Ghoul (band)

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OriginOakland, California, United States
GenresThrash metal, death metal
Years active2001-present
LabelsTankcrimes, Razorback
Associated actsImpaled, Dystopia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Exhumed, Phobia, Asunder, Morbosidad, Genocide Skin
MembersCremator (Ross Sewage)
Digestor (Sean McGrath)
Dissector (Peter Svoboda)
Fermentor (Justin Ennis)
Past members
Cremator (Andrew LaBarre) Fermentor (Dino Sommese) Dissector (Dan Randall) Fermentor (Peژ Mon)

Ghoul is an American thrash metal band from Oakland, California, United States. 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, Morbid Angel, Asunder and Morbosidad. Ghoul released their debut album in 2002 and since then have released five studio albums.


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]


  • Cremator (Ross Sewage) – vocals, bass (2003–present)
  • Digestor (Sean McGrath) – vocals, guitar (2001–present)
  • Dissector (Peter Svoboda) – vocals, guitar (2014–present)
  • Fermentor (Justin Ennis) – vocals, drums (2017–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Dr. X (Justin Green) – drums (2001)
  • Fermentor (Raul Varela) – drums (2001–2004)
  • Cremator (Andrew LaBarre) – guitars, bass, vocals (2001–2003)
  • Fermentor (Dino Sommese) – drums and vocals (2004–2013)
  • Dissector (Dan Randall) vocals, guitars (2004–2014)
  • Fermentor (Peژ Mon) drums (2013-2017)

Live crew/character performers[edit]

  • Scott Bryan
  • Peter "Pove" Povey
  • Scotty Heath
  • Tennessee Dave
  • Peter "Hmong The Living" Vang


  • Mr. Fang – The Curio Shoppe owner
  • The Swamp Hag - witch
  • The Mutant Mutilator – aka The Gore Boar
  • Killbot – Mark I and Mark II (with Walt Disney's brain)
  • The Ghoul Hunter
  • Kogar the Destructor
  • Baron Samedi
  • The Grand Basilisk – The Cult Leader
  • Skuz – Crusty punk and owner of the dog Armpit
  • Kreeg – Motorcycle and surfing enthusiast, monster
  • Commandant Yanish Dobrunkum – Ruler of Creepsylvania
  • Bernard Fussbottom – Tech entrepreneur and inventor of the I-Eye Mark I



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)
  • Ill Bill / Ghoul (2018, Tankcrimes)


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



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-02-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Butcher, The (2010-03-11). "SCARE-RIFF-EYEING Vol. 2: GHOUL". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-02-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Ghoul releasing 'Transmission Zero' (song premiere), now on tour with Gwar (dates)". Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  5. ^ "Dates For Sweet Gwar/Municipal Waste/Ghoul Tour Announced". 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  6. ^ "Here's the final lineup of the 2012 Gwar-B-Q". Riot Fest. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  7. ^ "Ghoul – Official Website » Cannabis Corpse/Ghoul Euro tour 2013!". 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2016-08-11.

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