Swedish death metal pioneers DISMEMBER are proud to announce the release of Historia Mortis – an exclusive, strictly limited 12 LP box set, which includes all 8 DISMEMBER studio albums, the Pieces MLP, the Misanthropic EP, The Complete Demos (1988 – 1990), as well as a separate LP containing assorted rarities. Both Misanthropic and the rarities compilation are exclusive to this set.
The entire audio has been mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony with the goal to preserve a ‘true to the original’ sound and also contains the more dynamic June ’91 version of Like An Ever Flowing Stream on vinyl for the first time! Only the tracks from the Death Metal sessions have been remastered by Engel, supervised by Fred Estby, and new tape rips were used to restore the group’s earliest recordings.
All album layouts were created together with DISMEMBER resulting in a return of the Indecent and Obscene sticker and a new logo arrangement on The God That Never Was. On top of that, Historia Mortis features exclusive artwork by Daniele Valeriani (Mayhem, Dark Funeral), and a 36-page book with rare and previously unseen photos from the band’s private collection, a commented discography, posters, flyers, and more historical content.
DISMEMBER‘s Historia Mortis has been a team effort of band, collectors, editors, and label paying homage to one of the most consistent discographies in death metal history on six blue and six yellow LPs.
In addition to the Historia Mortis box set, standalone physical re-issues of the DISMEMBER catalogue will be available on CD and vinyl throughout 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. Keep your eyes peeled!
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Between 1988 and 2011 DISMEMBER earned a notorious reputation as the “Motörhead of death metal”, through eight classic albums and furious live shows around the globe. The band was formed by Robert Sennebäck, David Blomqvist and Fred Estby in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1988 and has long since been regarded as one of the originators of the trademark Swedish death metal sound, next to other pioneering bands such as ENTOMBED, GRAVE and UNLEASHED.
DISMEMBER recorded a couple of self-released demos before their 1990 demo cassette, Reborn In Blasphemy, with Matti Kärki on vocals and ENTOMBED‘s Nicke Andersson taking over most lead guitar parts, got picked up for a wider release by Nuclear Blast Records. In 1991, their first full-length, Like An Everflowing Stream (Nuclear Blast Records), saw the light of day, which was recorded by Thomas Skogsberg at the now legendary Sunlight Studios, and featured Richard Cabeza (UNANIMATED) on bass.
DISMEMBER released their acclaimed sophomore album, Indecent & Obscene, in 1993, which to this day remains their most successful output. Three more albums would follow on Nuclear Blast, Massive Killing Capacity (1995), Death Metal (1997) and Hate Campaign (2000), until the band decided to switch labels. They released two more albums, Where Ironcrosses Grow (2004, Karmageddon Records) and The God That Never Was (2006, Regain) before Fred Estby announced his departure for family reasons in 2007. Their last album, Dismember, followed in 2008 and the band officially broke up in 2011.
After an eight-year hiatus, the band’s original line-up reunited for a 30th anniversary gig at Scandinavia Death Fest in October 2019, performing together for the first time in over 20 years. Since then, the band has remained active playing festivals and shows all around the globe, and after relaunching their impressive back catalogue they will set sights on new material.
Fred Estby (Drums)
David Blomqvist (Guitars)
Robert Sennebäck (Guitars)
Matti Karki (Vocals)
Richard Cabeza (Bass)