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Ulcerate

Originally a concept of Jamie Saint Merat and Michael Hoggard, together with the addition of vocalist Mark Seeney in late2000,the foundation of Ulcerate was formed. Then under the moniker 'Bloodwreath', this line-up remained intact for all of2001 whilstthe band struggled to find a 'sound' both stylistically and compositionally.

Early 2002 brought a line-up change with the enlisting of guitarist Jared Commerer, and James Wallace to fill the nowvacantvocal position - Mark having left to pursue his drumming. This new line-up brought a new level of focus to the bandand workquick ...read more

Originally a concept of Jamie Saint Merat and Michael Hoggard, together with the addition of vocalist Mark Seeney in late2000,the foundation of Ulcerate was formed. Then under the moniker 'Bloodwreath', this line-up remained intact for all of2001 whilstthe band struggled to find a 'sound' both stylistically and compositionally.

Early 2002 brought a line-up change with the enlisting of guitarist Jared Commerer, and James Wallace to fill the nowvacantvocal position - Mark having left to pursue his drumming. This new line-up brought a new level of focus to the bandand workquickly began in constructing material that would later become the four tracks of the band's first recording effort. Itwas withthis release that the decision was made for a clean slate beginning and so came the demise of Bloodwreath, and thesubsequentrise of Ulcerate.

In 2004 the band set about tracking material for a second demo, entitled 'The Coming Of Genocide'. Entirely self. producedandfunded, this ethos paved the way for subsequent releases to come. Reactions to the release were humbling on all fronts,thefirst indication that perhaps the band was not destined for complete failure...

In April 2006 Ulcerate signed with Dutch extreme metal label Neurotic Records, whose roster at the time included suchnotableacts as Spawn of Possession, Psycroptic, Visceral Bleeding and Panzerchrist among others. The band prepared theeventualrelease of the debut album 'Of Fracture and Failure'...

The departure of long-time vocalist James 'Slippy' Wallace in early 06 presented the band with a dilemma - an album totrackwith no vocalist. A long time friend of the band Ben Read was found as the replacement, and brought with him a fardifferent,more higher-register vocal approach and an extremely unique lyric style that would allow the band to evolve thesound evenfurther. The album was recorded and mixed by Jamie Saint Merat and Michael Hoggard, and mastering took placeat West WestSide in NY with Alan Douches. The album artwork and conceptual design was (as always) handled by JamieSaint Merat.

Of Fracture and Failure garnered some incredible critical response for the band and solidified in the minds of the extrememetallisteners that here was a band to keep an eye on. In support of the album, Ulcerate landed several high profile supportsfor thelikes of Suffocation, Behemoth, Decapitated, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Psycroptic, The Amenta, Cephalic Carnage.

In 2008 the band's line-up changed considerably - after much consideration the decision was made to opt for a return tothelower pitched vocals utilised during the band's demo period, and so bassist Paul Kelland stepped up to take over the vocaldutyfrom Ben Read. With a new, streamlined line-up, the band prepared for album no.2 with writing and recording taking placeinthe later months of 2008. In early 2009 new live guitarist Oliver Goater was found to replace Michael Rothwell after a more-than-amicable split.

'Everything is Fire' represents a band with a wholly unified musical and aesthetic direction.

Ulcerate released their third full-length album The Destroyers of All on January 25 2011 through Willowtip Records.Ambitious,oppressive and expansive, with a strict adherence to the tradition of total bleakness the band is becoming knownfor, TheDestroyers of All presents the most atmospheric and challenging listen from the band to date. « hide

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LPs
Vermis
09/17/2013

4
254 Votes
The Destroyers of All
2011

4
406 Votes
Everything Is Fire
2009

4.1
408 Votes
Of Fracture and Failure
2007

3.6
116 Votes
Compilations
The Coming of Genocide
2006

3.4
28 Votes

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