Immolation

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Old school death metal band from Yonkers, New York, United States.

Immolation was formed in 1986 as Rigor Mortis by Andrew Sakowics (vocals, bass), Thomas Wilkinson (guitar), Robert Vigna (guitar) and Dave Wilkinson (drums). In 1987 they recorded the demos "Decomposed" and "Warriors of Doom". In 1988 Andrew Sakowics and Dave Wilkinson were replaced by Ross Dolan (vocals, bass) and Neal Boback (drums). They recorded another two demos, both entitled "Immolation". Later that year they changed name to Immolation and the compilation album, "Stepping on Angels? ...Before Dawn", containing the demo albums, was released.

In 1991 Neal Boback was replaced by Craig Smilowski and then the band recorded and released the album "Dawn of Possession" through Roadrunner Records. Five years passed and "Here in After" was released. During those years they also split from Roadrunner Records and were signed to Metal Blade instead. Alex Hernandez also replaced Craig Smilowski on drums. The band then embarked on several tours and in 1999 "Failures for Gods" was released. It was followed by "Close to a World Below" in 2000.

Bill Taylor (guitar), formerly of Angel Corpse, was recruited for touring but became a permanent member. In 2002 "Unholy Cult" was released.
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RCD 9310 Dawn Of Possession — Immolation Immolation Dawn Of Possession (Album) R/C Records RCD 9310 US 1991 Sell This Version
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3984-14102-2 Here In After — Immolation Immolation Here In After (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14102-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
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3984-14197-2 Failures For Gods — Immolation Immolation Failures For Gods (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14197-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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none Close To A World Below — Immolation Immolation Close To A World Below (Album) Metal Blade Records none US 2000 Sell This Version
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OLY0227-2 Unholy Cult — Immolation Immolation Unholy Cult (Album) Listenable Records OLY0227-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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POSH065 Harnessing Ruin — Immolation Immolation Harnessing Ruin (Album) Listenable Records POSH065 France 2004 Sell This Version
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POSH095 Shadows In The Light — Immolation Immolation Shadows In The Light (Album) Listenable Records POSH095 France 2007 Sell This Version
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NB 2473-2 Majesty And Decay — Immolation Immolation Majesty And Decay (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2473-2 Thailand 2010 Sell This Version
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SR07898 Kingdom Of Conspiracy — Immolation Immolation Kingdom Of Conspiracy (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast SR07898 Mexico 2013 Sell This Version
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NB 3702-0, 27361 35110 Atonement — Immolation Immolation Atonement (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 3702-0, 27361 35110 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
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6342 Acts Of God — Immolation Immolation Acts Of God (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 6342 Germany 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NIGHT 023-T Hope And Horror — Immolation Immolation Hope And Horror (MiniAlbum) Listenable Records NIGHT 023-T Italy 2007 Sell This Version
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SA/V 10-12 Providence — Immolation Immolation Providence (EP) Scion Audio/Visual SA/V 10-12 US 2011 Sell This Version
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DB072 Immolation (2016 Version) — Immolation Immolation Immolation (2016 Version)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Red) Decibel Flexi Series DB072 US 2016 Sell This Version
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CHURCH026 Failures For Gods — Immolation Immolation Failures For Gods Church Of Vinyl CHURCH026 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
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CHURCH059 I Feel Nothing — Immolation Immolation I Feel Nothing(12", Shape, Ltd, Num, Pic) Church Of Vinyl CHURCH059 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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Compilations

RPS 004 CD Stepping On Angels...Before Dawn — Immolation Immolation Stepping On Angels...Before Dawn (Comp) Repulse Records RPS 004 CD Spain 1995 Sell This Version
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none Shadows Of The Emissaries' Curse Tour 2008 — Immolation Melechesh and Immolation Melechesh and Immolation - Shadows Of The Emissaries' Curse Tour 2008(CDr, Comp, Promo) Massive Music (3) none Poland 2008 Sell This Version
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010, none Corpse Gristle Cassette Box Set — Immolation Immolation Corpse Gristle Cassette Box Set (Comp, Album) Corpse Gristle Records, Metal Blade Records 010, none USA & Canada 2021 Sell This Version
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none, 5968-8, 4856-7, 3917-7 Metal & Beer Fest Edition Cassette Box Set — Immolation Immolation Metal & Beer Fest Edition Cassette Box Set (Comp, Album) Decibel Magazine, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast none, 5968-8, 4856-7, 3917-7 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Videos

POSH055 Bringing Down The World Tour — Immolation Immolation Bringing Down The World Tour(DVD, PAL) Listenable Records POSH055 France 2004 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none '88 Demo — Immolation Immolation '88 Demo(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Immolation Self-released) none US 1988 Sell This Version
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none Demo II — Immolation Immolation Demo II(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Immolation Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
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none 1994 Promotional Demo — Immolation Immolation 1994 Promotional Demo(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label (Immolation Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version

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tantric_obstacles

tantric_obstacles

February 14, 2010
edited over 13 years ago
One of the greatest, most authentic and consistently brilliant original death metal bands. Bob Vigna and Ross Dolan, who have led the band all these years, have always chosen great musicians to round the lineup up with, resulting in some absolutely classic, atmospheric and crushingly heavy albums. Definitely in the same league as, say, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Death, Deicide and in fact ANY of the best death metal acts to combine brutality with atmosphere.
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