Ghoul (band)

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Ghoul
Origin Oakland, California, United States
Genres Thrash metal, death metal
Years active 2001-present
Labels Tankcrimes, Razorback
Associated acts Impaled, Dystopia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Exhumed, Phobia, Asunder, Morbosidad
Website http://www.creepsylvania.com
Members Cremator (Ross Sewage)
Digestor (Sean McGrath)
Dissector (Dan Randall)
Fermentor (?)
Past members Fermentor (Raul Varela)
Cremator (Andrew LaBarre), Fermentor (Dino Sommese)

Ghoul is a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. Though the members' actual identities are meant to be concealed, it is known that some members or past members of Ghoul also play or have played in other bands such as Impaled, Dystopia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Exhumed, Phobia, Asunder and Morbosidad. Ghoul released their debut album in 2002 and since then have released four full studio albums.

History[edit]

Not much is known about Ghoul as they are always seen wearing masks. The members go by the stage names Cremator, Fermentor, Digestor, and Dissector.[1] The band has a large line-up of characters in their lyrics, including the four of themselves. Most of the information about them comes from the "Curio Shop Owner" one of the many characters mentioned in their songs. They claim to be mutants that come from Creepsylvania.[2] Ghoul was signed after self-releasing a demo. Their musical style is best described as a blend of thrash and grindcore with death metal vocals and lyrics. In 2008, Ghoul released a split 7" with Brody's Militia.[3] In November 2011, the band released their fourth album, Transmission Zero, and embarked on a North American tour opening for shock rockers Gwar.[4] In early 2012, Ghoul once again toured the United States, opening for Gwar.[5] In mid-2012, Ghoul toured the U.S. on a headlining run, playing festivals such as Maryland Deathfest, Chaos in Tejas, and the third annual GWAR B-Q.[6] The band teamed up with Cannabis Corpse for a brief tour of Europe in January/February 2013.[7]

Members[edit]

Live crew/character performers[edit]

  • Scott Bryan
  • Peter Povey
  • Scotty Heath

Former members[edit]

  • Fermentor (Raul Varela) – drums
  • Cremator (Andrew LaBarre) – guitars, bass, vocals
  • Sean Smithson – character performer
  • Justin Green – drums
  • Fermentor (Dino Sommese) - drums and vocals

Characters[edit]

  • Mr. Fang – The Curio Shoppe owner
  • The Swamp Hag
  • The Mutant Mutilator – aka The Gore Boar
  • Killbot – Mark I and Mark II (with Walt Disney's brain)
  • The Ghoul Hunter
  • Kogar the Destructor
  • The Grand Basilisk – The Cult Leader

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation and split albums[edit]

  • We Came for the Dead & Maniaxe (2008, Tankcrimes)
  • Ghoul / Brody's Militia (2008, Rescued from Life Records)
  • Splatterhash (Split with Cannabis Corpse, 2013, Tankcrimes)

Demo[edit]

  • Ghoul's Night Out (2001, self-released demo)
  1. "Graveyard Mosh"
  2. "Ghoul"
  3. "Rot Gut"
  4. "Ghouls Night Out" (Misfits cover)

Single[edit]

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