Saturday 5 February 2011

Australia attacks pt.4 - Disentomb

Well, this is my forth post about the Australian death metal scene. It's a scene that I didn't know a lot about, apart from bands like Blood duster and Psycroptic. It's another example of the diversity that can exist within the same genre of music. I'm writing this time about a Brisbane based band called Disentomb.

These guys formed in 2009 and in that year they played their first shows, recorded a demo and signed to Japanese death metal label - Amputated Vein. Their current album - Sunken Chambers of Nephilim is available worldwide through Amputated Vein.

Disentomb consist of Jord James (Vocals), Jake Wilkes (Guitar), Thomas Joice (Bass) and Henri Sison(Drums). These guys have made great progress since their formation, even supporting the mighty Napalm Death and Dying Fetus on their recent Australian tour.

Recently, I caught up with Vocalist Jord, to find out a bit more about Disentomb:-

So, what are your plans for 2011?
A lot of touring, playing shows and promoting the new album. We've started throwing around ideas for the next album and we're excited to get back to writing.

What influenced you to start Disentomb?
Henri, Jake and I were in a band called Cadaverine, and we wanted to do something heavier so we left that band and got our mate Tom on bass. We just wanted to and still want to make Brutal as fuck Death Metal.

How did it feel when you guys signed with Amputated Vein?
It felt awesome. We are big fans of previous releases they have put out so it felt right.

What has the reception been like for you guys when you've played live?
Amazing - It seems we're a band that people not only enjoy listening to, but watching as well.

Have you gotten a lot of attention outside of Australia?
Funnily enough, most of our orders are from Europe and the US rather than Australia. The Brutal DM scene in Australia isn't as big so it's expected.

What do you think about the death metal scene in Australia at the moment?
It's going great, there is a lot of fantastic DM in the country, but a lot of people are under the impression that if it's local it's no good, not realising that it's just as good as it's overseas counterparts. The scene here seems to be getting stronger and we've noticed a lot more Brutal DM has been brewing in different parts of Australia over the last few years.

Finally, can you give us your suggestions for bands that we should be paying attention to in your local death metal scene?
Get ahold of a band called Internecine Excoriation "Prognasticate The Decrepitude". These guys only released a demo before they broke up but it still remains one of my favourite releases.

If you're a fan of brutal death metal, Disentomb are another great reason to check out the Australian scene. You can pick up their album at and go to!/pages/DISENTOMB/149133246395?v=wall to keep up with what they're doing.

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