For more than a decade since 1997, the dank corners of Oakland,
California have been plagued by a goretet of madmen bent on
perverting goodwill to ill-will, virtue to violence, and kindness
to killing. They have sought nothing less than the complete
destruction of all that is good. The world has rued the day that
Impaled came to be.
Begat by guitarist/vocalist Sean McGrath and joined by drummer Raul
Varela, Impaled created an ethic to destroy the weak, the sick, the
frail, the poseurs. The pair enlisted the services of Leon del
Muerte on guitar and vocals and Ross Sewage on bass and vocals to
create a line-up that would take the underground by storm.
After the release of the absolutely putrid demo, "From Here to
Colostomy," Impaled was quickly regarded as a force of gore to be
reckoned with. A split 7" with hydro-grinders Cephalic Carnage
solidified Impaled's infamy, and they were soon the first death
metal band signed to kvlt black metal label, Necropolis Records.
The year 2000 saw the release of Impaled's first record, "The Dead
Shall Dead Remain," and vomit spilled forth from the aisles of
record stores all over the world. A U.S. tour with death metal
heavyweights Nile followed and Impaled found their brand of
malfeasance to be celebrated from shore to bloody shore.
In 2001, refusing to rest on their laurels, Impaled followed up
their demolishing full-length debut with a one-two-three-four
punch. In that year, they recorded a split 7" with the moshtastic
Engorged, covered tracks for Impetigo and Carcass tribute CDs,
released the infamous "Choice Cuts" EP whose cover saw censure
worldwide, and toured the U.S. again with Skinless, Origin, and
Leon del Muerte departed the gruesome foursome soon thereafter and
was replaced by guitarist/vocalist Andrew LaBarre. After honing
their skills, the sonic deviltry Impaled created was set onto wax
with Necropolis Records release of 2002's "Mondo Medicale." Banned
in 84 countries for excessive violence and sickness, this release
was revered by the metal community and reviled by the public.
Impaled performed nationally once again with Incantation and a
trail of offal and chum was left in their wake.
The follow up EP, 2003's Medical Waste, included unreleased tracks
and Impaled's first gory music video. It was met with universal
scorn and condemned as an abomination against humanity. The same
year, Impaled composed a tale too horrible for one band to tell, so
Spain's Haemorrhage rose to the occasion and conspired in the 2003
split-CD release from Razorback Records, "Dementia Rex." Sadly,
Andrew LaBarre would not survive the experience, and was replaced
by guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire, Jason Kocol.
2004 saw Impaled catapulted into the limelight when they inked a
deal to record for Century Media Records. The kings of screams then
coerced one Trey Spruance, of Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3 fame,
to man the helm for the production of the world's sickest concept
album, "Death After Life." Over the next two years, the release of
the album and another abominable video thrust Impaled further onto
the world stage. In addition to touring America and into Mexico
with bands such as Disfear, Aborted and Napalm Death, Impaled lay
waste to the continent of Europe with Deeds of Flesh and massacred
Japan side-by-side with General Surgery.
Now in 2007, ten years since the massacre began, Impaled returns
with their most deadly effort to date. Working with Willowtip
Records, the release of Impaled's fourth full-length is bound to
crush their enemies and give rise to the bloodlust of their fans.
Replete with scalpel sharp riffs, blinding speed, and hooks that
rip your lips off, "The Last Gasp" is a record you won't survive.