Odious Mortem

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Odious Mortem
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genres Death metal, technical death metal
Years active 2001 - Present
Labels Willowtip, Unique Leader
Associated acts Decrepit Birth, Severed Savior, WARBREAKER
Website Official Site
Members Anthony Trapani
KC Howard
Dan Eggers
Joel Horner
David Siskin
Past members Lee Smith
Ivan Munguia

Odious Mortem is a death metal band from San Francisco, California/Santa Cruz, California, USA. The band is currently signed to Willowtip Records. Odious Mortem has released two studio albums, through Unique Leader Records and Willowtip Records,[1][2] as well as an independently released demo in 2003.

Style[edit]

Odious Mortem's musical style features technically complex, down-tuned guitars and relentless pummeling drum work. Lyrical themes include humanity, the Earth, drugs, psychosis, greed, fear, suffering, possibility, social situations, annihilation, human consciousness, and the collapse of civilization.[3]

Biography[edit]

Odious Mortem was formed in 2000 in Encinitas, California by KC Howard (drums), David Siskin (guitar), and Dan Eggers (guitar, vocals). In 2003, Odious Mortem recorded and independently released a demo, Gestation of Worms, which led to a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band recorded their debut album, Devouring The Prophecy, with engineer Matt Sotelo of Decrepit Birth, in March 2004 at Legion Studios in Santa Cruz, CA. It was released on February 8, 2005.[4][5]

In 2004, KC Howard joined death metal band Decrepit Birth as a full-time member. In November 2006, after their "Bloodletting North America" tour with Deeds of Flesh, Odious Mortem completed work on their second album and headed into Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California to record new material. The resulting album, Cryptic Implosion, was released on April 24, 2007.[6][7] Also in 2007, the band played at the Maryland Deathfest.[8]

In 2007, David Siskin left the band (later returning to the band) to focus on his professional career and to rehash his love of the jungle, drum & bass genres. He is currently deejaying and producing under the alias WARBREAKER and can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area playing shows and focusing on the more experimental, drum-driven, idm aspects of drum & bass. David Siskin recently released a single on the Flatwoods Creative imprint under this guise. Check out [1] along with [2] for more details on that.

As of early 2013, the band are engaged in other projects and are planning a number of live performances including a new album. The new album is almost completed, will be released 2014.[9]

Other projects[edit]

Dan Eggers, Joel Horner, and KC Howard were members of Decrepit Birth until 2010, and Anthony Trapani recently joined the death metal outfit Severed Savior.[9][10] David Siskin is playing electronic music under the alias WAR//BREAKER. [3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
2003 Gestation of Worms (Demo) self released
February 8, 2005 Devouring The Prophecy Unique Leader[11] B0007GAE26
April 23, 2007 Cryptic Implosion Willowtip[11] WT-050

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Anthony Trapani - Vocals
  • David Siskin - Guitars
  • Dan Eggers - Guitars
  • Joel Horner - Bass/Guitar
  • KC Howard - Drums

Past members[edit]

  • Ivan Munguia - Bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odious Mortem Signs To Willowtip". Metal Underground. November 3, 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  2. ^ Chris Harris and Jon Wiederhorn (November 10, 2006). "Metal File:Odious Mortem have inked a deal with Willowtip Records". MTV. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  3. ^ http://www.brutalism.com/odiousmortem.html
  4. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=54359
  5. ^ "Devouring the Prophecy album info". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  6. ^ "Cryptic Implosion album info". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  7. ^ Odious Mortem - biography
  8. ^ "Odious Mortem Added to Maryland Deathfest". Metal Underground. April 4, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  9. ^ a b Odious Mortem - live
  10. ^ "Severed Savior recruits Odious Mortem singer". The Gauntlet. December 12, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  11. ^ a b "Odious Mortem discograghy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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