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Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize
5/1/2007
 
Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1989
HOME TOWN: Karlstad, Sweden
MEMBERS:
Erik Rundqvist: Bass/Vocals
Urban Gustafsson: Guitar
Peter Ostlund: Lead Guitar
Tobias Gustafsson: Drums

VOMITORY was formed in 1989 by guitarist Urban Gustafsson. Influenced by the underground scene at the time (SODOM, NAPALM DEATH, SLAYER and VENOM, to name but a few), they spread their name in the scene by releasing a few demos in the early nineties.

In the mid-'90's when the death metal scene began to stagnate, and when all "brutal" bands split up or changed their style drastically, VOMITORY released their debut full-length death metal explosion, "Raped In Their Own Blood" (1996), on the Dutch indie label Fadeless Records. It was greeted with great respect within the underground.

Album number two, "Redemption" (1999), showed a certain musical progress, but VOMITORY also showed that they wouldn’t think twice about sticking to their brutal style of death metal and never follow any trends. In October 1999, VOMITORY had been grinding death metal for a decade, and celebrated that by releasing a limited 10" picture mini-LP, featuring songs that represented different periods of the ten-year existence of the band.

After two albums on Fadeless Records and some smaller European tours, contact between VOMITORY and Metal Blade Records was successfully established. As the band was reduced to four members, bass player Erik Rundqvist started his career as a growler within the VOMITORY realm. A successful European tour as support to CANNIBAL CORPSE and the No Mercy festivals in 2000 passed and in November VOMITORY released their third album, "Revelation Nausea" (2000). The new four-piece line-up proved to be a good formula since the reviews were raving about this effort.

Album number four, "Blood Rapture" (2002), took VOMITORY’s death metal a few steps forward without compromising the brutality they are known and respected for. Once again the brilliant production of Henrik Larsson and Berno Studios added to the assault. A full European tour was done, and a spot at 2002’s Wacken Open Air was secured.

Most of 2003 was spent with VOMITORY focusing on writing new material instead of getting on the road. In December they entered Studio Kuling in Örebro/Sweden, together with long-time companion Henrik Larsson, to record their fifth album, "Primal Massacre", which saw the light of day in April 2004. That same month the band embarked on the No Mercy festivals in Europe with bands such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, EXHUMED and KATAKLYSM.

In September 2005, guitarist Ulf Dalegren unfortunately decided to leave VOMITORY after nearly 15 years in the band. Peter Östlund (also in Swedish thrashers THE LAW) was recruited as a new member of the band.

In the beginning of 2006, songwriting commenced for the album you now know as “Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize”. With a new guitarist on board the ideas and inspiration started flowing and in December VOMITORY entered Leon Music Studio in their hometown Karlstad, breaking up a long working relationship with Henrik Larsson on good terms, to try out something new, since the loss of guitarist Ulf and having Peter on board marked some kind of a new start for VOMITORY. The choice of working with producer/engineer Rikard Löfgren turned out to be a great one since “Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize” contains the best production they ever had and the song writing displays the most brutal, the fastest as well as the slowest material you ever heard from VOMITORY this far. 10 tracks of relentless death metal, the way only VOMITORY can compose it. 2007 also marks the debut for VOMITORY on American soil as they are playing the Maryland Deathfest in May 2007. The album hits the rotten soil of the earth on April 20th (G/A/S) and April 23rd (Europe)!