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Country: United States
History: 1997 – Currently
Status: Active
Style: Death/Doom metal

Biography

A curious band. While their image appears to show three girls dressed for a Halloween party, music itself becomes aggressive. This seems to be one of the main features of Tormentula, mixing humor with aggressiveness, also present in their lyrics. Their style is often medially associated with the black metal label, although approaching a punkish doom/death metal.

The band kick off was in 1997 without any claim as a gathering of friends. They tried with different covers but neither seemed to bear fruit until they saw the light with their first song “Corn Cob”.

Their vocalist Alice cites influences such diverse as Emperor, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Venom and Mercyful Fate. Actually their sound is no less confusing. This was no handicap to get a recording contract with Speakeasy Records, born recently with only two bands in their roster, which released their LP “Submit Your Unworthy Soul” in 1999.

The record had some local impact, which did not prevent the record label from traversing economic problems and eventually disappeared. The album gave Tormentula a certain reputation that made them open for Today’s The Day and Anal Cunt.

“Lure Of The Grime”, published in 7″ red vinyl was the last work published by Tormentula.

They are still active but without plans to publish new material, switching from trio to quintet after adding Glare Rivets on bass, and the first male foray Blasphemor Lord.

Lineup

Alice Bludgeon – Drums, vocals
Manerva Scurvy – Guitar, vocals
Dr. Morticia Mangle – Bass
Glare Rivets – Bass, vocals
Lord Blasphemor – Guitar

Discography

1999, “Submit Your Unworthy Soul” (LP)
2000, “Lure Of The Grime” (7″)

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One comment

  1. Suena muy bien esta banda!.

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