Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, Yautja
421 N 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
In 2000, vocalist David Davidson, drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne and bassist Anthony Buda, who attended a high school in Boston, Massachusetts, formed Cryptic Warning, influenced by Guns N' Roses and Metallica. The band's sound is known for being a fusion of technical death metal and thrash metal. Davidson developed his playing technique by attending the Berklee College of Music, where he focused on polyrhythm for jazz. This musical education brought him a expertise in both playing and songwriting, while "some of the atonal aspects of jazz gave him a different perspective on composing and soloing.
Exhumed was formed in the US in 1991 by Matt Harvey (guitar, vocals), Col Jones (drums), Derrel Houdashelt (guitar), Jake Giardina (vocals) and Ben Marrs (bass). They soon entered a studio and recorded their first demo, "Excreting Innards", which consisted of six tracks. It was released in the start of 1992 along with two other demos, "Dissecting the Caseated Omentum" and "Goregasm". In 1993 the 7" EP "Excreting Innards" was released and shortly after the band began playing live. Ben was eventually forced to leave the band, but Jake took over bass duties along with vocals. The demo "Cadaveric Splatter Platter" also followed in 1993 along with "Grotesque Putrefied Brains" which was the last release to feature Jake since he left the band. He was replaced by Mark Smith (vocals) and Matt Widener (bass). Marks stay was short and he was replaced by Ross Sewage.
In 1994 the sixth demo, "Horrific Expulsions of Gore", was released. It was followed by the live split, "Deterioration of the Senses", with Haemorrhage. After this Matt Widener left the band but Ross took over his bass along with vocals. They then released another split, entitled "In the Name of Gore", with Hemdale. Several line-up changes and more 7" splits with various bands were released throughout the years. In 1998 they finally released their first full-length album, "Gore Metal" through Relapse Records.
"Slaughtercult" followed in 2000 and "Anatomy is Destiny" in 2003. The compilation album "Platters of Splatter", which included almost every song made by the band, was released in 2004.
The band more or less dissolved in 2005-but never say never.
Last known line-up
Matt Harvey - Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals
Col Jones - Drums
Mike Beams - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Bud Burke - Bass and Vocals
Guitar and/or Guitar/Low Vocals:
Rocky Torrecillas - Guitar (1990-1991)
Derrel Houdashelt - Guitar (1991-1995)
Bass and/or Bass/Low Vocals:
Peter Rossman - Bass (1990-1991)
Ben Marrs - Bass(1991-1992)
Jake Giardina - Bass & Vocals (1991-1992: Vocals only, 1993: Bass & Vocals)
Jeff Saffle - Bass (1993)
Matt Widener - Bass & Vocals (1994-1995)
Ross Sewage - Bass & Vocals (1994-1996: Vocals only, 1996-1999: Bass & Vocals)
Mark Smith (1993)
Live Session members:
Kevin Flaherty - Bass (1993)
Lorin Ashton - Bass (1995)
Sean McGrath - Bass (1999)
Danny Walker - Drums (2003-2004)
John Longstreth - Drums (2004)
Members of Exhumed also are in Dekapitator.
Col Jones parted ways with Exhumed in Summer 2003 due to professional reasons (he is a scientist).
In the wake of his departure, Bud Burke also decided to leave the band due to his aversion to a heavy touring schedule.
Rivers Of Nihil
In a time when the music industry is highly over saturated, it's rare when artists genuinely strive to create something different from the norms of their genre. This Reading PA based 5 piece has been doing just that. Forming out of previous bands and local comradery, Jake, Brody, Jon, Biggs and Ron are on a relentless path of taking things to the next level. In the fall of 2009, they recorded an EP titled "Hierarchy" with producer Carson Slovak of Atrium Audio. The positive response to "Hierarchy" throughout the online community and local music scene gave the band the opportunity to play countless shows, including an appearance on the "Midwest Fuckfest" held in Milwaukee, as well as a 2 week tour within the first year of existence. Nearly 2 years of playing out "Hierarchy", the band entered the studio in June of 2011 with Len Carmichael to record "Temporality Unbound", which features six tracks of pure sonic devastation sure to please fans of the old material, while bringing in new listeners with the matured songwriting and niche for writing more than just riffs. "Temporality Unbound" will be released on October 28th, with touring currently being planned around the release.
$16.00 - $20.00