Background information
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Death/Doom
Years active 1989–1993
Labels Relapse
Associated acts Bacteria, Scum, Sanctum, Trial of the Bow, Pulgar, d.USK, Inverloch
Website Disembowelment Facebook
Past members Renato Gallina
Paul Mazziotta
Jason Kells
Matthew Skarajew

Disembowelment (stylized diSEMBOWELMENT) was an Australian death-doom band from the second wave of doom metal in the early 90's. Considered by some as the pioneers of an authentic brutal and ultralent death-doom from the hand of the American band Winter, its influence nevertheless manifests itself in practically all sub-genres of doom metal.

History[edit | edit source]

The band was founded in 1989 by Renato Gallina and Paul Mazziotta, previously active in the band Bacteria. Together with Dean Ruprich as a studio musician on electric bass, the duo recorded the first demo in 1990, Mourning September.

1991 followed the second demo tape, Deep Sensory Procession Into Aural Fate, which secured them a contract with the American label Relapse Records. There, an EP was first released, Dusk, for which the two pieces of the 1991 demo tape were combined with another piece from 1992 ("Cerulean Transience of All My Imagined Shores").

Reinforced by Jason Kells on guitar and Matthew Skarajew on bass, the band then recorded their only album, Transcendence into the Peripheral, in 1993, half of which consisted of re-recordings of previously released tracks. Shortly after the release of the album, the band broke up, having never played live.

A box-set with all recordings of the band was released in 2005. Skarajew and Mazziotta teamed up in 2010, completing a band called d.USK, later Inverloch, and performing at the Roadburn Festival, where they played the entire studio album.

Discography[edit | edit source]

  • Mourning September (demo, 1990)
  • Deep Sensory Procession Into Aural Fate (demo, 1991)
  • Dusk (EP, 1992)
  • Transcendence into the Peripheral (studio, 1993)
  • Disembowelment (2×CD/3×CD compilation, 2005)

Members[edit | edit source]

  • Pat Mazziotta - Drums (1989 - 1993)
  • Renato Gallina - Guitar, Vocals (1989 - 1993)
  • Jason Kells - Guitar (1991 - 1993)
  • Tim Aldridge - Bass (1989 - 1990)
  • Dean Ruprich - Bass (1990)
  • Matthew Skarajew - Bass (1992 - 1993)

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