Golem
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Album Releases

Dreamweaver
5/4/2004
 
Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1989
HOME TOWN: Germany
MEMBERS:
Andres Hilbert (vocals/guitar)
Carsten Mai (guitar)
Rainer Humeniuk (bass)
Eric Krebs (drums)

Golem was founded in July 1989 by Max Grützmacher (bass), Michael Marschalk (drums) and Andreas Hilbert (guitars and vocals). In January 1991 we recorded our 1st demotape “Visceral Scab“ with 4 tracks of intense old-school-grindcore. The tape became pretty popular in the underground and 2 tracks of the demotape were released as the “Visceral Scab“ 7“EP on Cannibalized Serial Killer Records. Playing gigs with many different bands helped us to become a good live band and to learn much about realizing our musical imaginations. Also our style changed more into the extreme death metal direction, where bands like Carcass became a big influence in our music. After two tragic events, the death of bassplayer Max in 1992 and the death of 2nd guitarist Jens Malwitz in 1993, we released our 2nd demotape “Recall The Day Of Incarnation“ with Ruben Wittchow (T.A.O.R) helping out on drums and Rico Spiller (Fermenting Innards) as new bassplayer. With this ambitious and quite successful piece of music we got a deal with Invasion Records. In 1995 and with Michael Marschalk back on drums we entered Dan Swanös Unisound to record our debut-album “Eternity- The Weeping Horizons“. Released in May 1996 another important step was done. Unfortunately we had problems with the company and so we missed some chances to act in the intensity we would have preferred. Rico left the band and another time we had to look for new members to continue as a real band. Until fall 1997 Golem merely was a two-piece studio project. In the meantime we worked on new material for the follower of „Eternity...“ and checked the possibilities to get adequate musicians in the local area. Carsten May (guitar) and Rainer Humeniuk (bass) from Senftenbergs Progeria seemed to be the right addition to our sound and joined the band. In July 1998 we finished the recordings for „The 2nd Moon“, our second full-length album and our most complex, intense and melodic work so far. Released on Ars Metalli in January 1999 we were on the right way into the future of Golem. Many live gigs helped to strengthen our good reputation in the scene and we also did a little tour. But once more some precious time was lost because Michael decided to leave the band. Some time later Eric Krebs from Berlins leading death-thrash-act Sinners Bleed not only filled the void but since then gives an incredible new dimension to our music. Because of some serious problems we split up with Ars Metalli some months later. So once again we were looking for a new company. After a quite sophisticated preproduction of our new material we checked some more serious offers and signed a contract with Grind Syndicate. With this promising outlook we started recording our 3rd album in February 2003. After a long, hard and in the end very satisfying work we're happy to release "Dreamweaver" on Nuclear Blast in April 2004. Far deeper into our unique style and also inspired by modern classical music we bring melody, complexity and grimness to a new level.