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Dying Fetus

Though forever doomed, commercially speaking, by their controversial name, Maryland's Dying Fetus has endured beyond most observers' wildest expectations, and to do so, they've weathered a slew of hardships that would have felled (and did fell) most other bands. Formed in the waning days of death metal's glorious heyday (1991, to be exact) by John Gallagher (guitar/vocals), Nick Speleos (guitar), Brian Latta (guitar), Jason Netherton (bass), and Kevin Talley (drums), Dying Fetus combined their death metal with hardcore influences in order to develop their own form of American grindcore. But while pioneering bands like Napalm Death and Carcass had taken the U.K. and Europe by storm, this subgenre never really caught on in America, and had been utterly buried by grunge by the time Dying Fetus released their 1995 debut, Infatuation with Malevolence, which, admittedly did little more than collect their old demos into a single package. After downsizing to a quartet with Speleos' departure, the band truly began to hit their stride with a slew of increasingly confident and inspired releases, including 1996's Purification Through Violence, 1998's Killing on Adrenaline, and 2000's Destroy the Opposition. All the while, their notoriety continued to grow steadily within the extreme metal underground, as did their audience, thanks to a ferocious live presence and incessant touring at home and abroad with similarly aggressive bands like Kataklysm, the Crown, and Behemoth. Between road jaunts, the band kept itself busy by re-releasing an expanded version of their debut in 1999 and the Grotesque Impalement EP in 2000, but trouble was just around the corner. Midway through 2001, Gallagher was handed resignation letters from the other members of the group, who proceeded to join forces in a new project called Misery Index, and thus left the future of Dying Fetus very much in doubt. But to everyone's surprise, Gallagher wasted no time hiring an entirely new lineup consisting of vocalist Vince Matthews, guitarist Mike Kimball, bassist Sean Beasely, and drummer Erik Sayenga. A new single entitled "Vengeance Unleashed" was recorded to support the band's touring commitments, which included that year's Wacken Open Air Festival, after which Dying Fetus entered the studio to prepare their fifth album, 2003's eagerly awaited Stop at Nothing. The blistering War of Attrition appeared in 2007, followed three years later by Descend Into Depravity -- both of them on Relapse. 2012's Reign Supreme became their first to reach the main Billboard album charts. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Stations Featuring
Dying Fetus

    Death Metal

    Death Metal
    13 songs

Albums by
Dying Fetus

Top Songs by
Dying Fetus

  1.   Song
  2.   Destroy the Opposition
  3.   Raping the System
  4.   Killing On Adrenaline
  5.   Your Treachery Will Die with You
  6.   Stop at Nothing
  7.   Homicidal Retribution
  8.   Fate of the Condemned
  9.   Parasites of Catastrophe
  10.   Shepherd's Commandment
  11.   Schematics
  12.   One Shot, One Kill
  13.   We Are Your Enemy
  14.   Fornication Terrorists
  15.   From Womb to Waste
  16.   Institutions of Deceit
  17.   Subjected to a Beating
  18.   Skum (Fuck the Weak)
  19.   Abandon All Hope
  20.   Induce Terror
  21.   Forgotten Scriptures by Disgorge
  22.   Devout Atrocity
  23.   In the Trenches
  24.   Second Skin
  25.   Fade into Obscurity
  26.   At What Expense?
  27.   The Weak Shall Be Cruched
  28.   Judgement Day
  29.   Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)
  30.   Hopeless Insurrection
  31.   Descend into Depravity
  32.   Atrocious by Nature
  33.   Obsolete Deterrence
  34.   Nocturnal Crucifixion
  35.   Raped on the Altar
  36.   Skull Fucked
  37.   Vengeance Unleashed
  38.   Intentional Manslaughter
  39.   Absolute Defiance
  40.   Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog
  41.   Procreate The Malformed
  42.   Justifiable Homicide
  43.   Epidemic of Hate
  44.   Born in Sodom
  45.   Unadultered Hatred
  46.   Twisted Truth
  47.   Blunt Force Trauma
  48.   In Times of War
  49.   Insidious Repression
  50.   Ethos of Coercion
  51.   For Us or Against Us
  52.   Grotesque Impalement
  53.   Beaten into Submission
  54.   Unleashed upon Mankind
  55.   The Blood of Power
  56.   Conceived into Enslavement
  57.   Nothing Left to Pray For
  58.   Dissidence
  59.   Onslaught of Malice
  60.   Gorehog
  61.   Unchallenged Hate
  62.   Rohypnol
  63.   The Ancient Rivalry
  64.   Forced Elimination
  65.   Revisionist Past
  66.   Pissing in the Mainstream
  67.   Born in a Casket
  68.   Permanently Disfigured
  69.   Invert the Idols
  70.   Fixated on Devastation

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