Ripping Corpse

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Ripping Corpse
Origin Red Bank, New Jersey,
United States
Genres Thrash metal
Death metal
Years active 1987–1995
Labels Maze/ Kraze
Under one Flag
Associated acts Dim Mak
Hate Eternal
Morbid Angel
Burnt by the Sun
The Dying Light
Members Shaune Kelley
Brandon Thomas
Scott Hornick
Scott Ruth
Erik Rutan
Past members Dave Bizzigotti

Ripping Corpse was a death metal band formed in 1987 in Red Bank, New Jersey.[1] They released one album, Dreaming with the Dead (1991), and several highly regarded demos. Members included singer Scott Ruth, guitarist Shaune Kelley, bassist David Bizzigotti, drummer Brandon Thomas. They later added future Morbid Angel guitarist Erik Rutan, who went on to form Hate Eternal.[2] Thomas, Ruth, and Kelley went on to form Dim Mak. The band's lyrics typically were horror-themed.

The band took its name from the second song on Kreator's second album, Pleasure to Kill.



  • Scott Ruth: Vocals
  • Shaune Kelley: Guitars
  • Erik Rutan: Guitars

Scot Hornick "JR": Bass

  • David Bizzigotti: Bass
  • Brandon Thomas: Drums


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Ripping Corpse biography". Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Lee, Cosmo (4 May 2006). "Dim Mak - Knives of Ice - review". Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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