Man Must Die

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Man Must Die
Origin Glasgow, United Kingdom
Genres Technical death metal, deathcore, grindcore
Years active 2002–present
Labels Lifeforce
Members Joe McGlynn
Alan McFarland
Dan Firth
James Burke
JJ McGowan
Past members John Lee
René Hauffe
David Sandford
Matt Holland
Danny McNab
Todd Hansen

Man Must Die is a Scottish technical death metal band from Glasgow, formed in 2002.


Man Must Die was formed in May 2002, with John Lee, Alan McFarland, Danny McNab and Joe McGlynn. The band members were known throughout the Scottish metal scene through other bands such as Regorge, Confusion Corporation, Co-Exist and Godplayer. They released a four-track demo, The Season Of Evil, in 2003 which attracted label Retribute Records who released their debut album ...Start Killing, in 2004. They released their second studio album through Relapse Records, titled The Human Condition. In 2007, Man Must Die parted ways with John Lee who was replaced by Matt Holland, the former drummer of Inversus, Zillah, Sons Of Slaughter and Madman Is Absolute. And in 2012, Matt Holland was replaced by Australian drummer Todd Hansen, of Canadian band Amplitusion, Australian bands Headkase, Rome, F.U.C., and formerly of The Berzerker.

In 2009 Man Must Die released their third studio album, entitled No Tolerance For Imperfection through Relapse Records. They toured extensively supporting the likes of Machine Head, Hatebreed, Decapitated, Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Cephalic Carnage, Kataklysm, The Rotted and Exodus.

Their 4th studio album, entitled Peace Was Never an Option was released on 11 November 2013.

Musical style[edit]

Man Must Die are known and praised for their highly energetic music style, with early releases containing elements of technical death metal, melodic death metal and even influences from Old School Hardcore Punk. Later releases show much more melodic elements coupled with a deathgrind-based sound. Vocalist Joe McGlynn deploys a vast variety of techniques. Ranging from harsh death growls to a high-pitched shriek and even the occasional spoken word more akin to the aforementioned Hardcore Punk genre. The lyrics deal with religion, murder, death, hate and warfare, usually written in a very aggressive fashion.


Current members
  • Joe McGlynn – vocals (2002–present)
  • Alan McFarland – guitar (2002–present)
  • Daniel Firth – guitar (2012–present)
  • James Wright - bass (2017–present)
  • Tony Corio– drums (2017–present)
Former members
  • John Lee – drums (2002–2008)
  • Danny McNab – bass (2002–2012)
  • Matt Holland – drums (2008–2011)
  • René Hauffe – guitar (2009)
  • Davy Sandford – guitar (2009–2010)
  • James Burke - drums (2012-2017)
Live members
  • Todd Hansen – drums (2012)
  • JJ McGowan – guitar (2010–2017)


Studio albums
  • The Season of Evil (2003)


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