were eventually dropped. Earlier, the lads had toned down the gore aspect of their shows after being banned from different venues. The band has played with bands like Thus Defiled, Fear Factory, Monstrosity, Enslaved and SOD both in the UK and the USA.
Ollie worked in a morgue. The band labelled itself "Hardgore Perverts."
Gore And Perversion was re-recorded in late 2002 and issued by Copro in the spring of 2003. This made the band one of the forerunners of the self-cover version trend. It was now dubbed Gore And PerVersion 2. 2008’s Forensix was out on Metal Age. Jones and Hourihan also joined Extreme Noise Terror and could be heard on that band’s 2008 album on Osmose Productions. The act appeared at UK Deathfest in 2009. Desecration and Basement Torture Killings shared a split release in 2013. Desecration's contribution happened to be the act's title track for its 2014 record. In the meantime, Live At Immortal Bar Bangkok 7th February 2014 was distributed independently by the group. 20 Years Of Perversion And Gore was the obligatory compilation in 2015. Perhaps the band could not count as high as twenty. Welsh Death Metal Bastards was a 2015 video. The group headlined the 7th annual Demonic concert in Thailand in 2016. Glenn Thomas resurfaced in Ablated, but Desecration went into hibernation. Bassist Andi Morris left in 2019 and in came Richard "Dicky" Moore of.... you guessed it, Extreme Noise Terror. The band appeared at Eradication Festival , which was just a small gig despite its grandiose name, in 2021 and UK Deathfest again in 2022, but was asleep in 2023 even though it had been booked for Funeral Fest. The act had reported working on new material as early as 2022.
DESECRATION - INHUMAN - COPRO
Gooooore metttaal, loud and proud!!! Gooorree metalll...oh yes, OK I am
back. Stop singing, review the album, er yes. That's it really you
UK's Desecration are back with their third album Inhuman (which must be
a lucky guess on my part as nowhere on the cover you'll ever see the
title) on Copro Records and as though there was any doubt titles like
Insane Savagery, Asphyxiate on Blood and Life of Gore take you by the
hand and lead you down the larynx...Musically the band is generically
average. Imagine a cross between Cryptopsy and Monstrosity with less
brilliance and more gore if you may. The lead guitarists decides to let
loose and rip every once in a while which is very cool as he does a
great job, but aside from the non-commercial nature of the lyrics there
is little else on the go with the quartet. Although I would like to
mention my appreciation for the band's tribulations with the
in their native land and their commitment over the years to the
underground. Cannibal Corpse fans, you know what to do.