ABSCESS - USA

Urine Junkies - 1995 - Relapse
Seminal Vampires And Maggot Men - 1996 - Relapse
Tormented - 2000 - Listenable
Through The Cracks Of Death - 2002 - Peaceville
Damned And Mummified - 2004 - Red Stream
Horrorhammer - 2007 - Tyrant Syndicate
Dawn Of Inhumanity - 2010 - Tyrant Syndicate

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Members
S= Death, Burnt Offering, Autopsy, Aborted, The Ravenous>>CHRIS REIFERT>>The Ravenous, Violation Wound, Painted Doll

G= Hexx, Paradox, Autopsy, The Ravenous>>Clint Bower>>The Ravenous - Autopsy, Doomed, Aborted>>DANNY CORALLES>>Autopsy

B= Immortal Fate>>Frank Freeway - Eatmyfuk, Von>>JOE ALLEN>>Autopsy

D= Death, Burnt Offering, Autopsy, Aborted, Doomed, The Ravenous>>CHRIS REIFERT>>The Ravenous, Painted Doll




History & Biography
Rising from the ashes that was Bay Area's Autopsy was Abscess. Autopsy broke up when several members wanted to remain heavy and Eric Hall and Steve DiGiorgio were more interested in jazz fusion in a band called Dark Hall. The members also were not getting along.

Abscess first released its Demo #1 in 1994. Three demo tapes later, Relapse picked up the band and released the debut Urine Junkies - Autopsy's last album for now was called Shitfun - which is nothing more than a collection of the aforementioned demo tunes. Lyrics were sweet and delicate and went something like this, "The Shit Piss And CumPus And Bloody Discharge Are making Me Hungry And I Want To Eat..." Very much like Autopsy, Reifert was the prime centre of gravity here and members came and went. The act declared it would not play Autopsy songs and stick to Abscess material. The band had had a falling out with Relapse and was on France's Listenable next. The band's sound was still doomy garage death metal and no one could accuse this gang of losing its underground feel and aspirations. To prove the point the band was still active with 7" and 10" projects - not to mention the song titles! Tormented was arguably less punk and more akin to Autopsy.

Displeased Records released Damned And Mummified on vinyl. The band put down the joints long enough to leave California for a couple of days and appear at Maryland Death Fest in 2005. The band would release its long-promised Horrorhammer album in March, 2007 through Tyrant Syndicate Productions. Abscess was in the studio recording a new album called Dawn Of Inhumanity in the autumn of 2009. The album was to be issued through Tyrant Syndicate Productions. It was released in the spring of 2010. After losing guitarist Clint Bower Abscess ceased activity in mid-2010. Main man Chris Reifert fully reformed Autopsy instead. The band was due to release an EP and LP that year. Horror Pain Gore Death Productions issued Abscess’ Horrorhammer on vinyl in 2018. It was originally released on Darkthrone‘s imprint Tyrant Syndicate in 2007.


Reviews

ABSCESS - DAMNED AND MUMMIFIED - RED STREAM
I was under the impression that Abscess has split up and gone to metal heaven (or hell if that is more appropriate). Me wrong again, I guess.
So, has the band changed directions? Have the boys found their love for a more commercial style and sound like Korn now? Have they figured out garage metal does not sell and have demoed more trendy material? Is this CD more accessible? Does it have better production? Is it tighter? Will Abscess be asked to tour with Pungent Stench? No, to all of the above. Abscess plays garage metal with definite doom, punk and grindcore influences. - Anna Tergel


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