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Dachsbach, Bavaria (1994 – present)

Defeated Sanity was formed in 1994 in Dachsbach, Bavaria as a project of Wolfgang Teske (guitar) and Lille Gruber (drums) with the intention to play the most brutal and intense possible. The band started playing shows in 1996 with the help of session musicians Jonas Gruber (bass) and Robert Colnik (vocals). With this line-up the band also recorded the two demos “Devoured by the Black” (1996) and “Withdrawn From Beauty” (1998).

The next step was to find musicians able to play the very complicated songs, and they ended up being Tino Köhler (bass) and Christian Münzner (guitar). In 2001, Czech label GRODHAISN PRODUCTIONS released a split CD with Defeated Sanity (with Marcus Keller doing vocals) and Poppy Seed Grinder. Also recorded in 2001 was the “Collapsing Human Failures” contribution to the Split 7” EP with Imperious Malevolence, which would be the last recording featuring guitarist Christian Münzner (who then became part of Necrophagist).

In late 2004, the band released their debut full length album, “Prelude to the Tragedy” on UK label Grindethic Records.

Defeated Sanity underwent further line-up changes with Jens Staschel joining on vocals, Christian Kühn on guitar, and Jacob Schmidt on bass. In August 2006, the band entered Soundlodge Studios and recorded their second album, “Psalms Of The Moribund” which was released in early 2007 on Grindethic Records.


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  • GodofDeathMetal

    This death metal band goes fuckin' bonkers and bananas on their last couple of albums.

    27 Mar 6:42am Reply

    I like :)

    11 Mar 2:03am Reply
  • obscuraa

    been listening since Prelude. pre-ordered every CD from Grindethic ever since and will continute to do so. easily one of the best DM bands in the past 10 years.

    10 Mar 12:38pm Reply
  • Sculpy

    Malignancy, Guttural Secrete, Yattering, Mindly Rotten, Visceral Bleeding, Gutted (from Hungary) are some bands I can think of that go balls-to-the-wall on technicality, brutality and speed like Defeated Sanity. Also Gigan for an equally schizo, but more spacey and psychadelic take. None really sound quite like Defeated Sanity though.

    28 Feb 9:50am Reply
  • iPowder

    Bandcamp Generosity of the Deceased: An ok track from the 7" split with Mortal Decay...cant wait to hear the new album tho. |m|

    24 Feb 10:32pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    v Thanks man, I know those bands haha

    20 Feb 8:34pm Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    Oh, Unmerciful, Skinless and Devourment too.

    27 Jan 11:16pm Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    v Deeds of Flesh, Gorgasm. Wormed, Suffocation

    27 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    Recommend me some brutal dm, as good as Defeated Sanity.

    26 Jan 9:55pm Reply
  • Mr_Maxe

    Can't wait for the new album..

    10 Dec 2014 Reply

    then I came on myself.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply

    I was raped :)

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • miril_immortal

    best & blast & tech, german

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Lucky_Lungz

    Yeah, Chapters of Repugnance is still the best

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Matara Free download EP...Technical/progressive death metal

    13 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bvnches

    Chapters of Repugnance is my favorite output from them.

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
  • darthcas

    well, actually...

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • Post-romantic

    Даешь обратно в Ижевск!

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Considerables

    Yeah, aside from Dying Fetus, I think they're my favorite Slam band, closely followed by Devourment.

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
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