Waking the Cadaver

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Waking the Cadaver
Also known as Death to Honor
Origin Jersey Shore, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Death metal, deathcore
Years active 2006–2015
Members Alex Sarnecki
Don Campan
Dennis Morgan
Mike Mayo
John Hartman
Past members Steve Vermilyea
Nick Palmateer
Jerry Regen
Tristan Graham
Alex Castrillon

Waking the Cadaver was an American death metal band from Jersey Shore, New Jersey, formed in 2006. Originally called Death to Honor, they released one demo in 2004 before changing their name to Waking the Cadaver in 2006. The band has released a total of three albums within a six-year span; Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler (2007), Beyond Cops, Beyond God (2010) and Real-Life Death (2013). They were signed to the Japanese extreme metal label Amputated Vein Records.


The band formed in January 2006 in Shore Points, New Jersey. They released their self-titled two-song demo, Demo 2006. Two tracks, "Chased Through the Woods by a Rapist" and "Blood Splattered Satisfication", were both later re-recorded.

On November 21, 2007 their debut album, Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler, was released on Necrohamonic Records.[2]

On August 10, 2010, they released their second full-length album, Beyond Cops. Beyond God. and supported it with tours with death metal bands such as Napalm Death and Immolation.[3]

On January 19, 2013, the band released a new single, "Lumped Up". They announced plans to release a new album, Real-Life Death.[4] The band later confirmed to join the studio on January 26 during 2013 to record the album. It was recorded at Full Force Studios with producer Joe Cincotta.[citation needed] Real-Life Death was released digitally and sold at the band's live concert shows on October 5, 2013 and was released in stores November 5, 2013.[5]

They announced that they disbanded on February 7, 2015.[6]

Musical style[edit]

Waking the Cadaver has been described as death metal[7][8] and deathcore.[9][10][11] They are self-described as "slammin' gore groove."



Final lineup
  • Don Campan - vocals (2006–2013)
  • Dennis Morgan - drums (2006–2013)
  • Mike Mayo - guitar (2008–2013)
  • John Hartman - guitar (2011–2013)
  • Alex Sarnecki - bass guitar (2012–2013)
Previous members
  • Steve Vermilyea – bass guitar (2006–2012)
  • Nick Palmateer – guitar (2006–2008)
  • Alex Castrillon – guitar (2008–2009)
  • Jerry Regan – guitar (2006–2008)
  • Tristan Graham – guitar (2007)
  • Rob Wharton – guitar



  1. ^ a b "Waking the Cadaver - Album Discography - AllMusic". Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Beyond Cops, Beyond God - Waking the Cadaver - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Century Media Records - Napalm Death: : touring Europe with Immolation, Macabre and Waking The Cadaver in November/December! Working on a new album!". Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Waking the Cadaver stream new single from pre-production, "Lumped Up"". Alternative Press. January 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Real-Life Death, by Waking The Cadaver". Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ "WAKING THE CADAVER – Call It Quits - The Metal Den". Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Waking the Cadaver breaks up". Lambgoat. February 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "MetalSucks Presents: Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment, Waking the Cadaver, Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil, Fall 2013 North American Tour". MetalSucks. June 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Yardley, Miranda. "Waking the Cadaver to release 'Beyond Cops, Beyond God' in August". Terrorizer. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  10. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Waking the Cadaver stream new single from pre-production, 'Lumped Up'". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  11. ^ Hutcherson, Ben; Haenfler, Ross (2010). "Music Genre as a Gendered Process: Authenticity in Extreme Metal". In Norman K. Denzin; Christopher J. Schneider; Robert Owen Gardner; John Bryce Merrill; Dong Han. Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Emerald Group Publishing. pp. 103–104. ISBN 9780857243614.