Death metal musical groups from California

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Suicide Silence
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    Suicide Silence

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  2. Autopsy
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    Autopsy

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    Autopsy is a death metal band, founded in 1987 in the United States by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler. They disbanded in 1995, but reunited in 2009.


  3. Fear Factory
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    Fear Factory

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    Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. Factory was enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s. Fear Factory disbanded in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but reformed later that year without founding member Dino Cazares, adding bassist Byron Stroud, and previous bassist Christian Olde Wolbers as guitarist.


  4. DevilDriver
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    DevilDriver

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    DevilDriver is an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara (the only remaining original member), guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, bassist Chris Towning and drummer Austin D'Amond. The band was originally named Deathride, however, due to copyright issues and the name being taken by several bands, Deathride changed its name to DevilDriver, which refers to bells Italian Wiccans used to drive evil forces away.


  5. Light This City
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    Light This City

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    Light This City was an American melodic death metal band from the Bay Area of San Francisco that was active between 2002 and 2008, with some reunion shows in 2010.


  6. Cattle Decapitation
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    Cattle Decapitation

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    Cattle Decapitation is an American deathgrind band from San Diego, California, formed in 1996. The band's current line-up includes vocalist Travis Ryan, guitarist Josh Elmore, drummer Dave McGraw, and bassist Derek Engemann. Cattle Decapitation have released seven albums, their most recent being The Anthropocene Extinction in 2015.


  7. Carnifex
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    Carnifex

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    Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released five full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Latin: carnifex, meaning "butcher" or sometimes "executioner".


  8. Bleeding Through
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    Bleeding Through

    765 views

    Bleeding Through was an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1999, the band blended influences stemming from modern hardcore punk, symphonic black metal, and melodic death metal. Although the band was often labeled as simply metalcore, when Brandan Schieppati was asked if he considered Bleeding Through a hardcore band, he said: "I think we're a hardcore band and I'll never say we are a metal band, we're all hardcore kids and we came from the hardcore scene. Ours is just a different version of hardcore, we're trying to do something which adds a different variety to the hardcore scene, which has been sounding the same way for so long."


  9. As Blood Runs Black
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    As Blood Runs Black

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    As Blood Runs Black is an American deathcore band from Los Angeles, California. They have released three albums. Their first album, Allegiance, was released on June 6, 2006. Their second album, Instinct, was released on March 15, 2011. Instinct reached number 1 on the Billboard Heatseakers Albums chart and number 111 on the Billboard 200 for the week of April 2, 2011. On June 30, 2013, As Blood Runs Black announced that they will be self-releasing their newest album, Ground Zero, with the help of crowdfunding via IndieGoGo; this was successful and the album was released on October 27, 2014.


  10. Possessed
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    Possessed

    318 views

    Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. After breaking up in 1987, and briefly reforming from 1990 to 1993, the band reformed under original bassist/vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007, and has a new album in the works.


  11. Impending Doom
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    Impending Doom

    325 views

    Impending Doom was a German blackened death metal band. The band was formed in 1993 but split-up in 2001. Their song "Screams of a Raven" appeared on the compilation album Voices of Death (Part I), produced by Voice of Life Records. Through the band's eight-year career they released three full-length albums, two EPs, three split albums, four demos, and two compilation albums. Much of the band's lyrical content revolved around Satanic themes and imagery.


  12. Elysia
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    Elysia

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    Elysia is an American deathcore band from Shingle Springs, California. Originally called Elysium's Revenge, the band was started in 2003 while the members were just freshmen and sophomores in high school. Since 2003, they have released two EPs and one full-length album, and have completed two US tours despite almost constant line-up changes. Having settled into a more solid line-up, the band released their latest full length, Lion Of Judas, on June 10, 2008, through Ferret Records. The band disbanded in 2008, but announced their reformation in 2013.


  13. The Faceless
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    The Faceless

    235 views

    The Faceless is an American technical death metal band from the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. They released their debut album, Akeldama in November 2006, and a follow-up, Planetary Duality, in November 2008. The band's third album, Autotheism, was released on August 14, 2012.


  14. Sadus
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    Sadus

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    Sadus is an American thrash metal trio from Antioch, California. They are very known for their extremely fast way of playing thrash metal, band's vocalist Darren Travis' vocals and unique way of singing (vocals approaching to death metal growls) as well as bassist Steve DiGiorgio's highly technical way of playing.


  15. Ghoul
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    Ghoul

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    Ghoul is a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. Though the members' actual identities are meant to be concealed, it is known that some members or past members of Ghoul also play or have played in other bands such as Impaled, Dystopia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Exhumed, Phobia, Asunder and Morbosidad. Ghoul released their debut album in 2002 and since then have released four full studio albums.


  16. Pathology (band)
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    Pathology (band)

    212 views

    Pathology is an American death metal band from San Diego, California, formed in 2006 by drummer Dave Astor (previously with The Locust and Cattle Decapitation). The band were signed to Victory Records for an over three-year period, but now are currently signed to Sevared Records, an independent New York-based death metal label.


  17. Deeds Of Flesh
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    Deeds Of Flesh

    174 views

    Deeds of Flesh is a four-piece death metal band from Los Osos, California, USA. They were formed in 1993 by Jacoby Kingston, Erik Lindmark ( Born 1973 ) and Joey Heaslet and are still active. They founded their own label, Unique Leader Records, which has since become home to a number of other death metal bands from around the world. Deeds of Flesh have released eight studio albums, their most recent being Portals to Canaan which was released in 2013.


  18. Disgorge (band)
    #18

    Disgorge (band)

    174 views

    Disgorge is a death metal band from San Diego, California, formed in 1992.


  19. All Shall Perish
    #19

    All Shall Perish

    138 views

    All Shall Perish is an American deathcore band from Northern California, United States, formed in 2002. Currently, the band is signed to Nuclear Blast and have released four full-length albums through the label. Their latest record, This Is Where It Ends was released on July 26, 2011.


  20. Exhumed
    #20

    Exhumed

    156 views

    Exhumed is an American death metal band from San Jose, California that is currently signed to Relapse Records. The band plays an old school style of death metal influenced by early Carcass and Entombed and is known for its gore-themed lyrics. The band, which has endured a highly unstable line-up since inception, formed in 1990, went on hiatus in 2005, and reformed in 2010, with guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey being the band's only consistent member.


  21. Divine Heresy
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    Divine Heresy

    114 views

    Divine Heresy is an American technical death metal band formed by founder of Fear Factory, guitarist Dino Cazares and Devolved, drummer John Sankey. Although the band's origins trace back to 2002, Divine Heresy was officially formed in 2006. The band currently consists of guitarist Cazares, former Vital Remains drummer and current World Under Blood drummer Tim Yeung, former Nile bassist Joe Payne and vocalist Travis Neal. Tommy "Vext" Cummings was fired from Divine Heresy following an onstage altercation on April 26, 2008. After holding auditions for a new frontman for the band, it was announced on August 14 that The Bereaved vocalist Travis Neal is to fill the position.


  22. Impaled
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    Impaled

    140 views

    Impaled is a death metal and goregrind band from Oakland, California. The band's name is a backronym, standing for "Immoral Medical Practitioners And Licentious Evil-Doers".


  23. Terrorizer
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    Terrorizer

    105 views

    Terrorizer is an American grindcore and death metal band formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. After disbanding, its members gained recognition by playing in influential extreme metal bands, such as Morbid Angel (David Vincent, Pete Sandoval), Napalm Death (Jesse Pintado) and Nausea (Oscar Garcia, Alfred "Garvey" Estrada). To date, Terrorizer has released three studio albums, and broken up twice (in 1989 and 2006). The band reunited again in 2009, this time without Pintado, who had died three years earlier.


  24. Winds of Plague
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    Winds of Plague

    100 views

    Winds of Plague is an American deathcore band from Upland, California, formed in 2002. They are best known as one of the only deathcore bands to incorporate symphonic elements into their music.


  25. Epidemic
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    Epidemic

    78 views

    Epidemic was an American death/Thrash metal band which was part of the Bay Area thrash scene.


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