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OriginMadrid, Spain
GenresDeath metal
Years active1991–present
LabelsXtreem Music
Associated actsPentagram
MembersDave Rotten
Arjan van der Wijst
Past membersLucky
Antonio Pardo "Toni"
Javi "El Largo"
Erik Raya

Avulsed is a death metal band from Spain, formed in August of 1991 in Madrid, Spain by Dave Rotten (who also manages the Xtreem Music record label)[1] [2]


The band has been developing its musical style through various demos: Embalmed in Blood (1992), Deformed Beyond Belief (1993) and Promo '95 (1995), and a 7" EP Carnivoracity (1994), until they recorded their debut album Eminence in Putrescence (1996) through Repulse Records where the band displayed a pure death metal sound mixing up both heavy riffs with melodic parts.[3] [4] [5]

With Cybergore (1998) the band mixed extreme techno with their traditional death metal. In April 1999, a Colombian label offered to release all the band's demos and unreleased rare recordings on CD (Seven Years of Decay, 1999).

The second album, Stabwound Orgasm (1999) was recorded at Spacelab Studios in Kempen, Germany and was mastered by James Murphy in California. Again released by Repulse, this album doubled the sales of its predecessor and was licensed by various labels in South America (Sylphorium), USA/Canada (World War III) and Russia (IronD). In January 2001, the band entered the studios again, this time with producer Roberto Galán to record four cover songs for different tribute albums which were finally put together as a self-financed MCD (Bloodcovered, 2001) in a limited run of 500 copies available only through the band.

In August 2002, the band travelled again to Germany's Spacelab Studios to record their third album, Yearning for the Grotesque which came out in February 2003 through the Italian label Avantgarde Music.

The band's fourth full-length album, Gorespattered Suicide was recorded in Madrid at VRS Studios and the masters were later sent to Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal / ex-Morbid Angel who mixed and mastered the album at his Mana Recording Studios at Florida. It was released in January 2005 by Slovakian label Metal Age Productions. This was followed by a tour in Japan (April 2005), European festivals including London Deathfest, Obscene Extreme (Czech Republic), Uncover Train Fest (Paris), plus a complete European tour (15 shows/11 countries) as headliners together with Italian grindcore act Grimness 69.

Reanimations (2006) was released by Xtreem Music and shortly after also by Metal Age Productions. It included two new songs, a new version from an earlier demo song, three covers (of WASP, Gorefest and Exodus), plus eight bands performing Avulsed cover songs. September 2007 saw the first official Avulsed DVD release with Reanimating Russia 2007, recorded in Moscow in June 2007 during the band's second Russian tour, and released by Coyote Records.

After three years of touring, Avulsed focussed on their fifth full-length album, Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-Mutilation), recorded in Madrid at Room 101 Studios between October 2008 and May 2009 with Javier Fernández as engineer and producer. It utilised artwork and design from Mike Hrubovcak. This album was simultaneously released in June 2009 through Xtreem Music and Metal Age in Europe, Coyote in Russia and will see upcoming releases by Ibex Moon Records in the US, American Line in Mexico/Central America and Sylphorium for the South American territory.

In March 2012 it was announced that drummer Riki had amicably parted ways with the band and replaced by Osckar.


Current members[edit]

  • Dave Gonzalez - vocals (1991-present)
  • José Miguel - guitar (1992-present)
  • Juan Calvo - guitar (1994-present)
  • Antonio Rodriguez - bass (1998-present)
  • Rafael Aritmendi - drums (2018-present)

Past members[edit]

  • El Largo - guitar (1991)
  • Lucky - bass (1991-1996)
  • Antonio "Toni" Pardo - drums (1992-1993)
  • Luis Quiroga - guitar (1992-1994)
  • Raúl Díaz - drums (1994-2004)
  • Ivan - bass (1997-1998)
  • Andrés Cobos - drums (2000)
  • Ricardo Mena - drums (2005-2012)
  • Osckar Bravo - drums (2012-2014)
  • Erik Raya - drums (2014-2015)
  • Arjan van der Wijst - drums (2015-2018)



  1. ^ "Avulsed - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Avulsed - Discography". metalkingdom.net. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Avulsed". metal-archives.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Avulsed Biography". sing365.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Avulsed". myetymology.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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