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Stockholm, Sweden (1988 – 2011)

Dismember was a Swedish death metal band formed in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden. They released eight full length albums, three EPs, two live DVDs, a demo compilation, and a single. They stopped in 2011. They are known for having a distinctive “chainsaw” guitar tone courtesy of the Boss HM-1 Pedal and recording and mastering at Tomas Skogsberg’s Sunlight Studios.

In 1991, Dismember made headlining news in the UK for having a song called “Skin Her Alive” on their “Like An Ever Flowing Stream” debut. Accordingly, while authorities were inspecting Nuclear Blast packages for any “obscene” material under the newly passed Obscene Publications Act. In short, this was taken to court and Plastic Head (the company responsible for distributing their CD’s) won the court case and was awarded money where the Dismember record was deemed neither “pornographic, obscene or indecent”.

Richard Cabeza was removed from the band due to distance issues. Richard went down to Texas during the recording of “Where Ironcrosses Grow” because that is where his wife lives and she was pregnant at the time. Cabeza and his wife planned on moving back to Sweden and having the baby born there. For some reason, Swedish immigration would not allow it. The distance became an issue for the band, and Richard Cabeza was replaced by Johan Bergebäck.

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  • versionfiv

    time for a dismember marathon to close out december

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ThomasSnus

    Edgy fedora tippers. Cringe worthy

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Massive Killing Capacity!!!!

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • DaruJericho

    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Dismember reunion in the future. They were outstanding when I saw them live in 2006.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    October, November, Dismember....... Who knows, maybe Neurotic Death fest is trying to get hold of a Dismember reunion so they can get rid of the repetitivity of the same old names in their line-up

    1 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Wacke666

    I don't find it weird that they dismiss MKC at all. They talk about how the record company (Nuclear Blast, I believe it was) forced them to copy Entombed's then new sound, which really wasn't Dismember's style. As a musician myself, I'd be very disappointed in an album I was forced to make by the record company, rather than expressing my own artistic sound. But it's still a great record. It beats everything Entombed themselves did after "Clandestine", so I'm happy that Dismember made it. However, I'm even more happy that they went back to their own style with "Death Metal" and subsequent albums.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bureksheroinom

    swedish finest

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    i was just watching live blasphemies again the other day, and am always kind of shocked when they talk down on that album, especially david blomqvist even though he co-wrote just one or two songs on there.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    Massive Killing Capacity is a weird yet great album, there's like a lot of deathnroll-ish kinda stuff on there, but there's also a lot of melodic stuff on there aswell, the songs are very contrastic, but it's all good nonetheless, it's Dismember yall!

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    my favorite time of year to listen to dismember

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BeyondEternity

    If Dismember jammed with Morbid Angel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQBHqEhQlHE

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Tanmut

    This looks like pretty good resolution

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Evilmantheone

    Can someone scan a high resolution picture of the cover of Like An Ever Flowing Stream ? This cover is beautiful and it's nowhere online in high resolution, without scratches or dusts... something clean...

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Aki_Kato

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    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ExtraStark

    @acidfordinner Agreed. Same goes for At The Gates and their later material in comparison with the early stuff.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • treeweavermetal

    The God That Never Was is really damn good.

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • acidfordinner

    the stuff after Indecent and Obscene is hit and miss, put none of it is truly bad if you ask me. MKC, Death Metal and Hate Campaign is the low point but even those have a handful of cool riffs and shit.

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Wacke666

    "Like An Ever Flowing Stream", "Indecent & Obscene" and "The God That Never Was" are my favorites. I also think "Massive Killing Capacity" is very good and heavy, if you're more into a chill and dig mood, but it's not really their trademark sound (apart from the typical Dismember riff-melodies). The other albums are great too, of course.

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    i dunno, everything is pretty awesome aside from hate campaign and the self titled album which are pretty mediocre but still better than most other bands albums. i guess you're just not a fan of the iron maiden melodies they increasingly added over the years.

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Reflechissant

    Middle stuff is boring as hell, Like An Everflowing Stream is a classic

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
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