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Separatist is a technical death metal band hailing from Tasmania, Australia. The bands debut full length album - The Motionless Apocalypse - is a fine example of brutal death metal, with a huge ‘punch in your face’ sound, technical riffage and dominating growls.

The band now only consists of one member, Sam Dishington who does vocals and all instruments. In February 2014 they signed with Canadian Independent label ‘Subliminal Groove Records, and released a remaster of ‘The Motionless Apocalypse’ as well as a brand new album ‘Closure’, which are both available for free digital download from bandcamp:

Separatist was originally formed in early 2003 by guitarist Zack Wiggins and ex-drummer Mark Cooper. They started jamming on the odd occasion, not really taking things too seriously. It wasnt long before they decided they would seek out to find the other key ingredients for making a great band, bass and vocals. After discussions with a good friend of Zack’s, Matt Lowe decided to take up the position of vocals, and soon after came Dom Crawford who claimed the position of bass guitarist. As soon as possible the band started practicing almost once a week, covering Fear Factory songs (eg. Martyr, Self Bias Resistor, Edge Crusher and Replica) and attempting to write originals.

After a few performances at the their high school they were entered in the TasMusic Rock Challenge in mid 2003. With not much excitement for the crowd in the first two bands Separatist was the first to get some energy happening. Unfortunately they were marked down in the organisation category due to difficulties that arose with their school music teacher, and so they didn’t make it through to the final stage.



from the album Closure

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  • RealThoughtt

    Yeri geliyor breakdown veriyor, yeri geliyor slam atıyor, yeri geliyor bdm oluyor, yeri geliyor tech. dm oluyor, yeri geliyor deathcore gidiyor. Unutmadan yeri geliyor clean, yeri geliyor guttural, yeri geliyor scream. Kısacası hayvan gibi çeşitliliğe sahip özünde extreme bir grup.

    19 Apr 9:43pm Reply
  • knight_88

    Great stuff!

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Deduct

    Amazing technical deathmetal wow

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    facebook info: "A solo project that used to be a full band but totally isn't anymore."

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • Barakalypse

    Bandcamp says this is a one man band. Who are all the other guys in the photos?

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • HavikK

    Stoked to have this dude aboard the Subliminal Groove Records family :)

    13 Apr 2014 Reply
  • erwin1996pl

    Damn, this is really good. [3]

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • sOULiON

    most delicious all-you-can-eat (technical) extreme metal buffet. way too fine to remain an insider tip; really hope they get more attention.

    19 Mar 2014 Reply
  • EriinahCore

    Love this band! Is it me or does this band has some Lamb Of God elements in their song, 'A Gentle Reminder'?

    19 Mar 2014 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    Damn, this is really good. [2]

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • erwin1996pl

    Great band! Gave it a listen and I don't regret! Why is this tagged Deathcore tho?

    3 Mar 2014 Reply
  • cletus77

    Fucking great release, the clean singing is perfect for this kind of stuff

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    Bandcamp Closure: Ahh, finally! Sick blackened tech death album. \m/

    7 Feb 2014 Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Wow, the re-recording of this is great as well as the new album. The Motion Apocalypse was a fun listen, but this re-recording fixed just my little gripes about it for sure. Nice to see these guys back in the game!

    7 Feb 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    YouTube Isolation: Holy titties! The first crushing single from the upcoming album 'Closure' that drops on February 7th via Bandcamp. Pure sickness! \m/

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • RollsRoys

    not bad, like this

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Athasynthe

    I like the clean vox.

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Vaed

    holy GOD those clean vocals are absolutely tragic.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Vaed

    I think they were going for the "huge" sound, but they should ask Ulcerate next time regarding their production. ;) It kinda sounds like it's playing off some cheap radio, honestly. It's unfortunate since there is some wicked fucking death metal behind this.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Jureiko

    clean vocals and production are the only flaws. Everything else about this band just kicks ass

    27 May 2011 Reply
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