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.


Immolation - Dawn Of Possession album art Immolation Dawn Of Possession (Album) R/C Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Immolation - Here In After album art Immolation Here In After (Album) Metal Blade Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Immolation - Failures For Gods album art Immolation Failures For Gods (Album) Metal Blade Records Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
Immolation - Close To A World Below album art Immolation Close To A World Below (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Immolation - Unholy Cult album art Immolation Unholy Cult (Album) Listenable Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Immolation - Harnessing Ruin album art Immolation Harnessing Ruin (Album) Listenable Records France 2004 Sell This Version
Immolation - Shadows In The Light album art Immolation Shadows In The Light (Album) Listenable Records France 2007 Sell This Version
Immolation - Majesty And Decay album art Immolation Majesty And Decay (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Thailand 2010 Sell This Version
Immolation - Kingdom Of Conspiracy album art Immolation Kingdom Of Conspiracy (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast US 2013 Sell This Version
Immolation - Atonement album art Immolation Atonement (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Russia 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Immolation - Hope And Horror album art Immolation Hope And Horror (MiniAlbum) Listenable Records Italy 2007 Sell This Version
Immolation - Providence album art Immolation Providence (EP) Scion Audio/Visual US 2011 Sell This Version
DB072 Immolation - Immolation (2016 Version) album art Immolation Immolation (2016 Version)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Red) Decibel Flexi Series DB072 US 2016 Sell This Version


Immolation - Stepping On Angels...Before Dawn album art Immolation Stepping On Angels...Before Dawn (Comp) Repulse Records Spain 1995 Sell This Version
none 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


POSH055 Immolation - Bringing Down The World Tour album art Immolation Bringing Down The World Tour(DVD, PAL) Listenable Records POSH055 France 2004 Sell This Version


none Immolation - '88 Demo album art Immolation '88 Demo(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Immolation Self-released) none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Immolation - Demo II album art Immolation Demo II(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Immolation Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Immolation - 1994 Promotional Demo album art 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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February 14, 2010
edited over 9 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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