God Macabre

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God Macabre
Also known as Botten På Burken
Macabre End
Origin Vålberg, Sweden
Genres Death metal
Years active 1988-1989 (as Botten På Burken)
1989-1991 (as Macabre End)
Labels M.B.R., Relapse
Associated acts Mordbrand, Torture Division, Bombs of Hades, The Lurking Fear
Members Per Boder
Jonas Stålhammar
Ola Sjöberg
Björn Larsson
Tobias Gustafsson
Past members Niklas Nilsson

God Macabre is a Swedish death metal band.[1] They were formed in the winter of 1988 as a grindcore band named Botten På Burken. In 1989 they switched to playing death metal and changed their name to Macabre End. Jonas Stålhammar joined the band in the spring of 1990 and took over most of the songwriting (music). They released a demo in September 1990 titled Consumed by Darkness which turned into an underground hit. Thereafter they changed their name once again to God Macabre. In 1992 the band split up, after Johansson and Nilsson had left the band in 1991, and no suitable replacements could be found. Boder and Sjöberg formed the band Snake Machine which evolved into Space Probe Taurus. After the split-up the only album recorded was released - The Winterlong.... The album was re-issued in 2002 with the demo as bonus tracks by Relapse Records. In March 2008 the Relapse version of the album was also released on vinyl for the first time by the Swedish label Bloodharvest Records. May 2014 saw a 2nd re-release of "The Winterlong" by Relapse Records this time with added bonus track "Life's Verge", an old song from 1991 that was never recorded until now.


  • Consumed by Darkness (demo, September 1990) - as Macabre End
The demo was remixed and released as a 7" in June 1991.
  • The Winterlong... (Recorded December 1991, Released December 1993)


Current members
  • Per Boder - Vocals (1991-1992, 2013-present)
  • Ola Sjöberg - Guitars (1991-1992, 2013-present)
  • Jonas Stålhammar - Guitars, Bass (1991-1992), Guitars (2013-present)
  • Björn Larsson - Bass (2013-present)
  • Tobias Gustafsson - Drums (2013-present)
Former members
  • Niklas Nilsson - Drums (1991)


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