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Formed: 1992
From: Madrid, Spain
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Avulsed News

Below is our complete Avulsed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Avulsed Parts With Drummer

Avulsed has officially parted ways with drummer Osckar Bravo, and the band comments on the situation:

"After a reunion maintained yesterday between all members of the band, it was decided that Osckar Bravo, drummer of Avulsed since April 2012, leaves the band due to professional incompatibilities.

"It was a decision, although meditated, very difficult for us, because there weren’t personal or musicianship factors involved, since Osckar, right after joining the band, quickly got integrated in the group and contributed to raise the instrumental level of the band with his undeniable quality as a drummer.

"Avulsed wants to thank Osckar Bravo in a very special way for letting us enjoy of his qualities as a musician and especially as a person in the over two years he’s been with us where he recorded one of the best albums of the band ('Ritual Zombi') and sharing with us great moments during the shows we’ve played together. We’d like to wish him the best luck not only in his other band Nightfear, but in any other musical project he might get involved. He’s got plenty of quality for that!!

"So, starting from today, Avulsed will search a replacement to get the vacant spot in a permanent way. We’ll let you know when we find a new drummer!!"

Avulsed also recently announced a "Carnivoracity" 20th anniversary re-issue on CD / 12" LP via Xtreem Music this coming August 1st. More...

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Avulsed Re-Issuing "Carnivoracity"

Avulsed has announced a "Carnivoracity" 20th anniversary re-issue on CD / 12"LP via Xtreem Music. The label comments:

"Originally recorded in December 1993, the three studio songs (17 min.) were first released as a 7" EP in June 1994 by German label M.M.I. Records, making of this, the very first release of a Spanish extreme metal band by a foreign label and quickly becoming a collectable item. One year later, in 1995, this EP was re-issued on CD format by Repulse Records including 9 live bonus tracks from a memorable show of the band containing rare tracks, demo songs and a couple of covers of Demigod & Brujeria.

"This 'Carnivoracity' release has become some sort of a cult recording through the years showing the early days of Avulsed, that has kept this pure and genuine brand of Death Metal until today, an spirit and essence that makes this band one of the most authentic and respected European death metal forces, always keeping themselves away from commercial records labels. More...

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Avulsed Posts "Horrified By Repulsion" Lyric Clip

The second clip taken from the latest Avulsed album "Ritual Zombi" comes in the form of a comic lyric video for the track "Horrified by Repulsion."

The video gestated during 8 long months thanks to Grind Brothers Art and now the end result can be seen below. The full "Ritual Zombi" track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of Apocalypse (Intro)
2. Dead Flesh Awakened
3. Z-Hunter
4. ...Was Not My Blood
5. Horrified by Repulsion
6. Zompiro
7. Elegy for the Rotting (Interlude)
8. Unborn of the Undead
9. Brainsuck
10. Zombie Ritual (DEATH)
11. Cannivegan Corpse
12. Cult of the Living Dead
13. Devoured and Forgotten (Outro) More...

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Avulsed Records Napalm Death Cover

Avulsed has checked in with the following announcement about recording a Napalm Death cover for a tribute release:

"Last Monday we finished the recording of a cover of Napalm Death's 'Suffer the Children' for an upcoming tribute album with Spanish & Portuguese bands due to come out very soon (according to the tribute organizer).

"Recordings took place at La Casa del Ruido (Coslada/Madrid) and mixing will be done by Javi Félez at Moontower Studio (Barcelona) for a later mastering by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios (Oedt/Germany)."

Avulsed's full "Ritual Zombi" album can also be streamed in full at this location. More...

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Avulsed Releases "Ritual Zombi"

Avulsed released the new album "Ritual Zombi" today, which can be heard in the player below or purchased at Bandcamp here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of Apocalypse (Intro)
2. Dead Flesh Awakened
3. Z-Hunter
4. ...Was Not My Blood
5. Horrified by Repulsion
6. Zompiro
7. Elegy for the Rotting (Interlude)
8. Unborn of the Undead
9. Brainsuck
10. Zombie Ritual (DEATH)
11. Cannivegan Corpse
12. Cult of the Living Dead
13. Devoured and Forgotten (Outro) More...

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Avulsed Streaming First Song From New Album

Avulsed has today released the first advance song from the coming "Ritual Zombi" album, due out September 1st, 2013. Give "Dead Flesh Awakened" a listen through the player below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of Apocalypse (Intro)
2. Dead Flesh Awakened
3. Z-Hunter
4. ...Was Not My Blood
5. Horrified by Repulsion
6. Zompiro
7. Elegy for the Rotting (Interlude)
8. Unborn of the Undead
9. Brainsuck
10. Zombie Ritual (DEATH)
11. Cannivegan Corpse
12. Cult of the Living Dead
13. Devoured and Forgotten (Outro)

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Avulsed Finishes New Album

After 5 endless months since recording started, and going through laborious process of editing, mixing & mastering, the new album from Avulsed, titled "Ritual Zombi," is finished!

The different versions of the album will see simultaneous release via eight different labels in four formats:

- Xtreem Music (Europe) CD
- Seraved Rec. (North America) CD
- Coyote Rec. (Russia/CIS) CD
- American Line Prod. (Central America) CD
- Obliteration Rec. (Japan/Oceania) CD
- Disembodied Rec. (South America) CD
- Xtreem Music (World) vinyl 12"LP
- Narrowwards Rec. (Asia) Cassette
- Metalhit & Avulsed (World) Digital More...

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Avulsed To Record New Album

Avulsed is ready to hit the studios next week to record the 6th full-length in the band's career, which will be called "Ritual Zombi," which will be a conceptual work dealing with zombies. Xtreem Music comments on the pending release:

"The album will contain 9 new songs plus a cover song of Death's 'Zombie Ritual' as a tribute to the band that started it all for the real Death Metal sound (with permission from Possessed, of course!!). There will be also three instrumental songs (intro, interlude & outro) and this will be the first recording featuring new drummer Osckar Bravo.

"Recording & production will take place in Madrid at La Casa del Ruido Studios by Dani Blanco & Avulsed during February/ March and later will be mixed in Barcelona at Moontower Studios by Javi Félez. Then it'll be finally mastered in Sweden at Unisound Studios by mastermind Dan Swanö. Cover artwork will be done by Juanjo Castellano, who did a superb work for the latest Putrevore album and this made it clear for the band that he'd be the perfect choice to conceive the most putrid transcription of the band's sound.

"'Ritual Zombi' promises to be the strongest album of the band, gathering all elements that made Avulsed's style over two decades, a respected force with thousands of diehard fans around the world, which for sure won't be disappointed with this new work, that will be another step in the band's fight to keep the true spirit of Death Metal, free of clichés, labels & trends, staying loyal to what the band has been playing since day one back in 1991, which is: DEATH METAL (in bold letters!!). More...

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Avulsed Announces Shows In Turkey

Avulsed has issued the following announcement about performing upcoming live shows in Turkey:

"It's now 100% confirmed that we'll play two shows in Turkey:

12.07 - Ankara (2012 Performans Club)
12.08 - Istanbul (Pulp Live Club)

"We know we have a strong fanbase in Turkey, so we've done all what's in our hand to make these shows happen. Thanx to the essential help of Arda from www.metaltr.net who's organizing everything and soon will confirm all bands that will be sharing the stage with us.

"So we invite all Turkish Avulsed fans not to miss any of these shows, as they'll be most probably the only Avulsed shows ever to be played over there. Unforgettable shows are guaranteed! See you there!" More...

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Avulsed Checks In With Hellfest Recap

Avulsed presented the band's new drummer at Hellfest, and the group has now checked in with the following recap of the festival:

"Just a few days ago, Avulsed played at what's probably the best metal festival in Europe: Hellfest! We had a fucking great time over there and we're so happy of having the chance of playing there in front of thousands of maniacs!

"The show was fantastic and both the audience and us enjoyed every minute of our performance. We are very grateful to the HF organization for treating us so well and having us at their awesome festival and of course specially thankful to all these Avulsed fans, friends and in general to all death metal lovers that watched our show.

"We hope to meet you again at some other European festival in the future!! Here you have a few of the first videos on YouTube from the Avulsed performance." More...

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Avulsed To Present New Drummer At Hellfest

Avulsed has issued the following announcement about presenting the band's new drummer at the upcoming Hellfest 2012:

"After long consideration, Avulsed has finally decided to officially present new drummer Osckar Bravo at Hellfest, this being the best possible opportunity to show all our fans the capabilities of our new band mate.

"There was an initial chance that Riky (ex-drummer) would play at Hellfest in case that we didn't have a drummer ready for it, for which we're very grateful, but since the adaptation of Osckar has been nothing but excellent, the band feels ready to face the challenge of having his official debut at such big event.

"In the meantime, Avulsed has been confirmed to perform as headliners on the next edition of the Repulsion Fest. which will take place in Sevilla (Spain) on 29th of September along with bands like EXTIRPATING THE INFECTED, NO FATE, PURULENT NECROPSYS and DIGGING YOUR TOMB."

If you still haven't seen Osckar in action, you can still watch this video of his first practice with the band below. Further details on the upcoming Hellfest can also be found at this location. More...

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Avulsed Announces New Drummer

Just one month after the departure of ex-drummer Riky, AVULSED has announced a new drummer. After auditioning three drummers, the decision was made to recruit Osckar (Oscar Bravo).

According to the band, Osckar is one of the best drummers on the Spanish Metal scene, also playing in legendary heavy metal band SOBREDOSIS, NIGHTFEAR, and is recently departed from melodic death metal band ATMOSPHERE GREY. Osckar is also endorsed by various prestigioius brands like MAPEX drums, ZILDJIAN cymbals, EVANS drumheads, ZILDJIAN sticks and AXIS pedals.

You can see a short video taken during the band's first official rehearsal with Osckar below:

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Avulsed Splits With Drummer Ricardo Mena

Spanish act Avulsed has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:

"We're sorry to communicate you that since last 20th of March, Ricardo Mena (Riky) is no longer the band's drummer. Due to differences on how to deal with different internal issues within the band, we've decided, after a reunion, that the best thing for both parts is not to continue together. No hard feelings, beyond the sadness that all this means for us all.

"Due to this, we must announce the cancellation of the performance on the two upcoming festivals in April where Avulsed was going to participate: Thrashway Fest (Oviedo) and Barroselas SWR Fest (Portugal). However, there's a possibility that the last show with the current line-up with Riky might happen at Hellfest in France.

"We just want to thank Riky for his eight years of total devotion and profesionalism as a musician and his friendship, that we'll keep, of course. And to wish him the best both on personal and professional on musical matters."

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Maryland Death Fest IX Day Three

The ninth annual edition of the Maryland Deathfest has grown into a four day affair, spanning Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Despite a last minute scare with Sonar possibly closing down, the even took place at Sonar, with the outdoor stages at either end of a closed off Saratoga Street.

This year, Metalunderground.com writer Emily Hingle (aka Buick McKane) was on hand for the entire festival (you can read her reports from day 1 and day 2) and Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer) was present on Saturday.

After an adventurous drive around the venue a few times trying to figure out how to reach the parking lot with Saratoga Street closed off, I finally arrived in time to see Creative Waste’s set. Sonar is a dark venue at any time, but entering from the afternoon sunlight, it seemed pitch black and took a few minutes to adjust.

Creative Waste took the stage and their sound was painfully loud. And they’re only a three-piece band, with a vocalist, guitarist and drummer - no bassist. The Saudi band described themselves as grindcore, but sounded more like a very hardcore influenced brand of metal. The music wasn’t my thing and the excessive volume that was not pleasant even with ear plugs sealed the deal for me.

Mammoth Grinder took the stage next, and I didn’t recognize them at first. The first few songs sounded a bit thin and reminded me of Prong, who while I enjoy, always had a weaker sound as a 3-piece. A few songs into their set, things got heavier and thrashier, evoking thoughts of Slayer. Then I recognized them as the band I saw at SXSW earlier this year. The remainder of their set was fast and heavy and made Mammoth Grinder the best band I witnessed on the inside stage that day. More...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Avulsed Comments On 20th Anniversary

Spanish death metal act Avulsed has issued the following update about the band's plans for its 20th anniversary:

"2011 is the year! The year of the 20th anniversary of Avulsed, the most constant & veteran death metal band from Spain, formed back in August 1991, being the most active live band not only within Spain, but also around the world (4 Euro-tours, Russia, USA, Japan, Mexico, South & Central America...), always carrying the flag of the most genuine death metal. Having spawned 5 full length albums, 3 demos, 2 EP's and other releases making a total of 10 CD's & a DVD, the band feels stronger than ever and of course ready to prepare something special to commemorate these 20 years surviving trends & fashions and never wimping out!

"During the 1st half of 2011, a total of 18 songs taken from all their albums, will be re-recorded for a CD entitled 'Fleshcube.' Instead of just doing a compilation with the original recordings (that would be too easy & cheap), the band decided to re-record all these songs with the current line-up, the current guitar sound (way heavier than before), their current drummer (who has empowered the playing of the songs) and in general, the usual modifications that each song suffers after being played for years and years. In resume, it'll be an album with only the best songs of the band. No fillers, just classics! A special limited edition will be released, most probably a box containing a double CD, exclusive shirt, stickers, photos and other goodies, limited to the first ones to come, but it's still undecided how it'll be. We'll keep you informed!

"Needless to say that Avulsed will be presenting 'Fleshcube' after its release, planned sometime after summer, playing all these killer songs, while still working on the composition of new tunes for their 6th full length album tentatively to be recorded in 2012 with the working title of 'Ritual Zombi,' a title written in Spanish, but perfectly understandable in English too, which not only in tribute to Death, of course, but also will serve to introduce the zombie element into Avulsed's lyrics to make them not just brutal, gore & macabre, but fucking horrifying as well.

"Also, 2011 means the first agreement ever made between Avulsed and a management. Stigia Promotions & Management will handled, from now on, all negotiations regarding shows & tours for the band, so if anyone is interested in booking Avulsed on their city or festival, please, get in touch directly with: jordi@stigia.org More...

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Disbelief To Play Way Of Darkness Fest

Disbelief has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Way of Darkness festival, which is set to take place from October 6th - October 8th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other confirmed bands are as follows:

Hail of Bullets
Hellish Crossfire
Milking The Goatmachine
Soul Demise

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Final Line-Up Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.

Thursday, May 26th:

Friday, May 27th:

Saturday, May 28th:

Sunday, May 29th:

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Metalhit.com Releases Free Death Metal Comp

Metalhit.com recently released the second compilation in their download series: a death metal comp. You can download it for free from Amazon.com.

Here is the free compilation's tracklisting:

1. Putridity "Blindfold Surgery Abominable" (2:51)
2. Asphyx "Death, the Brutal Way" (3:52)
3. Avulsed "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-Mutilation)" (3:43)
4. Demigod "Deadsoul" (3:45)
5. Demilich "Inherited Rowel Levitation (Reduced without any effort)" (3:22)
6. Obscure "Messenger of Chaos, I Infinitum" (5:57)
7. Insult "Slaves of Holy Righteousness" (2:22)
8. Master "Judgment of Will" (2:53)
9. Natron "Roadkill" (3:48)
10. Nominon "Kevorkian Exit" (4:46)
11. Pathology "Defiled Autopsy Remnants" (3:36)
12. Sinister "Spiritual Immolation" (4:03)

Metalhit.com released a free thrash compilation back in September that is still available for download.

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