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Dismember is a Swedishmarker death metal band that formed in 1988. They are well known in the extreme metal underground.


The band formed in Stockholmmarker in 1988. After a hiatus, during which several members joined Carnage, the band began recording in earnest in 1991 and released their debut, Like an Ever Flowing Stream in 1991. The album became an early example of Scandinavian death metal and established the band's fanbase, which grew with the release of Pieces (1992). The song "Skin Her Alive" prompted an obscenity charge in the United Kingdommarker, against which the band successfully defended themselves.

In 1993 Dismember released Indecent & Obscene, their most successful album ever, which featured their most famous theme: "Dreaming in Red" videoclip was shown very frequently in MTV's Headbanger's Ball.

Like many of the other Scandinavian death metal bands, Dismember began softening their sound in the mid-1990s, with 1995's Massive Killing Capacity more melodic approaches, which had a good public response. Nevertheless, they attempted a return to style with 1997's Death Metal, which ultimately became a sales disappointment.

Dismember set a new path and signed for Karmageddon Records. In 2004, they released their sole album with that label titled Where Ironcrosses Grow and sounds close to Hate Campaign and is heavily inspired by Iron Maiden and Autopsy.

They switched record companies again in 2005, signing to Regain Records now, who bought the rights to their earlier albums as well and released them as luxury digipak editions. In 2006, Dismember released their seventh album The God That Never Was continuing in the style of its predecessor. The band spent February on the road in Europe. In November 2006, Dismember toured Europe as part of the Masters of Death tour, with Grave, Unleashed, Entombed and Exterminator.

After the release of 'The God That Never Was' and some touring, Estby left the band "after long and careful consideration". In a posting on the official site on April 20, 2007, Estby cites the demands of touring and the needs of his family as key reasons for him leaving the band.. His statements appears as "My decision to put my family in first hand makes it impossible to keep on touring and commit to the band full time. I want to thank all the fans, friends, bands and all the other cool people i've met through the years and I wish Dismember all the best in the future. Fred."

In April 2008, they released their eighth album, "Dismember."

Dismember released a two-disc DVD titled Under Bloodred Skies in late July 2009. The live concerts were filmed in the Netherlands and at the 2008 Party.San Open Air Festival in Bad Berka, Germany. The DVD also included a documentary and interviews with band members. The cover art was created by Erik Danielsson of Trident Art.



  • Dismembered (1988)
  • Last Blasphemies (1989)
  • Rehearsal (1989)
  • Reborn in Blasphemy (1990)


Singles and EPs

DVDs and videos

  • Under Bloodred Skies (DVD, 2009)
  • Live Blasphemies (DVD, 2004)
  • Soon to Be Dead (promo)
  • Skinfather (promo)
  • Dreaming in Red (promo)
  • Casket Garden (promo)
  • Trail of the Dead (promo)


  • Matti Kärki - Vocals
  • David Blomqvist - Guitars
  • Martin Persson - Guitars
  • Tobias Cristiansson - Bass
  • Thomas Daun - Drums

Former members


  1. Fred leaves Dismember - Official Statement
  2. DISMEMBER: DVD Artwork Unveiled

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