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Hull, England

Re-Animator is a British band from Hull, England.

Formed in 1988 and after releasing two well recieved demo tapes, Re-animator joined the thrash metal wave with their debut six-track mini-album, 1989’s ‘Deny Reality’, issued through Music For Nations subsidiary Under One Flag. The group, having scored their deal with their prevoius demo cut at Animal Tracks Studios in Hull during March 1988.

The band comprised lead vocalist / rhythm guitarist Kev Ingleson, guitarist Mike “Dis-Able” Abel,bassist John Hanson and drummer Mark Mitchell. These tracks were laid down with a session singer, Tony Calvert of Welsh Thrashers Tortoise Corpse.

On the live front, Re-animator toured as support to Exodus, Nuclear Assault and Acid Reign. It was Acid Reign’s bass player Ian who helped get the band signed as he passed on Re-Animator’s demo to Under One Flag. The band was managed initially by Music For Nations owner Martin Hookerthen then Nuclear Assault manager Paul Loasby. 1990’s ‘Condemned to Eternity’ bolstered their reputation but the band then undertook a severe left turn in their brand of music adopting then in-vogue for their third album, 1991’s ‘Laughing’. Having gathered fans with their previous two albums, Re-animator’s liberal us of horn sections, odes to Laurel and Hardy, an unaccredited acapella stab at Monty Python’s ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ and even a dash of did not serve them well.


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  • hamitic

    The British band reunited. I'm here for the American band though.

    6 Jun 9:40pm Reply

    You killed him.. No i did not. I gave him life... [3] classic.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kateinchains

    You killed him.. No i did not. I gave him life... [2]

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • jhonalbathrash

    buena entrrega al thrash

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Snutskallar

    "Deny reality" is still very worth getting.

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Aserikoth

    The thrash band is pretty cool

    15 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Carnassial1

    You killed him.. No i did not. I gave him life...

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ManiacForces

    Good stuff

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • bgtaM

    This band sounds awesome

    14 Aug 2008 Reply
  • t8yman

    ahhhh, the good old days. I remember watching reanimator at the spring street theatre, still one of the best gigs I have ever been to. I had a couple of guitar lessons with Mike Abel (sp?) and he borrowed my Randy Rhoads guitar tab book, still havent got it back mike!

    16 Apr 2008 Reply

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