Desecration (band)

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Desecration
Origin Newport, South Wales
Genres Death metal
Years active 1992–present
Labels Metal Age, Copro, Apocalyptic Empire, Trauma
Members Ollie Jones
Michael Hourihan
Andi Morris

Desecration is a British death metal band formed in Newport, south Wales in 1992.[1]

Background[edit]

Formed in 1992,[1] and releasing their first demo in 1993, the band caused controversy in 1995 when their debut album Gore and Perversion (original version on Anoxic Records) was infamously seized and incinerated by the local police due to the album's offensive content, for what they deemed to be its obscene nature, and banned upon release.[2][3] The printers of the original artwork and lyrics, after taking the money for the pressing and without sending any copies to the band, sent the albums to the police authorities and were subsequently incinerated.[4] Band members were arrested.[5] The ensuing court case and media furore firmly established the name Desecration in the South Wales scene and beyond. The album was later released with a black cover featuring the statement "SORRY! Censored by the authorities. Original artwork can be obtained from Arctic Serenades. Send an IRC.", now out of print, by Arctic Serenades.[6]

The album was subsequently re-recorded in 2001 and re-released on April 7, 2003 as 'Gore & PerVersion 2'. It was repressed as a white disc edition, the first 50 copies have been signed and numbered by Ollie and Mic and were only available from the band.[3]

The band was told to tone down the lyrics or forget about the music business.[7][8] This did not happen however, and after three years of fine-tuning their style, Desecration recorded the album Murder in Mind.

The band has since released several albums and gone on many more tours with the likes of Decapitated, Extreme Noise Terror, Vader, Deicide and Morbid Angel.

Band members[edit]

The line-up of Desecration has mostly consisted of Ollie Jones and Michael Hourihan, joined by various different bassists and guitarists over the years. Jason Davies played drums from 1994 until 1998, upon Hourihan's return to the band.

Current members[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Pete Davies - bass guitar 2003-2005
  • Lee Evans - guitars 2002
  • Jules Hay - guitars 2001-2002
  • Paul Arlett - guitars 1998-2001?
  • John Young - bass guitar 1996-2003
  • Glenn Thomas - guitars 1993-2001
  • Jason Davies - drums 1994-1998

Discography[edit]

Release Date Record Format Record Company Notes
1993 Mangled Remains Tape Demo[6] Unknown N/A
1995 Gore and Perversion CD Album Corpo Records Original version on Anoxic Records (Banned on release). A few copies were sold with a black "SORRY! Censored by the authorities. Original artwork can be obtained from Arctic Serenades. Send an IRC." cover, now out of print with original banned artwork re-printed on the actual CD).[6][6]
27/04/1998 Murder in Mind Album Copro Records[1][6] N/A
1998 Murder in Mind (Live) Live Album MMS Records[6] N/A
1998 Stillborn Climax 7" Trauma Records Banned[6]
28/02/2000 Inhuman CD Album Corpo Records[1][6] N/A
Unknown Musick Terror Volume One CD Album Morbid Records (2)[1][6] track 'Turning Black' (3:06)[9]
2001 Obscene Extreme Festival CD, Compilation Unknown featuring Desecration[10][11]
06/05/2002 Pathway to Deviance CD Album Corpo Records[1][6] N/A
21/10/2002 Pathway to Deviance 12" Vinyl Picture Disc Album Corpo Records Limited Edition of 500 copies[1][12]
2003 Gore and Perversion Tape Album[12] Unknown N/A
07/04/2003 Gore and PerVersion 2 CD Album Corpo Records Originally banned but subsequently re-recorded in 2001 (by vocalist/guitarist Ollie Jones, bassist Pete Davies, and drummer Mick Hourihan) and re-released on April 7, 2003 as 'Gore & PerVersion 2'. It was repressed as a white disc edition, the first 50 copies have been signed and numbered by Ollie and Mic and were only available from the band.[3] Limited Edition signed and hand numbered available[1][6]
2003 Obscene Extreme Festival DVD, Double DVD Unknown [10][11]
2003 Obscene Extreme Festival CD, Compilation Unknown featuring Desecration[10]
01/11/2004 Inhuman CD Album Copro Records[1] remastered containing bonus live video footage. Rereleased with totally different cover art/layout and live videos of: King Of The Missing, Asphyxiate On Blood)[12]
01/11/2004 Murder in Mind CD Album Corpo Records[1] remastered containing bonus live video footage. 12" LP version released by Hells Headbangers Records in 2004. LP version includes 1993 "Mangled Remains" demo.)[12]
2005 Raping the Corpse 7" Apocalyptic Empire Records 2003[6] 500 hand-numbered copies. Red vinyl, 33RPM
28/03/2005 Process Of Decay CD Album Copro Records Released in the USA by Epitomite Productions in 2007 with different cover art/layout.[1][6]
2008 Forensix CD Album Metal Age Productions 2008 [6] N/A
2008 Obscene Extreme Festival CD, Compilation Unknown featuring Desecration and Extreme Noise Terror (Ollie and Mic's other band)
2009 Metal Age Productions 2009 Sampler CD Compilation Metal Age Productions track 'Aim, Fire, Kill' (3:04)[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Nick Hemingway. "Home of Copro Records & Casket Music". CoproRecords.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "www.desecration.co.uk". www.desecration.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  4. ^ interview with Contraband Candy
  5. ^ "ASK EARACHE: Is anything shocking anymore?". Askearache.blogspot.com. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "www.desecration.co.uk". www.desecration.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  7. ^ "Desecration biography". Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  8. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Various - Musick Terror Volume One (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  10. ^ a b c "OBSCENE productions official website". Obscene.cz. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  11. ^ a b "OBSCENE productions official website". Obscene.cz. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  12. ^ a b c d "www.desecration.co.uk". www.desecration.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  13. ^ "Various - Metal Age Productions 2009 Sampler (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 

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