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The County Medical Examiners

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Scotts Valley, San Jose CA, United States (2001 – present)

The County Medical Examiners (TCME) is an American band, whose intended purpose is to emulate the classic goregrind of the 1980s - the early albums of Carcass. The band is a power trio of actual medical examiners (at the time of their first releases they were still doing their studies) comprising Dr Morton Fairbanks on guitar and high/low vocals, Dr Jack Putnam on drums and pitch-shifted vocals, and Dr Guy Radcliff on bass and vocals. Former membes include bassist Michelle Hayes, who also performed high vocals on “Fetid Putrescent Whiffs” and “Forensic Fugues and Medicolegal Medleys.”

Where Carcass would perform Exhume to Consume, The County Medical Examiners do A Brief Discourse On Wound Ballistics. Their lyrical content describes what goes on in the morgues of hospitals, rather than discussing grizzly acts of necrophilia and cannibalism.

The band’s frontman is Dr Morton Fairbanks, who writes most of the bands music and lyrics, though all band members are credited. It should be noted that Dr Guy Radcliff (who is many years the senior of the other two band members) is not a fan, but joined the band as they were short of a bassist, and out of his professed love for the .

Controversy surrounds the identity of the band members, as they use pseudonyms to avoid the wrath of hospital administration and fan attention. One rumor suggests that TCME contains at least one member of Exhumed, mostly because the domain name for the band’s website was registered by a former member of Exhumed, and not under the name of the “band members”, but it’s now commonly accepted that TCME

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