Mortician is a brutal death metal / deathgrind two piece band from Yonkers,
New York founded in 1989.
They have released most of their albums since the House by the Cemetery EP on Relapse Records but have released their latest album on their own label, Mortician Records.
They have toured several times through America and Europe.
The band is heavily inspired by horror movies,
which is expressed in the lyrics, the artwork and the use of samples throughout their discography.
Formed by Barbolla and Lipscomb in 1993,
this Chicago-area death/grind band went for the jugular with two vicious demos called Holy Pedophile
of 1993 (with some vocals from Joe Ptacek of Broken Hope)
and Sorrow Breed Hatred (Bleed On Me) of 1995.
Both demos were recorded by Broken Hope's Brian Griffin and made some waves in the underground.
The band appears on the Repulsive Assault sampler but doesn't get signed to Repulse.
It is Pulverizer Records that bites at this time.
Bassist Ray Vazquez is introduced and things seem to be progressing until Pulverizer goes broke.
Dave Barbolla and Vazquez are gone and the band plays shows like Michigan Death fest,
Milwaukee Metal Fest, Broken Hope, Deicide, etc.) in Canada and the USA.
The band hits Europe with Resurrected and Coercion,
plays Fuck The Commerce Festival and signs with Pavement in late spring 1999.
Unfortunately Pavement drops Fleshgrind and a number of other bands a year later
before releasing anything.Olympic Recordings signs the band and licenses the album to Season Of Mist
a year later for European release.
Murray joined two former Broken Hope members in the spring of 2002 to form Earthburner.
The band simultaneously loses Collado and replaces him with former Gorgam, Lividity, Incestuous, etc.
drummer Derek Hoffman. Fleshgrind signed a new contract with Olympic Recordings
and entered the studio in May, 2003 to record an album called Murder Without End.
The album was released in August. It was produced by Chris Djuricic at Studio One.
Murder Without End was released in LP format by Restrain Records.
The band was joined by drummer Jesse Kehoe formerly of Screaming Afterbirth and Foetopsy in late 2004.
12" vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies, each individually numbered and available
only online through both bands website. 100 comes in blue "blood stained"
vinyls, 900 in black. Contains unreleased live tracks by both bands.
1. Drilling for Brains 01:03
2. Driller Killer 01:53
3. Chainsaw Dismemberment 02:31
4. Worms 00:49 [view lyrics]
5. Bonecrusher 01:17
6. Brutally Mutilated 00:55
7. Hacked Up for Barbecue 02:42
8. Embalmed Alive 01:00
9. Burning Your World 03:14
10. The Seas of Harrow 01:52
11. Desire for Control 04:52
12. Chamber of Obscurity 03:26
13. Holy Pedophile 05:23
Total playing time 30:57