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    Exhumed, ARKAIK, Upheaval
    with Exhumed, ARKAIK, Upheaval
    Rock | Grindcore Rock | Progressive Metal Metal | Death Metal/Black Metal
    Wed November 29, 2017 7:00 pm EST (Doors: 7:00 pm )
    All Ages -- Valid I.D. Required To Drink

    The Middle East & Grayskull Booking Presents: Exhumed, ARKAIK, Upheaval - All Ages, $15 GA, 7:00 PM Doors


    Rock | Grindcore

    San Francisco's Exhumed plays gore-obsessed death metal with a tongue-in-cheek flair and an overall musical approach that are often reminiscent of Carcass, a band whom they have frequently acknowledged as a primary influence. They have endured constant lineup changes to become, if not a highly original act, at least one of the better representatives of their doomed-to-obscurity subgenre. The band formed in 1991 with a lineup consisting of Matt Harvey (guitar, vocals), Col Jones (drums), Derrel Houdashelt (guitar), Jake Giardina (vocals), and Ben Marrs (bass). They made their first recordings under this formation, including the Excreting Innards 7" for Afterworld Records. Giardina and Marrs left the band within the next few years, with Matt Widener (bass) and Ross Sewage (vocals) brought in as replacements. After recording the Horrific Expulsion of Gore demo (1994), Widener left and Sewage took over bass duties. This lineup eventually recorded a split CD with the Ohio band Hemdale, In the Name of Gore, which came out on Visceral Productions in 1995 and featured an absolutely revolting album cover. Soon after, Houldashelt left and was eventually replaced by Mike Beams. With this lineup intact, they signed to Relapse Records and finally released their first official full-length, Gore Metal, in 1998, with guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary) at the production helm. Sewage left the band shortly after this record, leaving the trio of Harvey, Beams, and Jones to record the follow-up, Slaughtercult. The album was released on Relapse in 2000 and was enthusiastically received among the death metal scene. ~ William York, Rovi

    Rock | Progressive Metal
    Metal | Death Metal/Black Metal