Cadaver (band)

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Cadaver
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Cadaver in 2004
Background information
Also known asCadaver Inc.
Origin Råde and Fredrikstad, Norway
Genres Death metal
Years active1988−1993, 1999−2004, 2019−present
Labels Earache Records
Candlelight Records
Associated acts Carnage, Immortal, Aura Noir, Dødheimsgard, Ved Buens Ende
Website www.cadaver.no
Members
Past members Apollyon
Balvaz
Czral
Ole Bjerkebakke
René Jansen
Eilert Solstad
Espen Sollum

Cadaver is a death metal band from Råde and Fredrikstad, Norway. The band had a brief venture in the early 1990s before splitting in 1993. Cadaver would eventually re-emerge as Cadaver Inc. in 1999 which consisted of only one founding member. For their final album, they fell back to using their original band name Cadaver and ended their activities in 2004, with their final live show in 2005. The band reformed in April 2019.

Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick and blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes, and chromatic chord progressions. The lyrical themes of death metal may invoke slasher film-stylized violence, religion, occultism, Lovecraftian horror, nature, mysticism, mythology, philosophy, science fiction, and politics, and they may describe extreme acts, including mutilation, dissection, torture, rape, cannibalism, and necrophilia.

Råde Municipality in Østfold, Norway

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Fredrikstad Municipality in Østfold, Norway

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Biography

Anders Odden and Ole Bjerkebakke founded Cadaver in 1988. They were later joined by bassist René Jansen and in 1989 the trio released the "Abnormal Deformity" demo. The demo attracted the attention of Carcass members, Bill Steer and Jeff Walker, who signed the band to their Earache imprint label, Necrosis. The subsequent album, Hallucinating Anxiety was released in 1990 as a split with the Carnage album Dark Recollections . Shortly after the album's release, René Jansen was replaced by Eilert Solstad. In 1992, the band released their second album, titled ...In Pains. Dissension within the band would cause the band to fold in 1993. [1]

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In 1999 the band was resurrected by Odden, who went by the name Neddo. He gathered three new musicians, and started to use the band name Cadaver Inc. The foursome, now including Czral, L.J. Balvaz and Apollyon, recorded the album Discipline which was released in February 2001. A tour followed in support of Morbid Angel and Extreme Noise Terror. Accompanying the album was a website that claimed to sell alibis for murders. This website attracted too much attention and hence the original name was restored. Their final album was then released in 2004 titled Necrosis. [2] The band decided to split up in 2004 with their last live show in 2005. Cadaver never left Anders Odden as an idea completely and in 2014 he decided to record a 5th album with Dirk Verbeuren as his drummer and musical companion.

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Line-up

Former members

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Discography

Full-length albums

Demos

Live albums

Split albums

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References

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  2. "Necrosis - Cadaver - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  3. "CADAVER Is Back! ANDERS ODDEN Joins Forces With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN". Blabbermouth.net. April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.