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Origin Kyiv, Ukraine
Genres Grindcore, Death metal, Groove metal
Years active 2000–present
Labels Moon Records
Associated acts Mental Demise
Entrails Putrefaction
Website http://fleshgore.com
Members Ruslan Drozd
Ihor Lystopad
Lev Kurhansky
Past members Den Solve
Iofik "Bolt"
Dan Karpov

Fleshgore is a death metal/groove metal[1] band formed in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Since their formation in late 2000, the band has gone through a number of line-up changes. Guitarist Ihor Lystopad is the only original member. In their touring history, they have played 19 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Germany, where they played Wacken Open Air in 2006.


In 2001 the band recorded the first demo "Interuterine Dilemms" and played some live gigs in Ukraine.

In 2003 the band recorded their debut CD "Killing Absorption" in Berliner Domino Studio. Also at the same time Fleshgore played the first show in Europe together with The Crown (Sweden), Skinless (United States) and The Monolith Deathcult (Netherlands). In October the first printing of "Killing Absorption" was release and the band toured in Germany, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In 2004 "Killing Absorption" was released by Czech NTEY Records. In March–April musicians drive on «Grind'em All Tour», the strikes were made on Poland, Denmark, Germany and Ukraine. The summer festival period was planned with concerts on «More Than Fest» (Slovakia), «Obscene Extreme» (Czech Republic), «Svet Nerezovi Oceli» (Czech Republic) and «Merciless East Festival» (Poland).

In September–October, the band went on to «All Over Absorbing European Tour 2004». Together with "Prejudice" (Belgium) and "Rottenness" (Mexico) they played in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria etc.

In February 2005 in polish «Hertz Studio» "May God Strike Me Dead" was recorded. The support of this release was the 30-days expansion to west was started — «Mega Strike Europe in Chaos Tour 2005». This incredible journey included 24 shows in 10 countries of Europe. In October with the aim of worldwide spread the contracts with American «This Dark Reign Records»/«Devil Doll Records» were signed.

On May 9, 2006 from the Atlantic west coast the releases of the past years and later the brand new stuff were started. The "Passion" video is made as well. The work is in the spirit of the alternative movie style looks like styling the documentary retrospective. In the end of that month the band was representing the Eastern Europe region on the most brutal music fest «Fuck the commerce».

In August 2006 Fleshgore became the first band from ex-USSR performing on legendary «Wacken Open Air». A week later they are on stage along with Fear Factory, Dimmu Borgir and Morbid Angel on the biggest Czech festival «Brutal Assault Open Air». In the end of the year the musicians are working on the creation of newest promo "Wake Up For Freedom". The interest of putting the extreme energy into more musical forms is turning out to unexpectable compositional experiments and venturous styling synthesis.

In October 2007 band touring over Australia and conquering a new continent together with The Berzerker, The Amenta, Blood Duster, Akercocke. Australia is 19th country where Fleshgore played live.

In 2008 Fleshgore released their 3rd full-length album "Wake Up For Freedom". Soon after the release, the band went through a line-up change when Sid, Max and Volodymyr were departed.

In August–September 2010 Fleshgore played at Metal Heads Mission Open Air and Global East Rock Festival Open Air.

As reported on their official website, Fleshgore released their 4th studio album "Defiance to Evil" on 29.12.2012.[2]



  • Ihor Lystopad - Guitar
  • Ruslan Drozd - Vocals, Bass
  • Lev Kurgansky - Drums


  • Vovan - bass
  • Cannibal - vocals
  • Sad - bass
  • Max - drums
  • Sid - vocals
  • Volodymyr - guitar
  • Taras - guitar
  • Crash - bass
  • Serhiy "Bolt" Iofik - bass
  • Den Solve - vocals
  • Wolf - guitar
  • Dan Karpov - drums



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