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|Lust of Decay
Lust of Decay goes back to 1996, originally called Pure Hate. They had a more hardcore/ thrash metal style similar to Pantera and Slayer. The original line up consisted of... Steve Green on guitar and vocals, Duane Short on guitar, Flounder on bass, and Brent Williams on drums. Pure Hate established a fair local following over the years, but nothing more. Around comes 1998, and seeing that things were dismal, Flounder left the band to pursue other musical interests. Aaron Brown was found to replace Flounder on bass, and Jay Barnes was soon added as the permanent vocalist. However, in 1998, Pur ...read more
Lust of Decay goes back to 1996, originally called Pure Hate. They had a more hardcore/ thrash metal style similar to Pantera and Slayer. The original line up consisted of... Steve Green on guitar and vocals, Duane Short on guitar, Flounder on bass, and Brent Williams on drums. Pure Hate established a fair local following over the years, but nothing more. Around comes 1998, and seeing that things were dismal, Flounder left the band to pursue other musical interests. Aaron Brown was found to replace Flounder on bass, and Jay Barnes was soon added as the permanent vocalist. However, in 1998, Pure Hate had disbanded forever...
After a hiatus of about four months, Steve contacted Brent about forming a new band. This time they really wanted to attempt a much more brutal approach. With influences like Deicide and Cannibal Corpse, that was the direction they wanted to go. Steve suggested recruiting friend and guitarist Pete Stroupe, then asked Jay and Aaron if they were interested in the new project. Everyone agreed to give it another shot, and with the new style came a new name, Mindkill...
Mindkill, like Pure Hate, also developed a small local following, playing quite a few shows, most notably opening for Diabolic! After having some personal differences, Aaron was forced to leave Mindkill, and Tommy McGuirt took his place on bass. Mindkill recorded a self titled three song demo. It was in extremely limited circulation, given mainly to local clubs and bands. Tommy did not work out well for the band and a replacement was needed. After going some time without a bassist, Robert Mcfarland, a friend of the band, who played guitar said he would be willing to play bass for Mindkill...
"Mindkill - Misunderstood Youth.mp3"
This is the original version of "Mutilation Tool"
from Lust of Decay's "Infesting the Exhumed" CD.
It was brought to their attention that another band was also going by the name of Mindkill. It was decided that a new name should be adopted. Dissent was the name that was agreed upon, but after having it only several months they had found that Dissent was also being used by another band. This time being more creative, Jay come up with the new name, Lust of Decay. As all of this was going on, the band was recording a five song demo titled "Rest in Hell". This demo was recorded at their band room using a variety of different recording equipment and released in 2000. The disc was produced on computer in CDR format, most with a tray card and a one panel insert. The production numbers were small, perhaps only 300 or so made.
"Lust of Decay - Unearthed.mp3"
Track five from Lust of Decay's 2000 demo, "Rest in Hell".
Lust of Decay continued writing material in hopes of putting out a professional full length CD. They stayed busy playing shows with bands like Pulsepherion, Rupture Christ, Reprobation, Mortician, and Lividity to name a few. For the longest time they promoted their upcoming CD, at the time titled, "Stricken With Disease". Unfortunately they were never able to acquire the funds necessary for a studio quality recording. They attempted to record it themselves, but that too failed. In early 2002, after countless months with no success, Lust of Decay made a bold move in replacing their long time drummer, Brent Williams (now of Putrilage) and dropping their bass player, Robert Mcfarland. They brought in Epic of Empyrea drummer, Jordan Varela, and continued on without a bass player.
Jordan's drum skills were absolutely phenomenal and he clicked well with Lust of Decay. They practiced persistently for a solid two months and scheduled a trip to the studio in March of 2002 to record their debut CD. The title of the CD was changed to "Infesting the Exhumed", and was to be released on Comatose Music, an upstart label that was run by their guitarist, Steve Green. The release date was set for Summer of 2002, and in June it was finally available! All of the years of diligent work had paid off for Lust of Decay.
In October 2002, Pete Stroupe decided to part ways with Lust of Decay due to personal reasons. James Sain (also of Fat Tortoise Butcher) was hired to replace Pete, but quit shortly after. Derek Haymore was hired on as the new bass player, but after about six months was forced to depart. Once again LOD was left with no bass player, but luckily found a new guitarist to fill the void, Ryan Manino's guitar skills were added to the line up in August 2003. Not long after Ryan's arrival LOD recruited his close friend Joe Payne to take the bass postion. And in true Lust of Decay fashion it wasn't too long that Ryan decided to leave the band for personal reasons. Joe also decided to leave LOD in September 2004 to persue other musical interests... his talent will be missed.
Lust of Decay has recently been very busy playing shows with such bands like Putrid Pile, Gorgasm, Hemdale, Misery Index, Immolation, Kataklysm, Divine Empire, Dislimb, Cephalic Carnage, Sikfuk, Cannibal Corpse, Macabre, Suffocation, Devourment, and the list continues to grow. Their newest CD has been released on Comatose Music in May 2004 and getting positive reactions and reviews around the globe! The underground shall see what the future holds for Lust of Decay...
Similar Bands: Severed Savior, Internal Suffering, Atrocious Abnormality, Putrid Pile, Debodified
Contributors: Anthracks, CoRpSeSlAyEr,