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Karlsruhe, Germany (1992 – present)

Necrophagist was founded in early 1992 in Karlsruhe, Germany to integrate the fury of grinding, fast death metal with technical music. In April 2008, Necrophagist announced that Romain Goulon would be joining the band as their new drummer, replacing Minnemann, who would still be working with Muhammed Suiçmez on a side project. The band is writing a new, yet untitled album. Muhammed Suiçmez stated that the band would be using seven-string guitars on the album. Muhammed Suiçmez himself will be recording with a new custom shop Ibanez Xiphos guitar consisting of 7 strings, as well as 27 frets.

Shortly after the band formed they entered the studio and recorded their first demo tape entitled ‘Requiems of Festered Gore.’ ‘Requiems of Festered Gore’ was never released to the masses as it was sent out solely for promotional reasons in an attempt to help the band secure gigs.

In 1995, Necrophagist re-entered the studio and recorded a self-titled, follow-up demo. The demo’s impact sent shock waves through the European underground death metal scene, which helped Necrophagist not only establish their gruesome name, but allowed the band to play numerous shows all over Europe. Soon Necrophagist was recognized as one of the leading bands in the growing underground progressive/technical death metal scene.

In 1999, NECROPHAGIST recorded their self-released, full-length debut ‘Onset of Putrefaction.’ Despite the limited number of copies that were made, ‘Onset of Putrefaction’ only solidified the growing reputation that NECROPHAGIST had started with their self-titled demo.


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  • Cradd

    The reason that Necrophagist have been put on hold is that Muhammad is one of the guitarists for Ghost now.

    24 Jul 7:56am Reply
  • ThahLvne


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  • Maquina_Muerte

    this shoutbox must suffer for Muhammed's sins

    19 Jul 10:25am Reply
  • s1tzkrieg


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  • Matara

    The Verted EP, released in april, is free for download on

    13 May 8:32am Reply
  • ExistThrough


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  • suntzutang

    I should've known that scrolling anywhere south of the listening trends would send me into a world of unknown douche-baggery

    6 May 2:04am Reply
  • Bad_Fish2

    music is music and if you like it then you are entitled to listen to it. why label everything?

    26 Apr 6:10pm Reply
  • GreyWarden60

    Epitaph is pretty awesome

    24 Apr 1:37am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    I'm sorry I'm defensive about shit like, I guess.

    14 Apr 8:49pm Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    How so?

    14 Apr 8:47pm Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    MrSweeetness, you're making every fan of this band cringe severely.

    14 Apr 4:57pm Reply
  • DxWxTx

    You're doing the same thing to me, man. I could also say the exact same thing. :/

    11 Apr 6:01am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    I swear you guys are making look bad, I'm genuinely a nice person, but I dislike ignorance ;_;

    10 Apr 11:01am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    You too man!

    10 Apr 10:57am Reply
  • hamitic

    I was just expressing my opinion, but okay. To each their own, have a nice day.

    10 Apr 10:56am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    @hamitic Sorry I'm not into Grindcore I don't know many grindcore bands, however still gtfo outta here :)

    10 Apr 10:51am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    @DxWxTx You're so fuckin stupid, man it's really unbelievable. HOw did you actually achieve this level of obliviousness? Muhammed gets compared to Chuck all the time, ever wonder why? I love Nile but never ever will write something half as good as Necrophagist. Decapitated's Carnival is Forever is better than Epitaph or Onset of Putrefaction? AAAAAAAAND: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH VADER HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHH you're making a joke outta yourself. Muhammed is one of the best musicians to ever live, right up there with Chuck and Sebastian Bach.

    10 Apr 10:09am Reply
  • HavikK

    Fans of BoO, The Faceless, Rings of Saturn, Abiotic, The HAARP Machine, Ovid's Withering etc. check out the new full length by Nexilva out now on Subliminal Groove Records.

    10 Apr 4:10am Reply
  • DxWxTx

    Oh, and the fact that a band is "technical" and "ground-breaking" (which I highly doubt; Black Veil Brides is more technical than these jokers) does not exempt them from criticism.

    10 Apr 3:08am Reply
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